Barca: A People's Passion (reissued)

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Bloomsbury, Jul 31, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 366 pages
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Founded in 1898, FC Barcelona or Barça, is the world's biggest and best-loved football club. Barça has more than 500 local fan clubs spread across the world, while its championship matches attract a global TV audience. Former players include such legendary figures as Kubala, Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Lineker, and Barça has been managed by greats such as Helenio Herrera, Cesar Menotti and Bobby Robson. The club's honorary members have included Pope John Paul II and opera star José Carreras. To unravel the background to the Barça phenomenon, Jimmy Burns has unearthed police files and long-forgotten newspaper reports. He has travelled with supporters and has talked to people intimately linked to the club, from managers and players to groundsmen and doctors, whilst also gaining access to those who have conspired to gain political and financial control.

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Loved the way this book was written. Covers a ton of FC Barca history, and was really entertaining to read. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jimmy Burns is a prize-winning author and journalist. Of his previous books, The Land That Lost Its Heroes, won a Somerset Maugham award for non-fiction.

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