An Irish national hero – a Celtic great and their most-capped player – Patrick ‘Packie’ Bonner was a one-club man who made more appearances for that club than any other goalkeeper. He won numerous league and cup titles at Celtic, including the centenary double in 1988. He also played 80 times for the Irish national team, appearing at two World Cups and one European Championship. Perhaps his greatest moment would come 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 quarterfinals stage. He is now a technical consultant to Uefa, and works in the media as a football analyst for Sky and the BBC. His memoir will be published by Ebury Press in October 2015.
Packie is represented by Kevin – firstname.lastname@example.org