Best Soccer Biographies Books
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1. Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River
Author: by John N Maclean
BEAUTIFUL….A lyrical companion to his father’s classic, A River Runs through It, chronicling their family’s history and bond with Montana’s Blackfoot River…. Spectacularly vivid. Washington PostA New York Times “New & Noteworthy” SelectionA “poetic” and “captivating” (Publishers Weekly) memoir about the power of place to shape generations, Home Waters is John N.
Maclean’s remarkable memoir of his family’s century-long love affair with Montana’s majestic Blackfoot River, the setting for his father’s classic novella, A River Runs through It. Maclean returns annually to the simple family cabin that his grandfather built by hand, still in search of the trout of a lifetime.
When he hooks it at last, decades of longing promise to be fulfilled, inspiring John, reporter and author, to finally write the story he was born to tell. A book that will resonate with everyone who feels deeply rooted to a landscape, Home Waters is chronicle of a family who claimed a river, from one generation to the next, of how this family came of age in the 20th century and later as they scattered across the country, faced tragedy and success, yet were always drawn back to the waters that bound them together.
2. Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow
Author: by Matt Sullivan
Brilliantly audaciouswritten with the profundity of a sage baller and the acuity of a seasoned journalist. Kiese Laymon, New York Times bestselling author of Heavy An award-winning journalist’s behind-the-scenes account from the epicenter of sports, social justice, and coronavirus, Can’t Knock the Hustle is a lasting chronicle of the historic 2019-2020 NBA season, by way of the notorious Brooklyn Nets and basketball’s renaissance as a cultural force beyond the game.
The Nets were already the most intriguing startup in the NBA: a team of influencers, entrepreneurs and activists, starring the controversial Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. But this dynasty-in-the-making got disrupted by the unforeseen. One tweet launched an international scandal, pitting the team’s Chinese owner and the league’s commissioner against its players and LeBron James.
The sudden death of Kobe Bryant, after making his final public appearance in Brooklyn, sent shockwaves through a turbulent season. Then came the unimaginable. A global pandemic and a new civil-rights movement put basketball’s trend-setting status to the ultimate test, as business and culture followed the lead of the NBA and its empowered stars.
3. A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion
Author: by Dean Karnazes
HarperOne (April 20, 2021)
A Runner’s High wakes up the appetite to run long distances. Dean takes us on a lifelong journey of ultramarathons, through the ups and downs, the friendships and lonely moments, and the struggles and rewards of each race. Dean writes in a direct and intimate way that keeps us reading like he runswithout stopping.
Kilian Jornet, author of Above the Clouds and world champion ultramarathonerA Runner’s High is a powerful narrative on life, running and finding meaning through perseverance. Every runner should read this book. Jason Koop, Coach and bestselling authorNew York Times bestselling author and ultramarathoning legend Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe melting heat of Death Valley to the lung freezing cold of the South Pole.
He’s raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner’s High, Karnazes chronicles his extraordinary adventures leading up to his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago.
4. One Life
Author: by Megan Rapinoe
An instant New York Times bestseller! Rapinoe’s ‘signature pose’ from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world. USA Today Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field.
Guided by her personal journey into social justice, brimming with humor, humanity, and joy, she urges all of us to ask ourselves, What will you do with your one life? Only four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball, Megan Rapinoe developed a love and clear talent for the game at a young age.
But it was her parents who taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. From childhood on, Rapinoe always did what she could to stand up for what was righteven if it meant going up against people who disagreed.
In One Life, Megan Rapinoe invites readers on a remarkable journey, looking back on both her victories and her failures, and pulls back the curtain on events we know only from the headlines. After the 2011 World Cup, discouraged by how few athletes were open about their sexuality, Rapinoe decided to come out publicly as gay and use her platform to advocate for marriage equality.
5. Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science)
Author: by Rachel Ignotofsky
Ten Speed Press
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.Women for the win! A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports.
The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee.
The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
6. Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White
Author: by Arsene Wenger
In Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White, world-renowned and revolutionary soccer coach Arsne Wenger finally tells his own story for the very first time. Wenger opens up about his life, sharing principles for success on and off the field with lessons on leadership, personal development, and management.
