Unofficial Football World Champions: 2018 World Cup edition

Ahead of Russia 2018, the revised and updated fourth edition of Unofficial Football World Champions is out now. The book traces football’s alternative championships from the very first international match in 1872, involving legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes. This edition is expanded to include new matches, teams, players and statistics, including 936 UFWC title matches played between 1872 and 2018, and 48 unofficial football world champions.

From the jacket: “The Unofficial Football World Championships is probably the most exciting football competition on Earth. Its amazing story involves legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes. An alternative soccer history, Unofficial Football World Champions reveals international football’s real champions and offers up a fresh perspective on the greatest game in the world.”

“A fascinating history of football. Five stars.” – FourFourTwo

Read more about the book and how to order it here.

Read more about the Unofficial Football World Championships at the UFWC website.