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The Football Encyclopedia

Clive Gifford

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From the publisher:

With a fill-in EURO 2024 results wallchart, The Football Encyclopedia brings you all the latest information, stats and facts from the world of football. Read about superstar players from Jude Bellingham and Aitana Bonmatí to Erling Haaland and Bukayo Saka. Follow your favourite teams in the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga and around the globe.

And get the lowdown on the greatest tournaments and competitions, from the FA Cup and the Copa América to the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA EUROs. The book now features expanded material on women's football, one of the world's fastest-growing sports. It's packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skilful players – old and new – from Harry Kane to Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé to Kevin de Bruyne, and Sam Kerr to Lionel Messi.

Over 50 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the England men’s and women’s teams, Brazil, Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid. Football fans will get the key information about the top tournaments and leagues around the world, including the English Premier League, the EUROs, and the UEFA Champions League. All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analysed with dynamic full-spread photos and artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, and there is in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills; fans and the media; coaches and tactics.

Packed with the latest statistics and fully updated for this new edition, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family.

The author:

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and over eighty non-fiction books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Football -The ultimate guide to the beautiful game, Football Skills, Olympics, 10 Explorers Who Changed the World, How the World Works and Think Again! He has received commendations from the Smithsonian Museum in the US and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach and contributed to various football fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester.

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Kingfisher Books
27 x 22 cm
Paperback
144 pages
May 2024
English
9780753449226