B for Busby Babes: A Football Legacy
‘Football Alphabets’ is a collection of football legacies that defined the history, popular culture and dynamics of the game over the course of time. We have picked up each letter from English Alphabet and have chosen one such football cults to associate with them. The list is nowhere exhaustive but will truly portray the essence of the game.
B for Busby Babes
The Melancholy. The Miserable. A group of Manchester United lads led by the legendary Sir Matt Busby, who were destined to rule the European football, were annihilated by one of the most horrible air disaster in Munich on 1958. The term Busby Babes, coined by British journalist Frank Nicklin back on 1951, became immortal in the football history, which moulded Manchester United into the football club it is today.
Other Honorable Mentions: Brian Clough, Barcelona, Batigol, Ballon d’Or, Bosman Ruling, Brazil (of course)