The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia (Kingfisher Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)
Updated with a fresh new design and all-new photographs, The Soccer Encyclopedia brings you all the latest information, stats, and facts from the world of soccer. Read about superstar players, from Kylian Mbappé and Carli Lloyd to Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi. Follow your favorite teams in the NWSL, the MLS, and around the globe. And get the lowdown on the greatest tournaments and competitions, from the Copa América to the FIFA World Cup.
The book now features expanded material on women's soccer, one of the world's fastest-growing sports. It's packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skilful players—old and new—from Megan Rapinoe to Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé to Cristiano Ronaldo, and Harry Kane to Neymar. Over 50 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the U.S. women's and men's teams, Brazil, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. Soccer fans will get the key information about the top tournaments and leagues around the world, including the English Premier League, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the Copa Libertadores.
All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analyzed with dynamic full-spread photos and artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, and there is in-depth coverage of every aspect of soccer, including rules and skills; fans and the media; coaches and tactics. Packed with the latest statistics and fully updated for this new edition, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family.
About the Author
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.