WorldCat Identities

Caioli, L. (Luca) 1958-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 426 publications in 12 languages and 3,926 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Scribe
Classifications: GV942.7.R626, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L Caioli
Cristiano Ronaldo : historia de una ambición sin límites by L Caioli( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strength, speed and dedication:  Cristiano Ronaldo is known throughout the world  as a colossus of the modern game. But did you know that he underwent laser heart surgery aged just fifteen to enable him to continue playing the game he loved? Or that Nacional, his first professional club, donated twenty balls and two sets of kits to his youth team in order to sign him? Or how he came to be known as abelhinha –‘little bee’ –a name he would later pass on to his Yorkshire Terrier? Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli’s biography of the global superstar, featuring exclusive insights from those who know him best and even the man himself. Includes all the action from the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup"--
Ronaldo : the obsession for perfection by L Caioli( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 381 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 didnt disappoint
Messi : the inside story of the boy who became a legend by L Caioli( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 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
Roberto Mancini : a biography by L Caioli( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title page; Copyright information; Contents; 'In the Blue, Painted Blue'; You can praise God with a football, too; Passing the ball; A Conversation with Aldo Mancini; Wrong address; Football intelligence; A conversation with Marino Perani; The Boy; The best years; A conversation with Marco Macina; 1981; I'll play him; A conversation with Tarcisio Burgnich; Enfant prodige; A conversation with Franco Colomba; Mister Five Billion; 'You will be Sampdoria's standard-bearer'; A conversation with Paolo Bórea; Genoa for us; When I was 19 I was just the same; A conversation with Graeme Souness
Messi : more than a superstar by L Caioli( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 149 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 )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 145 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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret van de Argentijnse voetballer (1987-)
Messi vs. Ronaldo : the greatest rivalry by L Caioli( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 140 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
Pogba by L Caioli( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of Manchester United's wunderkind French midfielder
Neymar : the unstoppable rise of Barcelona's Brazilian superstar by L Caioli( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 118 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 118 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
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 108 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
Neymar by L Caioli( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tipped for greatness from an early age, it's easy to think that every moment of Neymar's life has been played out under the glare of a spotlight. But did you know that Real Madrid were just €60,000 away from signing him in 2006? Or that a phone call from Pelé stopped Neymar leaving Santos for Chelsea in 2010? Or that his move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 caused tension with his new teammates? Find out about all this and more in Luca Caioli's tirelessly researched biography, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best, including friends, family, coaches and teammates. Includes all the action from the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup"--
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 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brand new biography of Liverpool and Premier League superstar, Fernando Torres, based on one-of-a-kind insider interviews with those closest to him ... and the player himself. This is the story of a kid who wanted to be a rock star but who turned into a football god, the idolised and adopted son of 42 million Liverpool fans across the world. From his birth in Madrid through to his winning goal in Euro 2008 and beyond, the book goes ehind the scenes of Torres' life and career to examine what makes the golden boy of football tick as well as kick. Renowned sports journalist Luca Caioli ha
Balotelli : the remarkable story behind the sensational headlines by L Caioli( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 93 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
Messi by L Caioli( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 89 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
Martial : the making of Manchester United's new teenage superstar by L Caioli( Book )

4 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
Suárez, Messi, Neymar : inside Barcelona's unstoppable new strikeforce by L Caioli( Book )

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

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

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Uruguayaanse voetballer
Griezmann : the making of France's mini maestro by L Caioli( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-ever book on France and Atlético Madrid's dazzling striker
 
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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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