The Boy in Brazil: Living, Loving and Learning in the Land of Football, by Seth Burkett

boy in brazilThis is the only book on the list that I haven’t read but I want to recommend it for the simple reason that it offers an entirely different perspective on Brazilian football than all the others. Written by an 18-year old English lad who came to Brazil for a youth tournament and was signed up by a small side in the provinces, it promises a ‘bittersweet look at the beautiful game,’ as well as what is teasingly called its ‘dark side.’ It’s on my list of books to read.

Buy it here.