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- DescriptionJohn 'Budgie' Burridge is a true journeyman pro and a hero to football fans up and down the country. In a unique career spanning 30 years, Budgie played 771 league games for 29 teams and became the oldest player ever to appear in the Premier League. Highly respected as a goalkepper, but deunced by many as an 'oddball', Budgie was famous for the madcap antics. And the Burridge story was far from over when he finally retired in 1997, at the age of 47. He lapsed into depression and spent months in the Priory Clinic as he struggled badly to cope with the void in his life. He then became player-manager at n-league Blyth Spartans - only to be convicted for dealing in counterfeit leisurewear. Together with his wife of more than 30 years, Budgie moved to Oman to take up a coaching post with the national team. He sustained serious injuries when he was kcked down by a car in 1999, but is back in rude health and is w a TV pundit and newspaper columnist. Burridge is still fascinating and funny to this day, and this tell-all autobiography reveals the truth behind his astonishing football career.
- Author BiographyJohn Burridge is a former professional goalkeeper who played for an astonishing 29 clubs in a career spanning 30 years. Born in 1951, he played for 15 different Football League teams, a record that still stands today. He is now a goalkeeping coach in Oman, and has coached England goalkeepers Tim Flowers, Nigel Martyn, and Paul Robinson.
- Author(s)John Burridge
- PublisherBlake Publishing
- Date of Publication06/05/2013
- SubjectAutobiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Blake Publishing Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine20 mm
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