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The Resource Why soccer matters, Pele ; with Brian Winter

Why soccer matters, Pele ; with Brian Winter

Label
Why soccer matters
Title
Why soccer matters
Statement of responsibility
Pele ; with Brian Winter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world's most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pele;. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time. Before Messi, before Ronaldo, before Beckham, there was Edson Arantes do Nascimento-known simply as Pele;. A national treasure, he created pure magic with his accomplishments on the field: an unprecedented three World Cup championships and the all-time scoring record, with 1,282 goals in his twenty year career. Now, with the World Cup returning after more than sixty years to Brazil-the country often credited with perfecting the sport-soccer has a unique opportunity to encourage change on a global level. And as the tournament's official ambassador, Pele; is ready to be the face of progress. For the first time ever Pele; explores the recent history of the game and provides new insights into soccer's role connecting and galvanizing players around the world. He has traveled the world as the global ambassador for soccer and in support of charitable organizations such as Unicef, promoting the positive influences soccer can have to transform young men and women, struggling communities, even entire nations. In groundbreaking detail and with unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories and hard-won wisdom, and he puts the game in perspective. This is Pele;'s legacy, his way of passing on everything he's learned and inspiring a new generation. In Why Soccer Matters, Pele; details his ambitious goals for the future of the sport and, by extension, the world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pele
Dewey number
  • 796.334092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV942.7.P42
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Winter, Brian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pele
  • Pele
  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
Label
Why soccer matters, Pele ; with Brian Winter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862149255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451468444
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013043730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Why soccer matters, Pele ; with Brian Winter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862149255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451468444
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013043730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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