Fathers of Football

Subtitle:
Great Britons Who Took Football to the World
Author:
Keith Baker
Price:
£12.99
Publication date:
ISBN:
9781785310058
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
160

Description

The long-overlooked story of a number of adventurous Britons who left their homeland before the First World War to inspire and shape the growth of modern football in continental Europe and South America. They founded great clubs and revolutionised the game; yet even today they remain largely unknown - prophets more honoured abroad than at home.

About the author

Keith Baker is the author of a book on the 1908 London Olympics and a biography of the chemist and philosopher, Joseph Priestley. A former senior civil servant and by temperament an historian and sports devotee, Keith was educated at Aberystwyth University and the LSE. He lives in Sheffield, home of Britain's oldest football club, Sheffield FC.