Back of the Net: 100 Golden Goals

Back of the Net: 100 Golden Goals


By (author) Bill Edgar, Illustrated by Roddy Murray

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  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 186mm x 20mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224091603
  • ISBN 13: 9780224091602
  • Illustrations note: f/c photography and graphic illustrations throughout.
  • Sales rank: 554,069

Product description

Whether it be from a surprise free kick or a never-ending dribble, a nonchalant lob or a volley on the run, the goal can be a thing of beauty and jaw-dropping skill. From Diego Maradona's weaving dribble against England to Wayne Rooney's astonishing bicycle kick against Man City, "Back of the Net" shows exactly what made these goals so great. Graphic illustrations break down each goal into its component parts, showing the angles of play plus the movements of all the key players and their positions on the pitch. Meanwhile commentary explains the background to the goals, the players and just what makes each goal so special. With sensational skills, football's biggest legends and the most exciting teams from around the world, "Back of the Net" shoots and scores as essential reading for every football fan.

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Author information

Bill Edgar has been a football writer for The Times since 1997 and also writes for various magazines. He co-wrote the book A Football Fan's Guide to Europe in 2009. He lives in London with his wife and children. Roddy Murray is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator, now working primarily for The Times. Originally from Glasgow, he lives in London with his wife and two children.

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"Essential reading for football anoraks" Woman & Home "For those who like books that can be picked up and put down just a few minutes later, yet retain an interest for long after, Back of the Net is perfect... And that's the beauty of a book like this - even when it's not in your hand it sparks football's greatest debates" -- Chris Lakey Eastern Daily Press "A compendium of the best 100 goals ever scored" The Times