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|Author||: Michael Part|
The captivating story of football legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest footballer.
|Author||: Sole Books,Michael Part|
|Editor||: Sole Books|
The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player.
|Author||: Sole Books,Michael Part|
|Editor||: Sole Books|
Cristiano Ronaldo - The Rise of a Winner is the gripping life story of a boy who rose from the streets of Madeira to become one of the greatest soccer players ever. A heartfelt, startling tale of his journey to glory and what made him the man he is.
|Author||: Michael Part|
|Editor||: Sole Books|
Neymar the Wizard is the fascinating coming-of-age story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, the skinny kid from Mogi das Cruzes, who has been called the next Pelé. Neymar has taken Brazil and the world by storm and continues to inspire millions of fans around the world with his talent, heart, and winning smile. Following the international bestsellers, The Flea the Amazing Story of Leo Messi and Ronaldo The Rise of a Winner, by Michael Part, Neymar The Wizard is the heartwarming and emotional story of a father and son, who, against all odds, made the journey from the edge of poverty, to international stardom, through love, conviction, and a young boy s belief in himself.
|Author||: Leonardo Faccio|
For soccer enthusiasts and sports fans in general, an in-depth look at the life of the beautiful game’s greatest star, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. Whether you call it soccer, football, fútbol, or the “beautiful game," it is the most popular sport in the world, and Argentine footballer Lionel Messi stands as one of its finest players—not only of his time, but of all time. Admired around the globe for his athleticism, skill, and fierce competitiveness, Messi has, at the age of 24, already shattered records at one of the most storied clubs in the world, FC Barcelona. Now, in this comprehensive biography, Messi fans can learn more about his life and career. Argentine journalist Leonardo Faccio describes how Messi, as a talented youth player in Buenos Aires, left his home for Spain in search of the medical help his family could not afford to treat his rare hormone deficiency. Small of stature, but possessing tremendous natural gifts, Messi developed into a star at Barcelona’s famed Masia soccer school. In this book, Faccio has written not only a biography of an enigmatic celebrity, but a meditation on athletic genius, drawing on interviews with Messi himself, as well as with everyone from his family, teammates, childhood friends—even his favorite butcher. In-depth and intimate, soccer fans who enjoy watching Messi come alive on the field will delight as he comes alive on the page.
|Author||: Mike Perez|
|Editor||: Rosen Young Adult|
They say it's possible to attain even one's wildest dreams through hard work and effort, and Lionel Messi is proof positive. Born with a growth hormone deficiency, the undaunted Argentinian soccer star went on to become one of the world's greatest soccer players. He's captained his Argentina and Barcelona teams to victory, winning numerous league titles and an Olympic gold medal. He's also won the prestigious Ballon d'Or multiple times. This compelling account chronicles Messi's soccer journey as he rises through the ranks to become the internationally renowned superstar we know today.
|Author||: Luca Caioli|
|Editor||: Icon Books|
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RONALDO AND NEYMAR. Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history. But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin? Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying his growth hormone deficiency? And do you know why he refused to collect his first ever Champions League winner’s medal? Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli’s classic portrait of a footballing icon, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best and even Messi himself.
|Author||: David Squires|
|Editor||: Random House|
‘A fresh look at the beautiful game’ - NME Welcome back to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires. Most football fans can only dream of pulling on the shirt of their favourite team and running out in front of thousands of adoring fans. Pitch invaders aside, few of us get to experience that adrenalin rush. Of those who do make it as a professional footballer, even fewer realise the giddy heights of success. In the Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, cartoonist David Squires returns to celebrate those who straddle the game like giants; those talented, determined souls who were juggling tennis balls in the back streets before they could talk. There’s more than one way to attain football immortality though, and Squires also turns his comic eye to the mavericks, the pioneers, the forgotten legends and the anti-heroes. From Pele to Meazza, Maradona to Socrates, you will be taken on an unforgettable journey through the good, the bad and the Hagi.
