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Messi - 2016 Updated Edition: More Than a Superstar

Messi - 2016 Updated Edition: More Than a Superstar

by Luca Caioli

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Overview

Lionel Messi is the greatest soccer player of our time: a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals. At the peak of his powers during Barcelona’s 2015 treble win – a decade on from his first Spanish title — the four-time Ballon d’Or winner has again eclipsed his rivals and proved emphatically that he has no intention of surrendering his crown just yet.

Messi is Luca Caioli’s classic portrait of modern soccer’s star turn, now fully updated to include all the action from 2014/15. Featuring exclusive testimony from those who know him best, including coaches, teammates and even Messi himself, it offers an unrivaled behind-the-scenes look at the life of a soccer superstar.


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ISBN-13: 9781906850913
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Edition description: 2016 Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Luca Caioli is the best-selling author of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Suarez. A renowned Italian sports journalist, he lives in Spain corresponding for SKY Italia and Corriere della Sera.

Table of Contents

1 Rosario: Conversation with Celia and Marcela Cuccittini 1

2 Garibaldi Hospital: 24 June 1987 7

3 The smallest of them all: A summer afternoon in 1992 14

4 The same as always: Conversation with Cintia Arellano 21

5 Red and black: 21 March 1994 25

6 He was a Gardel: Conversation with Adrián Coria 33

7 Size: small: 31 January 1997 36

8 Across the pond: 17 September 2000 42

9 Provisional licence: 6 March 2001 50

10 Puyol's mask: Conversation with Álex García 55

11 Debut: 16 November 2003 59

12 Videotape: 29 June 2004 65

13 The football is his toy: Conversation with Francisco 'Pancho' Ferraro 74

14 A friend: Conversation with Pablo Zabaleta 78

15 Soap opera: 3 October 2005 81

16 A breath of fresh air: Conversation with Fernando Solanas, Head of Sports Marketing at Adidas Iberia 90

17 Boy of the match: 22 February 2006 94

18 Not even a single minute: 30 June 2006 101

19 Positive discrimination: Conversation with Jorge Valdano 113

20 The devil: 10 March 2007 116

21 Leo and Diego: 18 April 2007 123

22 A long career ahead of him: Conversation with Frank Rijkaard 138

23 You have to prove it: Conversation with Carlos Salvador Bilardo 142

24 Disappointment: 15 July 2007 145

25 An electric kid: Conversation with Aljio 'El Coco' Basih 151

26 Bronze and silver: 17 December 2007 154

27 Physical thinking: Conversation with Roberto Perfumo, 'El Mariscal' 161

28 The long journey towards gold: 22 May 2008 164

29 Happiness: 27 May 2009 181

30 Third time lucky: 1, 19 and 21 December 2009 199

31 Floods of tears: 3 July 2010 212

32 Surprise: 10 January 2011 226

33 Simply the best: 28 May 2011 236

34 A thwarted dream: 16 July 2011 251

35 Ace of cups: 14/17/26 August 2011 258

36 Hat-trick: 9 January 2012 262

37 Record: 7 January 2013 266

38 Messidependence: 19 May 2013 283

39 Barcelona: Conversation with Leo Messi 296

40 A turbulent season: 17 May 2014 306

41 History's revenge: 13 July 2014 316

42 From Anoeta to Berlin: 6 June 2015 325

Career record 338

Bibliography 342

Acknowledgements 344

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