John Arne Riise autobiography signing with Q&A

  • Golazio


  • Sport, Drinks Tasting and Food & Drink
  • Tickets from £10.00 - £15.00
  • Retro
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 3rd Dec 2018 @ 17:00 - 22:00
  • 17:00 - 22:00

deCoubertin Books and Golazio are excited to announce the publication of Running Man, the autobiography of John Arne Riise. 

An evening with John Arne Riise:

Doors open: 4:30pm

Book signing: 6-6:30pm

John Arne Riise interview with Luca Hodges-Ramon, Managing Editor of The Gentleman Ultra: 7-7:45pm

Questions from the audience: 7:45-8pm

Books can be purchased in advance for £10, by adding it to your ticket purchase through Design My Night or they can be purchased on the night for £15 (RRP £20)

John Arne Riise was regarded as one of the most buccaneering left-sided players in Europe. Yet beneath the veneer of the famous and successful footballer, his ascent masked the huge challenges he had had to overcome on the way to the top: bullying, a broken home, uncertainty, loneliness. The bullies' favourite target at school, he overcame their taunts and grew up to become the hero of thousands of school children. 

Riise has written a perceptive and opinionated autobiography. It chronicles a successful and colourful career on the frontline of modern football and provides an intriguing assessment of the game which has dominated his life. The result is a frank, incisive and emotional memoir, at times tinged with regret and soul-searching, at others suffused with joy such as his role in one of the most dramatic nights in football history, the 2005 Champions League Final or the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’.

“I am excited and nervous about the release of my book in England,” said John Arne.”Telling my story has been a journey into the past and though there are many happy memories, there some painful ones too. I hope that readers can relate to some of my experiences.”

John’s story is a heart-wrenching one, the way he got himself out of a hole, being bullied as a child and with an absent father, and how he climbed or ran all the way to success.

“I am so excited to see it come out in the UK,” added ghost writer Jens M. Johansson.




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17:00 - 22:00 £10.00
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17:00 - 22:00 £15.00



Golazio, 57-59, Camberwell Road, Lonon, SE5 0EZ

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Golazio is a new bar on Camberwell Road which was born out of our unforgettable 90’s love affair with Football Italia serving Itlaian craft beer and huge slices of pizza. Was it Nessun Dorma and the 1990 World Cup? Was it the way James Richardson transported us from our sofas to another world where players caressed the ball and even the refs had a bit of personality? Or was it Gazza, Signori or Lombardo? Whatever it was, Football Italia will always have a special place in the heart of fans across the globe and none more than our founder, Tim McTigue. Tim had a dream, to combine his love for the 90’s Serie A league with a concept he’d experienced while traveling America in his 20s, pizza by the slice. 15 years and a lot of saving later, Tim packed up his job and Golazio was born. At Golazio, we only use the freshest ingredients for our giant stone baked pizza slices, made by real Italians. What’s more, we make our delicious pizza available for everyone, with gluten free bases and vegetarian toppings too (and it’s not just a Margherita). We are the only bar south of the river (and East of London) where you can get Italian craft beer (we stock over 12 different types). We show full classic Seria A games from the 90’s on our three big screens. We play Pavarotti in the loos, have vintage memorabilia everywhere, serve an inspired cocktail menu of Espresso Martini’s, Bellini’s, Negroni’s and Aperol Spritz all for a fiver, oh, and we have really nice people working here too. So if you’re looking for a no frills kinda place that focuses on really good pizza and really good beer then come and say hello. Our doors are always open (unless we’re closed).

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John Arne Riise autobiography signing with Q&A
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