I Think Therefore I Play

I Think Therefore I Play

I Think Therefore I Play

Pirlo's profile could not be much higher, having competed in the Champions League final in May 2015 and then embarking on a new career signing with MLS side New York City FC in July 2015. The vibrancy, humor and vivid insight that carry Pirlo's autobiography along confounds his image as a dead-eyed assassin on the field of play. All the big names are in there: Lippi, Ancelotti, Conte, Maldini, Shevchenko, Seedorf, Buffon, Kaka, Nesta, Costacurta, Gattuso, Berlusconi and Ronaldo ("the real one"). But they're not always in their work clothes. We hear Berlusconi playing the piano and telling "various types" of joke at Milan's training ground. We see Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi drawing Nesta's ire as they take him on a mystery tour of the German countryside in a hire car days before a World Cup semi-final. And we smell the aftermath of Filippo Inzaghi's graphically described pre-match routine.

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Genre : Soccer players
Author : Andrea Pirlo
Publisher : BackPage Press Limited
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 1909430161


Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play

Andrea Pirlo I Think Therefore I Play

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Andrea Pirlo
Publisher : BackPage Press
Release : 2014-04-15
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781909430181


We Think Therefore We Are

We Think Therefore We Are

Featuring contributions from Stephen Baxter, Eric Brown, Robert Reed, and Ian Watson, this brilliant collection of fifteen original stories explores the nature of artificial intelligence, playing on our fear and fascination with robots, computers, and technology. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Peter Crowther
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 0756405335


My Story

My Story

Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team, and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champion's league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool. In this book he charts his full playing career, shedding light on the defining games, his life off the pitch as well as the players and managers he's encountered. Explosive, controversial and searingly honest, this will be the last word from an era-defining player.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Steven Gerrard
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-09-24
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9781405924429


My Turn

My Turn

The autobiography of Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, whose remarkable life and impeccable style have influenced star players and clubs for decades Johan Cruyff embodied a footballing philosophy that now dominates coaching and playing styles in all the leading club sides around the world. You can dispute whether Cruyff was the greatest player ever--he was certainly one of the top three--but he is undoubtedly the player who single-handedly changed the nature of the game. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's remarkable career, built on the techniques he learned playing in the streets of postwar Amsterdam while hoping to be noticed by the city's famous club, Ajax. He would eventually inspire that team to eight league championships and three European cups. He won his first of three Ballons d'Or at twenty-four in 1971. In 1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee. He led the Catalans to victory in La Liga for the first time since 1960, and went on to leave a lasting mark on Spanish soccer. In the 1974 World Cup, Cruyff propelled the Dutch team to the final for the first time. Cruyff's lasting influence, however, is not in the medals he won, but in the style of play he epitomized and then applied to the Barcelona and Ajax teams he coached. His vision of "Total Football" transformed the way soccer was played, and its dazzling fluidity became the basis of the most admired sides around the world. He was the sport's uncompromising genius on and off the field of play.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Johan Cruyff
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2016-11-29
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781568585727


I Think Therefore I Draw

I Think Therefore I Draw

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Genre : Art and philosophy
Author : Daniel Klein
Publisher : Oneworld
Release : 2021-03-04
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1786075636


The Artist Being Iniesta

The Artist Being Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta is the Barcelona and Spain legend, rated by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Paul Scholes as one of the greatest footballers of all time. This is the thinking fan's footballer with a thinking fan's football book. Andrés Iniesta was twelve years old when scouts invited him into Barcelona's famous La Masia academy. Shortly after he joined the club, Barca legend Pep Guardiola remarked of him, 'This lad is going to retire us all.' Iniesta rapidly became a permanent fixture in the Barca midfield, propelling the club to a raft of trophies, including eight La Liga championships and four Champions League titles. With his country he has won the European Championship twice, and scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final. Behind the wonderfully graceful passing and movement, and the accolades and trophies he has garnered, there exists an intelligent and thoughtful man who, until now, has let his beautifully skilful feet do the talking. In The Artist: Being Iniesta, the Spanish maestro paints a vivid self-portrait, in his own words but also in those of his coaches, team-mates, opponents, friends and family. The result is intriguing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Andrés Iniesta
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2016-09-08
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781472232328


Luka Modric

Luka Modric

THE FIRST AND ONLY AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM REAL MADRID GALÁCTICO AND WORLD CUP SUPERSTAR LUKA MODRIC. 'Enthralling.' – Oliver Holt, Mail on Sunday 'Awesome' – Match Magazine 'Solemn, soulful and occasionally romantic' – Alyson Rudd, The Times 'an illuminating insight into the career of one of the greatest players in the modern game' – Late Tackle 'On a level with the great midfield players of the last 20 years.' - Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE For the first time, Real Madrid galáctico and Croatian legend Luka Modric tells the story of his journey from a childhood in his war-torn homeland to becoming a serial UEFA Champions League winner and one of the most celebrated footballers in the world. Regarded as one of the great midfield players of the last 20 years, Luka reveals the difficulties of growing up during the Croatian War of Independence and his beginnings as a footballer. The FIFA World Cup finalist sets the record straight regarding key moments at Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid; he gives us intimate insights into his treasured home life; and he brings us his personal account of his career peak – Croatia's dramatic path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final. What were his thoughts during decisive matches? What was his relationship with key players and coaches? What is the inner determination that keeps him on the pitch? What does it take to become the best footballer in the world? Luka was consistently underestimated in his early career, but through grit and determination he has defied the expectations of everyone who doubted him, and reached the ultimate heights of world football. This is Luka Modric in his own words.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Luka Modric
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-08-20
Total Pages : 337 Pages
ISBN : 9781472977953


Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the greatest managers of all time, with five Champions League titles to his name. Yet his approach could not be further from the aggressive theatricals favoured by many of his rivals. His understated style has earned him the fierce loyalty of players like David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Carlo Ancelotti
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-05-26
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780241975381


Jamie Vardy From Nowhere My Story

Jamie Vardy From Nowhere My Story

The Sunday Times Bestseller and Number 1 Sport Book of 2016 'A tale that's truly inspirational' The Sun An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn’t have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Jamie thought his chance was gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while still working in a factory, his off-the-cuff performances saw him rise. Jamie had a wild and turbulent youth, but football became his saving grace and, once he filled his boots with goals at FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, he moved to Leicester City. After the miracle of surviving relegation, the team of unlikely outsiders bonded together to achieve the unthinkable: Jamie set the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches and Leicester beat odds of 5000-1 to become champions. Jamie has now been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, firmly establishing himself as one of England’s leading goal scoring footballers. Not forgetting his roots, however, he has set up the V9 Academy in a bid to find the next big talent from non-league football. Defying all expectations, this is the story of the boy from nowhere who reached the top in his own unflinching, honest words.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jamie Vardy
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-10-06
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781473550469