Scottish Sporting Legends

Scottish Sporting Legends

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Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the countrya€™s sportsmen and women are revered as global legends, including Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray and winner of six Olympic gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy. In football, the likes of Denis Law, a€˜Slima€™ Jim Baxter and Jimmy a€˜Jinkya€™ Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times. Amazingly, Scots have reached the top in just about every major sport: Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart in Formula One; Andy Murray in tennis; Ken Buchanan and Benny Lynch in the boxing ring; Chris Hoy in cycling; sprinters Allan Wells and Eric Liddell on the Olympic track; and, as befits a nation renowned as a€˜the home of golfa€™, Sandy Lyle was recognised as the greatest player on the planet upon winning the Masters in 1988. Scottish sport is the richest of tapestries and in Scottish Sporting Legends the cream of the crop are entertainingly profiled in a revealing collection of pen portraits of stars past and present.... was to be conspicuous by his absence from this august gathering, and, secondly, that the artist could place the drivers in any formation ... Colin Chapman, owner of the newly formed Lotus team, was also like the cat that got the cream when he signed Clark and gave ... to regain the championship with a storming victory in the South African GP, finishing over 30 seconds ahead of second-placed Surtees.

Title:Scottish Sporting Legends
Author:Robert Philip
Publisher:Random House - 2011-09-01


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