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Stars of Women s Soccer

Stars of Women s Soccer Author Illugi Jokülsson
ISBN-10 0789213052
Release 2018
Pages 64
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Revised in anticipation of the 2019 Women's World Cup, this edition profiles 28 of the best female players from around the world and is filled with all-new photos of the women in action, updated stories that relate each player's upbringing and unique talents, and callout boxes that distill essential information on each player. Full color.

U S Women s Team

U S  Women s Team Author Illugi Jokulsson
ISBN-10 0789212153
Release 2015-04
Pages 64
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A portrait of the U.S. Women's National Team, the winner of the first-ever Women's World Cup, shares insights into their achievements and the contributions of such stars as Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and coach Jill Ellis.

Stars of World Soccer

Stars of World Soccer Author Illugi Jökulsson
ISBN-10 0789212390
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 64
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An inside look at the best soccer players in the world, complete with comprehensive profiles, action shots, and team histories. A part of the World Soccer Legends series.

The World s Greatest Soccer Players

The World s Greatest Soccer Players Author Matt Doeden
ISBN-10 9781429639255
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 32
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"Describes the achievements and career statistics of soccer's greatest stars"--Provided by publisher.

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan Author Illugi Jokulsson
ISBN-10 0789212161
Release 2015-04
Pages 64
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"First published in Iceland in 2014 by Seogur autgaafa"--Title page verso.

Champions of Women s Soccer

Champions of Women s Soccer Author Ann Killion
ISBN-10 9780399549021
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 272
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From the World Cup to the Olympics, from Mia Hamm to Carli Lloyd to Alex Morgan, here is the ultimate guide to Women's Soccer for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist. The moment the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, the team's--and the sport's--popularity exploded in America. The Americans' electrifying rise to the top marked the biggest women's sporting event in our nation's history. Players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain instantly became international stars, setting the stage for the arrival of future greats like Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, and Alex Morgan. And with women's professional leagues continuing to take shape in America, as well as the skyrocketing popularity of the U.S. Women's National Team, there's no doubt that women's soccer has captivated fans across the country and beyond. Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive collection catalogs the rise of women's soccer in America; the greatest American players such as Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan; the greatest international stars, including Marta and Homare Sawa; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. This is the perfect book for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling. Praise for Champion's of Women's Soccer: * "Killion has distilled the best of the best moments and biographical information into an easy-to-read and exciting look at the players and moments in women's soccer. . . . Sports fans will be overjoyed, but the superhero-comics crowd might also be pleasantly surprised by these modern-day wonder women. A must-have for any biography section." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "The focus on women athletes represents a much-needed perspective in sports books for tweens and will be a welcome addition." --School Library Journal "This is an engaging read, perfect for fans of soccer and women's sports." --VOYA

20 Soccer Legends

20 Soccer Legends Author Mauricio Velazquez de Leon
ISBN-10 9781615329465
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 64
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Profiles twenty significant players from throughout the history of soccer, including Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Pelé, and Mia Hamm.

Soccer Stars of All Time

Soccer Stars of All Time Author Illugi Jokulsson
ISBN-10 0789212951
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 64
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Stars of All Time highlights both iconic pioneers of world soccer, including Pel�, Johan Cruyff, and Maradona, and more recent all-star players, such as Messi and Ronaldo. Young readers will learn about where each player grew up, how he made it to the top, and what makes his playing style unique. Filled with facts and illustrations, showcasing the most exciting players of the past and present, this book will wow both the soccer novice and the passionate fan.

Soccer Star

Soccer Star Author Mina Javaherbin
ISBN-10 9780763660567
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 40
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Dreaming of becoming a soccer star so that his mother won't have to work so hard, Paulo helps care for his little sister and prepares for his soccer game, but when a teammate is injured, Paulo's sister may be just who the team needs to win.

The U S Women s Soccer Team

The U S  Women s Soccer Team Author Clemente A. Lisi
ISBN-10 0810874164
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 166
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Updated through the 2012 Olympics. In the second edition of The U.S. Women's Soccer Team, Clemente A. Lisi looks at how women's soccer has gained popularity over the last couple of decades, detailing the program's infancy and how it steadily became a model for women's teams around the globe. Beginning with the start of the U.S. program in 1985, Lisi recounts the development of the women's team, highlighted by their two first place finishes in the Women's World Cups (1991 and 1999) and four Olympic women's gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012). In addition to chronicling the history of the team as a whole, this book offers mini profiles and photographs of some of the best players over the years, including Julie Foudy, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo, and Mia Hamm.


