Books thrive around Christmas and holiday time. Who doesn’t want a great read on their travels? Or something to delve into when stomaching that Christmas Day turkey. Books are often targeting for release at particular times, and this is the season for that. So with so many to choose from, we’ve picked out the best football books to buy and read during this festive period!
Peter Crouch – I,Robot: How to be a footballer 2
Peter Crouch has earned a reputation as one of the funniest men in football, and it’s not difficult to see why. His podcast, quite simply named ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’, has received rave reviews and his books have thrived as well. His first book, ‘How to be a footballer’, did brilliantly and his much anticipated second novel will make for a great read for anyone who wants to know more about the ins and outs of footballer’s lives while hearing about some of the funniest moments throughout Crouchy’s career.
James Milner – Ask a footballer
James Milner is a truly interesting character in the world of football, but his achievements in the game are paralleled by few. He’s won titles with Manchester City, the Champions League with Liverpool, he was influential in one of Aston Villa’s greatest seasons in recent history and his journey all started at Leeds before moving to Newcastle. His story is one certainly worth reading.
Football School Star Players
Sometimes football books can be very heavy and serious, but this book removes that feeling while teaching you about some of the greatest players of all time. With cartoons and imagery find out the answer to questions like: What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Nadia Nadim flee from Afghanistan and end up playing for Manchester United? Who was the Liverpool player who invented the world’s most popular football boot? A great read that you can pick up and put down with ease throughout your Christmas holiday.
100 Years of Leeds United
Despite the agony of losing to Derby in the Championship Play-Offs earlier in 2019, Leeds look on course for another strong push for promotion. A return back to the Premier League will only be the latest in a rich spell of Leeds history, with so many stories to tell from the last 100 years since its foundation. If you’re interested in learning all about one of the biggest clubs in England, and the many ups and down it’s endured, then this is the book for you.
Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs & Football
Gary Lineker is one of the most famous characters in football. He had a tremendous football career, playing for Barcelona & Tottenham Hotspur, but he continued his fame off the pitch with some stellar performances as a presenter and front-man for Walkers. His humour endears him to all who tune in to his coverage, and so a book with comedian, radio DJ & screenwriter Danny Baker is always going to be worth a read! The two share stories they’ve enjoyed together, bringing comedy and insight like no other.
The Funniest Football Quotes: Humorous Quotations For All Sports Fans
As we said before – sometimes football books can be far too serious! This book looks at some of the funniest moments where it just went a bit wrong, or when a golden quote just had everyone in stitches. It might not necessarily educate the average football fan, but it certainly brings you good laughs and some light-hearted reading over the Christmas break.