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Kim Book (born 12 February 1946 in Bath) was a professional goalkeeper with Bournemouth,[1] Northampton Town,[2] Mansfield Town and Doncaster Rovers (84 league games).

He is best known for being in goal for Northampton when George Best scored six goals for Manchester United in a FA Cup game on 7 February 1970.[3]

He signed in 1967 and played until 1973. His brother Tony Book and son Steve Book also played football.

In the 1975 season he took over as manager at Weston-super-Mare A.F.C..[4]


  1. ^ Hoult, Nick (18 January 2004). "Book still winces at six of the Best". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Northampton Town". Bob and 1970–71 Footballers. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Book looks back with no anger". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 September 2014
  4. ^ "Weston-Super-Mare Football Club History". Weston-Super-Mare Football Club. Retrieved 23 August 2009.