The Complete Book of Soccer

The Complete Book of Soccer

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An authoritative guide about the sport, including its history; the FIFA ranking of every international team; and profiles of the best teams, coaches, and players.

Firefly Books Ltd
Updated with the results of the World Cup 2010 and all the latest international soccer action.

Updated with the results of the World Cup 2010 and all the latest international soccer action.

The Complete Book of Soccer captures the color and passion of the world's most popular spectator sport. This revised and updated edition is packed with new photographs and new content, including the stats of the World Cup 2010 and post-cup results.

Editor Chris Hunt outlines a comprehensive history of the game, profiles its greatest stars and includes data on every key tournament, along with team and club histories and statistics galore. Here are some of the features:

  • Informative biographies of 200 of the greatest players of all time
  • Profiles of more than 100 top contemporary players
  • Stories of the legendary coaches and teams
  • Detailed histories of the World Cup and European championships
  • Origins and evolution of soccer and its rules of play
  • 500 action photographs

There is new content in every section of the book, including Soccer Nations of the World, Great Clubs of the World, Legends of Soccer, Great Players of Today, Great Managers and Women's Soccer. Experts also examine controversial topics, such as the increasing power of clubs, the latest disasters and international scandals.

Hunt tells the whole story of the world's major competitions, including the Champions League, the World Club Cup, the UEFA Cup, the Copa Libertadores, the Olympic soccer competitions, the African Nations Cup, the Copa America, the Asian Cup and the Women's World Cup. Fans will find the answer to most any question about the great game of soccer.

Publisher: Buffalo : Firefly Books, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781554076888
Branch Call Number: 796.334 Com
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps
Additional Contributors: Hunt, Chris 1962-
Alternative Title: Soccer


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