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The story of a poor boy from Brazil who became the greatest soccer player of all time and one of the most important athletes of the twentieth century! His parents may have named him Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but to the rest of the world, he is known as Pel . The now-retired professional soccer forward stunned Brazil when he began playing for the Santos soccer club at age fifteen. He then went on to captivate the world when he joined his country's national soccer team and helped them win three World Cup championships. Although he's hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in soccer, Pel has been an influential person both on and off the pitch. His work with organizations like UNICEF has helped improve conditions for children around the world. Young readers can learn more about the man who connected soccer with the phrase "The Beautiful Game."
Introduces readers to the sport of soccer. Simple text and colorful spreads make this book a perfect starting point for early readers.
Find out all about the best divisions in world football. Read about the top leagues in Europe, including the Premier League and the Bundesliga. Discover how each league works, the past champions and some of football's greatest stories. The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
Perfect for football fans who like a good giggle, Football Jokes is filled with hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around! With funny illustrations by Jane Eccles, young footie fanatics will be laughing through those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles. Who's in goal when the ghost team plays football? The ghoulie, of course Why is a football crowd learning to sing like a person opening a tin of sardines? They both have trouble with the key. How can a footballer stop his nose running? Put out a foot and trip it up.
Tom and his gran are playing penalty shoot-out when things go wrong and the ball escapes... Now, wherever it leads them, from the park to the highstreet and beyond to the depths of the ocean and way up high in the sky, Tom and Gran must "Get that ball!"
Romelu Lukaku is the boy from Belgium who went from having big dreams to playing for Manchester United. After a GBP90 million transfer, he spearheads their attack, but Romelu had to leave a trail of goals in the Premier League to earn a move to the world's biggest club. This is the amazing story of his journey to become a football hero.
Introduces readers to the life and career of soccer star Kylian Mbappe. Colorful spreads, fun facts, interesting sidebars, and a map of important places in his life make this a thrilling read for young sports fans.
Ages 6 to 10 years. Soccer is known as "the beautiful game" because it is simple and doesn't involve a lot of expensive equipment. Now young children can find out why this sport has become the world's most popular sport. Kick it Soccer goes for goal as children learn about: how players handle the ball; how each position helps to make a winning team; the role of a referee and rules; soccer star profiles.
Are you mad about football and want to start playing yourself? First Sport: Football explores how to play the world's most popular team sport, from the most basic moves to tackling, dribbling and taking corners and free kicks. First Sport is a simple, fun series that gives young readers a first look at popular sports and pastimes. Equipment, basic rules and keeping safe are all looked at, as well as learning more advanced skills and taking part in competitions. Pictures show the sport step-by-step with friendly simple text. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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