Football Books

A list of all my posts related to football / soccer

  1. One Career, Two books – Roy Keane (2002 and 2014).
  2. One Career, Two Books – Tony Adams. Addicted (1999) and Sober (2017) written with Ian Ridley
  3. Frankly Speaking by Frank Stapleton (1991)
  4. ‘Football Against the Enemy’ by Simon Kuper (1994)
  5. ‘The Team That Jack Built’ by Paul Rowan (1994)
  6. ‘Andy’s Game: The Inside Story of the World Cup’ by Andy Townsend with Paul Kimmage (1994)
  7. ‘Puskas on Puskas: The Life and Times of a Footballing Legend’ edited by Rogan Taylor and Klara Jamrich (1997)
  8. ‘The Miracle of Castel di Sangro’ by Joe McGinniss (2000)
  9. ‘Full Time: The Secret Life Of Tony Cascarino’ by Paul Kimmage (2000)
  10. ‘Keeper Of Dreams: One Man’s Controversial Story of Life in the English Premiership’ by Ronald Reng & translated by Shaun Whiteside (2002)
  11. ‘The Gaffers: Mick Mc Carthy, Roy Keane And The Team They Built’ by Paul Howard (2002)
  12. ‘Garrincha: the triumph and tragedy of Brazilian’s forgotten footballing hero’ by Ruy Castro & translated by Andrew Downie (2004)
  13. ‘El Macca: Four Years with Real Madrid’ by Steve McManaman and Sarah Edworthy (2004)
  14. The Beckham Experiment: How the World’s Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America (2009) by Grant Wahl
  15. ‘Days of Heaven: Italia 90 and the Charlton Years’ by Declan Lynch (2010)
  16. ‘Red: My Autobiography’ by Gary Neville (2011)
  17. ‘The Binman Chronicles’ by Neville Southall (2012)
  18. One career, Two books – Roy Keane (2002 and 2014).
  19. ‘Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World’ by Graham Hunter (2012)
  20. ‘Fergie Rises: How Britain’s Greatest Football Manager was Made at Aberdeen’ by Michael Grant (2014)
  21. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League by Ian Plenderleith (2014)
  22. ‘The Man Who Saved F.C. Barcelona: The Remarkable Life of Patrick O’Connell’ by Sue O’Connell (2016)
  23. ‘My Turn’ by Johan Cruyff (2016)
  24. ‘The Deal: Inside the World of a Super-Agent’ by Jon Smith & James Olley (2016)
  25. ‘Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub’ by Uli Hesse (2016)
  26. ‘No Hunger in Paradise: The Players. The Journey. The Dream.’ by Michael Calvin (2017)
  27. ‘Touched By God: How We Won the Mexico 86 World Cup’ by Diego Maradona (2017)
  28. ‘Klopp: Bring the Noise’ by Raphael Honigstein (2017)
  29. ‘Where have all the Irish gone? The sad demise of Ireland’s once relevant footballers’ by Kevin O’Neill (2017)
  30. ‘The Billionaires Club: The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-rich Owners’ by James Montague (2017)
  31. ‘The European Game: An Adventure to Explore Football on the Continent and its Methods for Succes’ by Dan Fieldsend (2017)
  32. One Career, Two Books – Tony Adams. Addicted (1999) and Sober (2017) written with Ian Ridley
  33. ‘Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs’ by Guillem Balague (2018)
  34. ‘Soccernomics – 2018 World Cup edition’ by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski (2018)
  35. ‘Mental – Bad Behaviour, Ugly Truths and the Beautiful Game’ by Jermaine Pennant with John Cross (2018)
  36. ‘Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football’ by Rob Smyth (2018)
  37. ‘The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football’s Soul’ by Jonathan Wilson (2018)
  38. ‘Gazza in Italy’ by Daniel Story (2018)
  39. ‘Lionel Messi and the Art of Living’ by Andy West (2018)
  40. ‘How to be a Footballer’ by Peter Crouch (2018)
