WorldCat Identities

Oldfield, Tom

Overview
Works: 150 works in 357 publications in 5 languages and 2,914 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies  Fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV994.N33, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Oldfield
Cristiano Ronaldo by Tom Oldfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most exciting footballers of his generation. Starring at youth level on his home island of Maderia, his spirit and natural flair took him into the Sporting Lisbon first team, attracting the interest of Manchester United, who bought him in the summer of 2003. His dazzling footwork, showmanship and eye for goal not only inspired United to two Premiership titles, but he was United's only player to score in normal time in the 2008 Champions League final, which the Reds won to put the finishing touches to a remarkable double-winning season. His incredible top-scoring season was further rewarded by becoming the FIFA World Player of the Year - and the first player based in the UK to win the award
Rafael Nadal : the biography by Tom Oldfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born and brought up in the Mallorcan town of Manacor, amongst a family of successful sportsmen, Rafael has been playing tennis from the age of three. By five he was going to tennis club twice a week. At 12 he had won Spanish and European titles for his age group. And by the time he reached 16 years of age he was ranked in the world's top 50 players. An extremely athletic and determined player, Nadal has taken the tennis world by storm. Hailed in many quarters as having the potential to be one of the greatest champions of all time, Nadal seems destined to set the record books alight. This is the ultimate portrait of one of the world's most fascinating players
Aresene Wenger : pure genius by Tom Oldfield( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 15 seasons at the club, the world-class Fenchman has developed the Gunners into a team capable of challenging for top domestic and European honours every year. His three Premiership titles - two of which came in 'Double' winning campaigns - are evidence of Wenger's unique tactical skill and his famous ability to spot talented young footballers. The phenomenal Gunners boss, nicknamed 'The Professor', has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until 2013 and Arsenal fans can look forward to a bright red future
Nadal : the biography by Tom Oldfield( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the biography of Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal, whose achievements include winner of the French Open in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, 2008 Wimbledon champion and a gold medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Rafael Nadal is a whirlwind of on-court power and dynamism. His unparalleled exploits in winning the French Open a record 8 times has earned him the title 'King of Clay'. His clubbing, lasso-whip forehand is the most recognizable shot in tennis, and his raw power combined with a mild, soft-spoken manner has won him a legion of fans which eclipses that of any other player. Along with fantastic insight into the training and lifestyle that has made Rafa such an incredible champion, Tom Oldfield reveals all the details of his legendary - and often heated - rivalries with fellow 'Big Four' players Federer, Djokovic and Murray
Luis Suarez : el pistolero by Tom Oldfield( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Suarez: El Pistolero follows the Uruguayan's winding path from love-struck youngster to Liverpool hero to Barcelona star. Grabbing goals and headlines along the way, Luis chased his dreams and became a Champions League winner. This is the inspiring story of how the world's deadliest striker made his mark"--Back cover
The boy in blue : Eden Hazard by Tom Oldfield( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eden Hazard: The Boy in Blue is the thrilling tale of how the wing wizard went from local wonder kid to league champion. With the support of his soccer-obsessed family, Eden worked hard to develop his amazing dribbling skills and earn his dream transfer to Chelsea. A joy to watch, he is sure to inspire soccer-crazy kids everywhere, "--Amazon.com
The wonder boy : Alexis Sanchez by Tom Oldfield( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexis Sanchez: The Wonder Boy tells the story of the Arsenal superstar's incredible journey from the streets of Tocopilla to become a national hero, and one of the most talented players in the world. With his pace, skill and eye for a goal, Alexis is now one of the Premier League's biggest stars. The story is every bit as exciting as the player., "--Amazon.com
Messi : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Messi has become one of the biggest stars in football, both at team and international level; he is one of the world's greatest players
Arsene Wenger : the unauthorised biography of Le Professeur by Tom Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; FROM PLAYER TO MANAGER; ARRIVING AT ARSENAL; DOING THE DOUBLE AND LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE TREBLE WINNERS; CHASING SIR ALEX'S COAT-TAILS; SUPREMACY REGAINED AND SURRENDERED; THE INVINCIBLES AND THE SPECIAL ONE; THE REBUILDING PROCESS; LIFE AFTER THIERRY; ADRIFT FROM THE PACK; BACK IN CONTENTION; ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN; BOUNCING BACK FROM THE EXODUS; THE DROUGHT GOES ON; SILVERWARE AT LAST; FUTURE PLANS; APPENDIX: ARSENE'S ALL-TIME BEST ARSENAL XI; Plates; Copyright
Ronaldo : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Swedish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty and sickness to become one of the best footballers ever. Escaping the streets of Madeira, Ronaldo proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the boy became a man, a team-player and a legend"--Back cover
Steven Gerrard : Captain Fantastic by Matt Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Gerrard spent 17 seasons, and half of his life, at Liverpool FC, the club he had always loved. In return, he has become arguably the fans' most adored player. Regarded by many as the greatest midfielder of his generation, his story is a lesson in dedication, loyalty and hard work as well as immense talent. This book tells Gerrard's story up to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul, when he scored one of the winning goals. Gerrard's remains a hugely popular player and he has endorsement deals with brands including Adidas, Jaguar and Lucozade
Kane : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry Kane was released by Arsenal at nine years old for being too small, he had to use all his self-belief to prove that he could make it as a footballer. Now a superstar striker for Tottenham Hotspur and England, his hard work and determination have paid off. Kane is the amazing story of how the boy from North London became the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer.--Back Cover
Sergio Agüero : the little genius by Matt Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After making his debut in the Argentine First Division at the age of 15, Aguero's sharp, intelligent play at Independiente and Atlético Madrid made it clear that he was a world-class player in the making. Since arriving at Manchester City in 2011, he has scored over 100 goals for the club and become a firm favorite at the Etihad Stadium and beyond
Gary Neville : the biography by Tom Oldfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zidane : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fantastic story of the boy who started off on the streets of Marseille and went on to win a World Cup with France."--Back cover
Raheem Sterling : young lion by Tom Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raheem Sterling: Red Lightning is the exciting tale of a boy who followed his passion and became one of the most dynamic young players in world football, winning the hearts of Liverpool and England fans along the way. Relive Sterling's whirlwind journey in this uplifting story
Neymar : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is the boy with the big smile who carries the hopes of Brazil on his shoulders. Neymar now stands alongside Pelé and Ronaldinho as a Brazilian sports hero. Bidding a fond farewell to his home in São Paolo, Neymar's dreams finally came true when he joined Barcelona. Now, alongside Messi and Suarez, he is part of the most feared attacking trident in the game
Hazard by Matt Oldfield( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden slid on his knees towards the fans with his arms out wide. He was the hero again- there was just no stopping him now. Hazard is the thrilling tale of how the wing wizard went from local wonder kid to league champion. With the support of his football-obsessed family, Eden worked hard to develop his amazing dribbling skills and earn his dream transfer to Chelsea
Gareth Bale : the boy who became a Galáctico by Tom Oldfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Gareth's PE teacher told him he could only play with one foot to give the other team a chance, it was obvious he was a special talent. But few could ever have guessed just how special
Aguero : from the playground to the pitch by Matt Oldfield( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aguero is the tale of the boy who would go on to re-write football history forever. His dramatic 94th minute goal on the final day of the 2011/12 season, to snatch the title from under rivals Manchester United́s noses, was the most electric moment in Premier League history. This is how the small boy from Argentina became the biggest hero of all
 
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