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Football School Star Players

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Football School Star Players is part of the bestselling Football School series, which teaches you about the world through football, packed with superstar stories, fun facts and laugh-out-loud illustrations. Perfect for readers 7+ and recommended by the National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, the Premier League and parents and teachers.

Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football.

What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Harry Kane overcome the odds to win the Golden Boot? What is the secret behind Lionel Messi’s outstanding success? And why is Megan Rapinoe so fearless in her beliefs? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game’s greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.

Our Review Panel says...

Football School: Star Players is a collection of 50 inspiring stories of true football heroes. Each biography begins with a Top-Trumps-style card giving the player’s dates, teams and key statistics, followed by a 1-3 page funny and accessible summary of their achievements. Hilarious illustrations (see Bobby Charlton’s comb-over flying in the breeze) and stats tables break up the text, making it perfect for dipping in and out of. While skills on the pitch are amply covered, inspirational quotes on the themes of hard work, team spirit, compassion and humility show that the right character is just as valuable as getting the ball into the back of the net, and it’s encouraging to see female footballers so well represented, making up 13 of the 50 biographies.

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