Illugi Jökulsson is a journalist, editor, and author based in Iceland.
The best-selling guide to today’s most exciting players, completely revised and updated
Here are the best of the best, from legends like Messi and Ronaldo to dynamic newcomers like Kylian Mbappé. This lively book features short biographies of some thirty stars in all—goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and attackers. With the same action-packed photos and colorful graphics that fans have come to expect from the critically acclaimed World Soccer Legends series, Stars of World Soccer shows what it takes to be at the top of the game.
A head-to-head comparison of the two greatest soccer stars of their generation—and perhaps of all time
One, diminutive and reserved; the other, tall and theatrical. One with six Ballons d’Or, and the other with five. There’s no doubt about it—Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best. But which one is better? This lively book compares every aspect of the legendary rivals’ careers, to let the reader decide. It compares their stats, including their ten years of matchups in El Clásico, their club trophies, and their individual awards and milestones. It analyzes their style of play, and how it has evolved throughout their careers. And, it looks at how their rivalry continues off the field, in terms of endorsement deals, social media followings, and philanthropic endeavors. Packed with color photos of the champions in action, Messi and Ronaldo will spark discussion among both players’ partisans.
(World Soccer Legends)
Learn all about one of the top stars of the U.S. Women’s National Team in this action-packed book
Megan Rapinoe captured global attention in the 2019 Women’s World Cup, not only with her amazing skills―she won both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot―but also with her strong commitment to social justice. Megan Rapinoe traces her rise to stardom, from her childhood in a soccer crazy Northern California family, to her outstanding college career at the University of Portland, to her co-captaincy of the dominant U.S. women’s team.
Like all the volumes in the best-selling World Soccer Legends series, this one is full of the exciting on-field shots, key stats, and little-known facts that true soccer fans love.