WorldCat Identities

Worrall, Frank

Overview
Works: 54 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 3,216 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV942.7.G54, 796.334092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Worrall
Rory McIlroy : the biography by Frank Worrall( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hard hitting Rory McIlroy was always destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive aged just two. His first hole in one came when he was nine and he played in his first professional European tour event as a 16-year-old in 2005"--P. [4] of cover
Giggsy : the biography of Ryan Giggs by Frank Worrall( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Giggs is the ultimate Manchester United legend. The most decorated player in English football history, with 11 Premier League titles, two Champions League victories and four FA Cup winner's medals to his name, he is truly an astonishing player with an unparalleled football career. This is the amazing story of the legendary number 11. By the time Giggs made his Manchester United first team debut aged just 17, many considered him to be the greatest talent in English football since George Best. He made United's left wing his own until late in his career, when Sir Alex Ferguson switched him to
Lewis Hamilton : the biography by Frank Worrall( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text describes how the boy who grew up on a council estate, at the tender age of 22, came through against the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of Formula One. Previous ed.: 2007
Why always me? : the biography of Mario Balotelli by Frank Worrall( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Italy to Ghanaian parents, Mario Barwuah suffered life-threatening health problems as a baby. By the age of three he had recovered, but his parents then entrusted him to a foster family - the Balotellis - and Mario grew up in the affluent village of Concesio. He began his football career with Lumezzane, earning promotion to the first team at the age of 15. Balotelli's skill soon brought him to the attention of the biggest clubs in Italy, and he was duly signed by Inter Milan in 2006. This book tells his story
Walking in a Fergie wonderland : the biography of Britain's greatest football manager by Frank Worrall( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Old Trafford legend, Sir Alex Ferguson has enjoyed a spectacularly successful career as manager of Manchester United. This book examines his life, from his tough upbringing in Glasgow and his career as a player, through to his eventual triumphs with Aberdeen and United
Nemanja Vidic : the biography by Frank Worrall( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nemanja Vidic is one of the best defenders playing in the English Premier League today, a cult figure among Manchester United fans he has enjoyed a meteoric rise to football stardom. Born in Serbia in 1981, Vidic began playing football at the age of just 7 and was quickly spotted by local clubs. By 15 he was signed to Red Star Belgrade's youth system and by 20 he had won the Yugoslav Cup. The captain's armband soon followed and he led his Red Star team to a domestic double in 2004 -- that was to be his last season with the club as he moved into the Russian Premier League and Spartak Moscow. His outstanding play and no-nonsense style soon caught the attention of foreign clubs and in 2006 he signed for Manchester United joining Rio Ferdinand in defence to form one of the most formidable partnerships in English football. Loved by the Old Trafford faithful Vidic was short-listed for the PFA Player of the Year in 2009 and was named Manchester United fans' and players' Player of the Year
Gareth Bale : the biography by Frank Worrall( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, the player who is regarded as one of Europe's hottest football properties Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the attention of Southampton FC at the age of just nine. In school, he was such a prodigious talent that his PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, had to impose special restrictions on him to make it fair for the other pupils-these included playing one-touch football and not using his left foot. In April of 2008, Bale became the second-youngest player ever to sign for Southampton. Despite playing at left-back he scored five
Fergie, the greatest : Manchester United 1986-2013 : the biography of Sir Alex Ferguson by Frank Worrall( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 8, 2013: the day Manchester United fans had dreaded for nearly three decades. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as manager of the world's biggest football club after 27 years in charge. The Scot, affectionately knows as 'Fergie' to United's vast army of fans worldwide, signed off in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British - and world - football. At the age of 71, he would leave United having won 38 trophies - an amazing haul that included 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups. Fergie would now become a director and ambassador for the club he had rebuilt from top to bottom and turned into the greatest in the world during his colourful, wonder-filled reign. That he would still be around - to offer help and advice if needed to incoming new boss David Moyes - helped slightly cushion the blow of his departure for United fans. Fergie had left Moyes a wonderful platform from which to build: a talented young squad that had just brought the club its record-breaking 20th top-flight title and a stadium and training facilities second to none. The story of Sir Alex Ferguson is a true rags-to-riches fairytale. Born in Govan, Glasgow, in 1941, he played for Queen's Park, Dunfermline and Rangers before retiring in 1974 to begin his managerial career
