A LIFE TOO SHORT: THE TRAGEDY OF ROBERT ENKE by Robert Reng
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.
William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner 2011
Read our review here: Book Review: A Life Too Short – The Tragedy of Robert (footballbookreviews.com)
(Publisher: Yellow Jersey. Reprint edition – May 2012. Paperback: 400 pages)