Top 5 Football Books lists our Top 5 Football Books

In need of a last minute Christmas present? Our list of favourite football books should help you out of a last minute dilemma.

George Best1. Scoring at Half-Time – George Best

As you would expect, George Best does not hold back in this book. Best looks at his favourite memories and stories. Funny, honest and an interesting view of life as a football super star.

Ideal for: Reading while the soaps are on TV.

Futebol2. Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life – Alex Bellos

A look at the Brazilian game. It’s factual and funny with some great stories. This book gives a you a rounded knowledge of football in Brazil.

Ideal for: Lovers of the beautiful game.

Perry Groves3. We All Live in a Perry Groves World – Perry Groves

A fun packed ride through Perry’s career. Honest and to the point, Perry does not hold back.

Ideal for: As Perry said, “Packing in your suitcase for holidays.”

Stanley Matthews4. The Way It Was – Stanley Matthews

The story of one of the best footballers of all time, and he was a gentleman! This is an intriguing book, from a humble man who was known as “The Wizard of Dribble”.

Ideal for: Granddad’s, and football history fans.

World Cup5. World Cup Stories: A BBC History of the FIFA World Cup – Chris Hunt

This is a must have book. It chronicles the World Cup and features all the highlights, both off the field and on it.

Ideal for: Finding something to do over Christmas.

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