50 Times Football Changed the World

50 Times Football Changed the World


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From football legend, Gary Lineker, comes a collection of truly uplifting, empowering and extraordinary football stories that have inspired him throughout his career.

Did you hear about the match that took place in no-man's land between enemy forces during World War I?

Or about the world's greenest club, working to tackle climate change?

And I bet you didn't know about the mother of women's football who showed the world why girls should compete too!

Written with author and TV writer Ivor Baddiel, in this fun and fact-packed book, Gary Lineker shares 50 of his favourite football stories that highlight the many awe-inspiring, heart-warming and eye-opening moments that have changed the game - and sometimes the world - forever.

From pioneering players, trailblazing managers, and incredible tales from both on and off the pitch, this book contains everything you ever wanted to know about the beautiful game. And with 'Game-Changer Awards' presented to incredible teams and players throughout, this is the ultimate gift for young footie fans everywhere.

© Ivor Baddiel & Gary Linkeker 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

About the authors

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker OBE is a broadcaster and a former professional footballer. He holds England's record for goals in Men's FIFA World Cup tournaments, with 10 scored. He has presented the flagship BBC football programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s. Follow Gary on Twitter @GaryLineker and on Instagram.
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Ivor Baddiel

Ivor Baddiel is a scriptwriter and author. He regularly writes for some of the biggest shows on British television including The BAFTAs, The X Factor and The National Television Awards. Ivor is also the author of nineteen books for both children and adults.
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