In this book you will find an infinite number of letters joined together, writing about what many consider to be 90 minutes on a football pitch. But they are very wrong. Baleares is more than that. The club has a vocation for solidarity, altruism and fighting for colours that create unity, a melting pot of personalities that have ensured that this club has survived thanks to the passion of the fans called ‘balearicos’.
The author Vicenç Amengual has given us calligraphies of great lucidity, beauty and sensitivity about the defining features of Atlético Baleares over the time. An idiosyncrasy always linked to specific areas of the city and with a mainly working class social base. The fans, those who feel the club’s colours, need points of reference and reflection. Otherwise, there is a danger of falling into a vacuum, of turning a historic entity into something amorphous, insipid.
Key features include:
- Publisher: Illa Edicions, 2021
- Language: Majorcan
- Original title: L’Atlètic Balear – Entre la sociologia i el futbol
- Author: Vicenç Amengual i Salas
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- ISBN: 978-84-122255-4-9