The World's Greatest Soccer Players
Today's Hottest SuperstarsBook - 2005
To some it's a game, to others, a religion. Soccer is the world's most-watched sport, with fans around the globe cheering on their favorite stars from local clubs to World Cup teams. Read the stories of the greatest players on the field today: * David Beckham is a celebrity who continues to catch the world's attention on and off the pitch * Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Player in 2004 and 2005 and FIFPro World Player in 2005 * Pavel Nedved, the great Czech midfielder, is now winning games for Juventus in Italy * Wayne Rooney, working-class Liverpool teen, is well on his way to superstardom * Thierry Henry came from a Parisian ghetto to become one of the fastest strikers to ever play the game * Djibril Cisse, known for his speed, acceleration and distinctive hairstyles, is making a comeback from an injury that almost cost him his leg * Zinedine Zidane, the French midfielder, scored the winning goal in the 1998 World Cup * Francesco Totti is the Italian star forward whose great talent is often overshadowed by his turbulent personality * Frank Lampard, who came from a great soccer family, was voted England's 2004/2005 Player of the Year * And many moreâ¦
Publisher: [Montreal] : Overtime Books, c2005.
Characteristics: 142 p. ;,21 cm.