Born in Barking in 1948, Trevor Brooking grew up with a passionate dream: to walk out onto Upton Park wearing the famous claret and blue strip.
Sir TREVOR BROOKING, newly knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, epitomises all that is great and good in football.
Born in Barking in 1978, TREVOR BROOKING grew up with a passionate dream: to walk out onto Upton Park wearing the famous claret and blue strip.
Caped as an England schoolboy at 15, his dream came true two years later when he signed up as an apprentice for the Irons - the club he was to represent for 19 years.
After a short spell as a striker, he moved to midfield, a position Trevor excelled in, bringing control and authority to the game. A superb playmaker, he soon attracted the attention of the England selectors and went on to win 47 caps, forming a magnificent partnership with Kevin Keegan.
PORTRAIT OF A CHAMPION traces Trevor's incredible career including 627 appearances for West Ham in which he scored more than 100 goals; two FA Cup wins including his rare headed winner against Arsenal and a runners-up medal in the 1976 European Cup Winners Cup.