WorldCat Identities

Caioli, L. (Luca) 1958-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 476 publications in 15 languages and 4,186 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Scribe
Classifications: GV942.7.R626, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L Caioli
Ronaldo : the obsession for perfection by L Caioli( Book )

48 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Portuguese player with sublime abilities arrived at Manchester United in 2003, Alex Ferguson put the no. 7 shirt - once worn by Best, Cantona and Beckham - on his back without hesitation. The expectation was clear, and Cristiano Ronaldo didn't disappoint. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year in 2008, the first Premier League player ever to do so. Since his record-breaking 80 million move to Real Madrid, his goal-scoring flair has continued and made his on-going rivalry with Barcelona's Lionel Messi even more intense
Messi : the inside story of the boy who became a legend by L Caioli( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Vietnamese and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still only 24, Lionel Messi is on course to become the greatest soccer player of all time. The 2009 and 2010 FIFA Player of the Year, he is fast, elusive, and mesmerizing. Nominated by Maradona as successor to his No. 10 Argentina shirt, he is already set for football divinity. Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story: his parents and extended family; his coaches at Grandoli and Newell's Old Boys; Rjikaard and Zambrotta from Barcelona; Jorge Valdano and many others from Argentina, Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta and ex-Chelsea defender Asier del Horno. In the final chapter Messi himself sizes up his life so far. Updated to include the 2011 Champions League Final, when everyone, including the opposition, applauded Messi and his team, is a brilliant, insightful and revealing portrait of football's most exciting player and a must-read for all true fans of the game."--Provided by the publisher
Cristiano Ronaldo : historia de una ambición sin límites by L Caioli( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El chico de oro, el futbolista más caro de la historia y uno de los mejores de todos los tiempos. Desde sus primeros pasos en la isla de Madeira, en el seno de una modestísima familia de barrio obrero, el libro recorre su complicado salto al continente, primero al Sporting de Lisboa y, con apenas 18 años, al Manchester United, donde consiguió el Balón de Oro como mejor jugador el mundo. El autor no olvida su rocambolesco traspaso al Real Madrid, su comparación con Leo Messi, sus mejores partidos, sus grandes decepciones, las mujeres de su vida y su paternidad. Se habla de su obsesión por la perfección, su relación con Ferguson y Mourinho y de su extraordinaria capacidad para marcar goles que le llevó a conseguir con el Madrid la Bota de Oro 2011. Una biografía para conocer a fondo a un gran ídolo de masas, el futbolista más querido y más odiado del planeta."--Page 4 of cover
Roberto Mancini : a biography by L Caioli( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the bestselling Messi and Ronaldo, a revealing and enjoyable biography of the Manchester City manager
Messi vs. Ronaldo : the greatest rivalry by L Caioli( Book )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009 Real Madrid paid GBP80m, a then record fee, to sign a ready-made superstar in an effort to keep pace with a Barcelona side that had won it all. In doing so, they sparked a rivalry like no other; Messi vs Ronaldo. The seasons that have followed have been truly spectacular, the battle for supremacy increasing in profile and intensity all the while. Their styles, personalities and footballing allegiances continue to divide opinion, but their dominance of the record books has now put one claim beyond debate - this is football's greatest ever head-to-head. Acclaimed football writer Luca Caioli draws on invaluable testimonies from those closest to the two stars, with exclusive insights from friends, families, teammates and managers, to tell the inside story of this fascinating rivalry
Messi : more than a superstar by L Caioli( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messi is a revealing portrait of soccer's most unassuming superstar with numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story, including an interview with the man himself. It charts his successful battle to overcome a career-threatening growth hormone deficiency, following which he has proceeded to win almost every award and trophy, including an unprecedented four FIFA Ballons d'Or, the Oscar of world soccer
Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo : head to head with the world's greatest players by L Caioli( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Luca Caioli's Messi: "Very thorough, with author Luca Caioli racking up the air miles in pursuit of those who've seen Messi grow." Sport Three supremely skillful individuals Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior have each risen from humble beginnings to rank amongst the most exciting talents football has ever seen. As unofficial biographer of all three players, popular sports journalist Luca Caioli now brings their stories together in an attempt to understand exactly what makes them great and how such different characters have each harnessed their potential to reach the very top of the game. Luca Caioli is the best-selling author of the biographies Messi and Ronaldo. A renowned Italian sports journalist, he lives in Spain corresponding for SKY Italia and Corriere della Sera
Messi : het verhaal van een jongen die een wereldster werd by L Caioli( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret van de Argentijnse voetballer (1987-)
Pogba by L Caioli( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dynamic and commanding presence both on and off the pitch, Paul Pogba is rarely out of the public eye. But did you know that Barcelona came close to sealing a deal for the midfielder a year before he returned to Manchester United? Or that he first performed his famous 'Dab' celebration in December 2015, after scoring against Carpi in Serie A? Or that, as a child, Pogba chose to go by the nickname 'The Pickaxe'? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot's tirelessly researched biography, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best." -- Back cover
