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The Kingfisher soccer encyclopedia

by Gifford, Clive,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj GV942.2.G54 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj GV942.2.G54 2018x
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj GV942.2.G54 2018x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj GV942.2.G54 2018x

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia captures the triumph and despair of pivotal moments in world soccer. Packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skilful soccer players - old and new - from Beckham to Messi, Pelé to Ronaldo, Rooney to Neymar. Over 40 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the U.S's men's and women's teams, Brazil, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Spain.

All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analyzed 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 soccer, including rules and skills; fans and the media; managers 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.

Playing the game
Soccer legends
The brain game
Great teams
Soccer fortunes

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6 and up. This deceptively slim volume packs a considerable amount of information. The introduction traces the genesis of kicking games through rudimentary forms of soccer into current professional and Olympic competitions. Subsequent chapters address basic rules, physical tactics and skills, brief biographies of legendary players, profiles of well-known coaches and coaching strategies, summaries and win-loss records of national and club teams, and descriptions of major international competitions. The chapter "Soccer Fortunes" looks at public and commercial aspects of the game, such as the typical career path and subsequent demands of becoming a professional athlete, technical aspects of playing fields and stadiums, club politics and salaries, and fans as well as cheating scandals, stadium riots, and other "soccer nightmares." A final reference section provides facts and figures on soccer in the U.S. as well as recommended Web sites, books, and magazines; a glossary; and an index. Information is current through 2004. Articles are divided into subsections that span two-page spreads. Subtitles, brief paragraphs, and fact boxes offering trivia, tables of statistics, diagrams, and more accompany numerous photos, primarily in color. Images spill across pages in a graphic-intense, dynamic presentation. An additional appealing feature is that coverage of women's teams and players is integrated throughout and not relegated to separate chapters or footnote status. Keir Radnedge has authored two recent resources intended for adults: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Soccer0 (Carleton Books, 2002) and The Complete Encyclopedia of Soccer0 (Carleton Books, 2004). This current offering is aimed at a younger audience but will appeal to fans of all ages. The glossy cover will attract browsers, and the international coverage will appeal to a wide audience. Public libraries, middle schools, and high schools may want to consider offering both circulating and reference copies of this reasonably priced, accessible overview. --Kathleen McBroom Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Soccer -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Soccer -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer players -- Juvenile literature.
Soccer -- Encyclopedias.
Soccer players.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Fully revised and updated edition, World cup edition.
Other Titles Soccer encyclopedia
Language English
Notes Accompanying material may include a poster.
Description 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780753473900
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