The Illustrated History of Football

The Illustrated History of Football

the highs and lows of football, brought to life in comic form…


Stunningly illustrated by David Squires (as featured in the Guardian), The Illustrated History of Football is a wry look at the highs and lows of the beautiful game. Laugh-out- loud and occasionally moving, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves football.

'Squires is the master of the football comic strip and this collection is recommended reading for enlightened football fans everywhere' -- Late Tackle

'No one captures the absurdities and ugliness of football better than him ... hilarious' -- Coach Magazine
'[Illustrated History of Football] is the funniest football tome since Viz's Billy the Fish Football Yearbook, published 26 years earlier' -- Esquire
'Simply brilliant - my favourite football book' -- ***** Reader review
'Completely amazing cartoons with beautiful insight as to the how, why, when & wow' -- ***** Reader review
'Simply wonderful' -- ***** Reader review
'One of the funniest books I've read in a very long time. A must for anyone who loves football' -- ***** Reader review
Football and comics. Once a hearty Saturday combination to match cartoons and cereal, in recent years they've drifted apart. Thankfully for us, illustrator Squires is here to change all that.

In The Illustrated History of Football, his first book, Squires relives some of football's most glorious moments and meets its greatest figures. In a sport full of handsome paycheques and corporate sponsors, he also casts a critical eye over corrupt backroom workings and helps pierce football's overblown balloon.

Funny, good-looking and preternaturally astute, this book is everything Sepp Blatter wishes he could be.
More than the archetypal loo book, this is a satirical look at the highs and lows of football and the perfect gift for all fans...


  • A ruddy good artist
    The Telegraph

About the author

David Squires

David Squires is a Sydney-based artist and illustrator. His work has featured prominently in a wide range of publications, from the Guardian to Pickles magazine. His work focuses on football and his hilarious comics and detailed illustrations cast a critical eye on the beautiful game. His first book, The Illustrated History of Football, was published in 2016. This is his second book.
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