What are some of the best soccer books to buy? Here’s a quick run down of some soccer books to read this summer or any summer or winter or fall.
The Complete Book of Soccer Restart Plays 180 restart plays each clearly explained and diagrammed. Includes: Free Kicks, Corner Kicks, Throw Ins, Penalty Kicks and Goal Kicks. ‘The systematic study of soccer play in the last few years shows that restarting the game at set plays, whatever the situation, is often the main cause for goal scoring.’ To purchase click here!
How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization Foer, a New Republic editor, scores a game-winning goal with this analysis of the interchange between soccer and the new global economy. The subtitle is a bit misleading, though: he doesn’t really use soccer to develop a theory; instead, he focuses on how examining soccer in different countries allows us to understand how international forces affect politics and life around the globe. To purchase click here!
Pele – My Life and the Beautiful Game This autobiography is an excellent, descriptive anology of a great athelete who exceeded far more than any other player in the history of game. The story is told through the eyes of the man behind the legend, in his own words. It is a motivational story for any player, any age, at any level in the game. Pele’s encounters are an inspiration to anyone who reads this book. To purchase click here!
Cristiano Ronaldo: Champion of the World
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey–and Even Iraq–Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport