The history of football is full of hero stories. A hero? Nothing could be farther away from Marek Mintál than such a thought. Mintál is the only Bundesliga top scorer in the jersey of the once so great 1. FC Nürnberg, he shaped the most beautiful years in the club's recent history, scored the goal that turned around a cup final—and a little later in the middle of the night found himself in a doctor's practice in Berlin injured, when the club set out to win the DFB Cup, its only title in the last 50 years. The fact that everyone said they had won this game especially for him gives an idea of what Marek Mintál has always meant to this club. The reverse was always the same.
This book tells about how football is part of life. It is neither a classic biography nor a classic football book, but tells how this game moves you, even in times of football ruled by commerce. Why do so many people love football so much? Football is a game full of passion and imagination—but sometimes also daunting, excessive and crazy. Marek Mintál's story is the story of a great footballer who calls himself completely normal.It is a story about life, about happiness and unhappiness. About everything people are looking for in football. Oneself.