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Cyrille Regis: My Story: The Autobiography of the First Black Icon of British Football Cyrille Regis

Cyrille Regis: My Story: The Autobiography of the First Black Icon of British Football

Cyrille Regis

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ISBN : 9780233003269
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258 pages
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Theautobiography of Britains first black football superstarCyrille Regis story is a compelling one on many levels, includinghis migration from the French Caribbean to a racially divided West London in the 1960s- his development as aMoreThe autobiography of Britains first black football superstarCyrille Regis story is a compelling one on many levels, including his migration from the French Caribbean to a racially divided West London in the 1960s- his development as a semi-professional footballer- his subsequent move to a top-flight Football League club—which brought national recognition and glory, yet found him still facing racial hatred- and his eventually receiving an MBE, recognition for his services to football and the community. This fascinating autobiography describes the battles Cyrille faced as a child and teenager before he turned professional and achieved great things as a footballer. As well as detailing the glorious moments in his career, it studies the impact that he and his black teammates had on the sociological outlook of football fans. It concludes with a review of Cyrille Regis life after he retired as a footballer, and his work in the community.