When Beckham went to Spain – Reviews

“There has been a slew of books about Beckham… of which Jimmy Burns’s is the most authoritative.”
Irish Times Weekend Review, October 2004

Simon Kuper, FT, October 2004

“An absorbing account of Real Madrid’s complex history… well-researched and cleverly written”
World Soccer Magazine, October 2004

“If you thought everything had been said on the subject, think again. Burns, a former Financial Times reporter who was born in Spain, goes far beyond the Beckham phenomenon to look at how Spain became the world’s most exciting football nation, and how its politics, culture and soccer are so intrinsically linked.”
Esquire, October 2004

“Look out for… When Beckham Went to Spain by Jimmy Burns (Michael Joseph, £16.99): An insight into the exciting period when Becks joined Real Madrid in 2003.”
Daily Mirror, 3 September 2004

“A contender for serious football book of the season will be Jimmy Burns’s When Beckham Went to Spain. This is really a thoughtful and discursive analysis, through football, of modern Spanish society and culture… fascinating and highly likeable.”
Sunday Telegraph, September 2004

“Burns’s obviously superb knowledge of Spanish football, its politics and background make this a must read for all fans of La Liga.”
Sunday Business Post, September 2004

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