Ever wondered why Americans call football soccer? Or why a tiny country like Iceland—whose goalie is a film director in real life—can beat countries like the UK, with professional football leagues worth billions of pounds? Or are you more interested in football/soccer as a language that cuts across national borders and brings people together?
Below, all our football/soccer book recommendations and interviews. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email us with suggestions. If you are an avid football/soccer book reader, you can also make your own list here.
Our most recommended football (soccer) book is currently Simon Kuper’s Football Against the Enemy.