2016:  The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, published in the UK by Pan Macmillan and in the US by WWNorton


2014: The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football, Penguin; published in the United States as The Game of Our Lives: The English Premier League and the Making of Modern Britain, Nation Books.

Winner of the  2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 

“Brilliantly incisive. Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been. Goldblatt’s book could hardly be more impressive”  (Prof.Dominic Sandbrook, Oxford University, in The Sunday Times).

“Not just the best soccer book in many years but an exemplary account of the changing character of British society in the post-Thatcher era” (Prof.David Runciman, University of Cambridge in the  Wall Street Journal).


2014: Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil, Penguin, and in the US, Futebol Nation: The Story Of Brazil Through Soccer, Nation Books

“Goldblatt has a knack for putting football into its socio-economic context, a gift for synthesis, and frightening eloquence” (Simon Kuper, Financial Times).

“David Goldblatt’s engrossing “Futebol Nation” shows, the sport has long reflected both the best and worst of Brazil” (The Economist).


2011: With Johnny Acton, How to Watch the Olympics, Profile Books; a popular introduction to the cultural history and pleasures of every Olympic sport.


2009: The Football Book: A Global Encyclopaedia, Dorling Kindersley.


2006: The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football, Penguin, and in the US, The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer, Riverhead

Stunning…will be the measure against which all other such volumes are judged…A magnificent work. Elegant, witty, stylish and crisp. Takes football history to a new level. (Prof. John Foot, Bristol University in the The Guardian)

“A major intellectual achievement – easy to read and unlikely to surpassed in breadth or depth”. (Prof Robert Cols at the International Centre for Sport History and Culture in History Today)


2002-2004: The World Football Yearbook (2002-2004) London: Dorling Kindersley, an annual graphic atlas and encyclopaedia of global football, translated into nine languages.



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