Paolo Di Canio: The Autobiography
- Publish Date: 2001-08-23
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Paolo Di Canio;Gabriele Marcotti
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The autobiography of Italian striker, Paolo Di Canio, worshipped by West Ham fans and a footballer who has won the hearts of supporters wherever he has played - this despite his infamous tantrums and volatile behaviour on the pitch. Born into a working-class family in Rome, Di Canio displays the archetypal Latin temperament, which has seen him get into more trouble with referees than can be good for his health. But is there more to him than a one-man inner-city riot? In his autobiography, Di Canio relives his colourful career with a host of clubs, from the likes of Milan, Napoli and Juventus in Italy to Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday and, most recently, West Ham. He describes his Latin roots, the young Italians' pastime of chasing the girls, and the ups and downs of his early football career. He also provides his own version of the shove on referee Paul Alcock, his anger at his club, Sheffield Wednesday, and the feelings of betrayal and isolation following his four-month ban from the game.