Cover of Tales of South American Football

Passion, revolution and glory

For many, South America epitomises most of what we love about football.

Tales of South American Football - Passion, Revolution and Glory by Jorge Knijnik weaves the fabric of culture and sport in 13 chapters that give the reader a path into the region's modern history and social realities. 

Exquisitely researched and written, it captures the elegance of the star players and the visceral struggles in South American societies describing the social and political context of football on the content where jogo bonito is a force that both divides and unites people. 

The backdrop of volatile politics, oppression and inequality in the continent is painted behind vignettes of football games, players, politicians and the sport itself. 

Football is on every page. It is glorious, passionate - and at times revolutionary.

Available now in paperback and as an e-book from us, good bookstores, Amazon and other online outlets. 

By the way, the marvellous front cover illustration was done by Anastasiia Osypova of Ukraine. The front cover design from our chief designer, Leslie Priestley. 

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