Football Books I Have Read & Enjoyed

A Listmania! list by A. Gordon (Glasgow, Scotland)
 
Behind the Curtain: Travels in Football in Eastern Europe
1.  Behind the Curtain: Travels in Football in Eastern Europe by Jonathan Wilson
The list author says:
  "Excellent book on the game in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism. The chapters on the former Yugoslavia are particularly excellent."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Dynamo
2.  Dynamo by Andy Dougan
The list author says:
  "An excellently researched book on a group of ex-Dynamo Kiev players assembled during Nazi occupied Ukraine. The story has taken on mythical status over the years but Dougan finally gets to the truth."
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War
3.  Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War by Simon Kuper
The list author says:
  "Kuper bases this book around Nazi occupation of Holland during WWII, focusing on many aspects of Dutch football to be affected by the war and the removal of Jews from sporting clubs."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Tor!: The Story of German Football
4.  Tor!: The Story of German Football by Ulrich Hesse-Lichtenberger
The list author says:
  "A brilliant history of German football. Blows apart many myths about Germany & its national game."
£9.99   Used & New from: £2.64
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
5.  Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos
The list author says:
  "An interesting & humourous look at Brazilian's fascination with football."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
6.  Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football by David Winner
The list author says:
  "Takes a look at Dutch life, art, politics and relates it all to football in a fun & very interesting way. An outstanding read."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

El Diego: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Footballer
7.  El Diego: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Footballer by Diego Maradona
The list author says:
  "Maradona puts his view of his career into print for the first time. Interesting but after finishing it feels like you have just listened to a very long rant!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona
8.  The Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona by Jimmy Burns
The list author says:
  "Superb book by Jimmy Burns. Tells the real story of Maradona and some of it is not pretty."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Ajax, Barcelona, Cruyff
9.  Ajax, Barcelona, Cruyff by Frits Barend
The list author says:
  "A collection of interviews with Cruyff over his playing & managerial career. Interesting, although Cruyff comes over arrogant sometimes."
£12.99   Used & New from: £4.78
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Football Against The Enemy
10.  Football Against The Enemy by Simon Kuper
The list author says:
  "Simon Kuper's award winning classic. Shows that football & politics go together no matter what is said otherwise. The chapter on Celtic & Rangers is very dated in my opinion and also a little naive."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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