The Soccer Translator

The Soccer Translator

by Steve Amoia
The Soccer Translator

The Soccer Translator

by Steve Amoia


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This book is an abbreviated version of my former website by the same name. There are three sections with five articles, eight foreign book reviews, and 15 UEFA Pro coaching thesis analyses, respectively. You will find very unique content.

Please Note:

Three of the articles and eight of the book reviews were originally published in World Football Commentaries.


"At the Origins of the Phenomenon Mourinho: 'How I Became The Special 1'. "

Interview with AFA and FIFA Referee, Salomé Di Iorio

Italian Soccer in the Mother Tongue

Why Do Americans Call It Soccer?

Foreign Book Reviews:

"A Modo Mio (My Way)" by Giuseppe Rossi with Alessandra Bocci

"Calcio totale" by Arrigo Sacchi with Guido Conti

"Cercando Scirea" by Gianluca Iovine

"E Mo' Te Spiego Roma" by Francesco Totti

"Giochiamo Ancora" by Alessandro Del Piero with Maurizio Crosetti

"il Mio Albero di Natale" by Carlo Ancelotti with Giorgio Ciaschini

"Simeone: Partido A Partido" by Diego Simeone

UEFA Pro Thesis Analyses:

Allegri, Massimiliano: "The Characteristics of Three Midfielders in a Three-Man Midfield."

Bertolini, Milena: "A Week in the 'Cantera' of FC Barcelona."

Crespo, Hernan: "The Modern Footballer: Identity, Nationalism and Internationalization."

Donadoni, Roberto: "Dribbling."

Ferrara, Ciro: "The Concept of Marking in a Man-to-Man and Zonal Defense."

Franceschini, Daniele: "The Movements of an Attacking Midfielder in a Three-Man Midfield."

Inzaghi, Filippo: "A Mentality 'To Be' Winners."

Lorieri, Fabrizio: "The Goalkeeper and His Psychology."

Montella, Vincenzo: "Preseason Preparation: The First 14 Days."

Rastelli, Claudio: "The Sacking as a Moment of Growth for a Football Manager."

Sarri, Maurizio: "The Weekly Preparation of a Game."

Sottil, Andrea: "The Duel: Individual Tactical Principles for Defenders."

Vialli, Gianluca: "The Italian and the Englishman: Thoughts from a Sleepless Night."

Zoratto, Daniele: "Video Preparation of the Opposing Team."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663557278
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/27/2020
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Steve Amoia is an Italian-American freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He began his writing career as a technical writer for a software company. Amoia’s focal areas have been career-related themes, Chinese martial arts, historical figures and international soccer journalism, respectively. He was the publisher and editor of the site, "The Soccer Translator," from July 2008 to July 2015. Amoia is also the author of A Collection of Book Reviews, A Portfolio of Writing, Five Short Stories, Martial and Healing Arts, The Interview Diaries, and World Football Commentaries, at Barnes & Noble Press.

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