Studio:Epic Pictures Group
Biography of Argentinian legend Lionel Messi, who is on course to become the greatest European football (soccer) player of all time. Acclaimed author Luca Caioli has drawn on numerous exclusive interviews to tell Messi's hard-fought story, including his parents and extended family; his coaches at Grandoli and Newell's Old Boys; Rjikaard and Zambrotta from Barcelona; Jorge Valdano and many others from Argentina; as well as Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta and ex-Chelsea defender Asier del Horno. Messi was the 2009 and 2010 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Player of the Year and has been anointed by football legend Maradona as successor to his No. 10 Argentina shirt. Ultimately, this is a ROCKY-style tale about a young boy from humble beginnings who overcomes his physical shortcomings to become one of the greatest players of all time. The book has been published in 32 countries in 31 languages and will have a reprinting later this year bringing Messi's story up to the present day.