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Stori Jimmy Murphy

John Charles and Pelé, The United Way and the Spirit of ’58, Sweden and…Rhondda! Geraint Iwan explains these links with Wales’ unsung, unknown football great, Jimmy Murphy. Jimmy made name for himself as the ‘Star-maker’ after his success with the Manchester United youth team that were eventually called ‘The Busby Babes’. “They were my boys” Jimmy later recalled after the tragic Munich Air Disaster in 1958 where most of the team were killed in an airplane crash. Jimmy should have been on the flight but was away on international duty in a World Cup qualifying match with Wales. A night that should have been one of the best nights of his life turned out to be the worst night of his life.

Stori Jimmy Murphy
Title in English
Jimmy Murphy's Story
Entry Category
Sports Documentary
Produced By
Gwion Tegid
Directed By
Rhys Edwards