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Football Legends: The top 100 stars of the modern game

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Discover the inspirational story of this star player's journey from growing up in South America, to his legendary success at Barcelona FC and becoming one of the greatest players on earth. This book is for you, us, them, our children, our grandchildren, relatives of those dearly departed, and fans of the future who may want an insight into what their parents and grandparents experienced.

LIMITED EDITION GOLD FINAL EDITION A limited edition print run of the updated Griffin Park book has been produced that includes the final two seasons at our proud old stadium – featuring photographs and memories from the club’s stunning 5-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday that proved to be the last competitive match Bees supporters could attend in person – as well as the last-ever match against Swansea City in the play-offs. From Jerry Rice to Peyton Manning, Tom Brady to Joe Montana, Football Legends Alphabet boasts a stunning line up of legendary players who have shaped the greatest game ever played.Akin to a book version of Top Trumps cards, Football Legends presents the top 100 stars in modern football. Written by respected club authors and historians – Roy Cavanagh and Carl Abbott – this book will be treasured by every Manchester United supporter.

Packed with the most accurate and incisive statistics on the world's best players in the top leagues including the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga, with data sourced from leading football data provider Optasports. The stories told have specific details about the players and their individual journey, supported by facts you may have never learnt of, and each book may be an excellent reference book to guide children’s football path or a daily inspiration, some players had a slow and humble start to their career and some had doubts or rejected due to their height, size or initial skills but achieved success through effort and hard work, which can truly be an inspiration and life-lesson for kids who may also face the same challenges. Using superb photographs from the archives of the Daily Mirror, this book illustrates not just the legends sporting prowess, but their life away from the glare of the floodlights, or the rapt attention of the watching thousands. With a star profile on each page, this visually arresting almanac is packed with incisive data and includes stunning heat maps that show the pitch movements of every player featured. The achievement went a huge way to ease the agonising pain of Munich, whilst kick-starting a memorable decade in the club’s history, which saw the Red Devils claim the First Division title on two occasions, as well as winning the supreme accolade of the European Cup in 1968.

This cracking hard-back book, compiled by respected club author Colin Abbott, is crammed full of the stories, photographs and recollections from Villa fans who shared that historical European triumph – not only by roaring their team on under the Villa Park floodlights – but also by those who made life-defining trips to the far corners of the continent, which culminated in that mystical day in Rotterdam when over 12,000 Villans made the pilgrimage to Holland. Written by club authors and historians, Colin Abbott, John Russell and Jon Farrelly, the books contain stunning photos, stories, cuttings and precious memorabillia that will be treasured by every Aston Villa supporter. From Best to Barnes, Blanchflower to Bell, George to Giggs and across the clubs, this is a wonderful reflection on the true greats of the game. With an entry on each of the 24 clubs competing in the WSL and Championship as well as the England national team, the book also contains a foreword by UEFA women’s football chief and former FIFA World Best Player Nadine Keßler.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). The first book was published in September – and tells the remarkable story of Villa’s first 75 years, an era when the club dominated football… the Kings of Birmingham and renowned across the globe.

Football Legends: Young readers will love finding out all about the lives of their favourite players in this great new biography series. The books are written in a way that is easily digestible and the younger audience can learn about the players with little difficulty. each of the featured 'legends', we include an upper and lower case version of the letter in sans-serif. Wooden puzzles are a potential choking hazard and not suitable for children under the age of 3 years.

There was no invited ‘Super League’ nonsense in those days, to become the Champions of Europe Villa had to be the Champions of England… Real Champions playing other Real Champions. Michael admits in his introduction that ’the Rams current position is depressing’ but beginning with the club's origins in 1884, his book looks to the glory days of the past, especially to the Brian Clough era. In both Classic and Ultimate flavours, the series is written by two football-mad brothers from Southampton, Matt and Tom Oldfield. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal.In a series of wonderful profiles, it celebrates the outstanding players of the sport, and marks their impact on their clubs and the wider game. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

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