Fully updated for 2018, this is the perfect book for any football fan. It’s jam-packed with facts and information about the wonderful world of football and the biggest leagues and tournaments – including star players and dream teams, clever managers, fanatical fans, memorable matches and incredible goals! Do you know your 4-4- 2 from your 3-5-1-1? Learn great tactics and get familiar with the rules of the games and the weird world of refereeing - did you know a ref once slipped and tackled a player by accident? Marvel at brilliant goalscoring stars such as Archie Thomson (Melbourne Victory) who holds the record for most goals in a single international game, with a whopping 13 goals! Bursting with amusing stats, fascinating facts and quirky graphics plus clever tactics, star players and super goals, this brilliantly entertaining guide is the perfect gift for any fan of the beautiful game.
ANDREA MILLS is an award-winning author of many children's and family reference books, including football and sports titles. Coming from a family of Gunners, she has been a lifelong football fan, with a season ticket at Arsenal for more than 20 years.