Historical Dictionary of Soccer

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about soccer.

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Author: Tom Dunmore

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

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Soccer is the world's most popular sport and one of the globe's best known cultural practices. The pinnacle of the sport worldwide is the FIFA World Cup, a competition held every four years, which crowns one nation as the world champion in front of huge global television audiences: over half of the planet's population watched the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. From the humble origins of modern soccer in Great Britain in the 19th century, world soccer has become today a vast, commercialized global industry, with huge salaries paid to the biggest stars due to the massive amounts of revenue generated through the sale of television rights, ticket sales, and sponsorship income. The Historical Dictionary of Soccer presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, numerous appendixes that list everything from the FIFA World Player of the Year to FIFA World Cup Winners and Runners-Up to the UEFA Champions League Winners and Runners-Up, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Garrincha, Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, and Lionel Messi. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about soccer.

Historical Dictionary of South Africa

During the decade from 1875, organized sports developed rapidly: the first rugby,
football (soccer), track and field, tennis, golf, horse racing, and cycling clubs were
formed, and regular competitions began. From the late 1880s as the mineral ...

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Author: Christopher Saunders

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538130261

Category:

Page: 544

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Historical Dictionary of South Africa, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Football

Gaelic football is a sport played almost exclusively in Ireland, and one of its most
popular spectator sports. The game is a cross between soccer and rugby and is
more like either of those two games than it is like American or Canadian football.

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Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 598

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Gridiron football or American football or just plain football is the most popular sport in the United States in the 21st century. Although attempts have been made to develop the sport outside North America, it is still predominantly a North American sport with similar games (but significant rules differences) played in the United States and Canada. The Historical Dictionary of Football covers the history of American football through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on both amateur (collegiate) and professional players, coaches, teams and executives from all eras. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of football.

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture

Modern sports in China have also grown enormously, especially since the
introduction of economic reforms and social liberalization (1978–1979), with
European football (soccer) by far the most popular sport, followed by basketball, ...

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Author: Lawrence R Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538146040

Category:

Page: 536

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Historical Dictionary of Chinese Culture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 300 cross-referenced entries covering arts and entertainment, customs and traditions from the ancient imperial and modern era.

Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines

A talented soccer player, Perkins began his sporting career at Adelaide in 1950
before making his way to England in 1957, where he played first-grade soccer
with the Everton and Wigan football clubs. Returning to Australia in 1959, Perkins
 ...

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Author: Mitchell Rolls

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538134351

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Aboriginal Australians first arrived on the continent at least 60,000 years ago, occupying and adapting to a range of environmental conditions—from tropical estuarine habitats, densely forested regions, open plains, and arid desert country to cold, mountainous, and often wet and snowy high country. Cultures adapted according to the different conditions and adapted again to environmental changes brought about by rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age. European colonization of the island continent in 1788 not only introduced diseases to which Aborigines had no immunity but also began an enduring and at times violent conflict over land and resources. Reconciliation between Aborigines and the settler population remains unresolved. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography, and more than 300 cross-referenced entries on the politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture of the Aborigines. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the indigenous people of Australia.

Historical Dictionary of Haiti

Haitian soccer player. Born Joseph Edouard Gaetjens on 19 March 1924 in Port-
au-Prince, his parents were members of the mulatto elite. In 1942, he joined the
Etoile Haïtienne, a soccer club in the Ligue Haïtienne, and helped the team ...

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Author: Michael R. Hall

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810878105

Category: History

Page: 295

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One of the world s poorest nations, Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Haiti proclaimed its independence from France on January 1, 1804 following the only successful slave revolt in the Americas. As a result of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Haiti became the first independent Latin American nation and the second independent nation in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States. Throughout its history it has suffered political violence, and in 2010 it suffered a devastating earthquake, which killed over 200,000 people and countless people lost homes and businesses. The Historical Dictionary of Haiti covers the history of Haiti starting in 1492 with the initial discovery of the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic to the present day. The dictionary itself contains over 400 cross-referenced entries on crucial aspects of Haitian history, and it is the most extensive single-volume reference work on Haiti available. In addition to the dictionary, this book provides a chronology containing important dates and events and an informative bibliographical section organized by subject. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Haiti."

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

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Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110359820

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 367

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Offers a multitude of hard-to-find facts on the important people, events, and organizations involved in the Olympic movement.

