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Steve Gordos

Peter Knowles: God's Footballer

Peter Knowles: God's Footballer

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The fascinating story of gifted Wolves player Peter Knowles. Sensationally quitting footballer after becoming a Jehovah's Witness, just a few days short of his 24th birthday, this is a compelling story of a young man who turned his back on football fame.

The story of Peter Knowles is unique. The gifted good-looking Wolves and England under-23 midfielder seemed to have the world at his talented feet. He was tipped to be the English George Best but sensationally quit football.

He was just a few days short of his 24th birthday when he quit to become a Jehovahs Witness. Despite the pleas of his club, the players, friends, fans and family, Knowles would not change his mind and has always said it was the best thing he ever did.

In 'God's Footballer' Steve Gordos, recalls the shock waves created by Knowles' decision and traces the rise to fame of this son of a Yorkshire miner, who became an idol to fans, old and young, male and female.

The book details all the matches that Knowles played for Wolves and includes tributes and recollections from his team-mates and from fans. There are also team line-ups for each match of his first-team career.

About the Author

Steve Gordos was born in Bilston and has been a Wolves fan virtually all his life. He began his journalistic career with the Wellington Journal and Shrewbury News but spent the rest of his working life with the Express & Star.

During his many years on the Sports Desk of the Express & Star, Steve acquired a deep knowledge of Wolves' history. Before he retired in 2003, he had been Sports Editor for eight years.

He still writes in the Wolves' matchday magazine and in 2009 he was invited to be on the committee to choose the first inductees into Wolves' newly-created Hall of Fame.

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