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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Who's better: Ronaldo or Messi? Ask any football fan and they'll have an opinion. For the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before. Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining battle to be number one. One the preening Adonis, a ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Pan Macmillan
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Ietrio
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: junk
Probably a book for the fans. Because it is a long and winding story cut into pieces collated alternatively one than another. Boring and with insignificant details. Messi has a growth problem. He needs artificial growth hormone. But to dedicate so many pages on this simple fact? Please.
Keisuke Ando
Not great writing and not hugely insightful

Not great writing and could have been condensed to half the length by taking out all the play by play on games played by each of Messi and Ronaldo
David Hummel
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Soccer Fans
I loved the book my favorite part was every part CRISTIANO RONALDO is in and my least favorite part was every part LIONEL MESSI is in.
bookishy
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first part of the book bored me – I was really struggling to continue it, but I have read enough biographies to know how difficult it is to write them. The second half of the book captured me completely, hence the four stars. In the Jimmy Burns made me curious what was going to happen next, even though I knew was going to happen. I recommend this book for anyone who loves football.
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Jimmy Burns was born in Madrid in 1953. His father the late Tom Burns met his mother Mabel Maranon while working in the British embassy in Madrid during the Second World War. Jimmy contributes Spanish language media outlets and publishes his books in Spanish translation as Jimmy Burns Maranon. His childhood was spent straddling cultures -Britain, Castille, and Catalonia.
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