01-12-08: What Is My Name?

Jamie WardSenior Analyst IDecember 1, 2008

From the clues below, can you figure out what my name is before anyone else does?


  • I was born in London during a 1950's winter
  • I worked in the security profession before becoming a footballer
  • Whilst playing junior football, I managed to attract the attention of a Manchester United scout—but I chose to play for another club
  • I won a Player of the Year award in my first season as a professional footballer


  • I had to move countries for the second team I played for
  • I changed positions during the early days at my new club and started playing in midfield
  • I was named Man of the Match in a victorious FA Cup final
  • After a new manager took over, a difference in opinion meant I transferred south to my third club


  • In the first season with my new club, we finished second in the top domestic league
  • I co-wrote a very successful sports book
  • I won the PFA players player of the year award
  • I was given the nickname ''God'' by the supporters of the club I played over 250 games for


  • I won my first international cap against Italy
  • My last game was 12 years later against Wales
  • I played 480 minutes over five matches in the Italian World Cup tournament
  • One of my international managers was a legend at one of my previous clubs


What is my name?