(FOOTBALL) Trevor Francis - Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup

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(FOOTBALL) Trevor Francis - Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup

Postby Admin on Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:32 am

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Trevor Francis
Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup Team

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Brian Clough created a piece of football history when he signed Trevor Francis from Birmingham and made him the first £1m player in the 1978-1979 season.
At the time Clough was asked if any player could be worth such an extraordinary transfer fee. "Yes, if the player helps you achieve success," Clough answered. "And anyway, if we ever decide to sell him, we'll get more back than we paid out. It's an investment."
And he etched his name indelibly into Nottingham Forest's history when he scored the winning goal against Malmo in Munich in 1979 that brought the European Cup to Nottingham for the first time.
Although only at Forest for little over two years he made a major impact despite suffering a serious Achilles injury. He moved to Manchester City in 1981 and as well as a spell in Italy, he also played for Glasgow Rangers, Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday. He moved into management with QPR before moving to Wednesday in 1991, Birmingham in 1996 and finally Crystal Palace from 2001-2003. He has also spent time working in the media.
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