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The Barcelona complex Lionel Messi and the making -- and unmaking -- of the world's greatest soccer club

Author: Simon Kuper
Publisher: New York Penguin Press 2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cast of characters -- A Barcelona lexicon -- A note on the text -- Part 1. Inside the Cathedral. Introduction: Barça and me -- Who's who in the house of Barça -- Part 2. The Architect. The man who talked on the ball -- FC Barcelona-from an original idea by Johan Cruyff -- The choreographer -- Cruyff: My part in his downfall -- Part 3. The Golden Age, 2008-2015. Shorties at boarding school: More than a youth
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Kuper, Simon
Barcelona complex
New York : Penguin Press, 2021
Online-Ausgabe
(DLC)2021021666
Named Person: Rinus Michels; Johan Cruyff; Lionel Messi; Rinus Michels; Lionel Messi; Johan Cruyff
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Kuper
ISBN: 9780593297711 0593297717
OCLC Number: 1267904640
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xxii, 392 Seiten
Other Titles: Barça complex
Responsibility: Simon Kuper.

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Cast of characters -- A Barcelona lexicon -- A note on the text -- Part 1. Inside the Cathedral. Introduction: Barça and me -- Who's who in the house of Barça -- Part 2. The Architect. The man who talked on the ball -- FC Barcelona-from an original idea by Johan Cruyff -- The choreographer -- Cruyff: My part in his downfall -- Part 3. The Golden Age, 2008-2015. Shorties at boarding school: More than a youth academy -- How does he do It? Understanding Lionel Messi -- High style, 2008-2012 -- Part 4. Meet the Talent. Define "talent" -- The talent rules -- How the talent lives -- Eat, play, sleep: The talent and the private chefs -- Part 5. The Cathedral Crumbles. Misadventures in the transfer market -- Everyone becomes the Masia -- More than a club? -- Messi's club --Epilogue -- Thanks/Gràcies -- Eating with Barça: A recipe.

"With rare and unrivaled access, bestselling coauthor of Soccernomics and longtime Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful club in the world-and how that era is now ending"

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