ISBN 9780451468444,Why Soccer Matters

Why Soccer Matters


Brian Winter


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780451468444

ISBN-10 0451468449


Number of Pages 292 Pages
Language (English)

Football & Soccer

Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The worlds most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing - the greatest player of all time was Pele. Now the legendary star, ambassador and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience and his insights on the game for the very first time.

Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, there was Edson Arantes do Nascimento-known simply as Pel. A national treasure, he created pure magic with his accomplishments on the field: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,283 goals in his twenty year career.

Now, with the World Cup returning after more than sixty years to Brazil-the country often credited with perfecting the sport-soccer has a unique opportunity to encourage change on a global level. And as the tournaments official ambassador, Pel is ready to be the face of progress.

For the first time ever Pele explores the recent history of the game and provides new insights into soccers role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. He has traveled the world as the global ambassador for soccer and in support of charitable organizations such as Unicef, promoting the positive influences soccer can have to transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. In ground breaking detail and with unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heart warming stories and hard-won wisdom and he puts the game in perspective.

This is Pels legacy, his way of passing on everything hes learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, Pel details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world.

Commemorative poster inside the jacket.

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