Sol Campbell traces his journey from the streets of East London, the FA School of Excellence and as a millionaire footballer for Tottenham and Arsenal, through Champions League and... Read more
Sol Campbell traces his journey from the streets of East London, the FA School of Excellence and as a millionaire footballer for Tottenham and Arsenal, through Champions League and World Cups, to widespread acclaim as one of the finest defenders to have worn the England shirt. Along the way, he was labelled a traitor and ostracised by his peers, fell out with members of his family, suffered racial and homophobic abuse, and was often misunderstood by those who claimed to know him well. His book is a frank and often blistering account of a life lived between the soaring heights of celebrity football and the despairing depths of personal trauma.
'I chose Simon as my biographer because I knew he'd produce something different to the usual type of sports biography,' says Sol Campbell. Simon Astaire is the author of four novels, the latest of which, The Last Photograph, was published in November 2013. This is his first biography. He divides his time between London and Los Angeles.
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