The Making of the Greatest Team in the World

Superbly-written analysis & celebration of Pep, Messi, Xavi etc. Brilliant book. – Henry Winter, The Times

During the era covered in this book FC Barcelona were unquestionably the greatest football team in the world, the greatest for a generation and possibly the best of all time. This is the inside story of how the team came to redefine how beautifully and thrillingly football can be played; how Barça’s success was constructed, intelligently and strategically, and how the world thrilled to the excellence of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Guardiola – told by the writer who was closer to it than any other.

The new edition contains a epilogue reflecting on the departure of Pep Guardiola and how Barça have coped with the process of ‘managing change’ institutionally and in football terms.  It will be of huge interest to anyone who has loved the way this team plays football … indeed anyone who loves the game.

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Praise for Barça

This could well be the best football book ever written– Kevin Bridges, comedian
Fantastic book. It's can't-put-down good– Oliver Holt, The Daily Mirror
Superbly-written analysis & celebration of Pep, Messi, Xavi etc. Brilliant book.– Henry Winter, The Times
Unmissable– Juliano Belletti, former Barcelona player
Written with stacks of insight *****– Four Four Two
Comfortably slots into the top 10 of my all-time sports books– Brendan Crossan, The Irish News
An instant classic– Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated
No one knows Barcelona like Graham Hunter. Penetrating, convincing and fascinating– Sid Lowe, The Guardian
Pep Guardiola once said to his team that Andres Iniesta would retire them all. Graham Hunter has retired all of us who aspire to write about this team– Rob Draper, Mail on Sunday
One of the finest books written on football– Alan Pattullo, The Scotsman
An access all areas pass to the greatest football story of modern times– Hugh MacDonald, The Herald