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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; New Ed edition (1 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845961145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845961145
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A comprehensive account of Ronaldo's career to date and an insight into how superstars emerge in Brazilian football" (Programme Monthly)

"For fans of the great Brazilian, this book is a must" (Green 'Un)

"Mosely offers a thorough and passionate analysis that stays a shinpad's width to the right side of hero-worship" (Manchester Evening News)

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Ronaldo: The Journey of a Genius encapsulates for the first time the highs and lows of the Brazilian football star's remarkable career to date. Brimming with exclusive interviews and full of revealing new insights into his life and personality, this is the definitive Ronaldo biography. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Plods on 4 Oct. 2005
Format: Hardcover
Great book and well worth a read. Have just finished reading this and was really impressed with it. An intelligently written book that delves beyond the obvious and provides a fascinating insight into the workings of the major South American and European football clubs. With major contributions from the likes of Bobby Robson and Gary Lineker giving credence to the book, I would recommend it to anyone interested in the wider issues of the beautiful game and one of its major stars over the last 10 years. Memories of the 2002 World Cup Finals, and Ronaldo's inimitable ability to command the global stage, come flooding back...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miss Victoria Ellam on 17 Nov. 2005
Format: Hardcover
Having run out of 'chic lit', and in desperate need for a good bathtime read, I picked up my boyfriends copy of this book about Ronaldo. What with being a chick, I'm not particularly a football fan, but I had heard of Ronaldo and was aware of his high profile. As such I was curious to find out what all the fuss is about. What a great story! It was gripping, informative and lighthearted. Now, I'm not saying that I've been converted to sports biographies, but I might not be quite so inclined to screw my nose up at the idea! A good xmas pressie for football fans and non-football fans alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frankie Harris on 20 April 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is quite simply one the best sporting biographies I have read; up there with David Remnick's 'King of the World' about Ali.

Not only has the author clearly made exhaustive attempts to glean as much info about Ronaldo's career as possible, it is written with a style, humour and flair that is often missing from such books.

The author's account of Ronaldo's career alone is fascinating, but not just that, his insight and appraisal of the Real Madrid/galactico era is superb - far better than the glut of so called specialist books on that subject which are currently on the market. He also clearly has a deep understanding of what football means to Ronaldo's native Brazilians too.

This book is a hugeley enjoyable page turner and is a must for any sports fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "vincentbates" on 18 Dec. 2005
Format: Hardcover
"..Journey of a Genius" is a insightful read into the history of Ronaldo's rise and fall and ultimate rise again in world football. A true rags to riches story which author Mosley captures with imagination, wit and true depth from his research. Still amazed by Mosley's observation that up until the 2002 World cup finals, Brazil and Germany had never met in a World Cup series. There are some marvellous detailed interviews with key people who were influential in Ronaldo's journey to the top. Mosley recounts the tug of war battles between club and country over Ronaldo with great articulation and really makes you think how tough the road has been for the kid from Bento Ribeiro. This is a must read for any world football fan. Both player and author seem on the same road....Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Armstrong on 3 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have read alot of footballing books and this is by far the best i've seen. James Mosely claims this is his first book. I hope he written more. A great blend of fact and a slight touch of humour at times makes this impossible to put down. The story starts with a young poor Ronaldo and takes you upto near present day. A fascinating read even if you are not a massive fan of the Brazillian. The insight into the workings of some of Europes most thrilling sides and also the behind the scenes working of Brazillian football is great.

I would recommend this to any football fan, young or old. If you don't enjoy it I'd be very surprised.
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