  41. ‘Tackled: The Class of ’92 Star Who Never Got to Graduate’ by Ben Thornley & Dan Poole (2018)
  42. ‘Hijacking LaLiga: How Atlético Madrid Broke Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Duopoloy on Spanish Football’ by Euan McTear (2018)
  43. ‘Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time’ by Jimmy Burns (2018)
  44. ‘One Football, No Nets’ by Justin Walley (2018)
  45. ‘Building the Yellow Wall: The Incredible Rise and Cult Appeal of Borussia Dortmund’ by Uli Hesse (2018)
  46. ‘The Away Game: The Epic Search for Football’s Next Superstars’ by Sebastian Abbot (2018)
  47. ‘Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World’s Best Play the Twenty-First-Century’ by Grant Wahl (2018)
  48. ‘250 Days: Cantona’s Kung Fu and the Making of Manchester United’ by Daniel Storey (2019)
  49. ‘The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports’ by Joshua Robinson & Jonathan Clegg (2019)
  50. ‘Done Deal: An Insider’s Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business’ by Daniel Geey (2019)
  51. ‘Bottled: English Football’s Boozy Story” by Benjamin Roberts (2019)
  52. ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You: Growing Up as a Football Addict’ by Greg Whitaker (2019)
  53. ‘Boot Sale: Inside the Strange and Secret World of Football’s Transfer Window’ by Nige Tassell (2019)
  54. ‘The Frying Pan of Spain: Sevilla v Real Betis, Spain’s Hottest Football Rivalry’ by Colin Millar (2019)
  55. ‘The Long, Long Road to Wembley’ by Dave Roberts (2019)
  56. ‘Europe United: 1 football fan. 1 crazy season. 55 UEFA nations’ by Matt Walker (2019)
  57. ‘The Next Big Thing: How Football’s Wonderkids Get Left Behind’ by Ryan Baldi (2019)
  58. ‘King Eric: Portrait of the Artist Who Changed English Football’ by Wayne Barton (2020)
  59. Yer Joking Aren’t Ya?: The Full Story of Middlesbrough’s Unforgettable 1996/97 Season’ by Tom Flight (2020)
  60. ‘Red Wine & Arepas: How Football is Becoming Venezuela’s Religion’ by Jordan Florit (2020)
  61. ‘From the Jaws of Victory: A History of Football’s Nearly Men’ compiled and edited by Adam Bushby and Rob MacDonald (2020)
  62. ‘1982 Brazil: The Glorious Failure’ by Stuart Horsfield (2020)
  63. ‘My Life in Red and White’ by Arsène Wenger (2020)
  64. ‘Wings of Change: How the World’s Biggest Energy Drink Manufacturer Made a Mark in Football’ by Karan Tejwani (2020)
  65. ‘Achieving the Impossible – the Remarkable Story of Greece’s EURO 2004 Victory’ by George Tsitsonis (2020)
  66. Gladiator by Francesco Totti with Paolo Condo, and tr. by Anthony Wright (2021)
  67. ‘Fit and Proper People: The Lies and Fall of OWNAFC by Martin Calladine and James Cave (2022)
  68. The O’Leary Years: Football’s Greatest Boom and Bust by Rocco Dean (2022)
  69. Scheisse! We’re Going Up! The Unexpected Rise of Berlin’s Rebel Football Club’ by Kit Holden (2022)
  70. Kit and Caboodle: Football’s Shirt Stories’ by Matt Riley (2022)
  71. ‘USA 94: The World Cup that Changed the Game’ by Matthew Evans (2022)
  72. ‘Messi Vs. Ronaldo: One Rivalry, Two GOATs, and the Era That Remade the World’s Game’ Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson (2022)
  73. ‘Football Murals: A celebration of soccer’s greatest street art’ by Andy Brassell (2022)
  74. ‘How to Win the World Cup: Secrets and Insights from International Football’s Top Managers’ by Chris Evans (2022)
  75. ‘Dark Goals: How History’s Worst Tyrants Have Used and Abused the Game of Soccer’ by Luciano Wernicke (2022)