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The Soccer Book

The Soccer Book is the perfect book for any soccer fan or player. Its quirky facts and amusing photos are collected from the biggest leagues and tournaments in the world of international soccer. Star players and dream teams, clever managers, fanatical fans, memorable matches and incredible goals -- all are here to enjoy and share with friends. The attractive graphics, easy text, and cartoon bubbles appeal to youth. Topics range from team field tactics to signature moves of the sport's record-smashing pros. Like Ronaldinho's super step-over turns and the Panenka Penalty, a shoot-out winner used by Antonin Panenka in 1976. The author includes the most popular match-winning field formations and when they were first used, beginning with the 2-3-5 system used in the early 1990s. Facts, trivia and entertaining illustrations are included on every double-page spread covering a single topic:
  • Then and Now
  • Giantkillers
  • Goal Machines
  • Hat-trick Heroes
  • Super Stoppers
  • The Numbers Game: The Second Half
  • Greatest Goals
  • Head to Head
  • Memorable Matches
  • World Cup Wonders
  • Final Whistle
  • Women's Soccer
  • and much more.
The Soccer Book is action-packed and ideal for any soccer player or fan, with its staggering stats and profiles of the sport's greatest players.
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About the Author

Andrea Mills is an award-winning author of many children's and family reference books, including soccer and sports titles. Coming from a family of Gunners, she has been a lifelong soccer fan, with a season ticket at Arsenal for more than 20 years.


The Soccer Book: Facts and Terrific Trivia is a compendium of information for young soccer enthusiasts. Bright colours, both background and illustrations, along with snapshots and fact boxes draw the reader to both surf the pages and to delve into the facts and feats of the players and the sport. Appealing to a young, general audience, this book will delight soccer players, fans and those wanting to learn about the game. Highly recommended for school libraries, recreational reading, personal libraries, shared research and discussion.--Sharon Armstrong"Resource Links" (06/01/2016)

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