Goal! Football Around the World by Caio Vilela

Goal! Football Around the World

Written by Caio Vilela

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The joy that football brings around the world and its very special ability to link communities is celebrated in the beautiful photographic illustrations to this book. Wherever there is a ball – of any kind from simple and home-made to shop manufactured, someone will love to play football with it. And, just as quality of the ball doesn’t matter, neither does the surface of the ground the game is played on. Across beaches, fields, streets or anywhere else where the ground is mostly flat, football joins people around the world together.

Translated by Sean Taylor.


Goal! Football Around the World by Caio Vilela

Where there's a ball ...there will always be someone who wants to play football. New in paperback. This book celebrates a hugely popular game, played all over the world - sometimes on a top quality football pitch, sometimes in the desert, sometimes on the street. With action photographs from 15 countries, this uplifting book shows the joy of football, wherever it is played, as well as its ability to unite children across the globe.


The joy that football brings around the world and its very special ability to link communities is celebrated in the beautiful photographic illustrations to this book. Love Reading A must read book. Bookwitch Listed under top Books for Children This glossy book is filled with cheerful images from all over the world, with a subtext of the unifying nature of the game. Heroes and statistics abound, but more importantly happy faces. Irish Examiner

About the Author

CAIO VILELA is a photographer and journalist who has travelled to more than 60 countries, producing stories for newspapers and magazines such as the Brazilian editions of National Geographic, Rolling Stone and Elle. He has also worked as an international tour guide, and takes Brazilian trekkers on the Everest Base Camp trail twice a year.

Goal! is his first children's book.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th February 2015




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