Chicharito : the biography of Javier Hernandez, United's Mexican superstar by Frank Worrall( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C.D. Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in the Mexican league so much so that he caught the eye of a Manchester United scout in 2009. He signed for United in April of 2010 and scored on his debut in the MLS All-Star Game on July 28
The magnificent sevens by Frank Worrall( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Cantona's era at Manchester United was as thrilling and monumental as it was controversial and harrowing. Never was it dull, predictable or boring. Cantona carved a niche in the hearts of United fans everywhere and became the undisputed King of Old Trafford. The Frenchman made the number seven shirt his own and he certainly lived up to its magical billing as the shirt worn the club's legends - and, more often than not, its bad boys. In this authoritative and fascinating book, Frank Worrall takes a look behind the facts and the fiction of the five men who have worn the shirt with the most d
Fergie by Frank Worrall( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 8, 2013: the day Manchester United fans had dreaded for nearly three decades. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as manager of the world's biggest football club after 26 years in charge. The Scot, affectionately known as?Fergie' to United's vast army of fans worldwide, signed of in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British? and World? football. At the age of 71, he would leave United having won 38 trophies? an amazing haul that included 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five Cups and four League Cups
The magnificent sevens : they all wore the no. 7 shirt : this is the story of the finest heroes from the greatest club in the world by Frank Worrall( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Cantona's era at Manchester United was as thrilling and monumental as it was controversial and harrowing. Never was it dull, predictable or boring. Cantona carved a niche in the hearts of United fans everywhere and became the undisputed King of Old Trafford. The Frenchman made the number seven shirt his own and he certainly lived up to its magical billing as the shirt worn the club's legends - and, more often than not, its bad boys.In this authoritative and fascinating book, Frank Worrall takes a look behind the facts and the fiction of the five men who have worn the shirt with the most distinction. With the help of players, journalists and a psychologist, he analyses what made Best, Robson, Cantona, Beckham and Ronaldo tick and assesses their credentials for a permanent place in the Old Trafford hall of fame.For example, he looks at how Best finally ripped away the cobwebs of Munich by winning the European Cup almost single-handedly for United; how Cantona turned the club back into winners after a dismal spell in the wilderness and how Ronaldo has offered hope and glitter to a United in transition. It also explores the often darker side to the five men and how mischief so often goes hand in hand with their success and how it made them the entertainers they are
Lewis Hamilton : champion of the world : the biography by Frank Worrall( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nail - biting Brazilian Grand Prix of November 2008, Lewis Hamilton clinched his position as the youngest - ever winner of the Formula One World Championship. He is a truly remarkable sporting figure who, from his humble upbringing on a council estate in Stevenage, has gone on to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing. But Hamilton's rise through the motor racing ranks, from karting to the hotly contested F3 Superprix and onto the F1 podium, has not been straightforward. Lewis' racing career began aged just six, when his father, holding down three jobs to support his son's blossoming success, bought him his first go-kart. The breakthrough came when a ten-year-old Lewis met McLaren boss Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony. Lewis told him, 'I'm going to race for you one day... I'm going to race for McLaren'. Sure enough, two years later he was signed to McLaren's development programme. With behind-the-scenes insight into the intense rivalry between Hamilton and his team mate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the young Briton's dream, bestselling sports author, Frank Worrall describes how the rookie rose above his critics, keeping his dignity and emerging triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world
