Author Archives: Paul Brown

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.


Scotland aim to regain unofficial football world champions title

According to the UFWC all-time rankings table, Scotland are unofficially the best team in the world. That’s because across the full lineage of the Unofficial Football World Championships, which stretches back to 1872, the Scots have won more UFWC title matches than any other nation. But they haven’t won a title match since 2007, more than a decade ago. The forthcoming game against current UFWC champions Peru gives Scotland gives them the opportunity to once again be crowned Unofficial Football World Champions.


Peru defeat Iceland to set up UFWC clash with Scotland

Peru won their second UFWC title match in four days, beating Iceland 3-1 to retain the unofficial title and set up an much-anticipated title match against all-time unofficial champions Scotland. Backed by a large following of fans, Peru matched Iceland in the first half then dominated the second half in this World Cup warm-up in New Jersey. This was Peru’s 12th UFWC title match win. Iceland have never won a UFWC match.


Peru retain UFWC title against Croatia in Miami

Reigning Unofficial Football World Champions Peru retained their title and served a notice of intent ahead of the World Cup finals in this warm-up match against European qualifiers Croatia, played in the US, at the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Peru completely dominated against a strong Croatia side, and comfortably won 2-0, despite being reduced to ten men in the second half. André Carrillo and Edison Flores scored the goals. Next up for Peru is a match against Iceland, on Tuesday, in New Jersey.


Unofficial football world champions Peru face Croatia in Miami

The UFWC gets back underway on Friday evening, as Unofficial Football World Champions Peru begin their World Cup warm-up campaign with a match against fellow WC qualifiers Croatia. The match is being played in the United States, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. It’s the first of two US-based friendlies for Peru. They play Iceland next Tuesday, at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. It’s the start of a series of matches that could see the UFWC title change hands several times, and perhaps be contested at Russia 2018.