Ebury Press signs Bonner memoir

Ebury Press signs Bonner memoir

Ebury Press has acquired the autobiography of Irish footballer Packie Bonner.

Deputy publisher Andrew Goodfellow bought world all language rights to The Last Line from Kevin Pocklington at Jenny Brown Associates.

Bonner was a goalkeeper who played for Celtic, winning four Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.

He also played for Ireland.

In The Last Line, Packie shares stories from his career, including his “greatest moment in front of a global audience during the Italia '90 World Cup tournament when he became the penalty shoot-out hero of the nation by saving a spot-kick that took the Irish to the quarter-finals stage in their very first World Cup adventure”.

Goodfellow said: “It’s a privilege to be publishing a true legend of the game and we look forward to bringing all those iconic memories back to life for Ireland and Celtic fans.”

Bonner said: “I am delighted that Ebury will be helping me to chart my journey from the northwest coast of County Donegal to the world stage. This is a very special year, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland reaching the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup and I felt the time was right to record some of my memories from that wonderful time as well as looking back on my career as a whole, both with Celtic and my country.”

The Last Line will be published on 1st October.