Icons of Footy: The Greatest Players and Coaches of My Lifetime
by Kevin Sheedy
Footy legend Kevin Sheedy crosses team alliances to profile the 21 most iconic Aussie Rules players and coaches of his lifetime. He also sits down for interviews with nine icons he has long admired and who don’t normally (for various reasons) have their stories told. Packed full of wisdom and wit, insight and memories, Icons of Footy is a treasure-trove for football fans of all tribes and ages, from one of the most unique and colourful characters in Australian sport.
This beautifully-packaged hardback includes: Gary Ablett Senior, Allen Aylett, Ron Barassi, Kevin Bartlett, Malcolm Blight, Barry Cable, Wayne Carey, Alastair Clarkson, Jason Dunstall, Graham Farmer, Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes, Royce Hart, Francis Hughes, James Hird, Alex Jesaulenko, Leigh Matthews, Kevin Murray, John Nicholls, Barrie Robran, Michael Tuck.
About the Author
Kevin Sheedy is one of the biggest figures in Australia’s biggest sport, and has played and coached more games than anyone else in the history of Australian Rules. Over his more than 50 years in the game, he won three premierships as a player, four as a coach, and is an official Legend in the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Loved by all for his colourful ways, forthright opinions and insatiable curiosity, ‘Sheeds’ is also admired for his pioneering spirit, for conceiving blockbuster occasions like the Anzac Day and Dreamtime games, and for being a passionate advocate of Indigenous participation at every level of football. He is one of the few footy figures who transcends club loyalties. Icons of Footy (Affirm Press, 2019) is his eighth book.