Messi - The King of Camp Nou

978-1-902719– 849
    Delivery time:Publication Date - October 2021
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‘It’s a privilege to be able to watch him. His stats don't lie, the number of goals he’s scored, the success he’s had at Barça, it doesn’t lie. I don’t think any have been better than Lionel Messi.
Kenny Dalglish

‘Messi makes more correct decisions than anyone on a football field. He doesn’t pigeonhole himself into a specific role because his role was to be the difference, and that’s what he did at FC Barcelona.’
Mike Phelan

'Messi's the best club footballer of all time.'
Jamie Carragher

‘There’s really no argument as to his place in the pantheon of greatness. Let me put it like this. You can fit Pelé’s best moments into a one-hour video, or you can make a two-hour video for the best of Maradona. With Messi’s best ... it’s a 24-hour long video.’
Jorge Barraza


Foreword by Graham Hunter
1. Rosario to Barcelona
2. Signed on a Napkin
3. Five Teams in One Season
4. First Barça Goal
5. The New Maradona
6. An El Clásico To Remember
7. Olympic Glory
8. 'Tiki-Taka'
9. Ballon D'Or
10. El Clásico  Déjà Vu
11. Masterclass v Man Utd
12. 91 Goals in a Calendar Year
13. The Double Treble
14. A World Champion … Again
15. 500 Up For Barça
16. More Than a Club
17. One Goal From Invincibility
18. Nightmare at Anfield
19. A Sixth Golden Shoe
20. ‘Barçagate’ and the Burofax
21. Beating Pelé’s Record
22. Laporta’s Promise

Statistics and Record of Achievement

Widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, six-time Ballon d’Or and Golden Shoe winner, Lionel Messi, holds the record as FC Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, for the most games played for the Catalan club, the most titles won and most assists provided. Adored by the Barça fans Messi reigned supreme until August 2021, when he made a tearful farewell to a stunned global audience.

 Messi: The King of Camp Nou is the definitive story of his entire  17-year Barça career, written by Jason Pettigrove, a football journalist who spent several years working for FC Barcelona during Messi’s final years in Catalonia.

Charting Messi’s rise as a hopeful 13-year-old Argentinian boy from Rosario to becoming the best footballer in the world, Pettigrove’s comprehensively researched book includes interviews with key individuals in Messi’s story: his teammates, opponents, managers, agents and fellow journalists.

From being signed by Barça on a restaurant napkin to Champions League glory and to becoming FC Barcelona captain, Messi: The King of Camp Nou reveals the inside story, of Lionel Messi’s remarkable reign at Barça and how he, season-on-season, mesmerised the football world.

Jason Pettigrove is a football journalist and broadcaster, specialising in La Liga and the UEFA club competitions. He is author of Huddy - The Official Biography of Alan Hudson (St. David’s Press, 2017).

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