A Cultured Left Foot
Author: Musa Okwonga
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008The thinking man's study of
the beautiful game.All agree that Pelé and Maradona had it. Most agree that Zidane has it, and that
Gazza almost had it: but what is it that makes true greatness? Laid out here are the eleven key elements
that make a footballing hero, in a thinking-man's study of the beautiful game. With testimonies from
managers, pundits and players themselves, A Cultured Left Foot discusses the key virtues that combine
to make the perfect player. Hilarious, gripping and insightful, it is a must-read for every football fan.With
original comments from:Hugh McIlvanney, Steve McManaman, Boudewijn Zenden, John Collins, Vic
Wakeling, Simon Barnes, Simon Kuper, Phil Ball, Majid Abdullah
Musa Okwonga is an Oxford graduate who has practised both law and football, with the emphasis on the
latter. He is part of A Poem in between People (PiP), a group of poets who perform with live musicians
and DJs, described by The Times as 'London's top new spoken-word talent'.
A delight to read ... an exuberant and intelligent footy book... [One of the] most enjoyable football books
of the year'