Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book by Alex Bellos – Book Review

Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book by Alex Bellos – Book Review

Football School the Amazing Quiz Book by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton

Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book

Author – Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 176
Released – 5th April 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1406379587
Format – paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book


Test your football knowledge with over 300 funny and fascinating questions about international games.

How much do you know about the World Cup – and the world? Test yourself and your friends with over 300 brain-busting questions from Football School.

Why are England called the Three Lions? What is Lionel Messi’s creepy-crawly nickname? Which World Cup player wore a wig? Discover the answers to these questions and much, much more.

Packed with hilarious cartoons and fascinating trivia, this spin-off from the bestselling series is the perfect way for fans to learn more about the beautiful game.

Review 2017

With the Russian World Cup kicking off on 14th June 2018, Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book, has been perfectly timed and is a must for any young football fan who wants to learn more about the game, players, stadiums, mascots, etc.

The book is part of the ‘Football School’ series which educates young people using football.

The whole book contains lots and lots of multiple-choice questions split into 15 categories (the answers are at the back). All the questions are football related and are surrounded by small, very amusing illustrations drawn in comic book style.

There will be plenty of questions that even the grown-ups won’t know, so this is a great book for the whole family. Perhaps use it as a game, see who can get the most questions right. For example ‘The first ever World Cup mascot was created for the 1966 World Cup in England. What was his name and what animal was he?

A) World Cup Willie (Lion), B) World Cup Winston (Dog), C) World Cup Wayne (Unicorn) or D) World Cup Warren (Rabbit)

It is a fab book that would be perfect for any football fan. It will have them reading and learning at the same time, what a great combination!

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Authors


My mum was born in Hungary, which gave me a head start: Hungarians are traditionally very good at maths.

I was born in Oxford, but by the time I had learned to count we were living in Edinburgh. Aged 12, the family moved to Southampton and five years later I was at Oxford University reading Mathematics and Philosophy.

At university I edited Cherwell, the student paper. After graduating, I joined the Brighton Evening Argus as a trainee reporter. I moved to London and the Guardian gave me a job in its newsroom. Eventually, I ended up as the paper’s South America correspondent in Rio de Janeiro.

During my five years in Brazil I wrote Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, and also presented the BBC TV series Inside Out Brazil.

My return to London was also a return to mathematics. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland was published in 2010 and Alex Through the Looking-Glass in 2014. I now divide my time between science popularization and writing about Brazilian football.


Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He has advised clubs and national federations on strategy, and businesses on developing new products for the football market.

His book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Penalty Kick came out in the UK in 2014. His latest book Football School was released in September 2016.

He lives in London.


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