a little preview…
Remember when I said Iker’s book, Iker Casillas – La Humildad del Campeón, was worth buying just for the baby pictures of Iker? Well, here’s proof.
Little Iker used to be so chubby! My favorites have to be the one of him holding baby Unai (there are lots more later on in the book of Iker and Unai), and the one with a mustache! Who knew that 20-some years later, his mustache would still be the center of attention? We also see that the baby photo Iker once posted on his Facebook and asked us to guess who it was was in fact him.
The book is 304 pages long, in full color, with photos on practically ever page. There are two prologues and 10 chapters, as follows:
Prologue I: Florentino Pérez.
Prologue II: Peter Schmeichel.
Chapter 1: Real Madrid, his only team.
Chapter 2: Four Ligas and one Copa.
Chapter 3: The Champions League, love at first sight.
Chapter 4: From Wembley to Wembley.
Chapter 5: How he plays.
Chapter 6: How others see him (includes the words of Fernando Hierro, Zubi, Aragonés, VDB, Silvino, Xabi and Xavi, among others).
Chapter 7: The XI of my life.
Chapter 8: Iker without gloves.
Chapter 9: His foundation, the most caring and humane side of him.
Chapter 10: Golden records.
The unamadridista critique: this book is fantastic, and again worth buying just for the photos alone (so, you don’t have to understand Spanish to enjoy it).