Historical Dictionary of Soccer (Historical Dictionaries of Sports) (Paperback)
The Historical Dictionary of Soccer presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, numerous appendixes that list everything from the FIFA World Player of the Year to FIFA World Cup Winners and Runners-Up to the UEFA Champions League Winners and Runners-Up, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Garrincha, Pel , Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, and Lionel Messi. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about soccer.
Tom Dunmore is a soccer writer and executive. In 2010, he was appointed as Vice-President of the Chicago Riot Soccer Club of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He publishes an award-winning global soccer culture blog, www.pitchinvasion.net, and he was an international soccer columnist for The Chicago Sports Weekly from 2007 to 2008.