Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Addition: Soccer Books, Part one-Italian National team

A new feature that I will be starting on this blog is about books about a certain topic.

My first topic will be about the best books about the History of the Italian National Team.

These are the books I have chosen is:

Book I
‘La Nazionale Italiana’
Published in 1978.
Written Language: Italian

‘La Nazionale Italiana’ Cover


The first part of this book deals with the History of the National team with many archived photographs of players and matches.
The second part deals with every match played from 1910 to the end of 1977.
Full statistical information is given about each match, with dates, both lineups, player’s club information, a brief description of the match, plus a team photo for the majority of the matches.
Three smaller supplements to this book were published, the first covering the 1978 World Cup, the second covering Fall 1978 to June 1980, and the Third covering Fall 1980 to 1982 World Cup.
I am unaware if further supplements were ever published.


‘La Nazionale Italiana’ example



‘La Nazionale Italiana’ example page






Book II
‘Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano’
Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo
Published in 1974.
Written Language: Italian

‘Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano’ cover



This book has descriptions of every match played by Italy from 1910 to February 1974.
Full statistical information is given about each match, with dates, Italy’s lineups, players club information, plus a team and match photographs, though not as much as the previous book.
There is also a player profile in each page next to the match descriptions of certain players that marked Italy’s history.


‘Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano’ example page






Book III
‘Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983’
Published in 1983.
Written Language: Italian


 
Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983’ cover
This book is not a statistical book like the previous two, it is a historical book with many anecdotes and archived photographs as well as illustrations.
It covers stories and the history of the national team from 1910 until the 1982 World Cup.

Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983’ example page
 
Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983’ example page


Book IV
‘Il Libro Azzuro’
Author: Walter Perosino
Published in 1998.
Written Language: Italian

Il Libro Azzuro’ Cover



This book is the ultimate statistical book about the national team.
Every detail is covered, such as youngest to oldest players, penalties scored (or missed), etc.
There is also description with full national team appearance information on every player who has played for Italy.

‘Il Libro Azzuro’ example page


‘Il Libro Azzuro’ example page









If any one knows of other books pertaining to this topic, please do not hesitate to leave a post.

1 comment:

  1. Could you please share me with the book 'Il Libro Azzuro'?

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