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Luis Figo is one of the greatest players of his generation, after a glittering career in which he captained his national team, Portugal, and became Barcelona's hero captain. But when he transferred to fierce rivals Real Madrid, he had to face the anger of Barca fans all over the world. Yet Figo showed true courage, forging an unstoppable partnership with fellow midfield maestro Zinedine Zidane to win the 2002 Champions League. This is the thrilling story of one of the best midfielders ever.
A highly collectable new series about an all-star dinosaur football team and their hilarious escapades. This fast-paced, fun-packed story comes with an amazing 3D dinosaur mask for children to dress-up with and create their very own dinosaur football team! Meet Dinosaurs United - Lightning, Ziggy, Coco, Dippy and Spike. They're an awesome five-a-side footy team who play in the Fantasy Football League. They're fast and fun and always on the ball, which is just as well because their opponents will use every sneaky trick in the book to win the cup! In their first adventure, the amazing Dinosaurs United go head-to-head against the Cowardly Custard Pirate Crew! But oh no - they've lost their kit, and they have to use their wits and football skills to find it! Can the dino team club together to defeat the dastardly pirates and win the match? This exciting new series taps into favourite themes for children (football, dinosaurs AND pirates all in one book!) and celebrates both the value of individual talents and working together in a team. Perfect for fans of Dinosaurs love Underpants, The Dinosaur that Pooped series and Julia Donaldson's Spinderella.
A must-read for all football fans, Great Sporting Events: Rugby looks at the top rugby competitions in the world and describes the history behind them, notable events and the personalities that helped to shape the sport. Each title in the Great Sporting Events series gives a fascinating insight into the sporting events that thrill sports stars and fans alike. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
The greatest stars of international women's soccer today. One of the most anticipated sports events on the horizon is the 2019 Women's World Cup, to be held from June 7 to July 7, in nine French cities, including Lyons, Nice, and Paris. With the last Women's World Cup breaking records for worldwide viewership, here is required reading in advance of 2019: The World Soccer Legends series completely revised edition of Stars of Women's Soccer, with 28 of the best female players from around the world. Discover tournament attendees from the world over, including longtime favorites and impressive newcomers, such as American goal-scoring machine Carli Lloyd; tall, Martinique-born defender Wendie Renard; and the razor-sharp Brazilian defender, Marta. Here is a compilation no fan can do without, 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--including birthdate, flag, height, position, current team, international games, and goal tallies.
Meet Alexis Sanchez, Ultimate Football Hero.
'At the edge of the penalty area, Alexis hit the ball straight into the top corner. The shot was so powerful that the goalkeeper hardly even saw it.'
Sanchez tells the story of the Arsenal superstar's incredible journey from the streets of Tocopilla to become a national hero and one of the best players in the world. With his pace, skill and eye for a goal, Alexis is now one of the Premier League's biggest stars. The story is every bit as exciting as the player.
Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
In this special limited edition book, live the journeys of six football heroes as they begin down the road to World Cup glory. Learn how star players Harry Kane, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Manuel Neuer and Paul Pogba, stepped up for their national sides, and brought them through qualification - ready to go head to head for the 2018 World Cup.
When Alex's bowling hits a rough patch, his sister tells him he needs to be more aggressive. Alex doesn't think much of this advice and embarks on his own journey to discover what kind of preparation will work best for him. Can Alex sort out his bowling in time for the important match against the dreaded Smasher Jones and his team next week? This story touches on the themes of mindfulness, resilience and the sometimes underrated art of just being yourself. At Chance to Shine, our aim is to improve the lives of young people through participation in cricket. In schools, we take our work in the classroom as seriously as our work in the playground. For this reason, we are delighted that Alex's cricketing journey continues in this new reading book. You will find some familiar characters and meet a few interesting new ones. My favourite is Smasher Jones! Laura Cordingley, Chief Executive, Chance to Shine.
Fully updated for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this book is packed with information on the laws that govern rugby and how they are enforced by referees. Find out about the complex laws of the game with pitch-side photographs of professional players and specially commissioned action shots that explain the laws in detail. The four books in the Rugby Focus series takes an in-depth look at one of the world's best-loved sports. Find out everything you need to know about rugby, from the players and laws of the game to the teamwork involved in winning the ultimate tournament - the Rugby World Cup. Great for readers who play the game or avid fans!
Simple text and photographs help young readers learn all about playing soccer in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read.
It’s the first day of soccer practice, and it’s going to be great! In this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beginning readers will learn that soccer players wear cleats, do warm ups, and try to kick the ball into the goal. Score! The best part about soccer is being on a team and making new friends. Young readers getting ready to hit the field will love seeing photographs of kids their age playing soccer in this adorable introduction to the sport!
Includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for basic soccer moves—to be done with a parent or guardian’s supervision!
Just in time for the World Cup! From Pele to Messi to Tim Howard, here is the ultimate guide to Men's Soccer for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist.
From fields all across the United States to the streets of South America to pitches in Europe and Asia, the global passion and love for soccer knows no borders. It is simply the most popular sport in the world. Giants of the game like Cristiano Ronaldo, Tim Howard, and Lionel Messi have become international celebrities and role models to young fans across the globe. And as soccer continues to expand in America, with the growth of leagues like Major League Soccer and the rise in popularity of the US Men's Olympic team, there's no doubt that it's the fastest-growing sport in the United States.
Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive men's pro soccer collection catalogs the greatest international players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Pelé; the greatest Americans, including Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, and Clint Dempsey; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. Here is the ultimate guide to men's soccer for young sports fans.
Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an "inspiring blend of art and story," about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pel . This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer. Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved f tbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? This is the true story of Pel , King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutierrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero come alive!
Learn all about the 2018 World Cup! Discover the tournament's brightest stars, including unstoppable scorers Messi, Neymar, and Ronaldo, promising newcomers like France's Mbapp , and the world's best goalkeeper, Neuer. Get the inside scoop on the teams heading to the showdown in Moscow--and why the Americans fell short. Here are the backstories to previous tournaments--from the first small Cup in Uruguay to the shocking French loss in 1996 to Germany's recent triumph in Brazil. Filled with World Cup records, player stats, and incredible action shots of on-field wizardry.
Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in today's game. This is the story of how young Manuel worked his way up the ranks to become a core member of Bayern Munich's all-conquering side, as well as a captain and World Cup winner with his home country, Germany. Neuer's amazing reflexes, speed and revolutionary 'sweeper-keeper' playing style have re-invented what it means to be a goalkeeper.
This title examines the STEM concepts that make soccer so exciting. From the physics of kicking to the technology of goal line sensors, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources.
Erik goes to his first day of soccer practice and learns all about this exciting game. Full color.
We've all got a dream, right? Growing up in Rosario, Argentina was tough for a kid - especially a little one like Lionel Messi. But Lionel didn't want to be little - he wanted to be a LEGEND! This is the story of Lionel's discovery, his first football matches for Newell's Old Boys and then the huge decision that would change his life FOREVER... It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Each is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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