This book charts his extraordinary career, including his rise from obscurity in France and Japan to his 22 years at the helm of Arsenal Football Club Covers the years of controversy that led up to his resignation in 2018 and his current seat as chief of global football development for FIFA Wenger offers studious reflections on the game and his groundbreaking approach to motivation, mindset, fitness, and the winning edge.
He popularized the attacking approach and belief that the game should be entertaining. Includes full-color photo Among the most successful managers of all time, Wenger, affectionately nicknamed “the professor,” has won multiple championships and run one undefeated and unmatched English Premier League season.
7. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Author: by Mick Foley
Mick Foley is a nice man, a family man who loves amusement parks and eating ice cream in bed. So how to explain those Japanese death matches in rings with explosives, golden thumbtacks and barbed wire instead of rope? The second-degree burn tissue?
And the missing ear that was ripped off during a bout-in which he kept fighting? Here is an intimate glimpse into Mick Foley’s mind, his history, his work and what some might call his pathology. Now with a bonus chapter summarizing the past 15 months-from his experience as a bestselling author through his parting thoughts before his final match.
A tale of blood, sweat, tears and more blood-all in his own words-straight from the twisted genius behind Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind.
8. When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World
Author: by Carli Lloyd
A New York Times bestseller from the superstar who is going to Tokyo for her fourth Olympicsthe oldest player the U.S. Women’s national team has ever sent. If you are a real soccer playerthen this is the book for you to read …
Inspiring and uplifting. GoalNation In 2015, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes.
But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game.
Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world and bound for the Summer Games in 2021 at thirty-nine.
9. Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco
Author: by Kaleb Dahlgren
Collins (March 16, 2021)
An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection.
The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks by their front door to show sympathy and support for the Broncos. People from more than eighty countries pledged millions of dollars to families whose relatives had been directly involved in the accident.
Crossroads is the story of Kaleb Dahlgren, a young man who survived the bus crash and faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. In this chronicle of his time with the Broncos and the loving community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Dahlgren takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world.
But this book also goes much deeper, revealing the adversity Dahlgren faced long before his time in Humboldt and his inspiring journey since the accident. From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy.
10. The Last Season (P.S.)
Author: by Eric Blehm
Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California’s unforgiving Sierra Nevadamountains as perilous as they are beautiful. Eric Blehm’s masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.
11. Beauties: Hockey's Greatest Untold Stories
Author: by James Duthie
Fifty-seven incredible stories from hockey’s biggest names, greatest characters and unsung heroes Essential reading for every fan, Beauties is a collection of the best stories that players tell each other. Grab a seat with TSN’s James Duthie as hockey’s finest relive highs, lows and hilarious moments on and off the ice from superstars, journeymen, coaches, referees, broadcasters, agents, and hockey moms and dads.
In Beauties, you’ll find out: How Sidney Crosby’s most unusual nickname came to be How Steve Stamkos’s dad accidentally stole Steve Yzerman’s car How Paul Biznasty Bissonette almost had the Arizona Coyotes kicked out of a Winnipeg hotel on game day How Wayne Gretzky’s greatest one-liner may have turned around the Stanley Cup Final in 1985 About the night that Hayley Wickenheiser went blind Why the St. Louis Blues credit Laila Anderson, a brave young girl, for their Stanley Cup win What Bobby Orr said the first time he saw Connor McDavid play at a rink in Toronto And more!
12. I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
Author: by Jackie Robinson
The bestselling autobiography of American baseball and civil rights legend Jackie RobinsonBefore Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball’s stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever.
I Never Had It Made is Robinson’s own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson’s early years and influences: his time at UCLA, where he became the school’s first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, on and off the field, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the “Noble Experiment”Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball.
13. Forward: A Memoir
Author: by Abby Wambach
Dey Street Books
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”Lucid and wrenching… Forward puts [Wambach’s] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor.” NPR”Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves.” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s Open.
Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and TakeAbby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorermale or femalein the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship.
Called an inspiration and badass by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife.
14. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Author: by Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety.
Finally, Yates was forced to cut the rope, moments before he would have been pulled to his own death. The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men. Yates, certain that Simpson was dead, returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him.
Miraculously, Simpson had survived the fall, but crippled, starving, and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse. Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength, Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes, reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave.
How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship.