A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke

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Publisher's Synopsis

WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR

Why does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life?

On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty-two years old and a devoted husband and father.

Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression.

Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs. At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons.

'It should be on every British football fan's reading list' Metro

Book information

ISBN: 9780224091664
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.334092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 344g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 30mm