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The History of Football in 90 Minutes (Plus Extra-Time)

Ben Jones, Gareth Thomas

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From the publisher:

A lot can happen in 90 minutes. From football's codification in 1863 to the modern era - goals, red cards and even substitutions have led to some of the strongest and most remarkable sporting legacies. The game has grown into the world's largest and most supported sport, with all aspects of modern life being drawn into its continually expanding empire.

This book journeys through football's incredible history to examine some of the game's most fascinating minutes of play which, to this day, provoke lasting memories. These key moments show how there is often far more to a minute of football than just 60 seconds. The impact can last for years, decades or centuries.

By looking at the history of goals, finals and even corners we get a clear picture of how football became the game we know and love today. From the first goal in an FA Cup Final to Diego Maradona's 'hand of God', The History of Football in Ninety Minutes (Plus Extra Time) gives fuel to the notion that every minute in football counts.

The author:

Ben Jones and Gareth Thomas have been friends since secondary school and are best known for their popular blog, The Football History Boys. They started writing about football history in 2013, while studying history at Swansea University. They won 'Best New Blog' at the 2014 Football Blogging Awards and still write regularly. More recently, they have turned their attention to teaching, sharing their love of football with the younger generation.


Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
368 pages
April 2021