Garrincha The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Footballing Hero

Auteur: Ruy Castro
Taal: Engels
Auteur: Ruy Castro
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780224092197
  • februari 2013
  • 432 pagina's
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The World Cup Finals, Sweden 1958. Brazil vs the fearsome USSR. In the opening three minutes - 'the greatest three minutes in the history of football' - one man wrote himself into the record books alongside the game's greatest players, men like Pele, Di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona. Brazil went on to win the cup, and in Garrincha, a star was born. Garrincha was the unlikeliest of footballers - with a right leg that turned inwards and a left that turned out, he looked as if he could barely walk, but with a ball at his feet he had the poise of an angel. He played for the love of the game, uninterested in money, and ignoring tactical advice. And he was as wild off the pitch as he was mesmerising on it - mischievous, audacious and dripping with sex appeal. It was his affair and subsequent marriage to the singer Elza Soares that caught the imagination of a nation - their mouth-watering combination of soccer and samba made them the toast of 1960s Rio. But by the age of forty-nine, Garrincha was dead, destroyed by the excesses that made him so compelling. Funny and moving, zealously researched and lovingly told' Daily Telegraph

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2013
Aantal pagina's
432 pagina's
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Auteur
Ruy Castro
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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115 g
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154 mm
Verpakking hoogte
36 mm
Verpakking lengte
232 mm

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