Jimmy Burns, author of Hand of God, the best-selling biography of Diego Maradona, takes us on a journey through Spanish football; from the early days when the first football was played by British sailors and engineers on the shores of Bilbao and Buenos Aires, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - the most powerful and successful football clubs in the world - and on to a national team that, encompassing all that was most brilliant in the Spanish League, became the European and World Champions.
In La Roja Burns - also the acclaimed author of books on FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - digs deep into the roots of the world's most popular sport. From its early beginnings, through to the influx of South American stars, and similarly inspirational Italians, Dutchmen and Scandinavians, the author shows how the engagement of foreigners with home-grown Spanish talent overcame political adversity and produced football of sublime skill, passion, and unparalleled entertainment value.
In conjunction with laligablog.com, the leading English language blog on top-flight Spanish domestic football, we're giving away 10 copies of Burns's authoratative book. To enter, simply fill in your details and click 'Submit'. Competition closes at 23.59 on 1st July, 2012 (the day of the Euro 2012 final). Good luck!
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