Soccer Lover’s Book Guide
The Soccer Lover’s Book Guide series reviews and rates books that tell the story of the beautiful game. Here is a book of really fun infographics on soccer. A treasure of fun facts for all soccer lovers and a great conversation starter.
The Beautiful Game: The Infographic Book of Soccer Hardcover
The Beautiful Game: The Infographic Book of Soccer by John Andrews and Daniel Nyari is a fabulous new book filled with tantalizing soccer facts and stats. Have a soccer lover in your life who always acts more knowledgable than the Internet? Get this book and try to stump him or her. With nearly 200 pages of soccer trivia, you are likely to be successful.
Through fascinating infographics and colorful, high-quality illustrations, the soccer world is brought to life for the passionate, lifelong fan as well as the newcomer to the planet’s most popular sport.
- Want to sound smart and quote interesting statistics and cool soccer facts?
- Curious as to who was the first footballer to have 10,000,000 Twitter followers?
- Not sure who was the youngest player to become a pro?
- Only have the attention span of a 2 year old because you are so used to snap chat – but like soccer?
- Even if you just want to know info about the perfect pitch, the most goals scored in La Liga, or how to say GOAL in several languages, this book is for you.
Ok, so many people may think they know who has scored more from the penalty spot, Ronaldo or Messi? Or who has received the most red cards — but this book will end any speculation.
Full of facts and stats, players and personalities, this is the beautiful game as you have never seen it before. Whether it is uncovering the most goals scored in an international tournament, or comparing the left-foot of the world’s best players, the intriguing and often surprising truths of soccer are uncovered. From the legend-makers Brazil and their world cup wins, the tallest and shortest players to have graced the game, to pitting the top players against each others, these striking and fun infographics put the game’s most intriguing questions to the test.
The author, John Andrews has been a writer and editor since the days when Everton FC actually won things. Andrews teamed up with New York City based illustrator and graphic designer Daniel Nyari — whose work has been featured in The New York Times, the Guardian, etc — and together they deliver the best book for fans of all ages. Whether it sits on a coffee table, the preverbal throne room or on the floor in a college dorm – this is definitely a book to check. Of course, I do love infographics — so from the beginning in Sheffield in 1857 to the Major League Soccer (MLS) by the Numbers plus box office results on soccer flicks, The Beautiful Game: The Infographic Book of Soccer is a great read.
Makes a great gift – Coming out June 7th, 2016
Image of Book Page Credit: Aurum Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group