Rory McIlroy : the champion golfer by Frank Worrall( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating story of one of golf's most amazing young talents, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open-fully updated to include his PGA Championship win and topping the money list for the PGA tour and European tour Rory McIlroy was destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive at the age of two. His first hole-in-one came when he was nine, and he played in his first pro European tour event as a 16-year-old in 2005. This biography tells all about his amateur career, culminating in the silver medal as leading amateur in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. It presents a portrait of an athlete who, despite high expectations, keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking
Jamie Vardy : the boy from nowhere by Frank Worrall( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few years ago, it would have been a brave man who bet on Jamie Vardy becoming one of the most feared strikers in football. Too small to play, too slight to mix it, earning so little that he was being forced out of the game he loved, the odds could not have been longer. In 2007, Vardy was playing non-League football at Stocksbridge Park Steels, earning GBP30 per game and supplementing it with a factory job so dire that his back almost gave out. Having been released by Sheffield Wednesday as a teenager, the indignity was compounded as Vardy was forced to wear an electronic tag after an assault outside a pub. He would frequently have to ask to be substituted and run home to avoid breaking his curfew. A lesser man would have been broken. Eight years later, after a meteoric rise through the football ranks, Jamie Vardy squared his shoulders against all the naysayers and set the Premier League on fire. By the time Christmas of 2015 rolled around, he had scored in 11 consecutive games for Leicester City, breaking Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy's twelve year old record in the process. In The Boy From Nowhere, bestselling sports writer Frank Worrall traces how Jamie Vardy went from playing in a muddy field in Sheffield to being signed by the Foxes for a non-league record of GBP1 million, winning the Championship and terrorising Premier League defences in the process. A real-life rags-to-riches tale that every boy up and down the country dreams of, this is the incredible true story of Jamie Vardy, the boy who came from nowhere to the very top."--Publisher's description
Roy Keane : red man walking by Frank Worrall( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Rooney : simply red by Frank Worrall( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rooney : Wayne's world by Frank Worrall( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Suarez : the biography of the world's most controversial footballer by Frank Worrall( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He's the best striker in the world today - but also the most controversial. Banned three times for biting opponents ... Suárez has also been embroiled in a race row ... and been public enemy number one at the 2010 World Cup after handballing on the line in Uruguay's quarter-final against Ghana. Yet on the field he has brought only goals galore and glory to every team he has played for ... Yet what exactly makes this brilliant, but flawed, man tick? What demons lie behind his 'cannibal' acts, his cheating and his frequent bust-ups with fellow pros, and the clubs and managers who fall over themselves to employ him?"--Publisher's description
HARRY KANE by Frank Worrall( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England manager Gareth Southgate's decision to appoint Kane, still just twenty-three years old, as the team captain in 2017 could have been seen as premature, bringing with it pressure that could damage a young player's career. However, he knew that Kane, a modest, humble and inspiring figure was up to the task. Having lost faith in the national team, English fans weren't sure the players would even make it out of their group. No one could have predicted that this young and relatively inexperienced side would achieve their best result since 1990, or that their captain would win the tournament's Golden Boot with six goals. Perhaps most importantly for the team and their manager, they brought the country together to make for an unforgettable summer. While their eventual semi-final loss to Croatia came as a stinging disappointment, this is just the start for the team and their skipper, one of our most exciting players for a generation and a truly world-class English star. In this in-depth biography, bestselling sports writer Frank Worrall traces Kane's journey from an ordinary childhood in north London, growing up just a few miles from White Hart Lane, to the most remarkable tournament of his career
 
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Nemanja Vidic : the biography
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Lewis Hamilton : the biographyWalking in a Fergie wonderland : the biography of Britain's greatest football managerNemanja Vidic : the biographyGareth Bale : the biographyThe magnificent sevensThe magnificent sevens : they all wore the no. 7 shirt : this is the story of the finest heroes from the greatest club in the worldLewis Hamilton : champion of the world : the biographyRoy Keane : red man walking
Alternative Names
ウォラル, フランク

ウォーロール, フランク

Languages
English (142)

Japanese (4)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (1)