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Jimmy Armfield: A Football Gentleman

BBC Radio 5 Live To Broadcast Special Programme From 9PM Tonight

29 August 2017

BBC Radio 5 live will broadcast a special, in-depth look at Jimmy Armfield’s long and illustrious career as one of the greats of British Football from 9pm tonight.

Ask Blackpool's record appearance holder to describe his career and he will tell you it has been a "chapter of accidents". 

But there are few if any living Englishmen who can compare with the breadth of his career in football - as one of the most accomplished full-backs to pull on the England shirt, as a successful manager and a widely respected summariser.  

"All things change and invariably it has been for the better and yet I believe I might've lived at the best time," the 81-year-old told the BBC for this special BBC Radio 5 live programme.

In the extensive interview Armfield reveals how close he came to the Munich air disaster, how injury prevented him from lifting the World Cup, what it was like following Brian Clough at Leeds and why fans from Grimsby helped to persuade him to recommend Terry Venables as England manager.

Jimmy Armfield: A Football Gentleman - 9pm on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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