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Kingfisher The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia Kingfisher The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia

By Clive Gifford


Publication Date: May 7, 2024

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Ages 7 to 11

A fully updated edition of a classic title that has sold over 50,000 copies, The Soccer Encyclopedia is the perfect gift book to accompany EURO 2024 and beyond

With a fill-in EURO 2024 results wallchart, 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 Leah Williamson to Erling Haaland and Bukayo Sako. Follow your favourite teams in the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga and around the globe. And get the lowdown on the greatest tournaments and competitions, from the FA Cup 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 Harry Kane to Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappé to Kevin de Bruyne, and Alexia Putellas to Neymar. Over 50 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the England men’s and women’s teams, Brazil, Manchester City, Liverpool 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 EUROs, and the UEFA Champion’s League.

All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analysed 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 who has written hundreds of books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include Soccer - The ultimate guide to the beautiful game, Soccer Skills, Olympics, 10 Explorers Who Changed the World, How the World Works and Think Again!. He has received commendations from PBS and the Smithsonian Museum and received a Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. He won the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize with Eye Benders. He has also been a soccer coach and contributed to various soccer fanzines. Clive lives in Manchester, England.

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: Kingfisher

Publication Date: May 7, 2024

ISBN: 9780753480441

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