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November 11, 2020 at 7:55 pm #5564Jason DubinerGuest
How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World
by Jimmy Burns
- Release date: May 29, 2012
- Publisher: Nation Books
- ISBN: 9781568587172 (1568587171)
- Language: english
- Author: Jimmy Burns
- Genres: sports, football, soccer, spain, history
- Format: paperback, 384 pages
About The Book
“La Roja” is bestselling author Jimmy Burns tremendous opus on Spanish soccer. From its early beginnings when the first soccer on the shores of Bilbao and Buenos Aires was played by British sailors and engineers, through to the influx of South American stars, and similarly inspirational Italians, Dutchman and Scandinavians, Burns show how the engagement of foreigners with home-grown Spanish talent overcame political adversity and produced football of sublime skill and passion that intoxicates fans around the world.The book takes us on a journey through some of the extraordinary characters, classic matches, and brutal controversies that have defined Spanish football from the early days when a few enthusiasts developed their talent kicking a ball on a piece of industrial waste ground, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid- the most powerful and successful football clubs in the world- to the Franco regime (that propped up the Madrid team) and democracy (where Barca has ruled), to and a national team that, encompassing all, became the world’s champion.
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