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Ryan Giggs Fifty Defining Fixtures

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445646794
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fifty fixtures that defined the career of an ordinary footballer, who went on to become a legend - Ryan Giggs.
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Ryan Giggs

Author : Iain McCartney
ISBN : 1445642328
Genre : Soccer players
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Ryan Joseph Giggs, OBE is a Welsh professional footballer who is currently the interim player-manager of Manchester United. He is also the son of former Rugby League player Danny Wilson. Giggs made his first appearance for the club during the 1990-91 season and has been a regular player since the 1991-92 season. He established himself as a left winger during the 1990s, and continued in this position well into the 2000s, though he has been increasingly used in a deeper playmaking role in his later years. Giggs is known for his tireless running, ball possession and ability to create goal scoring opportunities for those around him. Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history.
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David Beckham Fifty Defining Fixtures

Author : Steve Tongue
ISBN : 9781445646428
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Fifty matches that defined the career of one of the world’s most famous footballers...
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Steven Gerrard

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445642697
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool. He has played much of his career in a centre midfield role, but also as a second striker, holding midfielder, right-back and right-winger. Gerrard, who has spent his entire career at Anfield, made his debut in 1998 and cemented his place in the first team in 2000, succeeding Sami Hyypiä as team captain in 2003. His honours include two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League, one UEFA Cup, and two Super Cups. On 21 July 2014, Gerrard announced his retirement from international football. With 114 caps for England he is the third most capped player ever, after Peter Shilton (125) and David Beckham (115). Tracing Gerrard's most notable fixtures, Tony Matthews outlines why Steven Gerrard deserves to be recognised as a legend of the game.
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Sir Alex Ferguson

Author : Iain McCartney
ISBN : 9781445621531
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Alan Shearer Fifty Defining Fixtures

Author : Tony Matthews
ISBN : 9781445651330
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Fifty fixtures that defined the career of an ordinary footballer, who went on to become a legend.
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Ryan Giggs

Author : Ryan Giggs
ISBN : 0755361423
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The living legend celebrates his 20-year career in words and pictures, with contributions from Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Bryan Robson, and other Manchester United greats From signing with Sir Alex Ferguson at the age of 14 to winning the Treble in 1999, Ryan Giggs' sports career has been extraordinary. Here, he recalls the glorious memories of his record-breaking career at Manchester United, as well as highlights from his international career with Wales. Giggsy's words bring 20 seasons of pictures to life, as the most decorated player in English football history relives 11 Premier League wins, four FA Cup successes, three League Cup winner's medals, and two Champions League victories, and remembers the people who have helped to make him a true sporting great.
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Welsh Football Heroes

Author : Dean Hayes
ISBN : 0862436532
Genre : Soccer
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A collection of short biographies of 32 Welsh international football players comprising an analysis of their feats and contribution to the national team from 1894-2003. 24 black-and- white photographs.
Category: Soccer

Football Clich S

Author : Adam Hurrey
ISBN : 9780698409279
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A fun, intelligent, and useful guide to understanding the nuanced language of soccer Every week, year-round, legions of devoted soccer fans across the country rise at the crack of dawn or quietly sneak out of work to watch their favorite teams play across the pond—complete with a soundtrack of two cheeky Englishmen spouting a stream of trite phrases and curious words that make maddeningly little sense. They’ll chat about flying teacups and cultured left feet, or point out a player who’s jinking through the corridor of uncertainty, hoping to bag one with aplomb. Confused? Many Brits are, too. In Football Clichés, London-based soccer writer Adam Hurrey amusingly translates the idioms of the sport, from the quaint to the ridiculous. Here you’ll find words for parts of the field and parts of the body; for ways to score a goal and ways to run, walk, or fake an injury. You’ll learn to read the shifting moods of fans at a soccer match and encounter the game’s oddly expressive gestures, which include the muted celebration and the beleaguered manager clap. Perfect for the die-hard or fair-weather fan, Football Clichés celebrates the world of soccer in all its glory.
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Forever Young

Author : Oliver Kay
ISBN : 9781848669864
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER OF THE FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This football book is about something even more important than the "beautiful game"; it is a story of the human spirit.' - Mick Hume, The Times Adrian Doherty was not a typical footballer. For one thing, he was blessed with extraordinary talent. Those who played alongside and watched him in the Manchester United youth team in the early 1990s insist he was as good as Ryan Giggs - possibly even better. Giggs, who played on the opposite wing, says he is inclined to agree. Doherty was also an eccentric - by football standards, at least. When his colleagues went to Old Trafford to watch the first team on Saturday afternoons, he preferred to take the bus into Manchester to go busking. He wore second-hand clothes, worshipped Bob Dylan, read about theology and French existentialism and wrote songs and poems. One team-mate says "it was like having Bob Dylan in a No 7 shirt". On his 17th birthday, Doherty was offered a five-year contract - unprecedented for a United youngster at that time - and told by Alex Ferguson that he was destined for stardom. But what followed over the next decade is a tale so mysterious, so shocking, so unusual, so amusing but ultimately so tragic, that you are left wondering how on earth it has been untold for so long. The stories of Doherty's contemporaries, that group of Manchester United youngsters who became known as the "Class of '92", are well known. Giggs ended up as the most decorated player in United's history; David Beckham became the most recognisable footballer on the planet; Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and others are household names. The story you don't know is about the player who, having had the world at his feet, died the day before his 27th birthday following an accident in a canal in Holland.
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