Guillem Balague

Books

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography by Guillem Balague

Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth over £80 million. He is, in short, a phenomenon. But little is truly known about this great footballer and athlete. Guillem Balague's insightful and revelatory biography casts an illuminating eye on the - officially - greatest footballer on earth.

Messi by Guillem Balague

This is the history of the most famous footballer on the planet, told for the first time in this authorised portrait of Messi. Researched in collaboration with his family, it looks in detail at his career and includes testimonies from colleagues, friends, family and coaches. Across more than 600 pages, Guillem tells the incredible story of the most extraordinary player of all time. Includes foreword by the Argentinian manager Alejandro Sabella and a chapter in which Pep Guardiola explains for the first time the most personal details of his relationship with Leo.

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A Must Read...

Written intelligently with a real insight into how little Leo became football's greatest.

Informative & Definitive

As you might expect from Guillem Balague this is no half-baked attempt to tell the Messi.

Messi by Guillem Balague

La historia del futbolista más famoso del planeta, contada en el primer retrato autorizado que se publica en el mundo. Una obra realizada en colaboración con la familia del delantero que analiza con detalle su carrera e incluye testimonios de sus compañeros, amigos, familiares y entrenadores. Más de 600 páginas en las que el periodista deportivo Guillem Balagué cuenta con todo detalle y un ágil estilo periodístico la increíble historia del jugador más extraordinario de todos los tiempos. Incluye un prólogo del seleccionador argentino Alejandro Sabella y un capítulo en el que Pep Guardiola comenta por primera vez los detalles más personales de su relación con Messi. Y el ePub aquí

BUY FROM AMAZON: English Spanish Catalan

A Must Read...

Written intelligently with a real insight into how little Leo became football's greatest.

Informative & Definitive

As you might expect from Guillem Balague this is no half-baked attempt to tell the Messi.

Messi by Guillem Balague

També en català

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El millor del món

Aquesta és la biografia d’un xaval petit i rialler amb ganes de jugar. El que ho fa millor que ningú. El millor del món.

Seguir llegint

Messi by Guillem Balague

You can read samples from this edition of the book in the Book Extracts section.

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A Must Read...

Written intelligently with a real insight into how little Leo became football's greatest.

Informative & Definitive

As you might expect from Guillem Balague this is no half-baked attempt to tell the Messi.

Pep Guardiola: Another
Way of Winning by Guillem Balague

'Pep' Guardiola has transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, and this entertainingly perceptive biography explains how. Guardiola spent the majority of his playing days with Barca and was an integral part of Johan Cruyff's European Cup-winning 'dream team'. But it was on retiring from playing that he really made his mark on the club.

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Pep Guardiola: Otra
Manera De Gana by Guillem Balague

Otra manera de ganar, la primera biografía internacional de Pep Guardiola y un éxito de ventas en el mundo anglosajón, explica cómo el ex entrenador del Barcelona consiguió un número extraordinario de títulos, cómo cambió el fútbol a la vez que obtenía éxitos y cuál era su verdadera relación con los futbolistas clave durante los maravillosos cuatro años en que estuvo a cargo del mejor equipo del mundo (quizá de la historia). Pero es mucho más.

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Good Reads

Otra manera de ganar es la primera biografía de Pep Guardiola, y la única en haber entrado a la intimidad futbolística y personal del hombre que revolucionó la manera de jugar convirtiéndose en el entrenador más exitoso del mundo.

WSC

An intriguing and enlightening read on a figure who is still only in his early 40s and whose next challenge is about to begin.

Barça by Guillem Balague

This book traces the club's history from its formation in 1899, the trials and triubulations of growth, the battle to emerge from the shadow - politically and sportingly - of Madrid, the blossoming of the club in the 1970s, European glory in the 1980s and 90s, and now this juggernaut of soccer that brushes aside all-comers.

Barca

Celebrates the rise and rise of the most dominant soccer team in the modern era. It is not just that the team has won everything there is to win, it is that they do it with a style rarely seen in world soccer.

World Cup Diary by Guillem Balague

Guillem Balague's thoughts, reflections and numerous articles whilst attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to "Football beyond Borders" whose youth work in the favelas of Brazil Guillem is keen to support and promote.

Great eBook

Another great read from Guillem, following his World Cup journey via photos, tweets and articles.

A Season on the Brink by Guillem Balague

When Rafael Benitez was appointed manager of under-achieving Liverpool at the start of the 2004-2005 season, the reaction of many fans was 'Who the **** is Rafael Benitez?'. The Liverpool fans had grown used to French manager Gerard Houllier but he had been a fan of the club himself since his days as a teacher on Merseyside. A Spaniard with admittedly a wonderful record at Valencia was going to take over management of Liverpool's famous Boot Room and try and win over a disillusioned Kop.

Red & White Kop (RAWK)

The book is a must read for any fan wanting to live through the excitement of the Champions League Final again, and to hear from many of the key personalities involved.