When Pele Broke Our Hearts

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'Terrific...a lovely story, well told and, best of all, you don't have to be Welsh to enjoy it                                          
The Sunday Times

'A brilliant book...a thoroughly good read...I warmly recommend it'
Adrian Chiles Radio 5 Live

'A great tale, diligently researched and well told'
GQ Magazine

'Excellent...an intriguing story, compellingly told
Four Four Two

'If you were to write a surreal football comedy script tinged with pathos, personal tragedy, heroism, politics, adventure and endeavour, you couldn't begin to emulate the story of Wales in 1958...well-crafted...meticulously researched'
Total Football

A beautifully written and expertly researched book, which gives an insight into Wales' greatest football triumph'
Nicky Wire

When Pele Broke Our Hearts is the definitive story of the Welsh team's remarkable 1958 World Cup campaign, the first and only time Wales has qualified for football's premier tournament. This new edition features a new preface from Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers

Mario Risoli is a Cardiff-based journalist and author.