- Football Book of the Year – Winner
Adrian Doherty was not a typical footballer. The stories of Doherty’s contemporaries, that group of Manchester United youngsters who became known as the “Class of ’92”, are well known. Ryan Giggs ended up as the most decorated player in United’s history; David Beckham became the most recognisable footballer on the planet; Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and others are household names. The story you don’t know is about the player who, having had the world at his feet, died the day before his 27th birthday following an accident in a canal in Holland.