The Kingfisher Football Encyclopedia captures the triumph and despair of pivotal 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 sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including Brazil, Manchester United, Arsenal 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' this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family. Includes a pull-out World Cup wallchart to fill in as the tournament progresses.
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and over 50 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! A life-long supporter of the London team Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach and contributed to various football fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester, England.