We asked our football expert and Doctor in Contemporary History from the University of Barcelona, Carles Viñas, to send us a list of good football books to ask for or give as presents at this time of year.
So here it is! These are his recommendations, in various languages and about different topics all related to football. We’ve tried to put the direct link to the publisher for more information or to buy the book so you don’t have to buy it from Amazon or similar online shops that destroy local businesses, encourage exploitation and ban trade unions. Oh and all the books are newly published this year 2020:
Una història popular del futbol. Mickael Correia, (2020).
Celtic. The Early years 1887-1892 Brendan Sweeney, (2020).
Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America. Brenda Elsey i Joshua Nadel, (2020).
More Noble Than War: The Story of Football in Israel and Palestine. Nicholas Blincoe, (2020).
Ramón Bengaray. Osasuna y República. Esther Aldave, (2020).
Rivalidades crónicas. 10 ciudades europeas a través de sus derbis. Jordi Brescó i Pau Riera, (2020). (In this book they mention the Hamburg derby).
Rojos. Fútbol, política y represión en Osasuna. Mikel Huarte, (2020).
Con il pallone tra i piedi e la musica a cannone. Nicolò Rondinelli i Andrea Vecchio, (2020).
Contro il calcio moderno. Pierluigi Spagnolo, (2020).
And here are two books which we’ll add ourselves, because we know Carles wouldn’t add them himself :
Sankt Pauli, Another football is possible. Carles Viñas i Natxo Parra (2017 en català). (the English language edition has been published by Pluto Press this year 2020).
And there you have it! You have to agree that these books all look great! Many thanks Carles for the list. They’ll go straight on our wish list to Santa Claus (or Santa Pauli!) .