Football School Season Three by Alex Bellos – Book Review

Football School Season Three by Alex Bellos – Book Review

Football School Season Three by Alex Bellos

Football School Season Three
Where Football Explains the World

Author – Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 176
Released – 6th September 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1406379563
Format – ebook, paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Xander
Rating – 4 Stars
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The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football.

This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads – and it’s all about football. Learn the maths behind the coin toss, how a good night’s sleep helps you perform better on the pitch, the history of trophies, the biology of the foot and about animal mascots from around the world.

Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.

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Football School Season Three: Where Football Explains the World, is a book all about, can you guess it? Football! The book explains everything about the sport whilst going through day to day subjects you will find at school. There is even a handy timetable at the beginning for you.

The book takes you through different classes such as: Biology, English, physics, zoology, politics, PSHE, history, maths, geography, chemistry, fashion, design and technology, and even a school trip. Throughout these lessons, you will learn how football isn’t just a sport but can help you with almost anything. Whilst in the classes they have a range of things to learn about, from watching paint dry to footballers feet – Ewww.

I really liked this book as it was interesting and showed a different side to football, not just what happens on the pitch. Each subject intrigued me and I love how they made sport educational by adding little facts here and there.

As you can tell this is the third book in a series – Being Season Three. I have read season One and The Amazing Quiz book they also brought out. I really need to read the other book in the series that I missed, Season Two.

For those that love football, Football School Season Three is a great book for gaining valuable knowledge in a fun and exciting manner. The drawings are also fascinating to look at too.

Reviewed by Xander (Aged 13)

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About the Author


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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