Historical Dictionary of Mexico

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Author: Marvin Alisky

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Lat

ISBN: UOM:39015073909064

Category: History

Page: 708

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For almost three thousand years Mexico was the site of some of the most advanced Indian civilizations, most notably the Aztec and Mayan. In many ways, these civilizations were more advanced than their European contemporaries, especially in such spheres as astronomy, mathematics, and city organization. Upon seeing the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlán, for the first time, Spanish explorer Bernal Díaz del Castillo was awed by its beauty and confessed he had never seen a city in Spain that could match it. However, Díaz del Castillo's arrival coincided with that of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico who captured the Aztec capital in 1521. Since then, it has been known as Mexico City. Mexico's struggle--and eventual success--through the subsequent years to become an independent country is chronicled in the second edition of Historical Dictionary of Mexico. It covers the history of Mexico from its great Indian civilizations to the controversial election of Felipe Calderón in 2006. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a map, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

Historical Dictionary of Honduras

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Author: Harvey Kessler Meyer

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of the

ISBN: UOM:49015002857960

Category: History

Page: 708

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Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1995 Honduras possesses a remarkable cultural history, and its share of distinguished leaders.

Historical Dictionary of Portugal

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Author: Douglas L. Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111855990

Category: History

Page: 271

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Identifies the events that have helped shape Portugal's history of two thousand years, including it's people, culture, economy, politics, and national pastimes.

Historical Dictionary of Malawi

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Author: Owen J. M. Kalinga

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062435899

Category: History

Page: 487

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The most extensive single-volume reference book on Malawi, covering a broad range of fields, including war, disease, the rise and fall of state systems, religious and socio-political movements, natural sciences, the environment, transport and the economy. Should be an essential companion of students, teachers, scholars and general readers interested in learning about, and understanding, the past and present of the Lake Malawi region.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy

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Author: Mark Gilbert

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Europe

ISBN: 0810856026

Category: History

Page: 508

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy introduces the country's key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements since the beginning of the 19th century, when national feeling began to grow and Italy first emerged as something more than a geographical entity. It includes a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a map, a bibliography, and nearly 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent individuals, institutions, events, politics, economics, society, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago

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Author: Michael Anthony

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019359137

Category: History

Page: 670

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"Author claims to have included well-known individuals like Eric Williams and C.L.R. James, as well as less well-known figures like Sookoo. In addition to citing individuals such as Princess Margaret, who merely visited Trinidad and Tobago, he has included names of horses, ships, games, etc., while omitting major figures such as Francis De Ridder. Of some use nonetheless"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

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Author: Mark W. DeLancey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028629132

Category: History

Page: 359

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Reaches far back into early history, covers the colonial era extensively, and then continues on to the present period. Includes an up-to-date chronology and a bibliography that can direct readers to other pertinent works.

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

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Author: Sean Street

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114437705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

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Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation is probably the most well-known national radio corporation in the world, but the BBC is just part of the British radio picture. There are "pirate" radio stations, community radio, commercial radio, and more recently, experimentation and development in the digital arena. All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by Seán Street. The Historical Dictionary of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.

Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis

The East Bengal Club specializes in playing football (soccer). In 1921, the club
entered the second division of the Kolkata football league, organized by the
Indian Football Association (IFA), and became joint champions in 1924. The next
year ...

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Author: Kunal Chakrabarti

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810880245

Category: History

Page: 604

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The Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis provides an overview of the Bengalis across the world from the earliest Chalcolithic cultures to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 750 cross-referenced dictionary entries on politicians, educators and entrepreneurs, leaders of religious and secular institutions, writers, painters, actors and other cultural figures, and more generally, on the economy, education, political parties, religions, women and minorities, literature, art and architecture, music, cinema and other major sectors. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Bengalis.

Historical Dictionary of Australia

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Author: J. C. Docherty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069295270

Category: History

Page: 479

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Includes entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary United Kingdom

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Author: Kenneth J. Panton

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Eur

ISBN: UCSC:32106019348488

Category: History

Page: 588

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Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary United Kingdom presents the events, people, and trends of this 28-year period and explains the current state of the country - knowledge vital to understanding the society, politics, personalities, and actions that are shaping the country today. This book includes a chronology, dating from 1979 to the present, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and more than 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant people, places, events, institutions, and organizations, as well as the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets of the UK.

Soccer For Dummies

Kick off — get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty — discover the rules of the game, what ...

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Author: Thomas Dunmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118510650

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off — get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty — discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world — explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth — the FIFA World Cup — to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans — find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game" An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players

Historical Dictionary of Sydney

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Author: Arthur Emerson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050701146

Category: History

Page: 563

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Sydney has for much of its history been regarded as a relative backwater. Australia was far removed from the center of the British Empire and the British Commonwealth. It was considered peripheral by Europe and by the United States, and somewhat of an anomaly by Asia. Recently this has all changed. Australia has become increasingly culturally and commercially oriented toward Asia and the 2000 Sydney Olympics has thrust the city into the international spotlight. This historical dictionary is not a guide book, but it provides an overall view of the city, its history, its culture, and it's people. There are historical and current sketches of major areas and geographic features and an overview of notable institutions and architectural works. The chronology is an excellent reference and overview. It also includes a broad and wide-ranging bibliography of literature.