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Football School Star Players : 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes - Alex Bellos

Football School Star Players

50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

By: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton, Spike Gerrell (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 July 2019

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Get young fans dreaming big with this collection of fifty inspirational lives from the world of football.

What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester City? Who was the Liverpool player who invented the world's most popular football boot? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.

Book Features:
  • Over 50,000 copies of the series sold through TCM.
  • The fifth installment in the bestselling series, which promotes immersive learning and literacy.
  • Focuses on the lives of world-famous players like Pele and lesser known stars such as Nadia Nadim. Part of the trend for biographies and narrative non-fiction.

  • About the Authors

    Alex Bellos writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass, as well as two mathematical colouring books. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year, and he ghost-wrote Pelé’s bestselling autobiography. He lives in West London.

    Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Edge and Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his football articles have been published in over 20 countries. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps teams improve their performance. He lives in North London.
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    "[...] an inspirational read." * The Week Junior *

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