Boxing legend Ricky Hatton reveals Manchester City childhood hero

Georgi Kinkladze at Manchester City.
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Manchester City fans born into the current era will not know what it is like to find a hero in an overall rubbish side, but Ricky Hatton’s own childhood icons were all cut from that mould.

A far cry from the all-conquering side that has featured genuine global stars like Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne over the past 15 years, young Manchester City supporters in the 1990s like Hatton had to make do with rather more modest childhood heroes.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.

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