Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson

Born in Chesterfield, Bob Wilson found success playing in goal at school and gained England schoolboy honours in 1957. After qualifying as a physical education teacher at Loughborough College, he signed for Arsenal in 1963. He made more than 300 first-team appearances, helping the Gunners win the European Fairs cup in 1970 and one year later the coveted League Championship and FA Cup ‘double’. He also became the first English-born player to be capped for Scotland. In 1974 he embarked on a second career in sports journalism for BBC Television. He presented Football Focus for twenty years and was also a regular presenter of Grandstand, Sportsnight, and Breakfast Sport. In August 1994 he was lured to the rival channel as ITV’s football presenter.

Titles read by Bob Wilson
The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition (unabridged)
The History of the World Cup (unabridged)