FORMER Tranmere and Everton winger Pat Nevin is returning to Wirral to sign copies of his autobiography.

The retired Scottish footballer turned broadcaster will visit Neston to promote his acclaimed book The Accidental Footballer. 

Throughout his 20-year career, Nevin, 58, played for Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell as well as winning 28 caps for his country.

He served Rovers with great distinction between 1992 until 1997, making 193 appearances and scoring 30 goals for the side that reached the Division One play-offs in three consecutive seasons.

However, Nevin never wanted to be a professional footballer and has been described as one of the most unconventional footballers of the pre-Premier league age.

His interest in literature, the arts, and his musical taste distinguishes him from many of his peers. He preferred The Fall and Joy Division to Phil Collins or Lionel Richie. He was interviewed by music magazine NME and was a guest music presenter on Radio City during his Everton and Tranmere career.


Former athlete and British Politician Lord Sebastian Coe said: “I used to walk miles to see Pat Nevin play football and I’d do the same now to read his thoughts. Always challenging, always entertaining.”

Actor, comedian, and writer Omid Djalili said: “Unusually vibrant and elegant with heroic doses of humour, insight and self-effacement, this is an absolute must-read for the football connoisseur.”

The book talk and signing will take place at The Neston Club, Parkgate on 21st June at 7pm.

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