||I spent over thirty years playing football at the highest level and during
that time I toured many countries, scoring goals in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Leafing through this book I can reminisce on my career, and remember what great football
players Czechoslovakia, Austria or Hungary had, and how thrilling and prestigious
the matches with England used to be. I am pleased that I was able to see the skills
of Africans and now I see that they have improved a lot along with football players from other nations from
other continents. Nowadays, football is seen absolutely everywhere, even in places where I would not dream
of that happening before I saw this book. The First World Atlas of Football is a non-traditional, unique piece of work,
in which both professionals and laymen can find everything from the history and the present of football.
I recommend it to all those who are interested in this most beautiful game.|
|(Josef "Pepi" Bican - preface to The First World Atlas of Football)
|...yesterday I finally had an opportunity to open your
much-awaited book 'The First World Atlas of Football' and I have just one word to say
- brilliant! Your publication offers a look at football from totally different angle
than usual and it will definitely become very much sought-after.|
(Lubomir Kral, co-author of the "Encyclopaedia of our Football")
|The first cartographic work that maps world-wide football
action is a new book called "The First Football Atlas of the World",
published by Infokart publishing house. The atlas was compiled by Radovan Jelínek
and Jiri Tomes with the help of contributors from all around the world.
The Football Atlas in four chapters, for the first time in history, brings
thematic footballing maps which compare regions of the world, and which also
look at climatic conditions under which football is played. Also interesting
is the part devoted to World Championships, championships of individual
continents or football tournaments under the Olympic umbrella.
A tabular overview of winners of national competitions throughout
the globe is also included.
This colourful publication, with many charts, should also attract football
fans who like well-arranged statistics.|
(Czech Press Agency report - 22nd May 2000)
|...a delicacy for true connoisseurs ...
offers a unique look at the most popular sport in the world in various contexts...|
(Sport Daily - 9th June 2000)
... I got the book 3 months ago, but with such a vast amount of information
in it I haven't been able to read it all yet! In my opinion, it is the best
book of all, definitely my favourite. It is unbelievable how you managed to get
all the information together.|
(Jan Stepanek, 16 yers old, Prague)
Brilliant! What more I can say? Absolutely wonderful - what a book! I can't believe it!
This is probably the best book I have ever seen!|
(Graeme Riley, Slough, English)
Graficka uprava je skvela, stejne tak je dobry tisk.
Jak vzhled, tak i vyhledane udaje jsou velkolepe ...|
(Alvaro Gandra, Lisabon, Portugal)
I did only a first look at it so far but it seems to be very well done.|
(Hans Schoggl, Salcburk, Austria)
I recieved your atlas. An impressive piece of work, I have to say.|
(Joost Schraag, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Although this fascinating Czech language book id ostensibly an
Atlas of world football, siting the leading clubs within their national areas,
it has many other facets. A colourful collection of club crest's eye catching
graphics and original charts with incredible details, listings of national and
international club honours, an exhaustive world-wide index and statistical tabulation
galore. The focus is not merely on the major countries either. Where else, for instance
have you seen a map of Ethiopia pinpointing the whereabouts of the top clubs.
There is so much to admire in this book, which must have involved a vast amount
of time, research and expertise to compile. Hopefully, updates can be produced in
the future to keep pace with the daily changes to the world football map.
Indispensable to any true student of the world's game.|
(World Soccer, November 2000, Daniel Fein)