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Soccertowns: Book 3

by Andres Varela & Carlos F Gonzalez Soccertowns LLC (November 25, 2014)

SoccerTowns is the story of a group of friends who travel and learn about the towns where soccer is played around the world. It starts in the United States and Canada and in the future it will go to many other...


Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up

by David Conn Quercus (November 04, 2014)

Richer Than God is an authoritative, emotional, provocative account of Manchester City's takeover by Sheikh Mansour, culminating in their remarkable last minute Premier League title victory in May 2012.

By placing...


Turning My Back on the Premier League

by Lee Price Blink Publishing (July 03, 2014)

Turning My Back on the Premier League is the story of one fan’s football journey from the riches of the world’s most popular football division, to the forgotten underbelly of the English football league....


The World through Soccer: The Cultural Impact of a Global Sport

by Tamir Bar-On Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2014)

This book uses soccer to provide insights into worldwide politics, religion, business, ethics, leadership, childhood, philosophy, and art. It examines the way soccer influences and reflects these aspects of...


The Blueprint

by Christopher Price Thomas Dunne Books (November 04, 2013)

Moneyball for the New England Patiots, award-winning sportswriter Christopher Price goes into the inner workings of the legendary football franchise in The Blueprint

For years, the New England Patriots were a...


The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931

by Colin Jose Scarecrow Press (June 25, 1998)

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper...


The Big Fix

by Brett Forrest William Morrow (May 06, 2014)

Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs in this revelatory true-to-life crime thriller and expose involving greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the fixing of international soccer matches at the highest...


Anti-Racism in European Football: Fair Play for All

by Christos Kassimeris, Ged Grebby, Ruth Johnson & Danny Lynch et al. Lexington Books (August 10, 2009)

Anti-Racism in European Football: Fair Play for All challenges the issue of racism in European football, identifies the causes of the problem, and seeks its remedy.


A Beautiful Game

by Tom Watt HarperOne (June 29, 2010)

Foreword by Arsene Wenger, Introduction by David Beckham

Soccer writer and bestselling author of My Side, Tom Watt, talked to the world's top soccer players about growing up and falling in love with the game:...


Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa

by Steve Bloomfield HarperCollins e-books (May 11, 2010)

Africa United is the story of modern day Africa told through its soccer. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield, the former Africa Correspondent for The Independent, meets...


Go For The Goal

by Mia Hamm & Aaron Heifetz It Books (July 02, 2013)

For the more than seven million girls—from knobby-kneed tykes to high school and college stars—who are tearing across the country chasing a soccer ball and dreams of glory, there is one name that eclipses...


How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

by Franklin Foer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.”

The New York Times Book Review

"An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip."

The Wall Street Journal

"Foer’s...


Simp-Lee the Best: My Autobiography

by Lee McCulloch Black & White Publishing (January 05, 2013)

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch has experienced the ultimate highs and some desperate lows during six incredible years at Ibrox. From the joy of three-in-a-row to the searing pain of administration, the lifelong...


The Beautiful Game

by Jonathan Littman It Books (April 09, 2013)

Once nobody noticed Santa Rosa's Thunder. They were a ragtag team of girls who wanted to play soccer, and no one took them seriously. Their male coach expected little from his "ladies, " and their mediocre performance...


How to Set Up Your Own Successful Football Blog

by David Grimble eBookIt.com (March 10, 2013)

How To Set Up Your Own Successful Football Blog is written by the owner of Up the Villa - a blog on Aston Villa Football Club. David set up his blog and this is the story about the journey he went on whilst...


WOLFPACK

by Abby Wambach Macmillan Audio (April 08, 2019)

?Abby is a relatable revolutionary ? with WOLFPACK, she inspires the confidence, leadership and sisterhood we all so desperately need right now.? ? Amy Schumer

This program is read by the author.

Based on her...


Busby's Last Crusade

by Jeff Connor Arena Sport (December 01, 2020)

Busby’s Last Crusade is the never to be forgotten fable of Manchester United’s rise from the ashes of Munich in 1958 to the European Cup win 10 years later … and the humble Scot who led them there.

