David Goldblatt


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in London, England
September 26, 1965

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David Goldblatt is a highly experienced sports writer, broadcaster, and journalist. He is the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football (Penguin, 2006), the definitive historical account of the world’s game. He has also written the World Football Yearbook (Dorling Kindersley, 2002), which was published in nine languages and ran to three editions.

As a journalist, he has written for most of the quality broadsheet newspapers including the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, and The Independent on Sunday, as well as for magazines such as the New Statesman and the New Left Review. He is a regular reviewer of sports books for The Indep
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The Ball is Round: A Global...

4.17 avg rating — 2,537 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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The Game of Our Lives: The ...

3.83 avg rating — 495 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
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The Games: A Global History...

3.46 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
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Futebol Nation: The Story o...

3.68 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Soccer Book: The Sport,...

4.24 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Age of Football: Soccer...

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World Soccer Yearbook: The ...

4.50 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Football Yearbook 2004 5

4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2004
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Essential Soccer Skills

3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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