The best books ever written on football are here for all to read.
From the dawn of the game in 1890 to the final game of the Champions League in 2002, every game in football has been covered and dissected in book form.
In this special BBC Sport Book Club, we’ve collected the best books that cover the game with a range of topics from football history to football culture.
The books below are grouped by the topic, subject and era they cover.
Here’s how to find them and read them all.
All the books here are published between 2018 and 2022 and include reviews, photographs and quotes from football luminaries.
We’ve selected the best football books by sport’s greats.
Read on for our picks of the top 10, which are all available on the BBC iPlayer.
Best book on the rise and fall of Arsenal, 2018Arsenal have won the Premier League and FA Cup in the last three seasons.
It was only last season that Arsenal won the title, but it has been a tumultuous year for the club.
Arsenal won the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over West Ham in the final of the FA Youth Cup in May, and were second in the Premier Leagues for the first time in 11 years.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, left, and former team-mate Nacho Monreal are among the best ever, but this is also the year they lost their title-winning manager Nacho Monzo to Chelsea.
Wenger is the club’s longest-serving manager, but he will be out of the job until 2019.
Nacho was sacked in November after the club missed out on the Europa League, the Champions league and the FA Super Cup.
He took over after the retirement of Arsene Walcott and was rewarded with two trophies in two years at the club, the FA’s Premier League title and the UEFA Cup.
The last trophy he won was the FA cup in 2016.
Arsenal have a good chance of making it to the Champions this season with a win against Chelsea in the FA youth cup.
They face a difficult task in the next round of the competition.
Named the club of the year for 2017, Wenger’s team have been one of the biggest surprises of the season.
They have won their last two league games against Arsenal, with their first victory in the cup in March.
They were runners-up in the league last season, but lost the final to Manchester United.
Arsenal are currently fifth in the English Premier League, but are yet to beat the leaders in the Champions Cup, as Manchester City beat them 4-1 in the semi-finals in the second leg.
Chelsea have struggled to establish themselves in the top flight since the departure of their former manager Jose Mourinho, but they have a solid team, especially with the addition of Petr Cech.
In January, the Blues were promoted to the top-flight with a 3-0 win over Liverpool, and now sit two points clear of second-placed Liverpool.
Liverpool’s biggest concern is whether they can cope with the pace of Arsenal’s attack and whether Cech can keep the pace up.
On paper, Arsenal are an easy team to beat.
They are led by an attacking force of Cech, Cazorla and Sanchez, as well as the prolific Olivier Giroud.
But if the Gunners are able to beat them on Sunday, their chances of claiming a Champions League spot are slim.
What will be the top five most anticipated football books in 2018?
The top five books in terms of predicted popularity, according to Amazon.com.
“The most amazing book on football ever written” by Joss Whedon 2.
“A book on what happened in the first six years of the Premier Football League” by Simon Jenkins 3.
“It is one of a kind” by Michael Ondaatje 4.
“Top football books of all time” by Paul Mason 5.
“Football books of the future” by Ian McLeod The top five football books on the UK bestseller list are below.
“Why are football books dying?”
By Simon Jenkins”By Paul Mason”By Ian McLaren”By Joss Wanley”By Rachael McBride”By Matt Bower”By Mike Firth”By John Molyneux”By Rob Liefeld”By James Ransome”By Michael O’Connor”By Andy Gwynne”By Tim Langer”By Jo Johnson”By Nick Williams”By Joe McBrideThis book was originally published in 2017 and has since been updated for 2018.
The top 10 best football novels of all-time by J.R.R Tolkien