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The Miracle: The Football Team That Shocked the World

Vasilis Sambrakos

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From the publisher:

The Miracle is the inside story of how Greece shocked the footballing world by winning the 2004 European Championship.

This incredible underdog tale shows how these 150-1 outsiders went from a team given no chance to being crowned kings of Europe, defeating the host nation in the final. Vasilis Sambrakos retraces Greece's journey by meeting most of Otto Rehhagel's squad 15 years after their momentous triumph.

The book is both an enthralling football story of victory against the odds and an in-depth look at how a winning team is constructed from the bottom up. It examines the values and methods needed to create a sporting unit along with the roles of the team's key players. The Miracle brings you the untold story of one of the greatest sporting achievements in history.

The authors:

Vasilis Sambrakos is an Athens-based journalist and analyst who covers international football. He has been one of the leading writers and broadcasters on Greek and international football for many years, with close first-hand access to all the key individuals in the game. In addition to broadcasting, Vasilis is CEO of Gazzetta.gr (a leading sports portal in Greece) and has written numerous books.


Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
352 pages
June 2021