One in a Million launch



Waterstones, 28 May: Birmingham City fans will be thrilled at the chance to meet Blues legend, Trevor Francis.

Trevor will be signing copies of his new autobiography and chatting to fans about his incredible career as an international footballer and manager. He will be available for photographs, but will not be signing other merchandise.

This event is ticketed, and tickets must be booked online in advance, priced £20. Every ticket includes entrance to the signing and a copy of One in a Million.

Click here for your chance to buy a ticket for the event at Waterstones, Birmingham. 12.00 midday, Tuesday 28 May 2019.

Click here for more information, or to read a sample from One in a Million.

Compelling, entertaining and refreshingly honest, One in a Million is the autobiography of Trevor Francis, the subject of the first £1 million transfer fee in football history – a record for all time. As a 16 year old, Francis set a record as the youngest player to score four goals in a match, an early indication of an exceptional talent. And so his unique career journey would continue to unfold, encountering a seemingly endless succession of superlatives, larger-than-life characters and astonishing events.

Read One in a Million and you will discover:

  • The language that turned the air blue when the now Baroness Brady discovered Trevor had sold her husband to West Bromwich Albion
  • The name of the football club chairman who asked to be selected as a substitute against his favourite team
  • Why Brian Clough ordered two buckets of cold water to be sent to the away dressing room at Hillsborough
  • Which West End gentleman’s club was booked for a Friday night board meeting on behalf of Birmingham City
  • Why Brian Clough challenged Trevor to a tennis match in Valencia
  • The prank involving Gianluca Vialli, Graeme Souness and the swans of Milan
  • The story of the penalty shoot-out between Paul Furlong and rock legend Rod Stewart