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Scheisse! We're Going Up!: The Unexpected Rise of Berlin's Rebel Football Club

Kit Holden

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From the publisher:

A CLUB ON THE RISE. A CITY IN FLUX. THIS IS UNION BERLIN.

No football club in the world has fans like 1. FC Union Berlin. The underdogs from East Berlin have stuck it to the Stasi, built their own stadium and even given blood to save their club.

But now they face a new and terrifying prospect: success. Scheisse! tells the human stories behind the unexpected rise of this unique football club. But it's about more than just football.

It's about the city Union call home. As the club fight to maintain their rebel spirit among the modern football elite, their trajectory mirrors that of contemporary Berlin itself: from divided Cold War battleground to European capital of cool. Scheisse! will appeal to readers who are captivated by sports biographies such as Raphael Honigstein's Das Reboot and social history like John Kampfner's Why The Germans Do It Better.

The author:

Kit Holden is a British-German author and journalist who lives and works in Berlin. He covers German news and sport for Agence France-Presse, The Athletic, Die Zeit and others. He writes regularly on Union Berlin for Der Tagesspiegel.

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Prelude
23 x 15 cm
Paperback
256 pages
August 2022
English
9780715654439