Football School: Star Players


What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Harry Kane overcome the odds to win the Golden Boot? What is the secret behind Lionel Messi’s outstanding success? Why is Megan Rapinoe so fearless in her beliefs? What drove Raheem Sterling to be one of the best?

This entertainingly fascinating collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game’s greatest legends who changed the world of football. Read about superstars like Neymar, Maradona, Ronaldo and Mbappe, but also lesser known players who changed the world on and off the pitch.  Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big.

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Football School: Star Players

50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, illustrations by Spike Gerrell


Football School: Star Players gathers together the stories of some of football’s greatest, most influential and inspirational men and women.  Packed full of fascinating information you almost certainly didn’t know, alongside an irreverent humour, this is the perfect football companion for young readers.  Also find about about some of the most important people in the game’s history who might now be forgotten.  Who was Lily Parr? Lev Yashin? Bela Guttmann? Walter Tull?
Find out about these and many others and test yourself at the end of the book by taking on the Star Players Quiz!
Bookwagon also stocks books devoted to some of the players featured in this book.  Have a look at Lily and the Rockets and The Walter Tull Scrapbook


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