Mansur Faqiryar: Soccer, My Home. Knaus Verlag (Hardcover, Biographies & Autobiographies, Society & culture)

Soccer, My Home

My life between Bremen and Kabul

Original Title: Heimat Fußball

Hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 16 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0808-6
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: May 14, 2018
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Mansur  Faqiryar - Soccer, My Home


The power of soccer to bring people together

In times when commercialisation and corruption are making soccer the focus of negative headlines, Mansur Faqiryar reminds us of the positive power of sport. The son of refugees from Afghanistan owes a lot to his parents, for it was they who in the face of difficult circumstances encouraged him and his siblings to go to university and taught them human values.

He also owes just as much to football. His sporting success in Germany has given him a feeling of security and the strength to go his own way. In 2013 in Afghanistan, after he had spectacularly prevented two penalty kicks in an important game and helped the national team win the South Asian Cup, he became a national hero. Today, he uses his success and experience to mediate between the two cultures and especially in his activities as a keen furtherer of young people with the help of sport.

In this book, Mansur Faqiryar tells the amazing story of his life – a life which could set an example to be followed in our torn and troubled world.


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