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    DescriptionEl Pibe de Oro. The Golden Boy. Diego Maradona's unwaning shadow looms large over world football. In 2007 the brilliant Argentine chose Lionel Messi as his successor to the famous No. 10 shirt. But you can never be sure that potential will be fulfilled. Three years later, Messi - El Pulga, the Flea - is a European Champion, Olympic Gold Medallist, the most naturally gifted footballer on the planet and a hero to millions of fans across the globe. Champions, reporters and coaches blunder time and time again in their haste to find superstars. This time they got it right. Aged only 22, he shows a degree of maturity rarely seen on the soccer pitch. Yet underneath the layers of footballing brilliance, he is still the shy boy who describes his Maradona moment with disarming simplicity: 'I saw the gap and I went for it.' Transcending both club and country, he is a sporting god who prefers homemade cookies to brand name perfumes. Author Luca Caioli draws on exceptional testimonies. Messi's parents, Celia and Jorge, his bother Rodrigo and his uncles and aunts; his coaches at Grandoli and Newell's Old Boys; Charly Rexach, Alex Garcia, Frank Rjikaard, Gianluca Zambrotta from Barcelona; Hugo Tocalli, Pancho Ferrero, el Coco Basile, Roberto Perfumo from Argentina. And to conclude, Leo Messi himself sizes up his life so far.


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    Title
    Messi
    Subtitle
    The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Luca Caioli
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906850395
    ISBN 10: 1906850399
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, WSJA
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: 796.334092
    B&T Approval Code: A09302045
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO040000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 796.334092
    LC classification: GV942.7.M398 C35 2012
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Corinthian
    Imprint name
    Corinthian
    Publication date
    20 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Shepreth
    Author Information
    Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his reputation at L'Unita, Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sporti and Rai 3 in Italy and ITV in Britain.