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  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781780895598
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $37.99

The Illustrated History of Football

Hall of Fame

Squires is back with his second book in the Illustrated History of Football series.

‘A fresh look at the beautiful game’ - NMEWelcome back to the inimitable work of illustrator David Squires.Most football fans can only dream of pulling on the shirt of their favourite team and running out in front of thousands of adoring fans. Pitch invaders aside, few of us get to experience that adrenalin rush. Of those who do make it as a professional footballer, even fewer realise the giddy heights of success.

In the Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, cartoonist David Squires returns to celebrate those who straddle the game like giants; those talented, determined souls who were juggling tennis balls in the back streets before they could talk.

There’s more than one way to attain football immortality though, and Squires also turns his comic eye to the mavericks, the pioneers, the forgotten legends and the anti-heroes. From Pele to Meazza, Maradona to Socrates, you will be taken on an unforgettable journey through the good, the bad and the Hagi.

  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781780895598
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $37.99

About the author

David Squires

David Squires is a Sydney-based artist and illustrator. His work has featured prominently in a wide range of publications, from the Guardian to Pickles magazine. His work focuses on football and his hilarious comics and detailed illustrations cast a critical eye on the beautiful game. His first book, The Illustrated History of Football, was published in 2016. This is his second book.

Praise for The Illustrated History of Football

In The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame, David Squires will celebrate some of the games greatest players.

Publisher's Description

David is unparalleled in his ability to highlight how ridiculous modern football can often be with his unique brand of caustic satire.

The Guardian

A ruddy good artist

The Telegraph

A fresh look at the beautiful game


Squires exhibits his personal knowledge of the game in a way that is thoughtful and, as with all comic satirists, really very funny

Daily Express

David Squires is king of the football comic strip, hallway between David Baddiel and Asterix, which is quite a cool place to be

Sunday Telegraph

This book is a perfect Christmas gift for the football-loving fanatic in your life

Southern Star

He’s able to combine his brilliant illustration skills with jokes about the stars and amusing cultural references about the likes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage. […] It’s perfect to dip in and out of, and will keep you chuckling’


[Illustrated History of Football] is the funniest football tome since Viz's Billy the Fish Football Yearbook, published 26 years earlier. [The second volue] Hall of Fame is more of the same.


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