World Soccer Yearbook 2003

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This informative, engaging and accessible book aims to be the most comprehensive, all-in-one guide to the world's favorite sport. Embracing the fanatical interest in the world's most popular sport, World Soccer Yearbook 2003 examines the game on a global level. Where other books have been club-based, league based, or specific to national teams, this is the first true survey of soccer around the world -- from its the origins in the 19th century, to the latest national, league, and club standings, there is here for...
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Overview

This informative, engaging and accessible book aims to be the most comprehensive, all-in-one guide to the world's favorite sport. Embracing the fanatical interest in the world's most popular sport, World Soccer Yearbook 2003 examines the game on a global level. Where other books have been club-based, league based, or specific to national teams, this is the first true survey of soccer around the world -- from its the origins in the 19th century, to the latest national, league, and club standings, there is here for every soccer fan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789489432
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/14/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Introduction 6
The World Game
The Origins of Soccer 12
The Global Game: Codification and Spread 14
The Laws of the Game 16
FIFA and the Confederations 18
The World Cup: Tournament Overview 20
Korea/Japan 2002: Tournament Review 24
The World Cup: The Record 28
The Olympic Games: Tournament Overview 34
The Olympic Games: The Record 36
FIFA Club World Championship: Tournament Overview 38
The World Club Cup: Tournament Overview 40
The World Club Cup: The Record 42
Women's Soccer: World Cup and Olympic Soccer 44
The UEFA Nations
The UEFA Nations 46
Scandinavia: The Seasons in Review 2001, 2001-02 48
Sweden: Origins and Growth of Soccer 50
Sweden: The Record 52
Denmark: Origins and Growth of Soccer 54
Denmark: The Record 56
Norway: Origins and Growth of Soccer 58
Norway: The Record 60
Finland, Faeroe Islands and Iceland: The Records 62
England: The Season in Review 2001-02 64
England: Origins and Growth of Soccer 68
The Midlands: Soccer Centers 70
London: Soccer Center 72
Merseyside: Soccer Center 76
Manchester: Soccer Center 78
England: Fans and Owners 80
England: Players and Managers 82
England: The Premiership 1992-2001 84
England: The Record 88
Scotland: The Season in Review 2001-02 92
Scotland: Origins and Growth of Soccer 94
Glasgow: Soccer Center 96
Scotland: Players and Managers 98
Scotland: Scottish Premier League 1975-2001 100
Scotland: The Record 102
Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales: The Records 106
Low Countries: Origins and Growth of Soccer 108
Belgium: The Season in Review 2001-02 110
Belgium: The Jupiler League 1981-2001 112
Belgium and Luxembourg: The Records 114
Netherlands: The Season in Review 2001-02 116
Amsterdam: Soccer Center 120
Rotterdam and Eindhoven: Soccer Centers 122
Netherlands: Fans and Owners 124
Netherlands: Players and Managers 126
Netherlands: Eredivisie, 1981-2001 128
Netherlands: The Record 132
Germany: The Season in Review 2001-02 134
Germany: Origins and Growth of Soccer 138
The Ruhr: Soccer Centers 140
Munich: Soccer Center 142
Berlin: Soccer Center 144
Germany: Fans and Owners 146
Germany: Players and Managers 148
Germany: Bundesliga 1981-2001 150
Germany: The Record 154
France: The Season in Review 2001-02 156
France: Origins and Growth of Soccer 160
France: Soccer Centers 162
France: Fans and Owners 164
France: Players and Managers 166
France: Le Championnat 1982-2001 168
France and Andorra: The Records 172
Portugal: The Season in Review 2001-02 176
Portugal: Origins and Growth of Soccer 178
Lisbon and Porto: Soccer Centers 180
Portugal: 1 Divisao 1989-2001 182
Portugal: The Record 184
Spain: The Season in Review 2001-02 186
Spain: Origins and Growth of Soccer 190
Barcelona: Soccer Center 192
Madrid: Soccer Center 194
Spain: Fans and Owners 196
Spain: Players and Managers 198
Spain: Primera Liga 1982-2001 200
Spain: The Record 204
Italy: The Season in Review 2001-02 206
Italy: Origins and Growth of Soccer 210
Turin: Soccer Center 212
Milan: Soccer Center 214
Rome: Soccer Center 216
Italy: Fans and Owners 218
Italy: Players and Managers 220
Italy: Serie A 1982-2001 222
Italy, Malta and San Marino: The Records 226
Austria, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland: The Records 230
Central Europe: The Seasons in Review 2001-02 232
Central Europe: Origins and Growth of Soccer 236
Southeast Europe: Origins and Growth of Soccer 238
Czech Republic and Slovakia: The Records 240
Hungary: The Record 242
Poland: The Record 244
