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Francis Benali: The Autobiography

«Anyone wanting an example of never being beaten should look at the incredible Francis Benali.»

Alan Shearer
'Anyone wanting an example of never being beaten should look at the incredible Francis Benali.' Alan Shearer

'Honest, revealing story of a strong man who pushed his body to its limits and beyond on and off the pitch. Les mer
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'Anyone wanting an example of never being beaten should look at the incredible Francis Benali.' Alan Shearer

'Honest, revealing story of a strong man who pushed his body to its limits and beyond on and off the pitch. Incredible read.' Henry Winter, The Times

'The iron man with a will of steel and a heart of gold. Truly fran-tastic!' Jeff Stelling, Soccer Saturday

Francis Benali is a Southampton Football Club legend and a celebrated charity endurance athlete, and he's ready to tell his story.

Francis 'Franny' Benali played football for 20 years for Southampton FC in nearly 400 games, almost his entire career. His utter dedication to the club caused him to be a hero to Saints fans around the world.

Written with the acclaimed Daily Mail sportswriter Matt Barlow, this book details Benali's humble beginnings and has countless tales involving players, managers, and matches detailing Benali's illustrious football career. But his story is much more than that. The intense commitment he had as a player found a new outlet in the world of endurance sport. Through Ironman triathlons and marathons, he has raised more than £1 million for Cancer Research UK.

Benali's story shows us what can be achieved through dedication and commitment on and off the pitch. Through football and charity, he has made a positive difference in countless people's lives. His is truly an inspirational story.
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Forlag: Bloomsbury Sport
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 240
ISBN: 9781472986795
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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«Anyone wanting an example of never being beaten should look at the incredible Francis Benali.»

Alan Shearer

«Honest, revealing story of a strong man who pushed his body to its limits and beyond on and off the pitch. Incredible read.»

, The Times

«Franny’s refusal to ever accept defeat made him a top-flight footballer and a top-flight fundraiser. The iron man with a will of steel and a heart of gold. Truly fran-tastic!»

Jeff Stelling, Soccer Saturday presenter

«Tough, passionate and dedicated, Franny is a Premier League legend. These tales from his playing career and his endurance challenges make for an incredible read.»

Dermot Gallagher, Former Premier League Manager

«Franny was one of the last proper football sportsmen, he gave everything, always»

«As a big Southampton fan, Franny has always been an inspiration. From squeezing every last drop of ability to become a fans’ favourite – to raising so much money for charity. All done with class and dignity»

Ed Chamberlin, sports presenter

«Probably the most selfless man I’ve ever met, you need to read his story»

Matt Le Tissier
Foreword by Matthew Le Tissier
Preface: To the Limit
1. Born a Saint
2. Breaking In
3. Red Mist
4. Changing Game
5. Survival Mode
6. Cult Hero
7. Was That It?
8. After Football
9. A New Buzz
10. Challenge One 2014
11. Challenge Two 2016
12. Challenge Three 2019
13. One in a Million
Index
Francis Benali MBE is a former professional footballer and coach who spent most of his playing career at Southampton FC.In recent years, Franny has been in the media spotlight for different reasons, completing ultra-endurance challenges, all in aid Cancer Research UK. In 2014, Benali completed a three-week 1,000-mile (1,600 km) challenge running to all 20 Premier League grounds, raising in excess of £100,000 for the charity Cancer Research UK. in 2019 he attempted seven Ironman distance triathlons in seven days! Franny has raised over £1 million for Cancer Research UK. He was named in the New Years Honours list 2020, where he was awarded an MBE. Francis Benali has 40k Twitter followers.

Matt Barlow is a football writer at the Daily Mail. He previously worked for the Daily Star and the Press Association. He has reported from major tournaments including five World Cups and has covered Premier League football since 1998.