Over six thousand players have proudly worn the colours of Coventry City since the club was first formed as Singers FC back in 1883. Many have made only fleeting contributions, whilst others have become City heroes and carved their names forever in the annals of Coventry's footballing history. This volume offers a retrospectvice look at 100 of the finest players to have represented the club, with a detailed examination of their time at Coventry and their careers in football.
From early heroes of the Victorian era, such as Frank Mobley and Nat Robinson, the book follows the club through its days in the Birmingham and Southern Leagues, introducing players such as the club's first-ever international Bob Evans, and the prolific striker Harry Buckle. The period between admission to the Football League in 1919 and the Second World War is represented by the likes of Frank Herbert and Jackie Randle, along with greats of the 'Old Five' era including record goalscorer Clarrie Bourton and City stalwart George Mason. The post war years of the late 1940s adn 1950s bring George Lowrie, Reg Matthews adn their compatriots of the 1960s, during which numerous City greats came to prominence under 1960s, during which numerous City greats came to prominence under the leadership of the 'Ironman', George Curtis. highlighted players from the latter decades of the twentieth century include Ian Wallace, Dennis Mortimer, Danny Thomas, Dion Dublin and of course heroes of the cup-wining side of 1987, including Regis, Bennett, Peake and Kilcline.
As a biographical and statistical reference guide to Coventry's greatest players, this volume it second to none. As an enjoyable wander down memory lane, it is a must for all followers of the Sky Blues.show more