Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman (2002)
It really is a funny old game, isn’t it? After making jaws drop with his incredible footie skills, 13-year-old Matt is offered the chance to join a Premiership football team! Naturally, his younger sister and manager (yep, manager!) – as well as the narrator of Matt’s adventure – Bridie, hops along for the ride and guides us through one wacky adventure on and off the pitch. A story of fun, fame, fortune, family, and friendship can be found in this hilarious book by bestselling author Morris Gleitzman.