TOP 10 BEST SPORTS BIOGRAPHIES BOOKS

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Top 10 Best Sports Biographies (Books)

 In addition to the countless autobiographies of football players , there is much more to be found in sports. For example, American biographies of athletes have been on a particularly high level for years. What are the top 10 sports biographies?

10. Racing Through the Dark

Racing Through the Dark - TOP 10 BEST SPORTS BIOGRAPHIES BOOKS

Scottish cyclist David Millar knew a successful career in which he even became world champion. In his autobiography In the dark, Millar goes unhappy with the role that doping plays in the professional cycling. Despite the many suspicions of doping, the book chooses the details of pressure on cyclists to carry out illegal activities.

TOP 10 BEST SPORTS BIOGRAPHIES BOOKS

9. Eleven Rings

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Does sport take part or win? One of the biggest specialists in winning is basketball coach Phil Jackson.The title of his autobiography refers to the eleven rings he received for his NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson has the nickname Zenmeester because of his unique way of coaching and in Eleven Rings he frankly tells how he knew how to go with superstars like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

TOP 10 BEST SPORTS BIOGRAPHIES BOOKS

8. Eddie Merckx: The biography

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Eddie Merckx is the best cyclist of all time. In the early 1970s he dominated the road, which gave him the nickname De Kannibaal. The biggest athlete of Belgium naturally deserved a biography of format.Johny Vansevenant was challenged for a ten-year study of Merckx. Merckx himself also extends the word to create a complete portrait of shy grocery son who knew everything on the bike.

7. When Pride Still Mattered: Lombardi

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Among American sports enthusiasts, Vincent Lombardi always has a special status. Many fans see him as a symbol of fair sport before commerce gained the upper hand. As a coach of the Green Bay Packers, he won the first two Super Bowls after many championships. Award-winning biographer David Maraniss fought into a complex portrait of this icon from a time when discipline, loyalty and team spirit were at the forefront.

6. The Game

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Ice hockey keepers are separate people. They are under high pressure, they need to have extraordinary reflexes and their body must collect huge clumps. These are athletes who have a nice story to tell. Ken Dryden was keeper of Montreal Canadiens, which won five Stanley Cups. At the age of 26, Dryden beat a season to complete his rights study and after his sports career he became a politician. The Game is not just an exciting overview of season 78-79 and the life of professional athletes but also explains why ice hockey is so important in Canadian society.

5. From Santander to Santander

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Wielrenner Peter Winnen always had a good book in him. His legendary victory on the Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous moments of Dutch sport. In the form of letters, Winnen tells how he dreamed of success as a boy and kicked a professional while he just finished being a teacher. Honestly, Winnen tells about life as a cyclist and what pressure comes on. A book that is in the closet with every cyclist enthusiast.

4. Babe: The Legend Comes Alive

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Babe Ruth is one of the most famous personalities in American history. As a baseball player of the New York Yankees, he grew up in the twenties for a sports legend who broke numerous records. Writer Robert Creamer wrote the final biography about Ruth where he knows how to tell the famous anecdotes on the field. In addition, his extravagant adventures are of course a lot of attention, because Ruth loved women, alcohol and food. Babe: The Legend Comes Alive appeared in 1974 and set the standard for serious sports biography.

3. Days of Grace

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The importance of tennis player Arthur Ashe is hard to overestimate. At the end of the 1960s, he became a black player furore by winning the US Open. During his career, he also won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Days of Grace is an intrusive autobiography in which Ashe talks about his mother’s premature death and the reality of racism. Ashe would be infected with HIV during the 1980s.In Days of Grace, life with AIDS is widely discussed. Days of Grace show that a major sports personality died in early 1993.

2. Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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At sports you almost always think of people. Nevertheless, one of the best sports biographies of all time is written about a horse. In 2001, Seabiscuit appeared: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand, who was immediately declared a classic. During the Great Depression, the horse Seabiscuit grew into an idol of the American population. The horse was small and never seemed to be a big racing horse.With a new trainer, Seabiscuit seems to be another horse that eventually begins to win races in legendary ways. Hillenbrand, like no other, knows the tension of the races.

1. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

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Muhammad Ali was not only a talented boxer at the end of the 1960s, he also became a political rebel.With his fast boxing style he made opponents out of despair and with his political statements he became a hero for African Americans. There are many biographies written about the messy life of Cassius Clay, world champion swallowing his slave name for Muhammad Ali and refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. As novelist, Thomas Hauser knows in Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times from different perspectives to bring human Ali to life. Ali could for example drive his opponents into madness and one of his biggest rivals, Joe Frazier, still can not stand him. Hauser does not make Ali’s games and everyday life more beautiful than they are, giving you a complete picture of a legendary sportsman.

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