|Author||: Michael Part|
Her parents didn't want her to do it. Her classmates refused to join her. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the pigtailed teenager who sat alone on the cobblestones in front of the Swedish Parliament with a hand-painted banner saying School Strike for Climate. Before she went on strike, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg refused to speak and eat. She had no friends and no purpose in life. But one day she decided to act. A year later, her strike sparked a global movement with millions of followers who shared a common goal: Save the planet. Now. Being Different is a Superpower is the heartfelt story of one family's love and devotion to each other and their quest for a better world.Michael Part's bestselling books are published in 17 languages in 36 countries worldwide.Ages 9-up
|Author||: Tanya Preminger|
Sean, a whimsical class two kid, wants to be the great Leo Messi, and he's willing to work hard for his cause. Join Sean as he battles fears, bullies, nagging parents, and tiresome teachers in pursuit of his dream to become the best football player in the world. A children's book about football, math, practise and persistence. Not necessarily in this order.Illustrations: Elettra Cudignotto
|Author||: Luca Caioli|
|Editor||: Icon Books Ltd|
El Pibe de Oro. The Golden Boy. Diego Maradona’s unwaning shadow looms large over world football. In 2007 the brilliant Argentine chose Lionel Messi as his successor to the famous No. 10 shirt. But you can never be sure that potential will be fulfilled. Three years later, Messi – El Pulga, the Flea – is a European Champion, Olympic Gold Medallist, the most naturally gifted footballer on the planet and a hero to millions of fans across the globe. Champions, reporters and coaches blunder time and time again in their haste to find superstars. This time they got it right. Aged only 22, he shows a degree of maturity rarely seen on the soccer pitch. Yet underneath the layers of footballing brilliance, he is still the shy boy who describes his Maradona moment with disarming simplicity: ‘I saw the gap and I went for it.’ Transcending both club and country, he is a sporting god who prefers homemade cookies to brand name perfumes. Author Luca Caioli draws on exceptional testimonies. Messi’s parents, Celia and Jorge, his bother Rodrigo and his uncles and aunts; his coaches at Grandoli and Newell’s Old Boys; Charly Rexach, Alex García, Frank Rjikaard, Gianluca Zambrotta from Barcelona; Hugo Tocalli, Pancho Ferrero, el Coco Basile, Roberto Perfumo from Argentina. And to conclude, Leo Messi himself sizes up his life so far.
|Author||: Benjamin Southerland|
Learn about the inspirational story of Neymar One would think that the son of a professional footballer would inherit a paved road to success in the same sport. But, Neymar Jr.'s status as one of the best players in the world has not come without great sacrifice, persistence, endurance...and a lot of luck. He and his family have taken advantage of the big breaks which have come his way. By combining opportunity with the natural talent for soccer that he inherited from his father, he has risen to the ranks of the highest paid and best young soccer players the world has ever seen. Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr. was born in Mogi des Cruzes, São Paulo to Neymar Santos, Sr. and Nadine da Silva on February 5, 1992. Upon his birth, in order to distinguish him from his father, his father came to be called Pai which means "father." The son was called Juninho which means "junior." To the world, the son would become Neymar. Here is a preview of this biography: A Born Legacy A Child Prodigy Taking on the World The Deadly Trio International Play Controversy Personal Life Here is an excerpt from the book: Nadine has described Neymar beginning to show his passion and talent for soccer when he was just a toddler. He would chase after balls at any risk, and instead of the typical stuffed animal, he slept with a soccer ball. She recalls that, at one time, he had as many as 54 soccer balls in his bed. Pai remembers being amazed that even at three years old, Neymar would play ball with his feet instead of his hands. In the cramped house the family shared with his grandparents, Neymar would contrive drills in the narrow ways between furniture and walls. He used his sister and cousins as defenders and goalkeepers. He played with the older boys in the streets using whatever they could find to use as a ball. He has stated, "They were very dismissive, the other boys. 'Who is this little kid?' But I managed to convince them to let me play that first time, and I scored a goal. That changed their attitude. That changed everything." He was only four or five, but he was building the skills and agility which would one day captivate the world.
|Author||: Marie Morreale|
|Editor||: Children's Press|
As the biggest star in the world's most popular sport, Lionel "Leo" Messi is an international celebrity. But in many ways, he's just a regular guy. Readers will learn about Leo's favorite foods and pastimes and find out how he likes to spend time with his family. They will also learn how he got his start as a soccer player and how he became an international superstar.
