The fully updated, explosive autobiography of West Ham’s hot-tempered but outrageously gifted Italian striker.
Paolo Di Canio is a player who doesn’t recognise the footballer’s code of conduct: he says what he thinks and heaven help the person who has crossed him. That’s the root of his troubles as well, of course.
Born into a working-class family in Rome, he displays the archetypal Latin temperament, which has seen him get into more trouble with referees than can be good for his health. But is there more to him than a one-man inner-city riot?
In his autobiography, Di Canio relives his colourful career with a host of clubs, from the likes of Milan, Napoli and Juventus in Italy to Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday and, most recently, West Ham.
He also provides his own version of the shove on referee Paul Alcock, his anger at his former club, Sheffield Wednesday, and the feelings of betrayal and isolation following his four-month ban from the game. He reveals the real reasons behind his retreat into exile in Italy before his career was rescued from oblivion by Harry Redknapp and West Ham.
With a new chapter focussing on the 2000/01 season, which ended with Harry Redknapp’s surprise departure, this updated edition is another entertaining instalment of Di Canio’s career in the English Premiership.
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‘Marvellous stuff…puts most players autobiographies to shame’ – IndependentAbout the Author:
Paolo Di Canio was born in Rome in July 1968. Between 1985 and 1996 he played football in Italy for Ternana, Lazio, Juventus, Napoli and AC Milan before joining Celtic in a £1 million deal. In 1997 he was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday, but was forced out of the club following his push on referee Paul Alcock and subsequent 11-match ban. Joined West Ham in 1999 and is under contract until 2002.
Gabriele Marcotti is the London correspondent for Il Corrierre dello Sport, as well as a writer for the American magazine Sports Illustrated. The quality of his writing and research has been a major factor in the success of this book.
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Descrizione libro Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0007115989
Descrizione libro Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110007115989