For the Love of Football

A Companion

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 13 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786850096

About the book

  • In which year did the first televised football match take place?
  • What were the first shin pads made out of? 
  • Who held the shortest ever managerial position, at a record-breaking ten minutes?

From the humble beginnings of Notts County football club in 1862 to the technical heights of the game that we watch today, football is a sport treasured by millions of people across the globe. Packed with facts and trivia, this miscellany takes you on a tour through the origins of the game, its key players and famous rivalries, and the triumphs and scandals that colour its history. Whether you’re a new fan, a keen player or an avid spectator, For the Love of Football is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of the beautiful game.  

About the author

Johnny Morgan is addicted to playing, reading about and watching football. A writer by day, he has also turned out for teams in England, France and Austria. He lives in Vienna and is failing badly at not indoctrinating his young son into the beautiful game.