Belarus, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: The Records 246
Greece: The Season in Review 2001-02 248
Greece: Origins and Growth of Soccer 250
Athens: Soccer Center 252
Greece: The Record 254
Turkey: The Season in Review 2001-02 256
Turkey: Origins and Growth of Soccer 258
Istanbul: Soccer Center 260
Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel and Moldova: The Records 262
Romania: The Record 264
Yugoslavia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia: The Records 266
Russia: The Season in Review 2001 268
Ukraine: The Season in Review 2001-02 270
Russia: Origins and Growth of Soccer 272
Moscow: Soccer Center 274
Russia and Ukraine: The Vysshaya Liga and the Vischcha Liga 1991-2001 276
Russia and Ukraine: The Records 278
The UEFA Cup: Tournament Review 2001-02 280
The UEFA Cup: Tournament Overview 282
The UEFA Cup: The Record 284
The European Cup-Winners' Cup: Tournament Overview 286
The European Cup-Winners' Cup: The Record 288
The European Champions League: Tournament Review 2001-02 290
The European Champions League: Tournament Overview 292
The European Champions League: The Record 296
The European Championships: Tournament Overview 298
Euro 2000: Tournament Review 300
The European Championships: The Record 304
The Conmebol Nations
The Conmebol Nations 306
Colombia: The Season in Review 2001 308
Colombia: Origins and Growth of Soccer 310
Colombia: Apertura and Clausura 1992-2001 312
Colombia and Venezuela: The Records 314
Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru: The Records 316
Brazil: The Season in Review 2001 318
Brazil: Origins and Growth of Soccer 322
Sao Paulo: Soccer Center 324
Rio de Janeiro: Soccer Center 326
Brazil: Fans and Owners 328
Brazil: Players and Managers 330
Brazil: The Campeonato Brasileiro 1971-2001 332
Brazil: The Record 334
Argentina: The Season in Review 2001-02 336
Argentina: Origins and Growth of Soccer 340
Buenos Aires: Soccer Center 342
Argentina: Fans and Owners 346
Argentina: Players and Managers 348
Argentina: Primera Division 1985-2001 350
Argentina: The Record 354
Uruguay: The Season in Review 2001 356
Montevideo: Soccer Center 358
Uruguay: Primera Division Profesional 1982-2000 360
Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay: The Records 362
Copa Libertadores: Tournament Overview 364
Copa Libertadores: Tournament Review 2001 366
Copa Libertadores: The Record 368
Copa America: Tournament Overview 370
Copa America 2001: Tournament Review 374
Copa America: The Record 378
The CAF Nations
The CAF Nations 380
Africa: The Seasons in Review 2000-01, 2001-02 382
Africa: Origins and Growth of Soccer 384
Egypt: The Record and Origins of Soccer 386
North Africa: The Records 388
West Africa: The Records 390
Nigeria: The Record and Origins of Soccer 392
Cameroon: The Record and Origins of Soccer 394
Central and East Africa: The Records 396
Southern Africa: The Records 398
South Africa: The Record and Origins of Soccer 400
The African Champions League: Tournament Overview 402
The African Champions League, the African Cup-Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup: The Records 404
The African Cup of Nations: Tournament Overview 406
The African Cup of Nations 2002: Tournament Review 408
The African Cup of Nations: The Record 410
The AFC Nations
The AFC Nations 412
Asia: Origins and Growth of Soccer 414
Southwest Asia: The Records 416
South and East Asia: The Records 418
South Korea: The Season in Review 2001 420
South Korea: The Record and Origins of Soccer 422
Japan: The Season in Review 2001 424
Japan: The J.League 1993-2001 426
Japan: The Record 428
The Asian Cup & Asian Games: Tournament Overview 430
The Asian Club Championship: Tournament Overview 432
The Asian Cup and the Asian Club Championship: The Records 434
The OFC Nations
The OFC Nations 436
Oceania: The Records 438
The Football Confederation
The Football Confederation 440
North & Central America and the Caribbean: Origins and Growth of Soccer 442
The USA: The Record and Origins of Soccer 444
Mexico: The Season in Review 2001-02 446
Mexico: Origins and Growth of Soccer 448
Mexico City: Soccer Center 450
Mexico: Primera Division 1981-2001 452
Mexico: The Record 454
Canada and Central America: The Records 456
The Caribbean: The Records 458
The CONCACAF and Gold Cups: Tournament Overview 460
World Issues
Globalization of Soccer: Nations, Clubs and Fans 462
The Transfer Market: Buyers, Sellers, and Record-Breakers 464
Financial Affairs: The World's Richest Clubs 466
Soccer Stadiums: The Largest Grounds and Stadium Disasters 468
Playing Styles 470
The Shifting Balance: Power in World Soccer 472
African Exodus: Players on the Move 474
South American Exodus: Players on the Move 476
Top 20 Players/Top 10 Managers 478
World Players of the Year: The Season in Review 2001 486
Index and Acknowledgements 488
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