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Gifford, Clive.

The Kingfisher soccer encyclopedia / Clive Gifford. - New York : Kingfisher : Distributed in the U.S. by Macmillan, 2010, c2006. - 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

"The facts, the goals, the superstars"--Cover. "With free World Cip wall chart"--Cover.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Introduction -- Playing the game -- Soccer legends -- The brain game -- Great teams -- Soccer fortunes -- Competitions -- Reference.

Covers the sport's rules, skills, fans and the media, coaches, and tactics, and offers profiles of the top players and teams. From the first soccer games to today's money-spinning global industry, the book takes readers to the heart of a sport that is played and watched by millions of people around the world. It explains the key rules, skills, and tactics and examines issues in and around the game--supporters, the media, and the demands of being a professional player. Stunning digital artwork recreates some of the most famous moves and greatest goals in soccer history, and the latest statistics are provided for soccer enthusiasts.

9780753463970 0753463970

Soccer--Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Soccer players.