Messi - The King of Camp Nou

978-1-902719– 849
    Delivery time:Publication Date - 16 December 2021
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“I guarantee this will be the best book on Leo Messi you haven’t yet read.”
Graham Hunter

“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

“He was born to play football and it’s on the field where we see the happiest version of Lionel. It’s what he does best and what gives him the most joy."
Lionel Scaloni

“I don’t think any have been better than Lionel Messi.”
Sir Kenny Dalglish


Foreword by Graham Hunter
1. Rosario to Barcelona
2. Signed on a Napkin
3. Five Teams in One Season
4. First Barç
a Goal
5. The New Maradona
6. An El
Clásico To Remember
7. Olympic Glory

8. 'Tiki-Taka'

9. Ballon D'Or

10. El Clásico  D
éjà 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 Barç
16. More Than a Club
One Goal From Invincibility
18. Nightmare at Anfield
19. A Sixth Golden Shoe
‘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, seven-time Ballon d’Or and six-time Golden Shoe winner, Lionel Messi, enjoyed a record-breaking 17-year career at FC Barcelona during which time he scored more goals, played more games, won more titles and provided more assists than any other player in the Catalan club’s history.

Adored by 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 Lionel Messi’s entire Barça career, written by Jason Pettigrove, a football journalist who worked 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 features exclusive interviews with key individuals in Messi’s story - team-mates, opponents, managers, agents and fellow journalists - including: Joan Laporta, Lionel Scaloni, Victor Font, Sir Kenny Dalglish, Jamie Carragher, Mike Phelan, Josep Maria Minguella, Horacio Gaggioli, Tony Watt, Santi Padro and Jorge Barraza.

From being signed by Barça on a napkin to Champions League glory and becoming FC Barcelona captain, Messi: The King of Camp Nou reveals the inside story of Leo’s remarkable reign at Barça including breaking Pelé's incredible record for most goals scored at one club, how the longed for Copa América title was won and how he, season-on-season, mesmerised the football world.

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

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