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‘The Illustrated History of FC Barcelona’, the first official Barça book written in English has been released today. It will be available in Catalan and Spanish and is the work of Guillem Balagué, a Catalan journalist who has been based for several years in London covering Spanish football for Sky Sports TV. The book is published by Carlton Books, a leader in the field of sports publishing.
“There is no other football club in the world like this one” writes the author. “The brilliance of its teams, the way the members participate in the management of the club and its role as a symbol of Catalan culture serve to create not just a football club, but a way of life. This book is also a reminder of great triumphs, including incomparable victories in La Liga and the Copa del Rey, Cruyff’s Dream Team and the European Cup of 1992, the battles for the Clasico and the amazing achievements of Pep Guardiola’s team, which captivated the world with its magnificent footballing philosophy.”
The book features photographs ranging from spectacular shots of the most important victories in Barça history to more personal photographs of legendary players and teams, including Kubala, Cruyff, Ronaldinho, Messi and other players from the greatest Barça teams of all time. The definitive illustrated history of a marvellous sporting institution that is known as ‘more than club’ all around the world.
‘The Illustrated history of FC Barcelona’ comes in 28x23 cm format, contains 192 pages and sells for a retail price of €24.90 euros.
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