This lavish title was the only official book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of England’s greatest sporting triumph.
Telling the complete story of the 1966 World Cup – the only time the tournament has been held in the UK – 1966 is a beautiful, coffee-table book and is presented in a souvenir real cloth slipcase with gold foil lettering. It contains previously unseen photography, items of memorabilia (including the players’ shirts and medals) and unseen documents uncovered at the FA’s own archive at Wembley Stadium.
The thorough and entertaining narrative of the tournament also includes the memories of the key protagonists in the story – from the players and manager to celebrities who were in the crowd, supporters, commentators and journalists.
With a foreword by hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst, 1966 is a wonderful reminder of a golden period in English history… a never-to-be-forgotten month in a summer when England ruled the footballing world.