Titles in This Set
Mess: More Than a SuperStar 2015 Update Edition
Suarez: The Remarkble Story Behind Football's Most Explosive Talent
Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection
Neymar: The Making of Barcelona's Samba Sensation
Lionel Messi is a mesmerising talent who has continued to astound the world of football ever since assuming his role at the heart of a star-studded Barcelona side in 2004. Overcoming a career-threatening growth hormone deficiency, he has won almost everything there is to win, including an unprecedented four FIFA Ballons d'Or. Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story, including his parents and extended family, his coaches, those who have played alongside him and even Messi himself. Messi is a revealing portrait of football's most unassuming superstar, updated to include the dramatic 2013/14 season and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in which his match-winning performances finally began to win over his harshest critics - his fellow countrymen.
Bestselling football biographer Luca Caioli tackles his most controversial subject yet - Liverpool and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez. Liverpool's Luis Suarez has spent most of his career receiving grudging praise while criticism has rained down on him. When in late September 2013 he returned from a landmark ten-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, the latest in a long line of high-profile misdemeanours, it seemed unlikely that Suarez would ever win over his critics. In the seven months that followed he propelled Liverpool to the verge of their first league title in twenty-five years, scoring 30 goals in as many games. His match-winning performances sparked favourable comparisons to Messi and Ronaldo as he collected the Player of the Year award from the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Supporters' Federation along the way. In this brilliant new biography Luca Caioli provides an in-depth look at one of football's most enigmatic characters, detailing his journey from humble Uruguayan beginnings to his headline-grabbing exploits at one of Europe's most prestigious clubs