Fathers of Football: Great Britons Who Took the Game to the by Keith Baker

By Keith Baker

The long-overlooked tale of a few adventurous Britons who left their place of birth prior to the 1st global battle to motivate and form the expansion of contemporary soccer in continental Europe and South the US. Drawn from commonly diverse backgrounds, their motivations and contributions have been various - supporting to shape mythical golf equipment now supported by way of hundreds of thousands around the globe; bringing progressive adjustments to the way in which soccer was once taught and performed, and laying the rules on which the sport might proceed to flourish. filled with pleasing debts and anecdotes from the delivery of the worldwide video game, Fathers of soccer locations the lives of those innovators soundly in historic and social context. all of them left a deep and lasting effect on soccer within the international locations they labored in; but for too lengthy Britain grew to become its again on their classes and achievements. Even this day they continue to be principally unknown - prophets extra honoured overseas than at domestic.

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