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A Soccer Pioneer

A Soccer Pioneer

The Autobiography of
Gordon Jago

with Wayne Barton

List Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-1-937943-39-4
Category: Sports History
Pub Date: March 20, 2017
Binding: Paperback, 212 pages
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Few people have had such an impact on so many areas of soccer in so many places as has Gordon Jago. The word “pioneer” is not used lightly here. From his childhood in London during the Blitz, Gordon has followed his dreams in the world of soccer. He worked hard every step of the way, not just on the field as a great player and team leader, but also off the field in areas of managing, training, organization, and expanding the influence of soccer to the rest of the world. Gordon Jago has been perhaps one of the greatest advocates for the game in North America and most particularly with the youth of the country, which is the future of the sport.


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The march continues towards the upcoming 50th anniversary reunion of the North American Soccer League (as part the rechristening of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, TX on October 19-21, 2018), with one of the coaching pioneers from the league’s heyday, Gordon Jago (A Soccer Pioneer: The Autobiography of Gordon Jago).


According to Mike Woitalla of Soccer America, The timing’s perfect for Gordon Jago’s autobiography.  In this review of the book, you will read about how Jago believes, “It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come,” with US soccer.

To supporters of QPR and Millwall, Gordon Jago needs no introduction. They will adore the story of the manager who revolutionized their clubs and how he did it. But the Jago effect stretches beyond English football, across the Atlantic and his work continues to inspire in Dallas. His ghost writer, Wayne Barton, has a passion for uncovering football’s lost yarns and rediscovering forgotten characters from times when the game seemed simpler and so much more fun.
–Matt Barlow, Football Writer, Daily Mail

Gordon Jago’s role as one of the innovators of football coaching has been criminally overlooked, considering how much both England and the United States owe to him. As usual, with his historian’s eye for detail and high readable style. Wayne Barton has delved to the heart of the subject. Few football coaches can say they have transformed sides from Millwall to Dallas, but Jago is one. An excellent story, full of surprises.
–Ian Herbert, Chief Sportswriter of the Independent


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