About Football Book Club

Like your books less Dickens, more Dickov? Less Jane Austen, more Charlie Austin? Welcome to the home of the critically-acclaimed Football Book Club podcast! The hilarious series where comedy writers get stuck into the true classics of the literary world - footballers’ autobiographies.

Since 2019, the Book Club have been reading the good, the bad and the very bad. Darren Huckerby's 'Hucks', Frank Lampard's 'Totally Frank', and of course 'The Life and Times of Barry Ferguson' - we've read them all! From obscure gems by Asamoah Gyan, to cult classics by Garry Monk. Even the Michael Owen trilogy.

And you can listen to all five series so far on all podcast platforms NOW.

As recommended by BBC Five Live, The Athletic, The Sunday Times and named one of Esquire's best comedy podcasts around right now.

Described as “pretty funny” by Darren Huckerby.


Esquire - 'These Are The 38 Best Comedy Podcasts Around Right Now'

The Sunday Post - 'Pick of the Podcasts'

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Dwight Yorke's 'Born To Score'
April 15, 2024x
1:16:1569.82 MB

Dwight Yorke's 'Born To Score'

It's the last episode of Series 5 :(. But we're going out with a bang, as we read Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke's explosive 2009 autobiography 'Born To Score'. Featuring treble heroics, the truth behind his romance with Jordan, and keepie uppies in a bin. Plus partying with Colin Montgomeri...

Football Book Club On Tour: Rome (with Francesco Totti)
April 01, 2024x
51:2947.15 MB

Football Book Club On Tour: Rome (with Francesco Totti)

Football Book Club are going international! As James heads to spectacular Rome armed only with a city guide written by its most famous son - AS Roma legend Francesco Totti. Totti penned 'E mo'te spiego Roma' ('And Now I'll Explain To You Rome') in 2012, and now, on what was meant to be a romantic w...

Julian Joachim's 'You Must Be Joachim'
March 18, 2024x
1:07:0261.37 MB

Julian Joachim's 'You Must Be Joachim'

A late contender for best book title of the series, this week we're reading former Aston Villa, Leicester and Coventry City forward Julian Joachim's 2023 autobiography 'You Must Be Joachim'. Featuring the ups and downs of a career which sampled the Premier League to the Gibraltar National League, J...


What are listeners have to say about us

Apple Podcasts
Never fails to disappoint

Been listening for a while, huge fan of the show and glad to have it back. Great contrast to normal football podcast content, and a funny insight into the mundane (or not so in some cases), lives of footballers. Keep it going!

Apple Podcasts
It’s So Funny… Please rethink your sponsors

I have just binged 5 eps in one day. It’s so cheerful, interesting and funny… Edit; disappointed by the betting advertisements. It’s an addiction that bankrupts vulnerable people, and tears their families apart. Please rethink your sponsors.

Apple Podcasts
I laughed a whole lot

Great hosts and concept, worth a ear kick-about

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