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Author Kuper, Simon.

Title The Barcelona complex : Lionel Messi and the making -- and unmaking -- of the world's greatest soccer club / Simon Kuper.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2021.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  796.334 KUP    DUE 07-20-22
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Description xxii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes recipes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cast of characters -- A Barcelona lexicon -- A note on the text -- Part 1. Inside the Cathedral. Introduction: Barça and me -- Who's who in the house of Barça -- Part 2. The Architect. The man who talked on the ball -- FC Barcelona-from an original idea by Johan Cruyff -- The choreographer -- Cruyff: My part in his downfall -- Part 3. The Golden Age, 2008-2015. Shorties at boarding school: More than a youth academy -- How does he do It? Understanding Lionel Messi -- High style, 2008-2012 -- Part 4. Meet the Talent. Define "talent" -- The talent rules -- How the talent lives -- Eat, play, sleep: The talent and the private chefs -- Part 5. The Cathedral Crumbles. Misadventures in the transfer market -- Everyone becomes the Masia -- More than a club? -- Messi's club -- Epilogue..
Summary "With rare and unrivaled access, bestselling coauthor of Soccernomics and longtime Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful club in the world -- and how that era is now ending"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Michels, Rinus, 1928-
Cruyff, Johan, 1947-2016.
Messi, Lionel, 1987-
Futbol Club Barcelona -- History.
Soccer teams -- Spain -- Barcelona -- History.
Soccer teams -- History.
Sports teams -- Economic aspects -- Spain -- Barcelona.
Sports teams -- Economic aspects.
Nationalism -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History.
Nationalism and sports -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History.
Catalonia (Spain) -- Politics and government.
Added Title Barça complex
ISBN 9780593297711
Standard No. 40030675657
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