Matt Oldfield

Matt Oldfield

Ultimate Football Heroes - Have You Read Them All?

http://www.heroesfootball.com
oldfield.matt@gmail.com
Booking enquiry
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Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14

Genres

Sport

Book types

Alphabet, Educational, Non-fiction for children

Details

I'm one half of Matt and Tom Oldfield, the brothers behind the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes books series for children aged 7-12. Our fun, action-packed biographies tell the exciting life stories of the world's greatest footballers, from Maradona through to Messi, from Beckham through to Kane.

I also work with schools, charities and organisations (The National Literacy Trust, The National Football Museum, Beanstalk, Football Beyond Borders) to deliver literacy workshops aimed at football fans and reluctant readers. My workshops aim to combine key aspects of writing (dialogue, character, emotion, setting) with key aspects of football and life (teamwork, bouncing back, achieving dreams). I'm based in London but I'm very happy to travel far and wide in the name of literacy!

You can follow me on Twitter (@footieheroesbks), or email me at oldfield.matt@gmail.com. All questions and enquiries welcome!

And don't forget to check out our website -  heroesfootball.com 

Books

Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.

9781786068866
Kane

Kane

 Kane is the amazing story of how the boy from North London became the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer. 
9781786068859
LUKAKU

LUKAKU

 Romelu Lukaku is the boy from Belgium who went from having big dreams to playing for Manchester United. This is the amazing story of his journey to become a football hero. 
9781786069153
Neuer

Neuer

 Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in today's game. This is the story of how young Manuel worked his way up the ranks to become a core member of Bayern Munich's all-conquering side, as well as a captain and World Cup winner with his home country, Germany. 
9781786069207
Road to the World Cup

Road to the World Cup

 Learn how star players Harry Kane, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Manuel Neuer and Paul Pogba, stepped up for their national sides, and brought them through qualification - ready to go head to head for the 2018 World Cup. 
9781786069214
Beckham

Beckham

 In 2002, during the final moments of injury time, David Beckham scored an incredible free-kick, securing England a place in the World Cup. It was this moment that ensured that Beckham would become one of the most loved English footballers, as well as a Manchester United and Real Madrid hero. During a career which spanned twenty years, Beckham won an impressive nineteen major trophies. This is the story of a true sportsman, who earned respect and loyalty from his fans around the world. 
9781786069443
Ronaldo

Ronaldo

 This is the rollercoaster story of how Ronaldo grew up to become a superstar striker for Brazil, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Struck down by illness on the day of the 1998 World Cup final, he showed world-class skill and determination to come back four years later and single-handedly destroy Germany in the 2002 final to prove, once and for all, that he was one of the greatest strikers ever. 
9781786069221
Klinsmann

Klinsmann

 Jurgen Klinsmann: deadly goal-poacher, Tottenham Hotspur hero, world champion. After helping to beat England in the 1990 World Cup, the German striker came to play for Tottenham Hotspur - but it took a long time for Spurs fans to grow to love him. Yet with his competitive spirit, humour and his amazing talent for conjuring a goal from thin air, he quickly became a North London legend. This is his exciting story. 
9781786069238
Figo

Figo

 Luís Figo is one of the greatest players of his generation, after a glittering career in which he captained his national team, Portugal, and became Barcelona's hero captain. But when he transferred to fierce rivals Real Madrid, he had to face the anger of Barca fans all over the world. Yet Figo showed true courage, forging an unstoppable partnership with fellow midfield maestro Zinedine Zidane to win the 2002 Champions League. This is the thrilling story of one of the best midfielders ever. 
9781786069245
Maradona

Maradona

 Diego Maradona is a true footballing legend, and arguably the greatest player ever. The Argentinian playmaker was renowned for his unbelievable skills and agility, as he effortlessly weaved his way up the pitch and through the opposition. Nicknamed 'The Golden Boy', Maradona earned ninety-one caps and scored thirty-one goals for his country, including in the 1986 World Cup where he captained his team to victory - scoring the two most famous goals of all time, against England, along the way! 
9781786068019
Bale

Bale

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068026
Rooney

Rooney

 Classic Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068118
Sterling

Sterling

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068064
Suarez

Suarez

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068095
Sanchez

Sanchez

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068088
Hazard

Hazard

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068101
Zlatan

Zlatan

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068071
Aguero

Aguero

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068125
Gerrard

Gerrard

 Classic Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068033
Pogba

Pogba

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068040
Iniesta

Iniesta

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786068057
Giggs

Giggs

 Classic Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064059
Ronaldo

Ronaldo

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064035
Messi

Messi

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064042
Neymar

Neymar

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064622
Coutinho

Coutinho

 Ultimate Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064615
Zidane

Zidane

 Classic Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 
9781786064639
Carragher

Carragher

 Classic Football Heroes: From the Playground to the Pitch 

Media

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Matt Oldfield - second image

Keywords

BIOGRAPHY BOYS FOOTBALL GIRLS GOALS HEROES RELUCTANT READERS SPORT STORY SUCCESS TEAMWORK WORLD CUP WORLD CUP 2018