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A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players and How Soccer Changed Their Lives

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Foreword by Arsene Wenger, Introduction by David Beckham

Soccer writer and bestselling author of My Side, Tom Watt, talked to the world's top soccer players about growing up and falling in love with the game: Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Gilberto Silva; England's David James and Scotland's Craig Gordon; Italy's Fabio Cannavaro, Spain's Iker Casillas, and France's F
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published September 1st 2009)
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A coffee table fund raiser book for UNICEF about the beautiful game, soccer. Soccer luminaries from all corners of the globe tell stories of their relationship to soccer. Great photographs from Getty Images highlight this collection of short bio/memoirs that are topically sorted. From the escape from poverty and violence to the opportunity to see the world in ways that are available only to a few people, these tales add joy to the world of the futbol fanatique!

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Got this book less for the text and more for the photographs, which are awesome.
I think that this book was a good choice to read if you are into the sport and have a love for the sport like I do. The way the author used every player from different countries and told them to explain about there life's and how soccer helped them achieve there goals and dreams. Every player had a background story and would tell us about the good times and about the bad times each player had.
So many varied backgrounds of the world's best soccer players and their account of how they became so great in their sport.
a must for the soccer lover's coffee table collection ...
Dorion Zambuchini
Every soccer fanatic should read this book.
Fabulous stories and insights
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Tom Watt is an English actor, writer, and broadcaster. Television, film, and stage credits include EastEnders, Patriot Games, and Fever Pitch. Tom has been broadcasting about soccer extensively in the UK and the US. He coproduced the innovative children's sports series Rookies for Channel Four television and created the successful Row Z for BBC Choice TV. After presenting sports shows over the pas ...more
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