Ultimate Football Heroes is a book series that captures the stories of some of the greatest football players in the world. It is a collection of books designed for young readers, providing a comprehensive and inspiring insight into the lives and careers of these legendary footballers. For related books, check out our Football Books collection.
The series is written by Matt and Tom Oldfield, and it features a range of football heroes, from all-time greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to up-and-coming stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford. The books are written in a simple and engaging style, perfect for young readers who are passionate about football and want to learn more about their favourite players.
The first book in the series, Messi, is a comprehensive guide to the life of one of the greatest football players of all time. The book covers Messi's early years in Argentina, his rise to fame at Barcelona, and his success with the Argentina national team.
The second book, Ronaldo, is a biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most successful and popular footballers in history. The book explores his childhood in Madeira, Portugal, his rise to fame at Manchester United and Real Madrid, and his recent move to Juventus.
The third book, Pogba, is dedicated to Paul Pogba, a French footballer who has become one of the most influential players in the game. The book covers his time at Manchester United, Juventus, and the French national team.
The fourth book, Kane, is about Harry Kane, a prolific goalscorer for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. The book explores his early years in London, his breakthrough at Tottenham, and his success as the Premier League's leading goalscorer for two consecutive seasons.
The fifth book, De Bruyne, is about Kevin De Bruyne, a Belgian midfielder who has become one of the best players in the world. The book covers his time at Manchester City, his success with the Belgian national team, and his rise to the top of the footballing world.
The sixth book, Mbappe, is about Kylian Mbappe, a French footballer who has been compared to legends like Pelé and Thierry Henry. The book covers his rise to fame at AS Monaco and his success at Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team.
The seventh book, De Gea, is about David De Gea, a Spanish goalkeeper who has been a fixture in the Manchester United team for many years. The book covers his time at Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, as well as his success with the Spanish national team.
The eighth book, Rashford, is about Marcus Rashford, a young English footballer who has become a hero both on and off the pitch. The book covers his early years in Manchester, his breakthrough at Manchester United, and his work to combat child poverty in the UK.
The ninth book, Salah, is about Mohamed Salah, an Egyptian footballer who has become one of the most popular players in the world. The book covers his time at Basel, Chelsea, and Liverpool, as well as his success with the Egyptian national team.
The final book in the series, Smith, is about Alan Smith, a former English footballer who played for Arsenal and Manchester United. The book covers his early years in Leicester, his success at Arsenal, and his move to Manchester United.
One of the great things about the Ultimate Football Heroes series is that it doesn't just focus on the on-pitch exploits of these footballers. It also explores the challenges and obstacles that they faced in their personal lives and how they overcame them to become the best in the world. This adds a real depth to the books and makes them more than just a straightforward biography of a football player.
The series also features stunning illustrations by some of the world's leading football artists. These colourful and dynamic images help to bring the stories to life, making them even more accessible and engaging for young readers. The Ultimate Football Heroes series has received widespread acclaim from critics and readers alike. The books have been praised for their engaging writing style, attention to detail, and inspiring messages about hard work, determination, and perseverance. They have also been commended for their ability to appeal to young readers of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, making them a fantastic resource for parents, teachers, and librarians who are looking to inspire a love of reading and a passion for football in young people.
Titles In This Set:
- De Bruyne
- De Gea
Description from the publisher:
'The Barcelona fans were already standing they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.'
Lionel Messi is a legend, Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But when he was young, he was so small that his friends called him Little Leo and coaches worried he wasn't big enough. Yet through bravery, talent and hard work, he proved them wrong. Messi tells the magical story of how the tiniest boy in South America grew up to become the greatest player on earth.
Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team player and a legend.
'It's time to shine,' Paul said to himself as he walked out of the tunnel and onto to the Old Trafford pitch.'
Pogba tells the exciting story of how French wonder-kid Paul Pogba became Europe's best young player and finally fulfilled his dream of returning to his boyhood club Manchester United in a world-record transfer. The sky is the limit for United's new star.
When Harry Kane was released by Arsenal at nine years old for being too small, he had to use all his self-belief to prove that he could make it as a footballer. Now a superstar striker for Tottenham Hotspur and England, his hard work and determination have paid off. Kane is the amazing story of how the boy from North London became the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer.
Kevin de Bruyne is arguably Manchester City's best player. This is the story of how the young Belgian rose through the ranks, worked hard despite the difficulties he faced along the way and showed courage and determination to prove his skill in the world's toughest league. His versatility, technique and goal-scoring ability to have allowed him to become a midfielder like no other this season.
Kylian Mbappe has the world at his feet. The young French striker's goals, skills and fearless attacking spirit earned him a £166 million transfer to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, to take on the best teams in Europe with new teammate Neymar. And at the 2018 World Cup, Kylian was the star player, his goals firing France to victory in the final. Now as a world champion, he has just one goal left - to become the best player ever.
David De Gea is the Spanish superstar who earned a dream move to Manchester United and proved himself to be their best goalkeeper since the legendary Peter Schmeichel. David has had to face the pressure of expectation throughout his career, but his amazing saves have kept United in the hunt for trophies year after year, no matter the pressure. This is the story of one boy's mission to become the best keeper in the world.
This is the story of Marcus Rashford - one of the brightest young stars on the Manchester United books and a future England goalscoring legend. From tough beginnings in Manchester, Rashford has proven to be one of the Premier League's shining stars, scoring twice on his senior debut, scoring in his first Premier League match and scoring on his England debut in 2016. The future can only get better!
Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's superstar forward, and he is on a mission to become the best player in the world. This exciting book follows his adventures across the world - from the heat of Egypt to the magic of Rome, the roar of Anfield stadium and - finally - his big chance in a Champions League Final.
By the time Kelly Smith was nine years old, she was already so good she was running rings around the boys at her local club and scoring goals for fun. But angry parents complained she was making their sons look silly, and Kelly had to move to a girls' team. From that day, she knew she had to be twice as skilful and brave as any boy to succeed in the game she loved. Smith is the story of how the girl from Watford refused to be held back and became an Arsenal superstar and the England women's national team's top scorer.
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