World Encyclopedia of Football
The complete guide to the beautiful game
Over 500 colour photographs
Over 4 illustrations
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|Number of Pages||256|
|Size(mm)||297 x 228mm|
|ISBN||1 84309 499 1|
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The essential illustrated guide to football, charting more than 100 years of the game worldwide: the teams, the triumphs, the tragedies of the world's number-one sport
Fascinating profiles of the world's greatest players and personalities, with detailed biographies of star players past and present - from Alex James, Alfredo di Stefano and Stanley Matthews to George Best, Pele, Maradona, Marco Van Basten, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Wayne Rooney.
Includes in-depth features on the top international clubs and national teams, including the dream teams of Arsenal in the 1930s, Real Madrid in the 1950s and Brazil in the 1970s, and the major championships of Europe, South America, Africa and Asia
Highlights the magic moments, games and goals from over a century of football
Illustrated with over 450 colour photographs and original archive material, this is essential reading for all football fans
Includes full results of the 2008-9 season.
This popular encyclopedia has been updated for 2009 to provide an up-to-the-minute profile of the world's number-one sport.
The book charts the history of the global game and relives some of the magic with flashbacks to dream teams such as Arsenal in the 1930s, Real Madrid in the 50s and Brazil in the 70s. There are features on the World Cup finals and the major championships of Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, including the Euro 2008 finals and also profiles of individual careers to show how stars such as Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and David Beckham made their mark on the game.
Finally, the book looks at the world's leading club and international sides, and at the players and personalities that gave them their greatest eras.
Full results of the 2008-9 season and the 2008 European Championship finals are included. Illustrated with more than 400 colour photographs, this is the ultimate reference guide to the beautiful game and essential reading for football fans everywhere.
Tom MacDonald, the chief author, is a sports writer, editor and publisher. Expert contributions are also included from leading football writers and consultants.
An imprint of Anness Publishing, Hermes House, 88-89 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA
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