MY BOOK

He grows up with the tough laws of the streets
and becomes a global superstar
with a social mission

Also available in Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese

My life story?
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‘For almost 25 years, I've shown the world what is possible with a ball. In my book, I also show the other side of my world. A boy on the way to the top that had to survive. It was a special, but not an easy road. I share the lessons I learned in my book. The creation of this book was a tough and emotional process, but I’m extremely proud of the result.’
Edward van Gils

About the book

In a moving story, we read about how Edward is abandoned by his mother and has to learn to deal with the harsh laws of the streets himself. By ultimately making the right choices, he manages to leave his painful past and the life of crime behind to become one of the world’s best football players. In the video Edward lifts a corner of the veil, and you’ll immediately know why you want to read this book.

Order now and receive a copy signed personally by the Godfather!

The English language edition will be available from January. Take advantage now: If you order now ‘The Godfather Package’ your copy will be signed personally , by the Godfather. The book is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese .

  • And for the non-readers among us ...
    As if you’re in a movie: written with pace, in short, captivating chapters. Putting it down is not an option.
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Ronaldinho en Edward van Gils

‘Edward is the one and only Godfather of Street Football’

‘Edward is a great personality and a wonderfully humble person who is giving young people something amazing, and I’m proud to be part of that.’
Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira - European and world football player of the year 2004 / 2005

The Godfather of Street Football Speaks!

Paperback edition

Abandoned by his mother, Edward has to learn to deal with the laws of the streets. By ultimately making the right choices, he manages to leave his painful past and the life of crime behind, becoming one of the world’s best football players. Order now for only € 21,99 excluding shipping on this website and receive the shocking and captivating life story of a street kid from Koog aan de Zaan who reached the global elite. The scene gave him the honorary title of Godfather and Ronaldinho made him the captain of his Globe Street Team.

Temporary limited offer: ‘The Godfather Package’

Surprise family, friends, or yourself and order ‘The Godfather Package’ for only € 29,95 excluding shipping and you will receive:

  • A personally signed copy of Edward’s shocking and captivating story ‘‘The Godfather of Street Football Speaks!’
  • An extra digital chapter that was deemed too extreme for the regular edition
  • An invitation to a meet & greet with Edward

You can buy the e-book ‘The Godfather of Street Football’ for only € 11.99

‘For almost 25 years, I've shown the world what is possible with a ball. In my book, I also show the other side of my world. A boy on the way to the stop that had to survive. A special, but not an easy road. I’m happy to share the lessons I learned. It was a tough and emotional process, this book, but I’m extremely proud of the result.’
Edward van Gils

In a moving story, we read about how Edward is abandoned by his mother and has to learn to deal with the harsh laws of the streets himself. By ultimately making the right choices, he manages to leave his painful past and the life of crime behind to become one of the world’s best football players.