Through stunning infographics and high-quality illustrations, the world of football is brought to life. Full of facts and stats, players and personalities, this is the beautiful game as you have never seen it before. Whether it is uncovering the most goals scored in an international tournament, or comparing the left-foot of the world's best players, the intriguing and often surprising truths of football are uncovered. From the legend-makers Brazil and their world cup wins, the tallest and shortest players to have graced the game, to pitting the top players against each others, these striking and fun infographics put the game's most intriguing questions to the test. Who has scored more from the penalty spot, Ronaldo or Messi? Which goalie has the safest hands? Who has received the most red cards?
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.
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’ 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.'