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The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia

Written by Clive Gifford

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Football crams dynamic action, breathtaking skills and heartstopping tension into 90 minutes of play. It is sport as drama, making heroes and villains out of its players, managers and officials. So says author Clive Gifford in his introduction to this book, which captures all the excitement, colour and drama of the world’s favourite sport. It’s packed full of information on the game, its key people and its history, as well as on tactics, illustrating these with real life examples from teams and players from across the world.  There are stats when necessary, alongside Fact File extras, snippets of unusual and often quirky football info. Action photos in colour contribute to the sense of excitement and passionate emotion provoked by football and fans of the game will love this.

Andrea Reece

The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia Synopsis

The 2018 World Cup edition of The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia captures the triumph and despair of key moments in world football. Packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skilful footballers - old and new - from Beckham to Messi, Pele to Ronaldo, Rooney to Neymar.

Over 40 of the best international and national teams to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including Brazil, Manchester United, Barcelona and Spain. All the drama of the 'beautiful game' is fully analysed with dynamic full-spread photos and digital artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, while each chapter includes links to websites, providing a valuable access point to databases of players, international results, all the major tournaments, and club histories.

Includes in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills; fans and the media; managers and tactics. Packed with the latest statistics on the 'beautiful game', including an updated report on EURO 16, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family. Includes a pull-out WORLD CUP 2018 wallchart to fill in as the tournament progresses.

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ISBN: 9780753442234
Publication date: 19/04/2018
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780753437131
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753442234
Publication date: 19th April 2018
Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Other Categories: World Cup 2018

About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and over 80 non-fiction books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Football - The ultimate guide to the beautiful game, Football Skills, Olympics, 10 Explorers Who Changed the World, How the World Works and Think Again! He has received commendations from the Smithsonian Museum in the US and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach and contributed to various ...

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