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|Born||1965 (age 49–50)
Salford, United Kingdom
He has written three books, The Football Business: Fair Game in the '90s? (1998),The Beautiful Game?: Searching the Soul of Football (2005) and Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up (2012). All three focus on the influence of money on modern day football.
He also ghost-wrote the autobiographies of the 100m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson and former Manchester United player Lee Sharpe.
Conn has been named sports news reporter of the year three times, in 2004, 2009 and 2013, by the Sports Journalists Association, and has been named Football Writer of the Year by the Football Supporters Federation three times, in 2002, 2005 and 2009. In December 2013 he was named Sports Journalist of the Year in the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards. The judges said: "He delves beyond the glitzy veneer of modern football to hold the game’s gilded elite to account.”
His 2009 article for the Guardian detailing the bereaved Hillsborough families' continuing campaign for justice prompted the then Labour ministers Andy Burnham and Maria Eagle to press for all official documents relating to the disaster to be released.Hillsborough: How Stories of Disaster Police Were Altered: The Guardian April 13 2009
In 2011 he presented a BBC documentary that looked into the ownership issues of Leeds United.
- The Football Business: Fair Game in the '90s? (1998) ISBN 1-84018-101-X
- The Beautiful Game?: Searching the Soul of Football (2005) ISBN 0-224-06436-3
- Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up (2012) ISBN 0-857-38486-4
- "Visit of sports journalist and author David Conn". Bury Grammar School. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- In 2012 Samuel was named top in a UK Press Gazette poll of Britain's best sports journalists.
- "No spin City". Sport Magazine. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- "Who owns Leeds United". BBC. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
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