This massively illustrated and comprehensive volume details team shirts worn by the world's leading football clubs and national teams from 100 countries. In addition to explaining the colourful histories behind the each shirt and team's colours, the book also offers a unique way to understand the history of the beautiful game, recall the personalities and players behind historic matches, and celebrate iconic victories and defeats. Ever since the game began, the colors of each team have been of paramount importance, creating a unique visual identity for each club and a strong sense of allegiance among fans. Millions of replica shirts have been sold as fans show support for their teams and star players. Assembled here is an eye-opening, thorough and engaging look at the weird and wonderful stories behind various team colours and the history of the game.
Bernard Lions is a leading French sports journalist who writes for France's leading sports publication, L'Equipe. He has also been published in Le Sport and Le Foot. Carlo Ancelotti won championships as a player with Roma and A.C. Milan and was a coach for Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, A.C. Milan, and Chelsea F.C. before moving to France to manage Paris St. Germain and now to Real Madrid.