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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Excerpts from "Goals" by Gianluca Vialli

 Goals by Gianluca Vialli
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Former Italian international and current team manager of the Azzurri, Gianluca Vialli, authors a provocative self-help book replete with inspirational, thought-provoking and candid quotes. This rare work will assist you in sport, business or life itself. Vialli scores a hat-trick with this impressive book.

--- Steve Amoia, World Football Commentaries


1. Notable Excerpts.
2. Publishing Credit.

"Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it's inspiring."

--- Gianluca Vialli, author of "Goals: 98 Storie + 1 Per Affrontare Le Sfide Più Difficili" (98 Stories + 1 to Take on the Most Difficult Challenges), quoted in Chapter 3, in a book published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in November 2018.

1. Notable Excerpts:

Gianluca Vialli with Sampdoria.
Image credit: Panini.

"The pain that you feel today will be the strength that you feel tomorrow." (10)

"The world is changed by your example; not by what you say." (14)

"Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor." (21)

"Respect is earned." (25)

"In a world you can be anything, be kind." (29)

"Practice like you've never won, perform like you've never lost." (35)

"A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of a sheep." (42)
"I don't play against a particular team. I play against the idea of losing." (62)
"If you want to make everyone happy, don't be a leader. Sell ice cream." (64)
"10 things that require Zero talent: 1) Work Ethic; 2) Hustle; 3) Body Language; 4) Focus; 5) Attitude; 6) Heart; 7) Being On Time; 8) Being Coachable; 9) Being Prepared; 10) Doing Extra." (65)
"I need new haters. The old ones became my fans." (69)

"In order to become the 1% you must do what the 99% won't do." (70)

"Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer." (73)
"If you get up without a goal, go back to sleep." (84)

"Greatness is earned. Never awarded." (91)

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." (98)

2. Publishing Credit:
"I'm glad that Gianluca Vialli received the 'Facchetti Award- The beauty of football'. He deserves a prestigious acknowledgment such as this one. A thought also to Giacinto with whom I had the honor to work."

"Goals: 98 Storie + 1 Per Affrontare Le Sfide Più Difficili" di Gianluca Vialli.
(c) 2018 Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., Milano.

Please Note:

I did not receive a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not financially compensated by the publisher, author or any other party for this article. 

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Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He has been the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. He has also contributed at AC Cugini Scuola Calcio, Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A.com, Keeper Skool, and Soccerlens (Sportslens), respectively.

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