‘Suddenly a footballer’, amongst the best selection of sports literature
17 Jun 2020
Juan Mata's autobiography is one of the finalists in its category within the prestigious 'The Telegraph Sports Book Awards'. The winners will be announced on 15 July.
In the week in which Juan will return to duty with Manchester United, Mata has received a very special distinction. 'The Telegraph Sports Book Awards' has included his book 'Suddenly a footballer' in the final list of nominees for best international autobiography in 2020. These famous awards recognise each year, in different categories, the quality of stories related to sports.
We are thrilled to hear @juanmata8 Suddenly A Footballer has been shortlisted for @sportsbookaward International Autobiography Of The Year 2020! It was our pleasure to work with Juan to tell his story 🙌📚#ReadingForSport #SBA20 #JuanMata @Pinsent_Masons pic.twitter.com/izDedV7U9X
— Reach Sport (@reach_sport) June 17, 2020
'Suddenly a footballer' is one of five finalists in the 'Pinsent Masons International Autobiography of the Year 2020' category. Along with his book, this exclusive list includes works by personalities related to swimming, cricket, rugby and football (Per Mertesacker autobiography). The winner's name will be known on 15 July. It will be made public on the Internet, given the impossibility of carrying out the ceremony normally as in previous years.
Our complete shortlist is now up and live!
Congratulations to all our nominated authors and publishers!
— The Telegraph Sports Book Awards (@sportsbookaward) June 17, 2020
'The Telegraph Sports Book Awards' are a highly prestigious recognition. These awards, with the seal of the renowned English media, have ten categories. The 2020 finalists of all of the categories are already known, and Juan Mata´s name is on this exclusive list. He has done so with a book that since its publication - last September - has enjoyed significant support from both the public and critics.