The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro

The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro

Non-Fiction, Sport, Football
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2000
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The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
Fantastic sportswriting
Joe McGinniss comes to calcio as an American outsider, but his relative naivety and superlative writing talent make for an unlikely classic. As he takes us... READ MORE
Sean O'Conor


Through 1996 and 1997 bestselling author Joe McGinniss followed the Italian football season from Castel di Sangro, a small town nestled in the Abruzzi region of Italy. The motley crew that comprised the di Sangro soccer team in the early 90s masked an unparalleled prowess for playing soccer. This is the story of a team and a town with no aspirations, just a passion for the game, and how that passion allowed this team to rise to the top of the professional Italian soccer league. With the lust for life of Robert Crichton's THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA and the sporting dreams of modern movie classic FIELDS OF DREAMS, THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO is an ebullient story of how a two-hour game transformed a dot on the map into a place of magic, miracles and wonder.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751527537
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 292g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm

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The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
A rising tide lifts all boats!
Not sure how the author got there. The 1994 World Cup staged in his homeland stirs a footballing interest he never had, he attends two games, then visits t... READ MORE
Keith Blades
The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
Excellent read
Lovely story of a year following an Italian Serie B side. What happens throughout the season couldn't be made up. Fun read.
Michael Williams
The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro
A must read
A roller coaster of a book. I couldn’t put it down and marvelled at the vivid descriptions of the inhabitants of this tiny town and their football team. A ... READ MORE
Alan Wyllie