The Big Book of Football by MUNDIAL

The Big Book of Football by MUNDIAL

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Dive into the world of football with this mega book of everything to do with the beautiful game. Learn all the lingo; meet the greatest players, managers and teams from both the men's and women's games; take masterclasses with the pros; wander through the haircut hall of fame; learn the most iconic goal celebrations and more.

Written by the team at MUNDIAL, the celebrated football lifestyle magazine, and filled with fun, colourful illustrations, The Big Book of Football by Mundial covers it all:

The basics and the lingo that will have you talking like a football expert in no time.
History of football, including how we got from playing with a ball made of feathers to using high-tech footballs, the greatest teams of all time and the evolution of football boots.
The great players, including Paolo Maldini, Lev Yashin, Joy Fawcett, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Michelle Akers, Sir Stanley Matthews and Marta Vieira da Silva.
Legendary managers and how they did it - learn the favourite killer formations of greats like Rinus Michels and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The big cups, with their histories and greatest players.
The world's most amazing stadiums, including Wembley, Melbourne Cricket Ground and San Siro.
Kits hall of fame, from the USSR's (now Russia) classic red sweatshirt with 'CCCP' written across the front to Mexico's green home shirt with Aztec patterns and the giant face of the Aztec god of death.
How to take the perfect shot like Ji So-yun, take the perfect set piece like David Beckham, take penalties like Matt Le Tissier, beat the offside trap like Fernando Torres, do the perfect attacking header like Didier Drogba and more.
Weird and wonderful, from the way we describe things that happen in the game (a fox in the box) to the way we celebrate a goal (by pretending to be a robot) or do our hair (shaving it all off except for a triangle at the front).
The culture and people surrounding the game, from traditional pre-game food to the referee, commentator and all-important crowd.

This great big book is your essential guide to the wonderful world of football.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 256 x 310 x 13mm | 962g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711258201
  • 9780711258204
  • 11,169

Table of contents

The Basics and the LingoHistory of Football

The Game Through Time

The Greatest Teams of All Time

Football Boots Past to Present

The Evolution of The Ball

The Great Players

Legendary Managers and how they did it

The Key Positions

Managers and Formations

The Big Cups

Amazing Stadiums

Coolest Kits

How to...

Take the Perfect Shot... Like Ji So-yun

Make the Perfect Slide Tackle... Like Alessandro Nesta

Take the Perfect Set Piece... Like David Beckham

Play the Perfect Long Ball... Like Xabi Alonso

Take Penalties... Like Matt Le Tissier

Do Nutmegs... Like Luis Suarez

Have the Perfect First Touch... Like Dennis Bergkamp

Play the Perfect Through Ball... Like Xavi

Beat the Offside Trap... Like Fernando Torres

Do the Perfect Attacking Header... Like Didier Drogba

Do the Perfect Defensive Header... Like Kalidou Koulibaly

Weird and Wonderful

Haircuts

Celebrations

The Big and the Small

Football Lingo from Around the World: A Stir Fried Aeroplane

More than the Game

Respect the Referee

Who's Who?

The Match Day

Crowds and Chants
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About Mundial

MUNDIAL is the number one multi-platform choice for football fans across the world. Whether through an award-winning series of audio documentaries made exclusively with Spotify, a single Tweet about a Cruyff goal that we'd forgotten about, a 142-page magazine featuring stories from every facet of football in every corner of the globe, a season-long social media collaboration with the FA, or a loving series of films created about fans and the individual communities within the club they've supported their whole lives-MUNDIAL reminds people why they love football.

Damien Weighill is an illustrator from the North East of England, based in London. Damien creates illustrations that are full of ideas (of both the smart and the joyfully silly kind). His work has been used by all sorts of publications, museums, and brands including Adidas, V&A, The Guardian, The Times, Google, The New Statesman, Cadbury and New York Magazine.
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