I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780241966846
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Release: 2013-06-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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I AM ZLATAN - the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers 'Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat . . . I'm a Ferrari' Zlatan Ibrahimovic - professional football's most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modern-day philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his poverty-stricken upbringing as an outsider in Malmö, Sweden, to becoming one of the world's most sought-after and expensive players, gracing Europe's finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris Saint-Germain. I AM ZLATAN reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and God-given talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all 4 goals for Sweden in a 4-2 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30-yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that 'combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique'. For fans of The Secret Footballer and Football Manager Stole My Life this no holds barred football memoir is every bit as dramatic and revealing as Roy Keane's classic autobiography. 'The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic . . .' Simon Kuper, author of Why England Always Lose 'Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page. 'Dynamite' said one Swedish reporter' Daily Mail on I AM ZLATAN

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic,David Lagercrantz,Ruth Urbom
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0241966833
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Release: 2013
Editor: Viking
Language: en

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'Why be a Fiat, when you can be a Ferrari?' Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nickname: 'Ibracadabra' Height: 6 ft 5 in. Nationality: Sweden Club Goals: 266 Club Games: 531 Trophies: 19 Transfer Fees: £150 million (world record) Hobbies: Fast cars (Porsche Turbo), Snowmobile, Taekwondo (black belt) Welcome to planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish immigrant rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training ground bust-up on his journey to dominate the world's top clubs, including Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Full of wicked one-liners and amazing stories, Zlatan lifts the lid on some of the biggest names in football, including Guardiola, Mourinho and Messi. Moving, funny and totally frank, I am Zlatan is a remarkable story of genuine hardship and unimaginable success. It is unlike any autobiography you have ever read. 'There's never a dull moment on Planet Zlatan. This is a snarling, fizzing, unrepentant firecracker of a book; if footballers' memoirs bore you, make an exception for this one.' The Independant

I Am Football

I Am Football
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Pages: 256
ISBN: 024129715X
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Release: 2018-11-22
Editor: Viking
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the number one bestselling author of I am Zlatan comes . . . I am Football. A photographic journey around planet Zlatan, including interviews with all the key people from his stellar career- Pogba, Mino Raiola, Jose Mourinho, and many others. From Malmo, to becoming the Ligue 1's highest ever goal scorer with Paris Saint-Germain, before on further triumph at Manchester United. Zlatan is Football!

Far from Home

Far from Home
Author: Rosie Ayliffe
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780143796398
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

British mother Rosie Ayliffe thought her 21-year-old daughter, Mia, would be safe travelling around Australia on a gap year. But Mia wanted to extend her visa and in order to do that needed to find 88 days of work on a farm - a requirement that would lead to catastrophic events. Four short days after Mia moved to a hostel in Queensland to take a job on a sugarcane farm, she was brutally murdered. Faced with every parent's worst nightmare, Rosie travelled to Australia to retrieve Mia's body. From the moment she landed, however, she started to hear stories about the terrible treatment of young workers like Mia - stories of exploitation, sexual harassment, rape. Mia was Rosie's only child and she brought her up as a single parent. Her death was traumatic and life-changing. In Rosie's memoir, she describes movingly how she has found the strength to come to terms with devastating loss, drawing on inspiration from her daughter's short life. She also explains how she has become the driving force behind an international campaign to press for change to the 88 days system. Part exposé of the dangers facing backpackers in Australia, part call to arms, ultimately Far from Home is an inspiring and heartfelt story of a mother's love for her daughter and her fight to protect others from suffering a similar tragedy.

Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play

Andrea Pirlo  I Think Therefore I Play
Author: Andrea Pirlo
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781909430181
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: BackPage Press
Language: en

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Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Fall of Man in Wilmslow
Author: David Lagercrantz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780735232518
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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From the author of the #1 bestseller The Girl in the Spider's Web, an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing's suicide and then opens out to take in a young detective's awakening to painful secrets about his own life--and the life of his country. It's 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: it is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young Detective Sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamt of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis' Enigma code. But he is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him being pursued as a threat to national security...

Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership
Author: Carlo Ancelotti
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780241975381
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Release: 2016-05-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.

How to Be a Footballer

How to Be a Footballer
Author: Peter Crouch
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473561212
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Release: 2018-09-06
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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**Winner of the 2018 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Bestseller of the Year** 'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - Sunday Times 'The funniest man in British sport' - Metro Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you’re suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate. So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay £250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We’ll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions. I am Peter Crouch. This is How To Be A Footballer. Shall we? Can’t get enough of Crouch? Tune into That Peter Crouch Podcast on Radio 5 Live

The Berlin Boxing Club

The Berlin Boxing Club
Author: Robert Sharenow
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062076922
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Release: 2011-05-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Publishers Weekly called it "a masterful historical novel" in a starred review. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew; after all, he's never even been in a synagogue. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin don't care that Karl's family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by their attacks against a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth. Then Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons. A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: family protector. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his boxing dreams with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way? Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel.

Wayne Rooney My Decade in the Premier League

Wayne Rooney  My Decade in the Premier League
Author: Wayne Rooney
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780007462902
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Release: 2012-09-13
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘My Decade in the Premier League’ is Wayne’s first hand account of his 10 years playing at the highest level in English football – and for the biggest club in the world. This is his inside story of life on the pitch for Manchester Utd; the League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and Champions League adventures. A must for any Utd fan.

