The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
From the first soccer games to today's money-spinning global industry, thebook takes readers to the heart of a sport that is played and watched by millions of people around the world. It explains the key rules, skills, and tactics and examines issues in and around the game--supporters, the media, and the demands of being a professional player. With profiles of the world's greatest teams and soccer's legendary players, from Alfredo di Stefano to Mia Hamm, every aspect of this world-class sport is covered comprehensively. Stunning 3-D digital artwork recreates some of the most famous moves and greatest goals in soccer history, while dramatic full-spread photographs capture the game's most memorable moments.
About the Author
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.
This comprehensive compilation of facts written by a soccer expert emphasizes modern professional soccer players but also explores historical precedents and amateur and youth competitors.School Library Journal
A solid purchase where an all-encompassing encyclopedia is needed.