Neymar : the unstoppable rise of Barcelona's Brazilian superstar by L Caioli( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is the new global soccer superstar, already acclaimed as "the next Pele." He is the player everyone wants to watch in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, his home country. Luca Caioli reconstructs Neymar's life and career through exclusive private access to his friends, family, coaches, teammates, advisors, and fans
Neymar : the making of the world's greatest new number 10 by L Caioli( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is the new global soccer superstar, already acclaimed as the next Pelé. He is the player everyone wants to watch in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, his home country. Luca Caioli reconstructs Neymar's life and career through exclusive private access to his friends, his family, his coaches, his teammates, his advisors, and his fans
Neymar by L Caioli( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having long been hailed as a future star of world soccer, Neymar has thrived under the pressure of expectation. Already well on his way to becoming Brazil's all-time top scorer and a leading light in one of the greatest Barcelona teams in history, his legacy is already taking shape. Updated to include all the action from the 2017/18 season and drawing on exclusive interviews with those who have known and worked with him, Neymar paints a compelling picture of the life and career of a global superstar"--Publisher's description
Suárez : the remarkable story behind football's most explosive talent by L Caioli( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling football biographer Luca Caioli tackles his most controversial subject yet - Barcelona, Uruguay and former Liverpool forward Luis Suárez. When in late September 2013 Luis Suárez returned from a landmark ten-match ban for biting an opponent, one in a long line of high-profile misdemeanours, it seemed unlikely that he would ever win over his critics. In the months that followed he scored an astonishing 31 times, propelling Liverpool back into the Champions League following a four-year absence. The World Cup in Brazil followed but Suárez saw his action-packed tournament
Torres : an intimate portrait of the kid who became king by L Caioli( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has been, and what is, your relationship with Torres?What kind of person is Torres now?; And finally, how do you see the future and next season for Liverpool and Fernando Torres?; Chapter 4 A nice lad; What was your opinion of him when he was here at Atlético?; How do you explain the fact that he has doubled his goal tally and his scoring ability since moving from Atlético to Liverpool?; What role has Rafa Benítez had in Torres' development?; To be alongside a midfielder like Gerrard has helped him to grow as a player?; What has English football brought to Torres?
Messi by L Caioli( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Messi is a mesmerising talent who has continued to astound the world of football ever since assuming his role at the heart of a star-studded Barcelona side in 2004. Overcoming a career-threatening growth hormone deficiency, he has won almost everything there is to win, including an unprecedented four FIFA Ballons d'Or. Luca Caioli draws on numerous exclusive testimonies to tell Messi's story, including his parents and extended family, his coaches, those who have played alongside him and even Messi himself
Balotelli : the remarkable story behind the sensational headlines by L Caioli( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mario Balotelli has a reputation like no other in football. Since exploding on to the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and England, moving between Europe's elite clubs. Yet for all his undoubted talent, he is better-known for his off-field antics - not the least his infamous run-ins with both the police and Manchester's firefighters. Once described by José Mourinho as 'unmanageable', match-winning performances at the highest level have continued to convince clubs such as AC Milan and Liverpool to give him a chance"--Publisher's description
Martial : the making of Manchester United's new teenage superstar by L Caioli( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1 September 2015, Anthony Martial completed his transfer from Monaco to Manchester United. At just 19 years of age, the fee ... made the France international the most expensive teenager of all time. Eyebrows were raised at the landmark fee but a goal against Liverpool in his first game helped get the supporters onside, while a number of key strikes in his debut season soon won over the critics as he became integral to Manchester United's attack. Renowned sports biographers Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot talk to coaches, teammates and even Martial himself, to provide an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at the life of the teenage superstar
Griezmann by L Caioli( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quick, incisive and versatile, Antoine Griezmann is the ultimate modern forward. But did you know that he had to leave France in order to find a professional club willing to take a chance on him? Or that he wears the number 7 shirt as a tribute to his idol, David Beckham? Or that Real Sociedad fans came to affectionately refer to him as 'The Little Devil'? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot's tirelessly researched biography, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best." -- Back cover
Suárez, Messi, Neymar : inside Barcelona's unstoppable new strikeforce by L Caioli( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book on 'El Trindente' from bestselling football author Luca Caioli
Mbappé by L Caioli( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pelé, for the tournament-winning team, in his brief career to date Kylian Mbappé is fast becoming one of the biggest names in football. But did you know that even at three years old, he would sit listening to the manager's talk before an AS Bondy match? Or where his signature crossed-arm goal celebration came from and when he first performed it? Or how he got his dressing room nickname 'Thirty-seven'? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli and Cyril Collot's tirelessly researched biography of the game's latest superstar, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best." -- Back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Caioli, L.

Caioli L. 1958-

Caioli, Luca.

Caioli, Luca 1958-

Luca Caioli schrijver uit Italië (1958-)

Кайоли, Лука

קיולי, לוקה, 1958-

카이올리, L. 1958-

카이올리, 루카 1958-

カイオーリ, ルーカ

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