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100 Years of Football: The Fifa Centennial Book [Hardcover]

Pierre Lanfranchi , Christiane Eisenberg , Tony Mason , Alfred Wahl
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27 May 2004 Fifa Centennial
From ancient ball games, which were the direct ancestors of the modern game, via the establishment of official rules in a London pub in 1863 to the present day, this comprehensive book celebrates the richness, diversity and extraordinary history of association football. The laws of the game, styles of play, stadia, media, money and politics are all discussed in this wide-ranging and fascinating study of the noble game. Fully illustrated throughout with a large number of rare and unusual images of players, fans, venues, historical occasions and memorabilia. Complete with special interviews with a number of the game's top personalities, past and present, including Pele, Maradona and Beckenbauer.


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st Edition edition (27 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297843869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297843863
  • Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 24.4 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 821,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Intelligent texts and a wealth of period photographs combine in a survey of the game's social origins, a global evolution, that might interest non-supporters too. Meanwhile the fan in the stands can enjoy snippets contributed by idols such as Pele, Platini, Bobby Charlton and Cruyff...' (THE INDEPENDENT)

'...a wonderful pictorial history...' (THE GUARDIAN)

About the Author

Pierre Lanfranchi is research professor in history at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has written extensively about football. Christiane Eisenberg is professor of British history at the Humboldt University in Berlin where her work focuses on the cultural and social history of sport. Tony Mason is research professor in history at De Montfort University, Leicester, where his work is internationally regarded as pioneering research on the social history of football. Alfred Wahl is professor of contemporary history at the University of Metz where he specialises in the history of football Christiane Eisenberg is professor of British history at the Humboldt University in Berlin where her work focuses on the cultural and social history of sport. Tony Mason is research professor in history at De Montfort University, Leicester, where his work is internationally regarded as pioneering research on the social history of football. Alfred Wahl is professor of contemporary history at the University of Metz where he specialises in the history of football

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Football has been found in many different cultures but the modern game was a nineteenth-century innovation of the British. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book 1 July 2004
Format:Hardcover
A fascinating of overview of the history of football. Richly illustrated and an enjoyable text, all endorsed by the world governing body, FIFA. I particularly liked the chapter on national styles of play. England get some what of hard time, but in fairness, following our recent Euro 2004 exit, the author's comments are spot on. A great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 1 July 2004
Format:Hardcover
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading 100 YEARS OF FOOTBALL and I would recommend the book to anyone wishing to learn more about the origins and history of the sport. The authors' fascinating text and glorious illustrations combine to make this one of the most complete histories of the game. Highly recommended
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I loved this book. What a brilliant study of the beautiful game!
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1.0 out of 5 stars The publisher should be ashamed 15 Jun 2004
Format:Hardcover
Weidenfeld and Nicolson is supposed to be a major publisher in the UK. How is it then that they could have produced this book so carelessly? They have not only misspelt the name of one of the authors wrongly on the dust cover- the man is called Lanfranchi and not Lanfanchi- Amazon please change! - but have managed to affix an insert of players' portraits upside down in the middle. That said the authors know their stuff and there is some interesting material in the book. But one can only hope those responsible for such shoddy work get their just rewards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A top scorer!! 1 July 2004
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A tremendous volume packed with rare illustrations and photographs. The text contains many interesting stories and retells the fascinating history of football. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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