Get Inspired: Geoff Thomas' FA Cup story

"I never dreamed I'd be a footballer!" says Geoff Tomas, the man who captained Crystal Palace to the 1990 FA Cup Final.

The ex-England player reflects on the lead up to that game, and subsequent defeat to Manchester United at the replay, and talks about his incredible life after football.

To celebrate 25 years since Crystal Palace's trip to Wembley, and over 10 years since his battle with leukaemia, Geoff will ride the Tour De France route in July for charity, three days ahead of the competition riders.

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