Andy Bernal's Riding Shotgun
Who is Andy Bernal?
Born: Canberra, May 1966
Played: AIS, Sporting Gijón, Albacete Balompié, FC Xerez, Ipswich Town, Sydney Olympic, Reading FC
Captain: Australian Schoolboys, Australia U-20, Australia U-23, Reading FC
Socceroos: 21 appearances, 1989-1996, Cap number 361
Agent to: Tim Cahill, Carl Valeri, Tom Rogic (et al)
Minder to: David Beckham
Andy Bernal grew up in Australia’s ‘bush capital’ Canberra and forged a career playing football in Spain, Australia and England over 15 years.
Along the way, he would endure racist taunts, be deported from England, be right hand man to David Beckham in his early months in Madrid, hit rock bottom, and become one of the many victims of the phone-hacking British media scandal.
'Riding Shotgun' is an extraordinary, honest and raw account which, much like Bernal as a player, leaves nothing out on the park.