Football Legends | The players who built British football
CHANNEL | Radio 5 Live
FIRST BROADCAST | 18 January 1999
DURATION | 22 minutes 21 seconds
Johnny Giles, Republic of Ireland international and member of the 'Busby Babes', talks about leaving home at 15 to play for Manchester United, recalls the great Matt Busby and remembers the Munich air disaster, which claimed some of the brightest footballing talent of the day. He discusses his time at Leeds with former club managers Don Revie, Brian Clough and interviewer Jimmy Armfield and reflects upon the fortunes of the Republic of Ireland international squad, of which he was player-manager for much of the 1970s.
One of England's greatest players on his regrets at retiring at 50.
The record-breaking 'Lion of Vienna', who could 'run, shoot and head'.
Football's clown prince and soccer genius.
The Clarets' favourite son.
Tottenham's 'Welsh Wizard'.
Middlesbrough's left-back with the famous moustache.
England's greatest ever centre-forward.
'Last Minute Reilly' - Scotland's greatest striker.
The game's first £100-a-week player.
'It's a funny old game.'
England's 1966 hero recalls the match that changed his life.
How the Leeds and England player could have been a career miner.
The striker fans called 'The King'.
Top goalkeeper Pat Jennings remembers his long career.
The captain of the 'Lisbon Lions'.
The low-profile World Cup hero.
Player, manager and one of the 'Busby Babes'.
England's greatest goalkeeper.
Footballing royalty in conversation.
Honours at Spurs and an Indian summer at Derby County.
Soccer superstar of the 1970s.
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