The revealing autobiography of former footballer Emile Heskey, written in collaboration with Leicester’s Dean Eldredge, is up for a national award.
One of Leicester’s favourite sons, he moved on from City to Liverpool in an £11 million deal, winning a total of eight trophies and over 60 England caps. Even Heskey Scored is the story of a largely unsung player, loved by his team-mates, who overcame fierce criticism to live the dream.
The book has been shortlisted for Autobiography of the Year at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2020, with the announcement of the winner being made on 15 July. Up against some stiff competition, Tyson Fury and Ben Stokes are among the others shortlisted for the prestigious annual award.
The full shortlist is:
They Don’t Teach This by Eni Aluko (Yellow Jersey)
Bowl. Sleep. Repeat by James Anderson (Octopus Books)
Behind the Mask by Tyson Fury (Century)
Reboot by Michael Owen (Reach Sport)
How Not to be a Professional Racing Driver by Jason Plato (Michael Joseph)
Even Heskey Scored by Emile Heskey (Pitch Publishing)
On Fire by Ben Stokes (Headline)