With...


At the End of the Storm

by James Pearce, Oliver Kay & Simon Hughes Polaris (December 15, 2020)

By James Pearce, Oliver Kay, Simon Hughes and Other Award-Winning Writers of The Athletic

As Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England, they were followed by their equivalent from...


Matt Jansen: The Autobiography

by Matt Jansen, Jon Coleman & Jon Colman Polaris (November 05, 2019)

Matt Jansen had it all. He was young, quick, audaciously skilful and, at the turn of the millennium, regarded as one of the most intelligent attacking talents in English football. His potential seemed boundless....


A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects

by Andy Bollen Arena Sport (December 10, 2019)

Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady's trolley. Learn why Puskas...


The Road to Lisbon

by Martin Greig, Charles McGarry & Charles E. McGarry Arena Sport (May 21, 2012)

In 1967 Celtic manager Jock Stein stepped from the tunnel of Lisbon's Estadio Nacional and took up a position pitch-side as his team of home-grown players ran out to face the might of Inter Milan, the charismatic...


What Happened to Serie A

by Steven G. Mandis Arena Sport (October 04, 2018)

In the 1980s and 1990s, Serie A was known as ‘Il campionato più bello del mondo’ – the most beautiful championship in the world – and had the highest match attendances in Europe. The stadiums were not...


The European Game

by Dan Fieldsend Arena Sport (June 08, 2017)

The European Game is an adventure. Over three months Dan Fieldsend travelled the continent discovering the methods for success used at some of the biggest clubs in Europe, from Ajax and Juventus, to Feyenoord,...


The School of Hard Knox

by Roger Hannah, Archie Knox & Alex Ferguson Arena Sport (September 07, 2017)

The School of Hard Knox chronicles the life and career of one of the most admired and respected coaches ever to grace Scottish football, Archie Knox.After his early days at Forfar Athletic, Archie became a key...


Persevered

by Aidan Smith Arena Sport (November 10, 2016)

One hundred and fourteen years and no Scottish Cup for Hibernian. It could be considered the biggest curse in football. Cock-up after near-miss after not-a-hope. Over the years Hearts fans have even tried to...


Fighting Spirit

by Fernando Ricksen, Vincent de Vries & Barry Ferguson Arena Sport (May 14, 2014)

Fernando Ricksen is a fighter. As a footballer, he carved out a fearsome reputation for Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and the Netherlands. Throughout his time at Ibrox, his aggressive approach won him hero status...


Celtic: The Official History

by Brian Wilson Arena Sport (September 07, 2017)

Celtic is a club like no other. Its story is a unique one, of a football club founded to raise money to help alleviate poverty within the predominantly Irish immigrant community of Glasgow’s East End. Yet,...


Into the Bear Pit

by Craig Whyte Arena Sport (April 14, 2020)

From being the most dominant club in Scottish football history, Rangers F.C., one of the most famous and powerful names in British sport, was sold to venture capitalist Craig Whyte in 2011 . . . for £1.

When...


Doddie: My Autobiography

by Alex Macdonald Black & White Publishing (October 18, 2012)

Alex ‘Doddie’ MacDonald was one of the finest footballers we have produced. As a midfield dynamo he had an incredible will to win, and his passion on the field and uncompromising style made him a great favourite...


Arsenal

by Anton Rippon White Owl (July 30, 2020)

Arsenal: The Story of a Football Club in 101 Lives tells the history of the Gunners through the biographies of key individuals associated with the club from its formation in the gas-lit days of Victorian Britain...


More Noble Than War

by Nicholas Blincoe Bold Type Books (October 28, 2019)

By turns tragic and hopeful, the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sport

Soccer has never been apolitical. This is especially true for Israel and Palestine. The game...


The Names Heard Long Ago

by Jonathan Wilson Bold Type Books (September 16, 2019)

The story of the vibrant and revolutionary soccer culture in Hungary that, on the eve of World War II, redefined the modern game and launched a new era.

