I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-06-27
ISBN 10: 0241966841
ISBN 13: 9780241966846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic Book Review:

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 Football

I Am Football
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780241297155
ISBN 13: 024129715X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Football Book Review:

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!

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic,David Lagercrantz,Ruth Urbom
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780241966839
ISBN 13: 0241966833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic Book Review:

'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

Jamie Vardy From Nowhere My Story

Jamie Vardy  From Nowhere  My Story
Author: Jamie Vardy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 1473550467
ISBN 13: 9781473550469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jamie Vardy From Nowhere My Story Book Review:

The Sunday Times Bestseller and Number 1 Sport Book of 2016 'A tale that's truly inspirational' The Sun An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn’t have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Jamie thought his chance was gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while still working in a factory, his off-the-cuff performances saw him rise. Jamie had a wild and turbulent youth, but football became his saving grace and, once he filled his boots with goals at FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, he moved to Leicester City. After the miracle of surviving relegation, the team of unlikely outsiders bonded together to achieve the unthinkable: Jamie set the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches and Leicester beat odds of 5000-1 to become champions. Jamie has now been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, firmly establishing himself as one of England’s leading goal scoring footballers. Not forgetting his roots, however, he has set up the V9 Academy in a bid to find the next big talent from non-league football. Defying all expectations, this is the story of the boy from nowhere who reached the top in his own unflinching, honest words.

My Untold Story

My Untold Story
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780241996089
ISBN 13: 0241996082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Untold Story Book Review:

'He is an amazing talent, one of the best around' Pep Guardiola Football's most prolific and controversial goalscorer has nothing left to prove on the pitch. There is only one Zlatan. In the decade since his megaselling memoir I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he has played at Paris Saint-Germain (2012-2016), Manchester United (2016-2018), LA Galaxy (2018-2019) and Milan (2020-). This outrageous and hilarious follow-up is bursting with personal confessions and revealing anecdotes about the world's best players and managers. Packed with revelations, in Adrenaline we hear for the first time what Zlatan really thinks about his time in the Premier League and what it was like to score that glorious bicycle kick against England. We hear about the club he very nearly signed for, and see his hilarious run-ins with the French media - and the French in general, really. Plus so much more. Zlatan transports you into the world of top-flight football like no one else. Filled with revelations - including Zlatan's life lessons on happiness, friendship and love - you'll be talking about this book a long time after finishing it.

The Artist Being Iniesta

The Artist  Being Iniesta
Author: Andrés Iniesta
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1472232321
ISBN 13: 9781472232328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Artist Being Iniesta Book Review:

Andrés Iniesta is the Barcelona and Spain legend, rated by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Paul Scholes as one of the greatest footballers of all time. This is the thinking fan's footballer with a thinking fan's football book. Andrés Iniesta was twelve years old when scouts invited him into Barcelona's famous La Masia academy. Shortly after he joined the club, Barca legend Pep Guardiola remarked of him, 'This lad is going to retire us all.' Iniesta rapidly became a permanent fixture in the Barca midfield, propelling the club to a raft of trophies, including eight La Liga championships and four Champions League titles. With his country he has won the European Championship twice, and scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. Behind the wonderfully graceful passing and movement, and the accolades and trophies he has garnered, there exists an intelligent and thoughtful man who, until now, has let his beautifully skilful feet do the talking. In The Artist: Being Iniesta, the Spanish maestro paints a vivid self-portrait, in his own words but also in those of his coaches, team-mates, opponents, friends and family. The result is intriguing.

Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play

Andrea Pirlo  I Think Therefore I Play
Author: Andrea Pirlo
Publsiher: BackPage Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 1909430188
ISBN 13: 9781909430181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play Book Review:

White Teeth

White Teeth
Author: Zadie Smith
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2001-01-25
ISBN 10: 0141939230
ISBN 13: 9780141939230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Teeth Book Review:

Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union 'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. 'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times 'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph

Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Fall of Man in Wilmslow
Author: David Lagercrantz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0735232512
ISBN 13: 9780735232518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of Man in Wilmslow Book Review:

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...

Ultimate High

Ultimate High
Author: Göran Kropp,David Lagercrantz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018298734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultimate High Book Review:

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

The Berlin Boxing Club

The Berlin Boxing Club
Author: Robert Sharenow
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 0062076922
ISBN 13: 9780062076922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Berlin Boxing Club Book Review:

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.

Adrenaline

Adrenaline
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN 10: 0241996090
ISBN 13: 9780241996096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adrenaline Book Review:

'He is skilful. He is outspoken. He is Zlatan' New York Times 'He is an amazing talent, one of the best around' Pep Guardiola Football's most prolific and controversial goalscorer has nothing left to prove on the pitch. There is only one Zlatan. In the decade since his megaselling memoir I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he has played at Paris Saint-Germain (2012-2016), Manchester United (2016-2018), LA Galaxy (2018-2019) and Milan (2020-). This outrageous and hilarious follow-up is bursting with personal confessions and revealing anecdotes about the world's best players and managers. Packed with revelations, in Adrenaline we hear for the first time what Zlatan really thinks about his time in the Premier League and what it was like to score that glorious bicycle kick against England. We hear about the club he very nearly signed for, and see his hilarious run-ins with the French media - and the French in general, really. Plus so much more. Zlatan transports you into the world of top-flight football like no one else. Filled with revelations - including Zlatan's life lessons on happiness, friendship and love - you'll be talking about this book a long time after finishing it.

Wayne Rooney My Decade in the Premier League

Wayne Rooney  My Decade in the Premier League
Author: Wayne Rooney
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 0007462905
ISBN 13: 9780007462902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wayne Rooney My Decade in the Premier League Book Review:

‘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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Author: Adrian Besley
Publsiher: Ultimate Fan Book
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-03
ISBN 10: 9781780977676
ISBN 13: 1780977670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Book Review:

Written in a lively, buzzing style, and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs, and enlightening quotes, this book celebrates the Swedish maestro's early life and his career on and off the field. You will learn about his childhood, his youth in Sweden, his time playing for his hometown team (Malmö FF), and his path to global superstardom, starring for clubs in the Netherlands (Ajax), Italy (Juventus, Inter Milan, and A.C. Milan), Spain (Barcelona), and France (Paris Saint-Germain). You will discover how he honed his incredible technique, instinctive eye for goal, and ability to sniff out a chance. This is a highly entertaining insight into a pro soccer legend.

I Am Zlatan

I Am Zlatan
Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 081298692X
ISBN 13: 9780812986921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Zlatan Book Review:

Daring, flashy, innovative, volatile—no matter what they call him, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of soccer’s brightest stars. A top-scoring striker and captain of the Swedish national team, he has dominated the world’s most storied teams, including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. But his life wasn’t always so charmed. Born to Balkan immigrants who divorced when he was a toddler, Zlatan learned self-reliance from his rough-and-tumble neighborhood. While his father, a Bosnian Muslim, drank to forget the war back home, his mother’s household was engulfed in chaos. Soccer was Zlatan’s release. Mixing in street moves and trick plays, Zlatan was a wild talent who rode to practice on stolen bikes and relished showing up the rich kids—opponents and teammates alike. Goal by astonishing goal, the brash young outsider grew into an unlikely prodigy and, by his early twenties, an international phenomenon. Told as only the man himself could tell it, featuring stories of friendships and feuds with the biggest names in the sport, I Am Zlatan is a wrenching, uproarious, and ultimately redemptive tale for underdogs everywhere. Praise for I Am Zlatan “Terrific . . . Far more insightful than your typical jock memoir, Ibra’s book tells his story of growing up as the son of immigrants in Sweden and pulls no punches when it comes to his opinions of some of the biggest names in the game.”—Sports Illustrated “The most compelling autobiography ever to appear under a footballer’s name.”—The Guardian “The story of Zlatan—from his days as an immigrant kid juggling a soccer ball so he won’t get bullied to his emergence as the genius player who scored the greatest goal ever—is as compelling and fancy-footed as his game.”—Aleksandar Hemon, National Book Award finalist and author of The Lazarus Project “I love this book. I love it because it’s so much bigger than soccer. I Am Zlatan is a story of hope and grit and what an immigrant kid who comes from nothing can accomplish with hard work and belief in himself. It’s also a beautiful window into our new, more open, more diverse world.”—Marcus Samuelsson, bestselling author of Yes, Chef “Probably the bestselling European immigrant’s tale since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth . . . Once you get past the obligatory snigger prompted by the phrase ‘footballer’s autobiography,’ you can see that Zlatan’s book strangely resembles an earlier immigrant’s tale: Portnoy’s Complaint.”—Financial Times “He is skillful. He is outspoken. He is Zlatan.”—The New York Times “The best sports autobiography in years.”—PolicyMic

Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia
Author: Dawn French
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN 10: 0141948078
ISBN 13: 9780141948072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh Dear Silvia Book Review:

Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia. Everyone knows the real Silvia, don't they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again . . . Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain's most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous. Praise for the book 'Hilarious. My top book . . .' The Times 'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' Heat 'Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

How to Be a Footballer

How to Be a Footballer
Author: Peter Crouch
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1473561213
ISBN 13: 9781473561212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Footballer Book Review:

**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

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
Author: Wayne Rooney
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780007236435
ISBN 13: 0007236433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wayne Rooney Book Review:

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: Guillem Balague
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 1409155072
ISBN 13: 9781409155072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cristiano Ronaldo Book Review:

The definitive biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, named Football Book of the Year at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2016 Fully updated to include the 2017-18 season and Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, a dream he pursued from the age of just twelve when he left his humble origins on Madeira behind. It wasn't long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way. He then became the biggest galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. Unprecedented success in the Champions League and a record-equalling five Ballons d'Or followed, before his sensational move to Juventus in the summer of 2018. Guillem Balagué, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of a twenty-first-century footballing icon.

My Turn

My Turn
Author: Johan Cruyff
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN 10: 1568585721
ISBN 13: 9781568585727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Turn Book Review:

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.