|Author||: Roy Brandon|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
"You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it." - Lionel MessiIt does not seem logical that a five foot, seven inch young man from Argentina could somehow turn into the world ́s best soccer player. A person diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency and without the economic resources to pay for the expensive treatment to treat that condition would also not be an ideal candidate to inherit the title of "World ́s Best" from the likes of Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, or Pelé. But Lionel Messi defies logic and has regularly done so since he joined his first soccer team when he was only four years old. In this book, we will follow Lionel Messi from his humble beginnings in a small town in Argentina, all the way to his record fifth Ballon D ́or award. Though the temptation may be strong, we won ́t assume that Messi simply inherited a wealth of natural talent. Instead, we will retrace the path of the hard work and dedication that led him to become, hands down, the greatest player in the history of soccer. Get this book now and enjoy the amazing journey of Messi!
|Author||: Andy West|
|Editor||: Jaico Publishing House|
Lionel Messi and the Art of Living is a bold, insightful and unique examination of a world famous sporting hero from an entirely new perspective, providing a context extending far beyond the football field. Although the details of Messi’s story are already well known, this book studies afresh and anew his glorious triumphs and his desperate failures, his ongoing evolution and his endless struggle to succeed. It encourages us to analyze and think about his career from a different viewpoint, revealing how his journey can be related to our own lives on a meaningful and impactful level. Containing extensive and illuminating exclusive interviews with deep thinkers and high achievers from a number of fields, this book delivers a vibrant and inspiring approach to a global icon. You will never look at Lionel Messi—or life—in the same way again. ANDY WEST has been writing professionally about soccer for 20 years, working in a number of different roles for the likes of Reading FC, Manchester City and the Football Association. Since 2012 he has been covering Spanish football for a variety of international media outlets, such as BBC Sport. “Leo is a generous and humble guy.” PABLO ZABALETA “He’s the greatest player in the history of the game.” BRENDAN RODGERS
|Author||: Guillem Balague|
UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE 2018 WORLD CUP The story of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi. 'I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi' Diego Maradona Despite all the fame and adulation, remarkably little is known about Lionel Messi, the modest and intensely private footballing genius. Just how did the boy from Rosario, Argentina, become the world's greatest player? Guillem Balague has had unprecedented access to Messi's inner circle: his coaches, team-mates and family. In addition, Pep Guardiola has provided exclusive analysis of the player. The result is an authoritative and compelling account of the wonderful mystery that is Messi. 'I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi' Pep Guardiola
|Author||: Pelé,Brian Winter|
Pelé—legendary footballer, humanitarian, and subject of the Netflix documentary—explores the sport’s recent history and provides new insights into the game. “I know in my heart that soccer was good to me, and great to the world....I saw, time and again, how the sport improved countless millions of lives, both on and off the field. For me, at least, that’s why soccer matters.” The world’s most popular sport goes by many names—soccer, football, the beautiful game—but fans have always agreed on one thing: The greatest player of all time was Pelé. Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, Pelé had a stunning twenty-year career, where he was heralded as an international treasure. His accomplishments on the field proved to be pure magic: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,283 goals. Since retiring, he has traveled the world as soccer’s global ambassador, relentlessly promoting the positive ways soccer can transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. Now, for the first time and with unparalleled openness, Pelé shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories, and hard-won wisdom. This is Pelé’s legacy, his way of passing on everything he’s learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, Pelé details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world.
|Author||: Damian Hughes|
|Editor||: Pan Macmillan|
'Does culture create competitive advantage? Case closed in this compelling analysis of sporting success. Read it.' – James Kerr, bestselling author of Legacy. In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Prof. Damian Hughes draws on exclusive insight into FCB as well as first-hand research from organizational psychology, to set out a method to create your own high-performance culture. At the heart of FCB’s winning culture are a set of principles, epitomized by Pep Guardiola, Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi and many other FCB legends, which govern how to nurture talent, prepare for change and provide the best environment to build a culture of sustained success. These principles: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership are at the heart of FCB’s unprecedented domination of football, and are the key to developing high-performance cultures in any team-based organisation across every industry. The Barcelona Way is a hugely practical must-read that sets out a clear plan, based on the same principles, for you to create a culture of success and get the best of yourself and your team.