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Cantona

The Rebel Who Would Be King

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Cantona by Philippe Auclair
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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.

Author Biography

Philippe Auclair has been a correspondent with France Football for over a decade, and is a prolific freelance journalist on both sides of the Channel. He is also Radio Monte Carlo's main match commentator, and a bestselling author in his native France. He lives in London.
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Unabridged edition
Imprint
Pan Books
Pages
480
Dimensions
130x198x27
ISBN-13
9780330511858
Product ID
3791989

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