A Century of Great Soccer Drama


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Titel en schrijver
A Century of Great Soccer Drama, John Cottrell
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Uitgeverij Mayflower books, 1971, eerste druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
176 pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, sport
Korte samenvatting
Century of Great Soccer Drama

This is the world’s most popular game, and John Cottrell has gathered together some of the greatest moments in soccer during the last hundred years. Moments filled with drama, comedy and tragedy, victory and defeat.

Moments like:

  • the shocking defeat of England by the united states in the 1950 World Cup
  • Engeland’s World Cup victory
  • Stanley Matthews’ day of Wembley glory
  • The day 500.000 came to see a football match

An indispensable book for the soccer enthusiast.

Nederlandse Beschrijving:

John Cottrell heeft de grootste momenten van voetbal van de laatste honderd jaar verzameld. Momenten van komedie en drama, geluk en ongeluk. Momenten als:

  • De nederlaag van Engeland van de Verenigde Staten in 1950 van de World Cup.
  • De dag dat 500,000 mensen kwamen kijken naar een voetbalwedstrijd.
  • De dag van glorie van Stanley Matthews.
  • World Cup overwinning van Engeland.

Een onmisbaar boek voor de echte voetbalfan.

Over de auteur
John Cottrell was born in Weston-super-Mare, educated at Bristol Grammar School, and completed his National Service as a Centurion tank driver with the Queen’s Bays in Germany. Immediately afterwards he entered journalism as a reporter with the Bristol Evening Post and was later a sports editor with Beaverbrook Newspapers in Fleet Street. His first book was The World Stood Still, a best-selling account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Then came Anatomy of an Assassination, which revealed new evidence relating to the killing of President Abraham Lincoln. Subsequently, as a full-time author,he has written biographies of Muhammad Ali, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier, plus various sports and travel books. For Time-Life Books, he completed a book on Athens and wrote a first-hand, in-depth study of Mexico City – works which provided experiences that would be incorporated in his first novel, The Philotimo Affair.
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