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Football History

Football History

This category covers football history in general or with a wider sweep than that of the history of individual football clubs. One of the first mentions of football is by Thomas Elyot in his book, 'Beastly Fury', originally published in 1531. He said, 'Footballe is nothinge but beastlie furie'...before going on to write a whole book about the sport: obviously a little more to football than he first thought! There is a fantastic range of football books concentrating on the history of the sport, such as the Football Association volumes, which chronicle football laws and regulations, profiles and contributions from football commentators over the years. There are football books that focus on the history of iconic football organisations and venues, such as UEFA, Scottish Football and Wembley. It's worth burrowing around in this section - there are some great football history gems. A book, not particularly old, but which must be a great contender for 'Best/Most Obvious Title' of football book must be, 'The Ball is round.(A Global History of Football)'.

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100 YEARS OF FOOTBALL - THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY ANTRIM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Comprehensive illustrated history and statistics of the Northern Irish county association, including the achievements of Distillery, Belfast Celtic, Glentoran and Linfield Football Clubs, published to

£30.00

100 YEARS OF IRISH FOOTBALL

Published to mark the centenary of the Irish Football Association, follows the story of the national game in Ireland up to 1979 - including the split into two sides in the 1920s - with comprehensive stats

£12.00

100 YEARS OF SOCCER IN PICTURES

Lavish pictorial history of the game, published to celebrate the F.A. centenary in 1963.  1st edition. 4to. Dust-wrapper, good.

£15.00

50 YEARS OF ENGLISH CUP FINALS 1885-1935

Brochure commemorating the 50th Jubilee of the FA Cup in 1935, 1885 being the first year the Cup was open to professional sides. Contains a history of the competition, year by year, with photographs of

£20.00

AJAX, THE DUTCH, THE WAR - FOOTBALL IN EUROPE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

A look at football, mainly in Holland, during the period 1933-45. 8vo. 244pp. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£5.00

ALL POINTS NORTH - THE THIRD DIVISION (NORTHERN SECTION) OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1921 - 1958

A detailed history including all final league postions for each year, plus cup statistics. 8vo. 136pp. Paperback. Very good condition.  

£18.00

ALL ROADS LEAD TO WEMBLEY

Published to celebrate 50 years of Wembley as the sports "capital of the world". 8vo. 176pp. Dust-wrapper, light edgewear, a very good copy.

£8.00

ALLIANCE TO CONFERENCE - THE FIRST 22 YEARS (1979-2001)

Season-by-season records, alphabetically listed club records and featured players and matches - including celebrated giant-killings - chronicling the top tier beneath the Football League from its inception

£18.00

ARE YOU WATCHING LIVERPOOL? - MANCHESTER UNITED AND THE 1993/94 DOUBLE

A fan's experiences of following United throughout one of their greatest seasons, when they won the Charity Shield, the Premier League and the FA Cup.  8vo. 291pp. Dust-wrapper. Very good condition.

£8.00

THE ARMY GAME - RED AND KHAKI, 125 YEARS OF THE ARMY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1888-2013

Thoroughly researched and well-illustrated survey of the Army football team. 8vo. 134pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£14.00

ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL & ENGLISH SOCIETY 1863-1915

An important study of the evolution of football in the 19th century and its place in British society. Large 8vo. 278pp. 8 plates. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Good condition.

£60.00

THE BADMINTON LIBRARY - ATHLETICS AND FOOTBALL

An essential work of early athletics and football reference. A volume in The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, edited by by The Duke of Beaufort and Alfred ET Watson. First edition. 8vo. 408pp.

£55.00

THE BALL KEEPS ROLLING - ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ISLE OF MAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1890-1990

Nicely illustrated compendium of history and records telling the full story of the first century of soccer on the Isle of Man. 4to. 100pp. Paperback. Minor ink inscription to contents page otherwise very

£20.00

BANKS'S BREWERY LEAGUE (WEST MIDLANDS [REGIONAL] LEAGUE) - CENTENARY YEAR BOOK, 1889-1989

Illustrated history of the league, formerly the Birmingham and District Football League, featuring detailed statistics. 8vo. 200pp. Paperback. Good condition.

