Simon Kuper's New York Times bestseller Soccernomics pioneered a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous empirical analysis and incisive—and witty— commentary. Kuper now leaves the numbers and data behind to explore the heart and soul of the world's most popular sport in the new, extraordinarily revealing Soccer Men.
Soccer Men goes behind the scenes with soccer's greatest players and coaches. Inquiring into the genius and hubris of the modern game, Kuper details the lives of giants such as ArsEne Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Jorge Valdano, Lionel Messi, KakA, and Didier Drogba, describing their upbringings, the soccer cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage they bring to their relationships at work.
From one of the great sportswriters of our time, Soccer Men is a penetrating and surprising anatomy of the figures that define modern soccer.
by Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski
by Roger Pielke, Simon Kuper
by Simon Barnes
by Simon Donato
by Simon Sheridan
by Simon Lelic
by Simon Brooke
by Simon Wroe
by Simon Majumdar
Sign up for our email newsletter