Kingfisher The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia
Kingfisher The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia

By Clive Gifford


Publication Date: September 13, 2022

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A brand-new look for a classic title that has sold over 45,000 copies since 2006, this is the perfect gift book for the 2022 World Cup and beyond

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia has a brand-new look to tie in with the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, which promises to be the biggest soccer tournament in history. What's more, it includes a pullout results wallchart to fill in as the World Cup progresses.

With a fresh, contemporary design and all-new photographs throughout, 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 soccer players - old and new - from Megan Rapinoe to Lionel Messi, Pelé to Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappé to Alex Morgan. Over 40 of the best sides to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including the U.S's women's and men's teams, Brazil, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. Soccer fans will get the key information about the top tournaments and leagues around the world, including the National Women's Soccer League, MLS, the Tokyo Olympics and EURO 2020.

All the drama of the "beautiful game" is fully analyzed with dynamic full-spread photos and digital artworks that recreate famous moves and goals. 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.

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.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: Kingfisher

Publication Date: September 13, 2022

ISBN: 9780753478349

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