£18.00

THE BIRTH OF FOOTBALL IN THE BURNS COUNTRY - WITH A PHILOSOPHY OF FOOTBALL, ETC.

An account of the early development of football in the Mauchline-Cumnock area of Scotland, home to the poet Robert Burns, including Ayr United and Kilmarnock. 8vo. 122pp. Paperback. Very good condition.

£20.00

THE BOYS IN GREEN - THE FAI INTERNATIONAL STORY

The illustrated inside history of the Football Association of Ireland, from its formation in 1921 through the glory days of Jack Charlton's World Cup sides and up to the beginning of Roy Keane's fraught

£10.00

BRING ON SPANIARDS BY THE SCORE

The illustrated story of Scottish football clubs in European competitions from the 1960s to the 1980s, including a full results section. 8vo. 128pp. Paperback. Very good condition. Signed to inside cover

£34.00

BRITAIN VERSUS EUROPE

Football book. A survey of European club football, with chapters on Manchester United, Celtic, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. 8vo. 312pp. 16 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper,  good.

£10.00

BRITISH FOOTBALL GROUNDS - THEN AND NOW

An exploration of the changes made at 83 British soccer stadia following the Bradford and Hillsborough tragedies and the subsequent Poppleton and Taylor Reports, illustrated with new and historic photography

£7.00

BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN: CRICKET AND FOOTBALL

The fifth volume in the series of 16 produced by British Sports and Sportsmen magazine and published between 1908 and about 1936. This volume deals with cricket and football and was edited by Pelham Warner.

£195.00

BRITISH SPORTS: PAST & PRESENT - SOCCER

A history of the birth and rise of football in Britain. 164pp. Frontis and 30 pages of photos. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Very good.

£7.00

THE CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE ARTHUR DUNN CUP

A history of the Arthur Dunn Cup, a football competition for the Old Boys of public schools, which is still competed for today. 4to. Illustrated boards. 191pp. Very good condition. Signed by David Roy.

£18.00

A CENTURY OF ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL 1872-1972

Compiled to celebrate 100 years of English international football,. with details of the key early games against Scotland, results of all matches, each player's appearances and most other major records. First

£4.00

A CENTURY OF ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL 1872-1972

Compiled to celebrate 100 years of English international football,. with details of the key early games against Scotland, results of all matches, each player's appearances and most other major records. First

£7.00

A CENTURY OF GREAT SOCCER DRAMA

Illustrated accounts of selected moments from the history of football, decade by decade up to the 1960s, including the White Horse Final, the Lion of Vienna, the Spurs double, England's '66 triumph, the

£5.00

A CENTURY OF SOCCER

Sportsmans Book Club edition of Delaney's account of the development of football during the first 100 years of the Football Association. 8vo. 166pp.  8 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, slightly

£4.00

A CENTURY OF SOCCER

Delaney's account of the development of football during the first 100 years of the Football Association. First edition. 8vo. 166pp.  8 b/w plates. Dust-wrapper, very good.

£8.00

A COAST OF SOCCER MEMORIES - THE CENTENARY BOOK OF THE NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Comprehensive centenary football history book with many statistics. Paperback. 8vo. 368pp. Very good condition.

£30.00

THE CODE WAR. ENGLISH FOOTBALL UNDER THE HISTORICAL SPOTLIGHT

The story of the split between soccer and rugby in the early days of organised football in the Victorian era.  1st edition. 8vo. 192pp. Laminated boards. Illus. Very good condition. 

£8.00

THE COMPLETE WHO'S WHO OF IRISH INTENATIONAL FOOTBALL, 1945-96

An A-Z listing of Irish internationals between 1945 and 1996. Large 8vo. 237pp. Illustrated throughout. Dust-wrapper. A very good copy.

£8.00

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