All Kelly Smith ever wanted to be was a footballer. Blessed with brilliant talent which she honed with hours of practice, it was soon clear to all who saw her that Kelly was the best womenas footballer that this country had ever produced. Yet for this shy girl from Watford, it would be a long and difficult journey to the pinnacle of the world game, and one which would involve the hardest of challenges. After starting drinking to mask her loneliness thousands of miles from home in the United States, a series of career-threatening injuries led to severe depression and a battle with alcoholism. But with the fighting spirit that was so essential on her path to be Britainas first womenas professional player, Kelly bounced back to inspire Arsenal to countless trophies and become Englandas record goalscorer. Footballer: My Story is the inspirational tale of a woman with a drive to succeed. It is the unique inside story of a star in a sport enjoyed by millions yet often not granted the recognition it deserves. And as she nears the end of a glittering playing career, it is the story of how Kelly Smith became what she always wanted to be. A professional footballer, in a professional league.A Question of Sport was cool, but thata#39;s a sports quiz with banter going back and forth between two teams. ... You get so much time to answer the questions, you would not believe it. ... I used to watch it every Saturday night and I desperately wanted to get on there as a contestant and to be up against one of the Gladiators.
|Title||:||Footballer: My Story|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2012-07-19|