The Beautiful Game

The infographic book of football

The  Beautiful Game
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781781315262
Publisher: Aurum Press
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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. 

The author

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 DigestMonocle  and Dorling Kindersley, and set countless quiz questions on all things sporty.

Reader reviews


Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781781315262
Illustrations: 92 graphic spreads
Size: 7.441 in x 9.685 in / 189 mm x 246 mm

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