Planet Football: Greatest Players

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9781526301277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Incredible stats and facts tell you all about the greatest footballer players in the world. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga, Champions League winners to World Cup winners, find out what makes a truly inspirational player. From amazing goalkeepers such as Thibaut Courtois, Iker Casillas, David de Gea and Hope Solo, Central defenders such as Vincent Kompany and Thiago Silva; full backs like Philipp Lahm and Serge Aurier; midfielders such as Frank Lampard, Arturo Vidal and Toni Kroos; Wingers like Franck Riberty, Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, attacking players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and strikers like Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney Read about football icons, such as Peter Schmeichel, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini and Pele. Then answer the quiz questions: How many seasons in a row did Cristiano Ronaldo score 50 goals or more; which player has scored more goals for their national team than any other? and many more! Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a football player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest players right here!

Planet Football: Greatest Managers

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9780750295727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Awesome facts and stats about the greatest football managers in the world. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga, Champions League winners to World Cup winners, find out what makes a winning coach or manager. Find out how Arsene Wenger motivates his players; why Louis Van Gaal is considered to be one of the best and about Dutch masters, Louis Van Gaal, Guus Huddink and Ronald Koeman. Is it all about having good players? Can the transfer market make or break a manager? Read about Alex Ferguson, Jose Morinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Frank de Boer, Vitor Pereira, Joachim Low and Silvia Neid. Find out who is the youngest coach to win the UEFA Champions league, which coach had a stadium in South Korea named after them and which coach led the 2014 FIFA World Cup winning team. Read about football managing icons, such as Brian Clough and Bob Paisley. Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a football player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest managers and players right here!

Planet Football: Greatest Fans

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Wayland

ISBN: 9780750295734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Awesome facts and stats about the greatest football fans in the world. Find out the lengths some fans will go to to support their team, from following them in home and away games to spending fortunes on club merchandise. Find out about club superstitions and traditions, such as who started the first Mexican wave. What mad mascots are there and how did they come about? Who are Super Rat, Berni, Goleo and Fuleco? Which country has the best club chants? Sing along to a few of them. Some 'fan'-tastic facts include: - Real Madrid sold 1.5million replica shirts in the 2013-2014 season. - German club, FC Magdeburg, fans all held up large arrows which they pointed at the goal to encourage their players to score more. - 2,300 FC Union fans, repainted their stadium to save their club money. Answer quiz questions such as: 'Which English football club has a mascot called Gunnersaurus Rex? Which country's prime minister was such a big football fan that he declared a national holiday after their national team won a tournament? Which Italian club sold cans of air taken from inside its stadium? Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the planet's greatest fans right here!

Football, Europe and the Press

Author: Liz Crolley,David Hand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135262292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Notions of the respective national stereotypes are explored in each of the countries studied.

Pele: The Autobiography

Author: Pelé

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847394884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Even people who don't know football know Pelé. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil's all-time record goalscorer. But how did this man -- a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others -- become a global icon? Was it just by being the best at what he did, or do people respond to some other quality? The world's greatest footballer now gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, PELE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential volume for all sports fans, and anyone who admires true rarity of spirit.

The Football Book

Author: David Goldblatt,Johnny Acton,Mike Garland

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405337389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 5400

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Learn to bend it like Beckham and dribble like Ronaldinho with this ultimate ebook to planet football Experience the excitement, the passion and the glory of arguably the world�s greatest sport � football. You�ll relive the finest moments of the players, coaches, and teams who have created football history and learn everything from match highlights to the inside stories on players, managers and fans. Discover all you need to know on the clubs, the rituals, the stats and the results. Plus find out about the laws, the tactics, the science, and the art of the beautiful game.