Unbelievable Football


*WINNER of the Telegraph Children’s Sports Book of the Year, 2020*

Do you think you know everything there is to know about football?

Have you heard of …

* The psychic octopus who could predict the winner?
* The Lancashire Lasses who became football’s best kept secret?
* The dog detective who saved the World Cup trophy?
* The superstar footballer who never actually played football?

Discover the most incredible, sometimes ridiculous, and always completely unbelievable football stories you never knew. From bestselling author Matt Oldfield, this is Unbelievable Football – true tales from the world’s favourite game where there’s everything to play for and anything can happen.



This collection of true football stories demonstrates that sport can unite, inspire and amaze in equal measure … Interesting, amusing and sometimes bizarre … sure to be a big hit with football fans. ― BookTrust Published On: 2020-01-01

This is an excellent book for a football fan aged 7+. — Brenda Marshall ― The English Association Published On: 2020-04-08

About the Author

Matt Oldfield writes the Ultimate Football Heroes and Classic Football Heroes series with his brother Tom. Matt also works with schools and organisations such as The National Literacy Trust and The National Football Museum to deliver football-based literacy workshops. To date, the Ultimate Football Heroes series has sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

Additional information


Matt Oldfield

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Ideal age

13 Years and up