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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Introduction

It takes a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I can do it…

IF YOU’D ASKED me 20 years ago what I thought I’d be doing with my life in two-decades’ time, the very last thing I would have said is, “writing a book.” Not because I didn’t want to, but because it would never have occurred to me that I could. I was singularly focused on my career in football for most of my life and latterly became a full-time trader. Writing a book was never on my radar until I realised I had something to say and a good story to tell.

I always knew I wanted to play football and from an early age I believed I had ...

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