|About the Book|
He has spent 101 days in a brutal Singapore jail after being accused of match fixing, survived after his heart stopped for three minutes during a match, had his shoes nailed to the floor by the Crazy Gang, and stolen a penguin and kept it in his bathMoreHe has spent 101 days in a brutal Singapore jail after being accused of match fixing, survived after his heart stopped for three minutes during a match, had his shoes nailed to the floor by the Crazy Gang, and stolen a penguin and kept it in his bath while playing in New Zealand… he is German goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel and this is his incredible story. Described by Four Four Two magazine as the “craziest man in football”, Pfannenstiel is the only man to play pro football in all six FIFA confederations. Having turned down Bayern Munich at the age of 19, he embarked on a globetrotting football adventure that took him from Malaysia to New Zealand – via Wimbledon, Nottingham Forest and Bradford Park Avenue – and from Albania to Brazil.But the stats – 400 games for more than 25 clubs on six continents – don’t begin to tell the extraordinary story. He has been a techno DJ in Kuala Lumpur, he has lived in an igloo to raise awareness for global warming, he has been goalkeeping coach for both Cuba and Namibia (whose keeper was deaf) and persuaded Maradona to play a charity match in Antarctica!A massive bestseller in his native Germany, The Unstoppable Keeper is quite simply the most extraordinary footballer autobiography you will ever read!Highlights from the book include how Lutz:Became the only person to have played professional football in all FIFA confederationsWas wrongly jailed for match fixing in Singapore – spending 101 days in horrific conditionsSigned for 25 teamsStopped breathing three times during a gameTurned down mighty Bayern Munich to play in MalaysiaCoached teams in such exotic locations as Norway, Namibia, Armenia and Cubaand actually kidnapped a Penguin!