From unerringly consistent shot-stoppers to explosively temperamental forwards, not to mention the odd libero, false nine and wing half, the list brings together the greats of every shape, size and position. Sir Geoff brings many first-hand tales of former teammates and rivals, along with tributes of those he’s admired from the stands. Each entry is accompanied by a photo of the player in their prime.
Is Franz Beckenbauer preferred to England's heroic Bobby Moore? Has Messi managed to edge ahead of his countryman Diego Maradona? Have Bale or Suarez done enough to make the cut?
This absorbing book from one of the great icons of the game is a must-read for soccer fans everywhere and the likely start of many forthright debates...
Sir Geoff Hurst is the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final in England's 42 victory over West Germany at Wembley in 1966.
Hurst spent much of his career with West Ham United, where he won the FA Cup, and enjoyed a season with the Seattle Sounders in their original incarnation.