THE FULL MORTY: DENNIS MORTIMER – THE STORY OF A HOLTE END KING by Dennis Mortimer with Richard Sydenham
The gripping memoir and tell-all biography of Dennis Mortimer, including his decade at Villa and the team’s European Cup win.
Dennis Mortimer became Aston Villa’s most famous captain when he lifted the Lions’ first League Championship trophy in 71 years. That was in 1981, and he achieved a European Cup win the following year, but his time at the club ended controversially.
After signing for Coventry City as a teenager in the late 1960s, Mortimer lined up against such legends as Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Franz Beckenbauer and George Best. From there he moved to Villa and became one of manager Ron Saunders’ most trusted players. He was in the dressing room for the most successful period in the club’s history but was frozen out by the chairman before his eventual exit.
He finished his playing career at Brighton & Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Villa’s bitter rivals Birmingham City, then moved into coaching.
In this autobiography, Mortimer lifts the lid on the highs and lows of his time at Villa and shares stories galore about the many characters he met through his life in football.
(Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd. September 2022. Hardcover: 320 pages)
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