A Father’s Day Treat!
MESSIGRAPHICA A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF THE GENIUS OF LIONEL MESSI
By Sanjeev Shetty
Aurum Press £20.00 | Hardback
“A joy, so beautifully presented, and so many facts, this is a true reflection of Messi, I enjoyed every moment of intently reading but also browsing through the images and it works so well in my study, i have always been an admirer of this genius and this book is so well produced it really does justice to the playing career of this footballing legend” Editor, Intouch Rugby
“I have never seen anyone like Leo Messi. He is a miracle from God!” Arda Turan
“Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi” Hristo Stoichkov
“Messi is the Mozart of football.” Radomir Antic
From his childhood days kicking a ball on the streets of Rosario, Argentina, through his rise at the Barcelona academy, Messi has dribbled, dazzled and fired his way into the footballing elite. In this innovative biography, Messi’s genius is explored and celebrated like never before: striking infographics illustrate the brilliance of his performances in football’s greatest occasions, illuminate his pitch coverage and ball skills, as well as, his outstanding goal-scoring feats – no man has scored more goals in a calendar year.
Messi’s talent, athleticism and eye for the game are showcased against his teammates, rivals and footballing legends. Analysing his years under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, the overarching shadow of fellow Argentine great Maradona and his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, Sanjeev Shetty charts Messi’s rise into a player revered in equal parts for the goals he scores and the ones he creates. Through infographics, photography and analysis, Messigraphica reveals the genius of Barcelona’s greatest like never before.
Sanjeev Shetty has covered sport for the BBC for nearly twenty years as a writer, broadcaster and producer. For the past decade, he has dedicated his time to the corporation’s international services, on both television and radio. He is the author of No Middle Ground, also published by Aurum Press, which chronicles the rivalries that existed between the British boxers Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn and Michael Watson. He lives in Cheshire with his wife Laura and their two sons Rafael and Ruben. Sanjeev is available for interview, comment and other publicity.