"Very few people would know, to be brutally honest, that the man ever existed, and I think that’s tragic, sad and tragic"
-Sir Harry Gregg
In April 2017, led by Alan and Fergus, the group that have been so active in campaigning to reinstate Patrick O'Connell's memory arrived to Seville.
Seville,Spain. He was a great footballing legend, but he led a troubled private life. A womaniser, a bigamist, he abandoned his four children to make a new life in Spain.
Mexico CF. Following in the footsteps of Patrick O'Connell when he took the team from Barcelona to Mexico to espcape Franco and the Civil War.
London, UK. The campaign began with fundraising to have a fitting gravestone for the man who captained Manchester United, managed FC Barcelona but somehow ended up in an unmarked grave.
In Manchester, interview with Bert Auld, footballing legend. He talked about the magic of hearing the crowd sing to you, and how hard it is when a footballing career comes to an end.
Dunbarton, Scotland. As his career as a footballer came to close, O'Connell had to leave the country quickly as rumours of his relations with the Director's daughter spread.
Interviewed in Dublin, Ireland, whilst managing national team.
O'Connell's early days in Spain, where he met the nanny to the royal family, and perhaps ensured their protection during the Franco years.
On tour at the Betis Stadium in Seville.
It's hard to imagine today that a top footballer or manager could be lost for 60 years in an unmarked grave.
Interviewed in Belfast. Recognising the importance of Patrick O'Connell to the history of Ireland.
One of Harry Gregg's last interviews, talking about the great days of football.
Interview at the Professsional Football Asssociation with Martin Buchan.
O'Connell played a key role in the early days of the Liga in Spain, managing Real Racing, Ovieda, FC Sevilla, Real Betis, and FC Barcelona.
O'Connell spent the last years of his life, struggling with alcoholism and living on handouts.
With the funds raised by Alan and Fergus' campaign, they commissioned a bronze bust of the football hero.