• Mbappé

    The youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pelé, for the tournament-winning team, in his brief career to date Kylian Mbappé is fast becoming one of the biggest names in football. But did you know that even at three years old, he would sit listening to the manager’s talk before an AS Bondy match? Or where […]

  • Griezmann

    Quick, incisive and versatile, Antoine Griezmann is the ultimate modern forward. But did you know that he had to leave France in order to find a professional club willing to take a chance on him? Or that he wears the number 7 shirt as a tribute to his idol, David Beckham? Or that Real Sociedad fans came to […]

  • Pogba

    A dynamic and commanding presence both on and off the pitch, Paul Pogba is rarely out of the public eye. But did you know that Barcelona came close to sealing a deal for the midfielder a year before he returned to Manchester United? Or that he first performed his famous ‘Dab’ celebration in December 2015, after scoring against Carpi […]

  • Salah

    Mohamed Salah needed little time to settle into life at Liverpool. Since signing for the Anfield club in 2017 for a then-club record fee, he has broken the club’s scoring record for a debut season, as well as becoming the leading goalscorer in Europe’s top five leagues, overtaking Lionel Messi and Harry Kane. He was […]

  • Neymar

    Tipped for greatness from an early age, it’s easy to think that every moment of Neymar’s life has been played out under the glare of a spotlight. But did you know that Real Madrid were just €60,000 away from signing him in 2006? Or that a phone call from Pelé stopped Neymar leaving Santos for Chelsea in 2010? Or […]

  • Messi

    Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history. But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin? Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying his growth hormone deficiency? And do you know why he refused to collect his […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Strength, speed and dedication: Cristiano Ronaldo is known throughout the world as a colossus of the modern game. But did you know that he underwent laser heart surgery ages just fifteen to enable him to continue playing the game he loved? Or that Nacional, his first professional club, donated twenty balls and two sets of kits to his youth team […]

  • Messi vs Ronaldo

    It’s a rivalry like no other. Lionel Messi: nimble, elusive, magical. Cristiano Ronaldo: pacey, powerful, deadly. Since 2006 the undisputed two best players of their generation have battled it out setting new records, dominating the FIFA Ballon d’Or and reaching new heights season after season as their clubs have carved up the top honours in […]

  • Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo

    Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. Who is the best of the three? Is Messi better than Maradona? Can Cristiano outdo Eusebio? Will Neymar ever overtake Messi, or rise to the heights of fellow countryman ‘O Rei’ Pelé? While there may not be a definitive answer to be found in these […]

  • Suárez

    The remarkable story behind football’s most explosive talent Luis Suárez is one of the most brilliant and controversial players in world football. Signed by Barcelona in 2014 despite a lengthy ban for biting an opponent, he quickly became a central figure in their sensational treble-winning campaign, setting the seal on it with the decisive goal […]

  • Suárez, Messi, Neymar

    Everyone has its own opinion. These books aim to provide all the possible analysis about these football stars taken 3 on 3. From the starring players of the 2013-14 season to the astonishing Barcelona’s strikeforce for 2014-15. Sport is fuelled by rivalries between athletes, teams and countries, as well as by comparisons between different periods […]

  • Martial

    On 1 September 2015, Anthony Martial completed his transfer from Monaco to Manchester United. At just 19 years of age, the fee of £36m (potentially rising to £58m) made the France international the most expensive teenager of all time. Eyebrows were raised at the landmark fee but a goal against Liverpool in his first game helped get the supporters onside, while […]

  • Balotelli

    The remarkable story behind the sensational headlines Mario Balotelli has a reputation like no other in football. Since exploding on to the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and England, moving between Europe’s elite clubs. Yet for all his undoubted talent, he is better known for his […]

  • Io, Il Pupo

    Vita, opere e invettive di un alabastraio Un uomo libero, nella vita e nel pensiero, ironico e critico con sé stesso e con gli altri, si racconta. Aulo Grandoli, il Pupo, da settant’anni fa l’alabastraio, la sua storia è quella di un mestiere che sta scomparendo, di un ideale dimenticato, di una città, Volterra. Un […]

