The Making of the Greatest Team in the World

By Graham Hunter

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Backpage Press

BackPage began publishing world-class sports books in 2010. Since then they have published award-winning, best-selling titles from writers including Graham Hunter, Iain Macintosh, Martí Perarnau and Andrea Pirlo. They also produce great audio content, brilliant blogs, sold-out live events, and they're still publishing some of the best sports books out there.

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This edition - with a new jacket featuring Lionel Messi's iconic celebration in the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley - contains a substantial new epilogue containing a fresh perspective on the end of Pep Guardiola's reigh an the club; the transition to Tito Vilanova as head coach and the tragic death of Pep's former assistant from cancer.  There is also a new section on the brief reign of Tata Martino and a reflection on the untimely passing of Johan Cruyff, the Godfather of the modern Barca era.

Barca has already become a classic of modern sports literature, with 50,000 UK sales.  It tells the story of the incredible Guardiola era at the Catalan Club - between 2008 and 2011, in which they won 14 out of 18 trophies - culminating in that Wembley victory over Manchester United.  From there, we focus each chapter on one of the iconic personalities of this team, telling its story through them, from its genesis in the late 1980s to their coronation in London: Guardiola; his mentor, Johan Cruyff; Xavi; Andres Iniesta and Messi, perhaps the greatest footballer of all time.

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Backpage Press
Publication Date 13 Sep 2012
ISBN 9780956497154
Number of Pages 400

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