Unofficial Football World Champions Japanese EditionGood news for Japanese UFWC fans! The Japanese language edition of the official UFWC book, Unofficial Football World Champions, was published this week by Asuka Shinsha. It’s available from all good bookshops in Japan, including You can find more information (in Japanese, obviously) at the Asuka Shinsha website.

The book traces the history of the Unofficial Football World Championships from the very first international match in 1872 via more than 800 title matches, involving legendary teams and footballing minnows, classic finals and forgotten friendlies, celebrated players and unsung heroes. The Japanese edition features extra content specially written for Japan fans.

Of course, Japan are the current Unofficial Football World Champions, having taken the title from Argentina back in October and successfully defended it through the Asian Cup and beyond. Things could change on Wednesday, when the Japanese play South Korea in the latest UFWC title match. Can Japan retain the title, or will South Korea become the new champions? As always, we’ll be covering the match right here.

The English edition of Unofficial Football World Champions was published in January, and is available in paperback from all good bookshops, including, and it’s also on Kindle. There’s more information about the English edition here, and you can order it using the links on the right.

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.

8 thoughts on “Japanese edition of UFWC book available now

  1. Paul Brown Post author

    @David It’s already written… just needs to be translated! If you know of any Spanish language publishers, do let them know!

  2. kuno

    Is this a Japanese language book and/or a Japanese team version of the book?

  3. Paul Brown Post author

    @kuno This is a Japanese language edition, with extra content about the Japanese team.

  4. kiyo from Japan

    I’ve just finished this book now.
    It was verrrry exciting.
    Thanks !!

  5. otekijia

    I bought and read it Yesterday. That’s really interesting book! I really appreciate Paul contributing special pages for current champion Japan.
    But without that part, it is also interesting enough!

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