Thursday, 5 January 2012

Max Woosnam Cigarette Card 1920s

Max Woosnam (6 September 1892 – 14 July 1965) is often called the  'Greatest British sportsman' in recognition of his achievements. In an amazing career he won an Olympic gold and silver at the 1920 Summer Olympics, winning the doubles at Wimbledon, making a century at Lord's Cricket Ground, captaining the British Davis Cup team, captaining Manchester City and ultimately finishing runners-up in the Football League Championship of 1920-21 and the only amateur ever to captain the England national football team.
Woosnam's life story is told in  the book  'All-Round Genius : The unknown story of Britain's greatest sportsman'  by author Mick Collins.

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