Cantona -

Cantona

The Rebel Who Would Be King

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An artist, in my eyes, is someone who can lighten up a dark room. I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970, and the poetry of the young Rimbaud (Eric Cantona)Football, and art. Eric Cantona - legend, maverick, troubled artist or just plain trouble - never saw a need to make a distinction between the two. For all the heat and noise surrounding his infamous Crystal Palace kung-fu kick, it is for the sheer exuberant beauty of his play that Eric Cantona is chiefly remembered by English football fans. At Leeds United he transformed the team into title contenders, but became a true talisman at Manchester United, where to this day fans sing of King Eric. And yet the effortless style of Cantona's play could not hide a darker side to his temperament. In his own words, I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes, this fire does harm.Leading French football journalist Philippe Auclair has interviewed over 200 key protagonists in Cantona's career, searching for the man behind the myth. Marrying a deep knowledge of Cantona's impact on the pitch with soulful, pin-sharp insight into the heart and inner thoughts of this most complex of characters, this is nothing less than the definitive biography of a one-time rebel of the French game, who rose to be the King of Old Trafford.

Product code: 9780330511858

ISBN 9780330511858
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW131xS31
No. Of Pages 480
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Edition Unabridged edition
On Sale Date 01/04/2010
The definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary men the world of football has ever seen.