07 Bruce Grobbelaar

Bruce Grobbelaar is a former Zimbabwe international footballer, who is most known from his time at Liverpool FC between 1981 and 1994

 

Born in South Africa, Grobbelaar grew up in Rhodesia(now Zimbabwe), before moving to Canada and the Vancouver Whitecaps of the NASL in 1979. He gained Liverpool’s attention during a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra during the 1979–80 season, and signed for the club in 1981. Making 628 appearances for Liverpool over the next 13 years, including 440 in the League, he won the League championship with the club six times, as well as three FA Cups, three League Cups and the 1983–84 European Cup.

Grobbelaar left Liverpool for Southampton in 1994, transferred to Plymouth Argyle two years later, and thereafter played for an assortment of English lower-league teams, never for more than a few games.

Since 2014, he has been the Goalkeeper Coach for Ottawa Fury FC in the North American Soccer League.

In this episode, Bruce takes us through his life and career journey from his early days in the Rhodesian army during the Bush War to becoming one of the most iconic players of Liverpool FC and the English League.

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