FOUR LONGLISTED FOR FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR
We’re delighted to announce that four of our titles have been longlisted for the prestigious Telegraph Sports Book Awards’ Football Book of the Year.
One of 11 Telegraph Sports Book Awards categories, Football Book of the Year is judged by the Football Writers’ Association. All shortlists will be announced on 28 July.
How to Run a Football Club, Flight to Bogotá, 1982 Brazil and Where the Cool Kids Hung Out all made the longlist despite strong competition from several other outstanding football books.
Congratulations to our longlisted authors Jim Keoghan, John Leonard, Stuart Horsfield and Steven Scragg. Read on to learn about our longlisted titles.
How to Run a Football Club
How to Run a Football Club is the story of our national game. Told through a journey up the pyramid, from the muddy pitches and ramshackle changing rooms at grass-roots level to the glitz and glamour of the Premier League, the book explores that common theme that links the game at all levels - the simple love of the sport.
Flight to Bogotá
Flight to Bogotá charts an infamous episode in sports history, when UK footballers turned their backs on club and country before the 1950 World Cup for a sporting El Dorado. England’s Neil Franklin led the rebellion, only to return home with his career in tatters. But the players’ vociferous defence of their behaviour enlightened a shocked nation.
1982 Brazil tells the story of football's most exhilarating and entertaining World Cup side. Playing to the accompaniment of a samba soundtrack, Brazil scored 15 goals in five games, lighting up the 1982 World Cup, but their dream fell apart in the Sarrià Stadium against Italy. This is the definitive account of the greatest team never to win a World Cup.
Where the Cool Kids Hung Out
The definitive story of the UEFA Cup's glory years when the tournament made legendary names of the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach and IFK Göteborg, and provided Ipswich Town with arguably their finest moment. The book includes interviews with players, journalists and supporters who lived and loved the competition.