Luis Suarez Crossing the Line My Story

Luis Suarez  Crossing the Line   My Story
Author: Luis Suarez
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781472224255
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Release: 2014-11-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Luis Suárez was a young boy already in love with football by the time his family moved from the countryside to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. The guile and trickery of the street kid made an impact with the country's biggest club, Nacional, before he was spotted by Dutch scouts who brought him to Europe. Suárez was lured from Ajax to Merseyside by another iconic number 7, Kenny Dalglish. From that moment, he terrorised Premier League defences, driving a resurgent Liverpool towards their most exciting top-flight season in 24 years. But there is another side to Luis Suárez: the naturally fiery temperament which drives his competitiveness on the pitch. There was the very public incident with Patrice Evra of bitter rivals Manchester United, and the biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Then during the World Cup finals in Brazil, in a physical encounter against Italy, he bit defender Giorgi Chiellini on the shoulder. Banned from football for four months, derided by the press, he was marched out of the country. In the summer's final twist, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, moving from Liverpool to Barcelona. In his first season at the Nou Camp he helped Barca to La Liga and Copa del Rey titles, scoring 16 goals in 27 games. In Crossing the Line, Luis Suárez talks from the heart about his intriguing career, his personal journey from scrapping street kid to performer on football's biggest stage, and the never-say-die attitude that sometimes causes him to overstep the mark.

Ultimate High

Ultimate High
Author: Göran Kropp,David Lagercrantz
Pages: 227
ISBN: UCSC:32106018298734
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A personal account of one man's determination to climb Mount Everest alone describes how the Swedish climber accomplished his goal, within days of the 1995 tragedy that took the lives of a number of fellow climbers

I m Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams I Am I Am I Am

I m Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams  I Am  I Am  I Am
Author: Thomas L. Pauley,Penelope J. Pauley
Pages: 204
ISBN: 042519194X
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Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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In this book, Thomas Pauly and his daughter describe the simple system that took their family from a second personal bankruptcy to a rich and happy life, practically overnight.

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins
Author: David Walsh
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781501133190
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography
Author: Alex Ferguson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781848948631
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Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

My Turn

My Turn
Author: Johan Cruyff
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781568585727
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Release: 2016-11-29
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The autobiography of Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, whose remarkable life and impeccable style have influenced star players and clubs for decades Johan Cruyff embodied a footballing philosophy that now dominates coaching and playing styles in all the leading club sides around the world. You can dispute whether Cruyff was the greatest player ever--he was certainly one of the top three--but he is undoubtedly the player who single-handedly changed the nature of the game. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's remarkable career, built on the techniques he learned playing in the streets of postwar Amsterdam while hoping to be noticed by the city's famous club, Ajax. He would eventually inspire that team to eight league championships and three European cups. He won his first of three Ballons d'Or at twenty-four in 1971. In 1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee. He led the Catalans to victory in La Liga for the first time since 1960, and went on to leave a lasting mark on Spanish soccer. In the 1974 World Cup, Cruyff propelled the Dutch team to the final for the first time. Cruyff's lasting influence, however, is not in the medals he won, but in the style of play he epitomized and then applied to the Barcelona and Ajax teams he coached. His vision of "Total Football" transformed the way soccer was played, and its dazzling fluidity became the basis of the most admired sides around the world. He was the sport's uncompromising genius on and off the field of play.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
Author: Wayne Rooney
Pages: 311
ISBN: 0007236433
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Release: 2006
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At just 20 years of age, Wayne Rooney is already one of the best footballers in the world. This autobiography opens up about the defining years of his life as the son of a working-class family, his first tentative steps in football, and the triumphs and knock backs along the way.

The Hiltons

The Hiltons
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781455582365
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

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THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism. Then there were his children: Playboy Nicky Hilton's tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Barron Hilton, on the other hand, deftly handled his father's legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet-a stark contrast to the boys' much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict. The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly and remained a thorn in his side for decades, and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Adrian Besley
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1725340240
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Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Rosen Young Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has risen to the top of soccer stardom with his remarkable performances in numerous top-tier soccer clubs throughout Europe, including Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, and Manchester United. The Swedish superstar has won Man of the Match awards at the UEFA European Championships and been crowned Sweden's Footballer of the Year ten times. He's also fluent in five languages, and along with his impressive soccer skills, his charisma and insight have made him even more popular with his internationally widespread fan base. Readers will witness Zlatan's journey through bright, action-packed photographs and riveting text detailing an inspirational roster of Zlatan's accomplishments, techniques, and jaw-dropping goals.

Touched by God

Touched by God
Author: Diego Armando Maradona,Daniel Arcucci
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101993408
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Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of the most remarkable—and controversial—World Cup triumph in history, told in a long-awaited firsthand account from Diego Maradona, its most legendary player. “This is Diego Armando Maradona speaking, the man who scored two goals against England and one of the few Argentines who knows how much the World Cup actually weighs” In June 1986, Diego Maradona—one of soccer’s greatest and most polarizing figures—proudly hoisted the World Cup above his head. Since then, Argentina’s World Cup victory has become the stuff of legend, particularly their infamous victory over England—only four years after the country’s defeat in the Falklands War—which featured arguably the best goal in history (Maradona’s “Goal of the Century”) and the worst (the notorious “Hand of God”). But Argentina’s victory came after months of struggle and discord within the team, including the Argentine government’s attempt to remove the team’s management, a lack of equipment that forced the players to buy their own uniforms, and an argument that caused the team’s captain to quit on the eve of the tournament. Now, thirty years after Argentina’s magical victory, Maradona tells his side of the story, vividly recounting how he led the team to win one of the greatest World Cup triumphs of all time.