In the early 1950s, the Hungarian side was unbeatable,...


Made in Africa

by Ed Aarons Arena Sport (August 01, 2020)

The signing of Naby Keïta for almost £53m in August 2017 was the third time in the space of 14 months that Liverpool broke the transfer record for an African player. But while Senegal’s Sadio Mané and Mohamed...


Bushville Wins!

by John Klima Thomas Dunne Books (July 02, 2012)

"Bushville hits the sweet spot of my childhood, the year my family moved to Wisconsin and the Braves won the World Series against the Yankees, a team my Brooklyn-raised dad taught us to hate. Thanks to John...


Soccerhead

by Jim Haner North Point Press (April 02, 2007)

A Youth Soccer Coach's Investigation Into The Origins of Soccermainia

On July 10, 1999, 100,000 Americans, mostly women, did something they had not done before, at least not in such numbers. They showed up to...


Soccer Dad

by W. D. Wetherell Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

A father's true story of his high-school-age son's winning soccer season. Soccer Dad is simultaneously the candid reflections of a devoted father and the enthusiastic observations of a diehard soccer fan. When...


Home and Away

by Dave Bidini Skyhorse (July 01, 2011)

In 2008, Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cupan annual street soccer tournament with goals unlike any other: the most important of which is to create life-changing opportunities...


Fearless

by Jonathan Northcroft & Nathan Turner Hachette Original (November 22, 2016)

?The odds of the Foxes winning the Premier League at the start of the season were the same as the Yeti or the Loch Ness Monster being proven to exist, Christmas being the warmest day of the year in England or...


World Cup

by Matt Christopher & Joshua Swanson Hachette Book Group (June 01, 2010)

Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience?and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for...


Zonal Marking

by Michael W. Cox Bold Type Books (August 12, 2019)

A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game.

In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent....


Soccerwomen

by Gemma Clarke Bold Type Books (April 15, 2019)

From Michelle Akers to Megan Rapinoe, bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world.

Women's soccer has come a long way. The first organized games...


The Barcelona Inheritance

by Jonathan Wilson Bold Type Books (November 05, 2018)

From Cruyff's "Total Football" to the epic rivalry between Guardiola and Mourinho, a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of Barcelona's dominance in world soccer.

Barcelona's style of play -- pressing and...


Soccernomics

by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski Bold Type Books (April 23, 2018)

Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America dominate the sport internationally...and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style?

These are questions every soccer aficionado...


The Language of the Game

by Laurent Dubois Basic Books (March 26, 2018)

Essential reading for soccer fans amid the Women's World Cup in 2019, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer

Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most...


One Goal

by Amy Bass Hachette Books (February 26, 2018)

In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, One Goal tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers...


Bring the Noise

by Raphael Honigstein Bold Type Books (February 05, 2018)

JÿKlopp's coaching career began in the German second tier at the unfashionable club of FSV Mainz 05, whom he steered to the Bundesliga for the first time in forty-one years. In 2008, he joined Borussia Dortmund,...


The Fall of the House of FIFA

by David Conn Bold Type Books (June 19, 2017)

In 2015, FIFA-the multibillion dollar governing body of the world's most-loved sport-was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion. Beginning...


Soccer Men

by Simon Kuper Bold Type Books (April 21, 2014)

Simon Kuper's New York Times bestseller Soccernomics pioneered a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous empirical analysis and incisive -- and witty -- commentary. Kuper now leaves the numbers and data...


My Turn

by Johan Cruyff Bold Type Books (November 28, 2016)

The autobiography of Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, whose remarkable life and impeccable style have influenced star players and clubs for decades

Johan Cruyff embodied a footballing philosophy that now dominates...


Inverting The Pyramid

by Jonathan Wilson Bold Type Books (November 04, 2013)

"An outstanding work the [soccer] book of the decade." -- Sunday Business Post

Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant...