Strangest - Football’s Strangest Matches: Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of football (Strangest)

By Andrew Ward

A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of the Beautiful Game, including a one-man team, freaky weather conditions, ludicrous scorelines and all manner of off-pitch shenanigans.

‘It’s a funny old game.’ The world’s 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 Rovers’ one-man team to Wilfred Minter’s 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.

This brand new edition, redesigned in splendid hardback for 2018, is the perfect gift for the soccer obsessive in your life.

Word count: 45,000 words