A Life Too Short : The Tragedy of Robert Enke, Paperback Book

A Life Too Short : The Tragedy of Robert Enke Paperback


WINNER OF THE 2011 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARWINNER OF THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2012 FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEARWhy does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life?On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train.

He was thirty-two years old and a devoted husband and father.

Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come.

But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression.

Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs.

At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780224091664

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