Soccer & Books
I decided to write this post because I have seen the launch of many books lately that relate to women’s soccer.
So, I would like to indicate these books and know the review of who have already read them. Feel free to share others related with the women’s soccer world and give your review about them in the comment wall below!
Nadine Angerer – Im richtigen Moment: Meine Story
One of the best female soccer players of all time, and for many, the greatest goalkeeper in history, released this week her biography. No, I am not talking about Hope Solo, but of Nadine Angerer, the 2013 FIFA World Player of the Year. In her career, she has played for the biggest German clubs, FC Bayern Munich, FFC Turbine Potsdam and FFC Frankfurt, furthermore, she has also played for clubs abroad such as the Australian club, Brisbane Roar and the American club, Portland Thorns. The German goalkeeper saved two penalties in the 2013 European Championship final and she also was named player of the match following Germany’s 1–0 win against Norway. The book was published in German. Let’s hope there is an English version!
One of the most recognisable names in the women’s game, World Cup winner, Yuki Ogimi has released two books in her career so far. The first is her biography, which details her career at club and international level. The Japanese international has already enjoyed playing club level not only in her home country but also in England and Germany.
Yuki Ogimi has also released a training book. A great book of training techniques to practice which will help increase your speed and stamina!
Both of Yuki Ogimi’s books are in Japanese.
Hope Solo – A Memoir of Hope
The goalkeeper Hope Solo, which shares with Angerer the post of the best female goalkeeper in the history, is another player who has already has published her biography. Hope Solo, without any doubt, is one of the most controversial and famous players in the women’s soccer world. In her career, she has played for the biggest clubs in the world, such as Göteborg, Olympique Lyonnais and Seattle Reign. Her biography is an absolute must-read book for anyone who loves women’s soccer and USWNT.
Veronica Boquete – la princesa del deporte rey
Veronica Boquete, or simpy Vero, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder or forward for Bundesliga club FFC Frankfurt and the Spanish national team. She is one of the greatest personalities in women’s soccer and is one of the most friendly players. Vero has already played for Philadelphia Independence, Tyreso and Portland Thorns. “Vero Boquete, la princesa del deporte rey” is a must read for readers of Spanish.
Kelly Smith – My Story
“Footballer: My Story” is the inspiring story of Kelly Smith, the greatest player in England’s history and a legend in women’s soccer. She is the captain and assistant coach of Arsenal Ladies and recently has retired from the England Women’s National Team. I highly recommend her book!
Alex Morgan – The Kicks collection
The Kicks collection (Saving the Team; Sabotage Season; Win or Lose), from the star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan, it is a series of children’s Middle Grade books. Alex Morgan is an inspiring player and her books are a perfect gift for kids!
Rene Simoes – O Dia em que as Mulheres Viraram a Cabeça dos Homens
“O Dia em que as Mulheres Viraram a Cabeça dos Homens” was written by Rene Simoes, former coach of the Brazil WNT. The author shows in his book the challenges, the facts behind the scenes, the difficulties and prejudice suffered by the players, the joy and the conquest of an unprecedented Olympic medal in Athens, 2004. This is a must-read book for Brazil WNT fans! In Portuguese.
Buy (Amazon, Brazil): Rene Simoes – “O Dia em que as Mulheres Viraram a Cabeça dos Homens”
Women’s football enthusiast based in Brazil. Supporting and raising the profile of the women’s game.