Discover 20 mind-blowing football stories in this awesome collection created for World Book Day 2021.
Find out the true stories of the star players, top teams and game changers who have shaped football history. Stories include:
- The secret behind Lionel Messi's success
- The footballers who pooed on the pitch
- The record-breaking Champions League scorer
- The top club known as the Meringues
The bestselling Football School series explains the world through football. This collection is packed with fascinating facts and super stats, so you'll learn loads about football, as well as other amazing subjects such as history, science and geography.
This is Book 8 in the Football School Series. See all Football School books here.
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Alex Bellos writes about maths for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year, and he ghost-wroteMore about Alex Bellos
Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his football articles have been published in over 20 countries. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps teams improve their performance. He lives in North London.More about Ben Lyttleton
Spike Gerrell is a prolific cartoonist known for his "spiky-nosed" illustrations. His work has been published in the New Scientist, Independent, Times Educational Supplement and Guardian. Spike lives in North London.More about Spike Gerrell