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5.0 out of 5 stars
Went down a storm, 17 Mar. 2003
A book written by a self confessed fan but he attempts to write it from a neutral perspective. Phil Ball not only charts the history of this mighty club but also the history of 20th century Spain and the club's position within society. Ball also gives a lot of space to other clubs in the history of Spanish football as a comparison to why Real Madrid are considered the best club. A fantastic book for football fans with great stories about great games and great players. Also of interest to readers who are not such great lovers of the club or game.