Footballers Lives

Addicted - Tony Adams
Adams writes what it's like playing with the best players in the game, from Gazza to Dennis Bergkamp; and working with some of the most successful managers. Adams also recalls openly his descent into alcohol addiction and the pressures and demands of being a top-class footballer in the modern era.

Gazza: My Story - Paul Gascoigne
A frank and personal account of one of English footballs most legendary figures.  Now, at the end of his top-flight playing career, Gazza is ready to confront his demons.

David Beckham: My Side - David Beckham
David Beckham's own story of his career to date, for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England, and of his childhood, family and private life. Featuring David's first full account of a turbulent year in Spain, on and off the field, and England's fortunes in Euro 2004.

Blessed: the autobiography - George Best
Blessed with an extraordinary gift and legend in his own lifetime, this book reveals the man behind the up-for-a-laugh, boozy, womanizing stereotype that dogged George Best for years.

Pele: The Autobiography - Pele
The world's greatest footballer gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, "Pele: The Autobiography" is an essential volume for all sports fans.

Stan: Tackling My Demons - Stan Collymore
A searingly honest and at times harrowing autobiography exposing the dark and seedy world hidden behind the glamorous facade of professional football.

Garrincha: The Triumph and Tragedy of Brazil's Forgotten Footballing Hero - Ruy Castro
Born in rural Brazil in 1933, the 'Little Bird' came to football by accident, discovered at the late age of nineteen.  He played for the love of the game, uninterested in money, and ignoring tactical advice. He was as wild off the pitch as he was mesmerising on it.  His marriage to the singer Elza Soares caught the imagination of the nation but by the age of forty-nine, Garrincha was dead, destroyed by the excesses that made him so compelling.

El Diego - Diego Maradona
A poor boy from a Buenos Aires shanty-town, his genius with a ball took him to the heights of European and World football, and his struggle with the pressures of life inside and outside the game pulled him right back down again.

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