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Forgotten Football Clubs: Fifty Teams Across the World, Gone but Never Forgotten

Philip O'Rourke

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From the publisher:

Football brings joy to people across the world, and it evokes memories and nostalgia about past glories and events. When a football club folds, these memories and nostalgic moments are often all that is left. Forgotten Football Clubs uncovers the stories of clubs that have vanished, revealing their history, their successes and their ultimate failures.

Some of the clubs were founded in the 19th century and lived for more than 100 years, while others only lasted a few years, but each one has an interesting backstory. Author Philip O'Rourke interviewed fans and experts from the teams' respective countries to find out why they disappeared and how it happened. Along the way, he analyses their results, what honours they won and casts a spotlight on their key players, managers and any controversies.

The book unearths a diverse range of tales, transporting us from Asia to South America and from Europe to Africa. With such an eclectic mix, these are stories for football fans young and old.

The author:

Philip O'Rourke is a football blogger and psychology student whose passion for the sport's history inspired him to write Forgotten Football Clubs. A series that started with a few blog articles turned into a dedicated website, gaining attention from more than 80 countries and spawning this book. Philip writes and reports for the well-established League of Ireland website Extratime.ie, covering games all over his native Ireland.

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Pitch
22 x 14 cm
Hardback
256 pages
February 2023
English
9781801501781