FIFA 100by Pele, William Klein, Kofi Allen
Who does Pelé think are the greatest professional soccer players alive? David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, Mia Hamm, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona? This beautiful book, which celebrates the centenary of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of international professional soccer, reveals his selection. Commissioned from some of the world's leading photographers, these portraits are surprising and unexpected. Unlike familiar sports books packed with action shots by anonymous news photographers, The FIFA 100 captures the very essence of athletic greatness. These arresting portraits reveal the athletes' strength and artistry of movement, and the book is a fitting tribute to all the players who have made the game so beautiful.
The book contains more than 100 stunning portraits by such well-known photographers as Marc Quinn, Patrick Lich?eld, Norbert Schoerner, and Helena Christensen, biographies of each player and photographer, and forewords by Pelé and Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA. It accompanies a touring exhibition of these pictures, organized by FIFA for its centennial year.
Author Bio: Pelé, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, led his native Brazil to three World Cup titles and later played for the New York Cosmos. He was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Commitee in 1999. Sepp Blatter is the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of international professional soccer.
- Royal Academy of Arts
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.87(w) x 13.87(h) x 0.87(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
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