Jinky: The Biography of Jimmy Johnstone

Jinky: The Biography of Jimmy Johnstone

By: Jim Black (author)Paperback

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Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone, was born on the 30th September, 1944, in the district of Bothwell, Scotland. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood and it was the daily games of schoolboy football in his youth that would define his life and his place in history. Signed by Celtic in 1963, it's a testimony to Johnstone's magical balance, dribbling skills and sheer athleticism that he managed to play at the highest level for over twelve years without suffering a serious injury. His ability to make defenders, particularly English ones, look ponderous and muscle-bound in their efforts to stymie his inventiveness and creativity, endeared him to football followers everywhere, even Rangers fans. He became a footballing legend. Jimmy Johnstone was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2001. He spent the last years of his life tirelessly researching and campaigning to find a cure for the disease. He died in March 2006.

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JIM BLACK joined the Scottish Sun as chief sports writer in 1975 and spent 24 years with that newspaper before becoming a freelance writer on football, boxing and golf. He has reported on several World Cup and European Championship finals tournaments.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780751539851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780751539851
  • weight: 136
  • ISBN10: 0751539856

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