Ronaldo Author Illugi Jokulsson
ISBN-10 0789212269
Release 2015-02
Pages 64
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"The story of the "ultimate footballer" Cristiano Ronaldo covers the star's youth in Madeira, Portugal, through the 2014 World Cup"--

Messi Neymar and Suarez

Messi  Neymar  and Suarez Author Illugi Jokulsson
ISBN-10 0789212846
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 62
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Lionel Messi, an attacking genius and longtime player on FC Barcelona, is widely recognized as one of the greatest soccer players in history. When the emerging Brazilian talent Neymar joined him in 2013, they became known as the Invincible Duo. Then, when the colorful Luis Suárez joined their roster the following year, the most unbeatable attacking unit in history had been created. Together, this trio has scored a record-breaking number of goals, and has proven time and again that their strategic unit outshines each player on his own. The book includes details of each player’s career, vivid photos of the trio’s electric force on the field, impressive stats, and fun facts about the most successful offensive formation playing today.

A Beautiful Game

A Beautiful Game Author Tom Watt
ISBN-10 9780061992377
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 224
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Foreword by Arsene Wenger, Introduction by David Beckham Soccer writer and bestselling author of My Side, Tom Watt, talked to the world's top soccer players about growing up and falling in love with the game: Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Gilberto Silva; England's David James and Scotland's Craig Gordon; Italy's Fabio Cannavaro, Spain's Iker Casillas, and France's Franck Ribéry; South Africa's Benni McCarthy and Nigeria's Nwankwo Kanu; USA's Landon Donovan and Japan's Shunsuke Nakamura; and the world's most famous player, David Beckham. A Beautiful Game tells their stories, in the players' own words—stories of boys who would grow up to be heroes for a new generation of young players and fans. They look back to their childhoods: to their family homes, to their schoolrooms, to the friends they grew up with, and to the places where they first played the game that has made them stars. Combining stunning photographs with the world's greatest players sharing their personal stories of how soccer transformed their lives, this inspiring book is an intoxicating celebration of the "beautiful game."

Under the Lights and In the Dark

Under the Lights and In the Dark Author Gwendolyn Oxenham
ISBN-10 9781785781544
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 173
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Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Gwendolyn Oxenham tells the stories of the phenoms, underdogs, and nobodies – players willing to follow the game wherever it takes them. Under the Lights and in the Dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban. Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.

The Roar of the Lionesses

The Roar of the Lionesses Author Carrie Dunn
ISBN-10 9781785312397
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 256
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Millions watched the 2015 Women's World Cup as the England Lionesses roared in Canada, winning bronze. Their fighting spirit and fabulous skill captured the fascination of the entire country as their campaign unfolded in the small hours of the 2015 summer mornings. On the back of this success, attendances in the FA Women's Super League increased, as interest in women's football accelerated. Top stars talked enthusiastically about the dawn of a new era for women's football. Carrie Dunn spent a year following some of the most famous - and not so famous - female footballers in the country, to see what the future holds for women's football. Can the smaller, lower-profile teams ever compete with the big bucks and big names of the Women's Super League? How are grassroots clubs going to rise to the top when elite divisions of women's football depend on the award of licences? Can the women win a World Cup before the men do? And if they do, what reward and recognition will they get? Roar of the Lionesses tells the tale of an increasingly popular, yet still woefully underrepresented sport.

Footballer My Story

Footballer  My Story Author Kelly Smith
ISBN-10 9781446488591
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 368
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All Kelly Smith ever wanted to be was a footballer. Blessed with brilliant talent which she honed with hours of practice, it was soon clear to all who saw her that Kelly was the best women’s footballer that this country had ever produced. Yet for this shy girl from Watford, it would be a long and difficult journey to the pinnacle of the world game, and one which would involve the hardest of challenges. After starting drinking to mask her loneliness thousands of miles from home in the United States, a series of career-threatening injuries led to severe depression and a battle with alcoholism. But with the fighting spirit that was so essential on her path to be Britain’s first women’s professional player, Kelly bounced back to inspire Arsenal to countless trophies and become England’s record goalscorer. Footballer: My Story is the inspirational tale of a woman with a drive to succeed. It is the unique inside story of a star in a sport enjoyed by millions yet often not granted the recognition it deserves. And as she nears the end of a glittering playing career, it is the story of how Kelly Smith became what she always wanted to be. A professional footballer, in a professional league.


Messi Author Guillem Balague
ISBN-10 9781409146612
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 288
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The story of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi. 'I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi' Diego Maradona Despite all the fame and adulation, remarkably little is known about Lionel Messi, the modest and intensely private footballing genius. Just how did the boy from Rosario, Argentina, become the world's greatest player? Guillem Balague has had unprecedented access to Messi's inner circle: his coaches, team-mates and family. In addition, Pep Guardiola has provided exclusive analysis of the player. The result is an authoritative and compelling account of the wonderful mystery that is Messi. 'I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi' Pep Guardiola