Grant Holt’s official autobiography, A Real Football Life, is now available in shops and online!
A Real Football Life tells the story of Holt’s remarkable rise up nine tiers of English football. From non-league stalwart, to playing semi-pro in Australia and being an unlikely Singapore soccer star, Holt tried it all before a series of rejections made him give up football at the age of 21.
Nine years later, he was bullying Premier League defenders and scoring at Anfield, the Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge on his way to becoming England’s second highest scorer behind Wayne Rooney in the 2011-12 season. A match made in heaven with Norwich City had propelled him from League One to the Premier League in just three seasons, and to the brink of England’s Euro 2012 squad.
Published by Twocan and featuring a foreword from BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey, A Real Football Life is now available in City’s club shops and ONLINE.
You can also get his autobiography signed by the man himself at an exclusive Q&A event at Carrow Road on Saturday, June 15. All tickets include a three-course dinner prepared by Delia’s team of chefs and ending with a Q&A with the City legend. You can buy your ticket HERE.
Holt’s remarkable journey takes in tyre-fitting, swan attacks, pre-match meals of battered sausages and curry fried rice, fall-outs with managers, too many bookings and goals, goals, goals. An old-school striker, Holt’s rise from non-league to Premier League saw him turn out for the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest, Rochdale, Shrewsbury, Aston Villa, Wolves, and Wigan, as well as a promotion-winning season with Hibernian in the Scottish Championship.