Unofficial Football World Champions book coverUnofficial Football World Champions, the brand new UFWC book, is in stock and available to order. It’s not officially released until January, but you can get your hand on a priority copy right now. We’re offering free UK postage, too. Order before 16 December and we guarantee to deliver your copy before Christmas. We’ll also ship worldwide for just £3.50. Wherever you are in the world, you can get your copy signed, or dedicated to someone else if you’re buying it as a gift. Roll up, roll up and place your order via our book page.

If you’d prefer to order from your favourite online retailer, the book is also already in stock at It can also be ordered from, and from other Amazon stores around the world, including – for fans of current champs Japan – Again, you can find more details on the book page.

Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the book – your copies are already in the post. The winner of the pre-order competition was Paul Lockett from Sale, who gets a brand new Unofficial Football World Champions T-shirt. Don’t worry if you’re not Paul Lockett from Sale, you can get yourself one of the T-shirts from our T-shirt store.

As a reminder, Unofficial Football World Champions is basically an alternative history of football, tracing the lineage of the UFWC from the very first international football match in 1872 right up to date. So the book follows the UFWC title as it’s passed from legendary teams to footballing minnows, via classic finals and forgotten friendlies, featuring celebrated players and unsung heroes. Along the way it uncovers hundreds of amazing football stories, many of which are ignored in official football histories.

It features more than 100 classic matches, plus complete UFWC results and statistics. There’s also a password allowing access to exclusive updates and online content. If you happened to read the previous UFWC book, this new one is completely rewritten and contains more than twice as much content.

You can find much more information and ordering details here.

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.