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Football collections

We have substantial holdings of football books and periodicals including a large collection of Fanzines. These can be located in Explore the British Library.

Other football collections and websites | Further reading

A variety of football-related material is also held within:

British Library Sound Archive a range of sound recordings, including football songs

British Library Newspapers collections include football programmes and magazines, football periodicals from the 1870s to the present day, periodicals on sport generally, and sports pages and supplements from both national and local papers. Titles held include Football post and news, Football star, The Inverness football times, Manchester City Football Club official programme, and South Wales football echo.

Other football collections and websites

e-soccer a directory of English football, including latest news, club by club.

footballnews British football news and data.

Manchester Metropolitan University Library an historic collection of football fanzines, built up in the early 1990s by the Manchester Institute for Popular Culture but moved in 2000 to the Manchester Metropolitan University Library.

soccerbase.com updated British football data.

Further reading

Peter J. Seddon. A Football Compendium. London: British Library, 1995. Shelfmark: 2725.g.1995

An entire chapter is devoted to fanzines in this bibliography of football in Britain.

Peter J. Seddon. A Football Compendium. 2nd ed. London: British Library, 1999. Shelfmark: HLR796.334

Though much expanded on football publications in general, the second edition is without a section on fanzines.