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David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs and Bristol Rovers. He teaches sociology at Bristol University, reviews sports books for the TLS, and for some years wrote the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine.

Books by David Goldblatt

The Game of Our Lives

The story of our national obsession - from Maggie to Mourinho

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Futebol Nation

The greatest footballing country, as recorded by the greatest football writer today

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The Ball is Round

'Just possibly the most erudite football book ever, yet also a very good read. Goldblatt doesn't just understand the social context of the game around the world; he also has a nose for the best stories. This book is a mindboggling achievement' Simon Kuper, author of Football Against the Enemy

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