Latest Lionel Andres Messi Books
The Flea - The Amazing Story of Leo Messi
The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player.
Messi - new edition
The incredible, fully up-to-date story of four-times Ballon d’Or Winner Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi, Argentina’s heir to Maradona and Barcelona FC golden boy, is still only 25 and arguably the greatest footballer of all time, having won the FIFA Ballon d’Or an unprecedented four times in a row. He is fast, elusive and mesmerising. Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story, including his parents and extended family, his coaches, people who have played alongside him and even Messi himself. Messi is a revealing portrait of football’s most exciting and talented star, updated to include the electrifying 2012 season in which the humble young sportsman rewrote the record books to the delight of fans across the globe.
Lionel Messi: A Soccer Star Who Cares (Sports Stars Who Care)
Born in Argentina, soccer star Lionel Messi is most famous for being the best player on perhaps Spain's best team, FC Barcelona. During the 2011–12 season, Messi scored an astonishing 73 goals in 60 league games. When not on the pitch, Messi continues to amaze. Through his Leo Messi Foundation, he works to provide underprivileged children with access to education and healthcare. Readers will be both captivated by the action and touched by his rags-to-riches story.
Soccer Star Lionel Messi (Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer)
Considered by some to be the greatest soccer star of all time, Lionel Messi’s story is nothing short of spectacular. As this sports biography highlights the biggest moments of his career, it becomes quite clear why he is the most important player to Argentina’s national squad and his club team, FC Barcelona.
Messi: A Biography (Vintage)
Argentine journalist Leonardo Faccio describes how Messi, as a talented youth player in Buenos Aires, left his home for Spain in search of the medical help his family could not afford to treat his rare hormone deficiency. Small of stature, but possessing tremendous natural gifts, Messi developed into a star at Barcelona’s famed Masia soccer school. Faccio has written not only a biography of an enigmatic celebrity, but a meditation on athletic genius, drawing on interviews with Messi himself, as well as with everyone from his family, teammates, childhood friends—even his favorite butcher. Soccer fans who enjoy watching Messi come alive on the field will delight as he comes alive on the page.
Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend
The 2009 FIFA Player of the Year and European Footballer of the Year Lional Messi is fast, elusive, mesmerising. Nominated by Maradona as successor to his No. 10 Argentina shirt, he is already set for football divinity. A hero in Barcelona and Argentina and the envy of all other teams. He won the 2009 Ballon d'Or with 240 more votes than second-placed Cristiano Ronaldo the highest-ever margin. Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story: his parents and extended family; his coaches at Grandoli and Newell's Old Boys; Rjikaard and Zambrotta from Barcelona; Jorge Valdano and many others from Argentina, Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta and ex-Chelsea defender Asier del Horno. In the final chapter Messi himself sizes up his life so far. Messi is a brilliant, insightful and revealing portrait of football's most exciting player and a must-read for all true fans of the game.