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Roger Byrne: Captain Of The Busby Babes
Manchester United have enjoyed more than their fair share of great players down the years, but none has been more comitted to the cause than the subject of this biography, Roger Byrne. Brought up in Gorton, a working-class suburb of Manchester, Byrne was at first a promising wing-half, later even turning out at centre-forward, but he came into his own as a left full-back f ...more
Published 2001 by Empire Publications
(first published January 1st 2000)
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Born and bred Mancunian, from Gorton. Roger was the first of the Busby Babes, signed in 1948 and first played for the red devils in 1951. A solid, fast left full back, capped by his country. Roger Byrne was 29 years old when he died in the Munich air crash.