From Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia in 1950 through to Mario Gotze in 2016, this is a fascinating portrait of the men who have lived the dream of every soccer fan worldwide. Michael’s intimate portraits are accompanied by an interview with the player that not only relives the moment, but gives fascinating insight into the occasion, from the music they played on the bus to the stadium, to meal they ate afterwards.
The book includes the story of what happened in each World Cup, what happened to the players afterwards and what they do today. Beautifully illustrated, with fascinating text and the backing of FIFA, Goal! is a unique soccer book that captures the essence of the ultimate sporting achievement.