Who scored the fastest hat-trick? Where is the world's oldest football club? What is tattooed on the back of Lionel Messi's left calf? Who holds the world keepy-uppy record? From the legend-makers Brazil and their World Cup heroics, the top leagues and their star performers, to the tallest, shortest, oldest, youngest, richest, quickest and even most superstitious players in the game, these striking and fun infographics ask football's most compelling questions. Who's best – Ronaldo or Messi? Which goalie has the safest hands? How do you perform a 'Cruyff turn'? The Beautiful Game puts the stats to the test, embracing the planet's footballing finest to present a bumper crop of fascinating facts and entertaining trivia from the whole wide world of football.
DANIEL NYARI is a New York City based illustrator and graphic designer. Daniel has worked with brands varying from ESPN, HYUNDAI and WIRED to AT&T and National Geographic, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, theGuardian, Business Insider and Creative Review, amongst many other publications. He wants to make art that looks like it was made by a computer that thinks it's human.
JOHN ANDREWS has been a writer and editor since the days when Everton actually won things. He has contributed to many food and travel guides, including the Good Food Guide and the Good Pub Guide, written on sport, the arts and popular culture for Reader's Digest, Monocle and Dorling Kindersley, and set countless quiz questions on all things sporty.
‘ John Andrews’ engaging new book The Beautiful Game is just that: beautiful. It is the infographic bible of football, a off-piste statistical handbook that will keep you reading — or at least looking — for hours.'