When he inherits a special football badge, German teenager Adi sets off on a mission to fulfil his grandfather's dying wish and return the badge to its rightful owner, former England footballer, Edgar Kail.
After tracking Edgar down, Adi gets the chance to learn more about the achievements of his grandfather, Adolf J"ager, and the story unfolds of a special friendship that spanned twenty years and survived the horror of the Second World War.
Edgar Kail and Adolf J"ager played for their respective clubs in the early twentieth century. As the last amateurs to represent their countries, they remain folk heroes even now. Perfect for less-confident readers, this is a fictional tale of two real-life footballing heroes, and the moving story of a friendship forged by the beautiful game.