Angels With Dirty Faces

Angels With Dirty Faces

How Argentinian Soccer Defined A Nation and Changed the Game Forever

Book - 2016
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The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian Soccer

Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stéfano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps it's because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentina's rich, volatile history--by turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmatic--is mirrored in the style and swagger of its national and club sides. In Angels with Dirty Faces , Jonathan Wilson chronicles the operatic drama of Argentinian soccer: the appropriation of the British game, the golden age of la nuestra , the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Perón led the country, a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-fútbol , the fusion of beauty and efficacy under César Luis Menotti, and the emergence of all-time greats.

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Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781568585512
Branch Call Number: GV944.A7 W55 2016
Characteristics: xviii, 411 pages ; 23 cm


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