The Biography of a Troubled Genius

Roger Hutchinson author


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:5th Sep '24


This title is due to be published on 5th September, and will be despatched as soon as possible.

Gallacher cover

Hugh Gallacher was a footballing prodigy born into a family of Irish immigrants in Bellshill in 1903. Standing just five foot five inches tall, he became one of the greatest stars ever to grace a football pitch.  In Gallacher, award-winning author and journalist Roger Hutchinson traces the life of this footballing genius with a troubled soul, from his upbringing in the North Lanarkshire coalfields to his starring role with Newcastle and Scotland and one of central figures in the 'Wembley Wizards' who defeated England 5–1 in London to became, arguably, the best international team on the planet, all the way to his tragic suicide aged just fifty-four.

ISBN: 9781909715721

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

304 pages