âItâs a funny old game.â The worldâs favourite sport has certainly given us its fair share of strange moments, and this absorbing collection gathers together the best of them, from more than a century of the beautiful game. From Blackburn Roversâ one-man team to Wilfred Minterâs seven-goal haul in which he still ended up on the losing side, here are goals and gaffes galore drawn from all levels of the footballing world, whether high-profile internationals or the lowest tiers of domestic football. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of football fanatics, this book is the perfect gift for the soccer obsessive in your life.
Sports fanatic, journalist and inveterate chronicler of the weird, Andrew Ward is the author of Footballâs Strangest Matches, Cricketâs Strangest Matches, Golfâs Strangest Rounds, Bridgeâs Strangest Games and Horse Racingâs Strangest Races.