My favourite football books

A Listmania! list by M. V. Clarke (Durham, UK)
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Fever Pitch
1.  Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
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  "Excellent account of growing up as a football fan"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Calcio: A History of Italian Football
2.  Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot
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  "Comprehensive but very readable account of Italian football"
9.09   Used & New from: 1.58
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

A Season With Verona
3.  A Season With Verona by Tim Parks
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  "Entertaining account of spending a season watching Verona"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

The Best of Enemies: England v Germany
4.  The Best of Enemies: England v Germany by David Downing
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  "Great book that explores some fascinating football and social history"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics: A History of Football Tactics
5.  Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics: A History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson
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  "A book about tactics, but certainly not dry or dull"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 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
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  "Superb analysis of the famous Dutch system of total football"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Behind the Curtain: Football in Eastern Europe: Travels in Eastern European Football
7.  Behind the Curtain: Football in Eastern Europe: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson
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  "Entertaining and informative account of Eastern European football"
6.99   Used & New from: 0.56
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Football Against The Enemy
8.  Football Against The Enemy by Simon Kuper
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  "Excellent account of rivalries that are so much part of football"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Left Foot Forward: A Year in the Life of a Journeyman Footballer
9.  Left Foot Forward: A Year in the Life of a Journeyman Footballer by Garry Nelson
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  "Strikingly different from and better than so many autobiographies"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Left Foot in the Grave
10.  Left Foot in the Grave by Garry Nelson
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  "This follow up is just as good"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Stamping Grounds: Exploring Liechtenstein and its World Cup Dream
11.  Stamping Grounds: Exploring Liechtenstein and its World Cup Dream by Charlie Connelly
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  "Funny and informative book about an international footballing minnow"
10.99   Used & New from: 0.47
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough
12.  Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough by Duncan Hamilton
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  "Insightful, funny, moving and intriguing account of one of football's great managers and characters"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
13.  Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos
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  "Fascinating account of one of the world's footballing superpowers"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos
14.  Once in a Lifetime: The Incredible Story of the New York Cosmos by Gavin Newsham
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  "Enjoyable account of one of football's more unusual teams"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Ooh Aah Stantona
15.  Ooh Aah Stantona by Phil Stant
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  "Highly entertaining autobiography from a lower-league hero, at least in Cardiff"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

A Cultured Left Foot: The Eleven Elements of Footballing Greatness
16.  A Cultured Left Foot: The Eleven Elements of Footballing Greatness by Musa Okwonga
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  "Brilliant account of what makes the greates players stand out"
5.73
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Beastly Fury: The Strange Birth Of British Football
17.  Beastly Fury: The Strange Birth Of British Football by Richard Sanders
The list author says:
  "Thorough but very readable account of the game's early history in Britain"
4.68
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Football Dynamo: Modern Russia and the People's Game
18.  Football Dynamo: Modern Russia and the People's Game by Marc Bennetts
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  "Very interesing view of football in modern Russia"
4.31
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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