"The Complete Encyclopedia of Football" is the ultimate celebration of the most popular sport on the planet. This comprehensive and fully illustrated book is written by one of the world's leading football writers and describes the history and development of the game, its legendary players and clubs, notable coaches and stadia. There is in-depth information on the major competitions at both national and club levels as well as a section on the development of the over the past 130 years. This new edition of "The Complete Encyclopedia of Football" has been fully updated and revised to take in the major competitions of the 2011-12 season, including the 2012 UEFA European Championship and the Africa Cup of Nations, providing full and contemporary coverage of football at home and abroad.
Keir Radnedge has been covering football for more than 40 years and written countless books on the subject, from tournament guides (including the 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Book) to comprehensive and highly respected encyclopedias. His distinguished career in journalism includes covering sport for the Daily Mail, The Guardian and other national newspapers and magazines in the UK and abroad. He is a former editor of World Soccer, generally recognized as the premier English-language magazine on global football. In addition to his writing, Keir has been a regular analyst for BBC radio and television, Sky Sports and the American cable television news channel CNN.
The History of the Game; The World Cup; The European Championship; Copa America; Olympic Games; Women's World Cup; Other International Competitions; European Champions League; UEFA Cup; World Club Cup; Other Major Club Competitions; The Football Nations (Europe - South America - Africa - Asia - North & Central America - Oceania); The Great Players; The Famous Clubs from around the World.