Sir Artola Douglas William Blye, known, all over the World as ‘Art.’ The most famous British footballer that ever lived and the youngest recipient of a Knighthood.

Art Blye played for just three Clubs in his football career, Arsenal, his boyhood club, Barcelona in Spain, where he became the first £1 million a week player, at the tender age of 18. He returned to what he considered his roots, Cape Town, South Africa when his four-year contract in Spain expired. He retired from football in 2022 after the World Cup triumph, just 25 years of age

Both his parents were Nationalised South Africans, killed in a terrorist bomb blast, when he was just three years old. Art was discovered two days later in the cellar of the house, severely injured but clinging to his favourite bear. His parents owned and managed a high profile Chicken business, which dominated the huge demand for their quality chicken products throughout the Country and beyond. They ran a successful Charity for homeless people, building low-cost housing with the profits from ‘Chicken and Lips.’ It was too political for some, in particular, the EFF, who saw the Charity as a threat to their Political ambition. Ambition, which wanted those living in poverty to become their troops in the planned revolution.

Art had a beautiful wife, three gorgeous children, and wealth beyond comprehension. He was good looking, a genuine smile capable of igniting any room, a calm, articulate speaking man, a sponsors dream and flattered by the UK Prime Minister’s demands, for him to become a roaming Ambassador. Welcomed by A list Celebrity in every corner of the Globe, his ‘Brand’ exploded across Continents.

After retiring from football, his income stream could not be halted; he was a billionaire who had everything. Idolized by youth, adored by young single or not so single girls, he had the trappings of stardom that outsiders craved, a mistaken assumption this was the holy grail of life’s reward. Money, fame, several large houses in USA, France, and Spain, as well as the rebuilt house his parents owned in Constantia, Cape Town.

He crossed every divide of humanity.

He had Freedom. Freedom not to have to worry about anything, ever again.

However.  ‘That’s Another Story…’

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Sir Artola Douglas William Blye, known, all over the World as ‘Art.’ The most famous British footballer that ever lived and the youngest recipient of a Knighthood.

Art Blye played for just three Clubs in his football career, Arsenal, his boyhood club, Barcelona in Spain, where he became the first £1 million a week player, at the tender age of 18. He returned to what he considered his roots, Cape Town, South Africa when his four-year contract in Spain expired. He retired from football in 2022 after the World Cup triumph, just 25 years of age

 

Both his parents were Nationalised South Africans, killed in a terrorist bomb blast, when he was just three years old. Art was discovered two days later in the cellar of the house, severely injured but clinging to his favourite bear. His parents owned and managed a high profile Chicken business, which dominated the huge demand for their quality chicken products throughout the Country and beyond. They ran a successful Charity for homeless people, building low-cost housing with the profits from ‘Chicken and Lips.’ It was too political for some, in particular, the EFF, who saw the Charity as a threat to their Political ambition. Ambition, which wanted those living in poverty to become their troops in the planned revolution.

 

Art had a beautiful wife, three gorgeous children, and wealth beyond comprehension. He was good looking, a genuine smile capable of igniting any room, a calm, articulate speaking man, a sponsors dream and flattered by the UK Prime Minister’s demands, for him to become a roaming Ambassador. Welcomed by A list Celebrity in every corner of the Globe, his ‘Brand’ exploded across Continents.

 

After retiring from football, his income stream could not be halted; he was a billionaire who had everything. Idolized by youth, adored by young single or not so single girls, he had the trappings of stardom that outsiders craved, a mistaken assumption this was the holy grail of life’s reward. Money, fame, several large houses in USA, France, and Spain, as well as the rebuilt house his parents owned in Constantia, Cape Town.

 

He crossed every divide of humanity.

He had Freedom. Freedom not to have to worry about anything, ever again.

 

However.  ‘That’s Another Story…’