The Boys of 66

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Boys of ’66 follows Alf Ramsey and his team’s three-year road to victory, drawing on original, first-hand research, interviews with the players, evocative memorabilia and more than 200 astonishing unpublished photos recently discovered in the Mirror archive. Summer 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of England’s legendary World Cup victory, and this book commemorates the greatest moment in English football history—from the early days of the campaign, right up to the final whistle.


John Rowlinson is a documentary maker, the BBC producer of the World Cup 1974-1986, and head of broadcasting for the 2012 Olympics. He has interviewed all of the surviving participants for a documentary on the 1966 World Cup that he is making for the BBC alongside writing the book.