Football Books

Football books I’ve reviewed ranked from most favourite (number 1) to least

  1. ‘Football Against the Enemy’ by Simon Kuper (1994)
  2. ‘Garrincha: the triumph and tragedy of Brazilian’s forgotten footballing hero’ by Ruy Castro & translated by Andrew Downie (2004)
  3. ‘Full Time: The Secret Life Of Tony Cascarino’ by Paul Kimmage (2000)
  4. ‘The Miracle of Castel di Sangro’ by Joe McGinniss (2000)
  5. ‘Puskas on Puskas: The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend’ edited by Rogan Taylor and Klara Jamrich (1997)
  6. ‘The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football’s Soul’ by Jonathan Wilson (2018)
  7. ‘Days of Heaven: Italia 90 and the Charlton Years’ by Declan Lynch (2010)
  8. ‘Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football’ by Rob Smyth (2018)
  9. ‘The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-rich Owners’ by James Montague (2017)
  10. One career, Two books – Roy Keane (2002 and 2014).
  11. ‘Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World’ by Graham Hunter (2012)
  12. One Career, Two Books – Tony Adams. Addicted (1999) and Sober (2017) written with Ian Ridley
  13. ‘Klopp: Bring the Noise’ by Raphael Honigstein (2017)
  14. ‘Soccernomics – 2018 World Cup edition’ by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski (2018)
  15. ‘The European Game: An Adventure to Explore Football on the Continent and its Methods for Succes’ by Dan Fieldsend (2017)
  16. ‘Gazza in Italy’ by Daniel Story (2018)
  17. ‘Red: My Autobiography’ by Gary Neville (2011)
  18. ‘Keeper Of Dreams: One Man’s Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership’ by Ronald Reng & translated by Shaun Whiteside (2002)
  19. ‘Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub’ by Uli Hesse (2016)
  20. ‘My Turn’ by Johan Cruyff (2016)
  21.  ‘The Team That Jack Built’ by Paul Rowan (1994)
  22. ‘No Hunger in Paradise: The Players. The Journey. The Dream.’ by Michael Calvin (2017)
  23. ‘Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs’ by Guillem Balague (2018)
  24. ‘Mental – Bad Behaviour, Ugly Truths and the Beautiful Game’ by Jermaine Pennant with John Cross (2018)
  25. ‘Where have all the Irish gone? The sad demise of Ireland’s once relevant footballers’ by Kevin O’Neill (2017)
  26. Frankly Speaking by Frank Stapleton (1991)
  27. ‘The Man Who Saved F.C. Barcelona: The Remarkable Life of Patrick O’Connell’ by Sue O’Connell (2016)
  28. ‘Touched By God: How We Won the Mexico 86 World Cup’ by Diego Maradona (2017)
  29. ‘The Deal: Inside the World of a Super-Agent’ by Jon Smith & James Olley (2016)