Revised & Updated Paperback Copy
Martin’s book A History Of Sheffield Football 1857- 1889 provides a comprehensive review of the Sheffield football scene from 1793 until 1889 when Sheffield United was born. Using research, some of which never before seen in the public domain, it analyses all ninety-five clubs that existed during the period when Sheffield led the world of Association football and was a critical factor in the formulation of today’s world wide rules and regulations.
As part of his reclassification of the early Association Football, all the early Sheffield clubs are ranked by their English standings. This book also features other local clubs’ early histories from the surrounding area; Leeds, Bradford, Chesterfield Rotherham, Rawmarsh, Staveley, Elsecar, Mexborough, Worksop, Barnsley, Eckington and Doncaster.
This book is not just for South Yorkshire and Derbyshire football fans, it is for anyone with an interest in how Association football first started and then evolved.Classic black and red stripe, Sheffield FC crest beanie hat.