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Top 10 of Football - the perfect accompaniment to this year’s World Cup!

TOP 10 OF FOOTBALL - 250 lists on the beautiful game

By Russell Ash and Ian Morrison

Published by Hamlyn|1st June 2010|Priced £10|Hardback

Fancy yourself as the ultimate football fanatic? Know your Gunners from your Canaries? Well why not put you and your mates to the test with Top 10 of Football, a fact-packed collection of 250 fascinating, useful as well as downright bizarre football lists.

From the essential to the obscure, discover...

• World cup heroes … and upsets
• Most unfortunately named players
• Hat-trick maestros
• FA Cup giant-killers
• Unusual injuries

Plus find out what year the ‘Offside law’ was adopted, who has scored the most goals in the premier league and who plays at Kitkat Crescent ?

As football-mania grips this nation this summer, why not grab a copy of Top 10 of Football, the perfect accompaniment to this year’s World Cup, plus it will come in handy for the next pub quiz!

THE AUTHORS

Russell Ash was born on precisely the same day as Fabio Capello and is the godson of Everton and Welsh international T. G. ‘Tommy’ Jones (1917–2004) – although his attendance at a strictly rugby-playing school proved a hindrance to the development of his footballing interests. He has been compiling Top 10 of Everything, which contains numerous football lists, annually since 1989, as well as many related books, including Top 10 of Sport, his previous collaboration with Ian Morrison.

Ian Morrison had a trial with Stoke City in the summer of 1964, but failed because the trainer would not allow him to play in his glasses. A sports statistics fanatic, he has been compiling records since receiving the aptly named Maurice Golesworthy’s Encyclopaedia of Association Football as a Christmas present in 1956. He has written or co-written over 80 books on sports ranging from boxing to American football, snooker to motor racing, as well as The Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Soccer.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

- Chapter headings include:

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL
World Cup; European Championship; Copa America; Africa Nations
Cup; Asian Cup; International Records; England; Scotland; Wales;
Northern Ireland; Republic of Ireland; Other Countries; General

INTERNATIONAL CLUB TOURNAMENTS
Europe; South America; Africa/Asia

LEAGUE & CUP FOOTBALL IN THE UK
General English Records; Scottish Records; Wales Records; Northern
Ireland Records; Republic of Ireland Records; General

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE RECORDS
LEAGUE & CUP FOOTBALL AROUND THEWORLD
European Records; Individual Country Records; Worldwide; South
American Records; North American Records

MISCELLANEOUS
Transfers; Managers; Awards; Crowds & Grounds; Women’s Soccer;
Non-League Soccer; Soccer Miscellany - Clubs, Associations,
Tournaments & Matches; People; Offbeat; Miscellaneous

A limited amount of competition copies are available.

For further information and review copies, please contact Lucy Avery at Hamlyn on 0207 632 5579 or email lucy.avery@octopus-publishing.co.uk