Back of the Net: 100 Golden Goals

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Random House, Oct 4, 2012 - Soccer matches - 208 pages
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A nostalgic look at 100 of the greatest goals in soccer, each goal dissected and recreated in forensic detail

Whether it be from a surprise free kick or a never-ending dribble, a nonchalant lob or a volley on the run, the goal can be a thing of beauty and jaw-dropping skill. From Diego Maradona's weaving dribble against England to Wayne Rooney's astonishing bicycle kick against Man City, this book shows exactly what made these goals so great. Graphic illustrations break down each goal into its component parts, showing the angles of play plus the movements of all the key players and their positions on the pitch. Meanwhile commentary explains the background to the goals, the players, and just what makes each goal so special. Highlighting the sensational skills of soccer's biggest legends and the most exciting teams from around the world, Back of the Net shoots and scores as essential reading for every soccer fan.

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About the author (2012)

Bill Edgar has been a soccer writer for the Times since 1997 and also writes for various magazines. He cowrote A Football Fan's Guide to Europe. Roddy Murray is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator who works primarily for the Times.

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