Soccer by Hugh Hornby

By Hugh Hornby

Up-to-date and revised in time for the 2010 FIFA global Cup! From the early historical past of the sport to modern-day greatest stars, this new version of DK's vintage Eyewitness football positive aspects up-to-date textual content, photos, and records all through.

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Teams often make record signings, even when they are heavily in debt. Advertising in and around soccer fields was allowed long before shirt sponsorship. In the 1950s, it featured mainly local firms, but now larger multinational companies exploit the exposure provided by television coverage. Some billboards rotate, to catch the eye of the watching public and allow more advertisers to use limited space. In some competitions, such as the European Champion’s League, the same products are advertised at every game in the tournament.

Milla was a great entertainer, known for his flamboyant goal celebrations. ROGER MILLA (b. 1952) Twice African player of the year, Roger Milla of Cameroon was the first player to become famous worldwide playing for an African country. He was also the oldest player to appear and score in a World Cup final in 1994, aged 42. Roger Milla after scoring for Cameroon against Colombia in the 1990 World Cup BOBBY CHARLTON (b. 1937) Manchester United star Bobby Charlton survived the Munich air crash that killed seven of his teammates in 1958.

GORDON BANKS (b. 1937) English goalkeeper Gordon Banks is remembered for one save in particular – a spectacular effort that kept out Pele’s header in the 1970 World Cup. Banks won 73 caps between 1963 and 1972 and would have won more, but for an eye injury. Milla was a great entertainer, known for his flamboyant goal celebrations. ROGER MILLA (b. 1952) Twice African player of the year, Roger Milla of Cameroon was the first player to become famous worldwide playing for an African country. He was also the oldest player to appear and score in a World Cup final in 1994, aged 42.

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