Book cover for The Age of Football

The Age of Football



20 August 2020
688 pages
Imprint: Picador


David Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been

Praise for The Games:

Goldblatt has become arguably the premier anglophone sports historian. Unflinching before millennia worth of material, he tells the Olympic story from the ancient Greeks to today’s festival of sponsors. This book is illuminating, erudite, fair-minded, readable, told at a cracking pace, and puts the Games in their social and political context.

Praise for The Game of Our Lives:

Not just the best soccer book in many years but an exemplary account of the changing character of British society in the post-Thatcher era.

Praise for Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil

Goldblatt has a knack for putting football into its socio-economic context, a gift for synthesis, and frightening eloquence.