Johnny Wilkinson – a player in rugby, was born on May 25, 1979 in Surrey, England. Johnny Wilkinson’s biography is best known as the history of the brilliant player of the English Rugby Union in the position of the fly-Half.
Johnny was one of the most famous professional players in rugby. He became a real star when in 2003 he scored a goal during extra time, which helped England get the title of world champion.
Wilkinson made his debut in 1998, when he joined Newcastle Falcons and the English Rugby Union. On the field, he is known for accurate strikes, tough tactics. And outside the field he constantly avoided publicity.
After a dramatic role in the 2003 World Cup, Johnny Wilkinson’s biography became known as the national hero of England. Then he was named the sportsman of the year by the BBC, and also awarded the Order of the British Empire.
Wilkinson underwent surgery on the neck and shoulder joint, after which he left the game for several months. In 2004 Wilkinson’s biography “My World” was published, and the athlete himself became the captain of the English team.