  • Un piatto, una vita

    “La cucina di Volterra è una cucina semplice, fatta di ingredienti poveri e nutrienti: trippa, fagioli, stoccafisso. Che permette di non confondersi. La cucina serve per nutrirsi e serve per proteggersi come comunità. Ogni volta che mi trovo a Volterra mi sento protetto, perché mi trovo davanti a persone che paiono invisibili, tanto l’essere persone normali sembra una assurdità nell’epoca dello sfoggio, […]

  • Roberto Mancini

    A footballing life: the full story Roberto Mancini’s FA Cup win and subsequent Premier League triumph with Manchester City were just the latest chapters in a success story that has brought him from teenage stardom in Bologna to international renown as a manager. This book gives the full inside story of Mancini’s rollercoaster life in […]

  • 11 contro 11

    Le storie più belle e più brutte della storia dei mondiale Fin dall’edizione inaugurale del 1930 in Uruguay, la Coppa del mondo è stata una grande ribalta planetaria, un palcoscenico visibilissimo sul quale si sono intrecciate sfide sportive e politiche, storie personali e pubbliche, scandali, passioni, grandi vittorie e terribili sconfitte, dentro e fuori dal […]

  • Karim Benzema

    Considéré comme le meilleur attaquant français de sa génération, Karim Benzema a débuté sa carrière à l’Olympique Lyonnais avant de rejoindre le Real Madrid en 2009. Star parmi les stars, il fi gure désormais parmi les plus grands buteurs de ce club légendaire. En équipe de France, après quelques malentendus et rendez-vous manqués, et à la faveur d’un Mondial 2014 réussi, […]

  • Coupe du Monde

    Coupe du monde: gagner/perdre malgré Domenech L’originalité du livre réside dans la juxtaposition de ces deux réflexions, euphoriques ou acides selon la thèse choisie. Cet ouvrage répond aux certitudes des uns et alimente les inquiétudes des autres. La polémique est ouverte. Aussi bien pour équilibrer leur livre que pour l’enrichir, les auteurs ont largement questionné […]

  • Vicente del Bosque

    Vicente del Bosque, mil gracias Tras el éxito de la Roja al proclamarse campeona del mundo en Sudáfrica, Vicente del Bosque se convirtió en uno de los hombres más queridos de nuestro país y no solo por haber conseguido nuestro ansiado primer título mundial, sino también por su inigualable estilo: su aplomo, su imperturbable serenidad, […]

  • Lance Armstrong

    El doble desafío de Lance Armstrong La vida de un personaje excepcional, marcado por el éxito, el drama y el afán de superación más allá de la gesta deportiva. “Estoy feliz de anunciar que, después de discutirlo con mis hijos, mi familia y mis amigos más íntimos, he decidido volver al ciclismo profesional. La razón: […]

  • Mañana

    ¿Puedo escapar de aquí? ¿Soy capaz de dejar a mi marido y a mis hijos? ¿Hay para mí otro mundo que no sea éste? ¿Puede el amor transformarlo todo? María, un ama de casa profundamente insatisfecha, planea huir mañana. Mientras se encarga de los preparativos, rememora su pasado y el lector, que se convierte en […]

  • Torres

    An intimate portrait of the kid who became king Fernando Torres is revered by players, coaches and managers, adored in his homeland and idolised by 42 million Liverpool fans across the world. From his birth in Madrid’s working-class Fuenlabrada district to his incredible 33-goal first season at Liverpool and his winning goal in the final […]

  • Zidane

    Zidane, cent dix minutes pour partir Au gré de tous les faits et les méfaits détaillés de son dernier match – une finale de Coupe du monde contre l’Italie – c’est la vie de Zinédine Zidane qui défile ici, avec ses grands soleils et des zones d’ombre. L’auteur porte un regard complètement nouveau, plein d’admiration […]

  • Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho, el futbolista feliz La biografía más completa del Gaúcho, desde sus orígenes en el Gremio hasta el Mundial de Alemania, pasando por los éxitos con el FC Barcelona. «A unos, Dios le ha dado el don de pintar. A mí me ha regalado la capacidad de hacer feliz a la gente jugando al fútbol». […]