Women's football books

This is where you'll find books on women's football.

The women’s game has a rich history going back almost as far as the men’s.

Were it not for the ridiculous FA-imposed ban from 1921 to 1970, English Football Books would have a significantly larger section on the women’s game.

But, we intend to become a leading resource on the fastest growing area of football for years to come so make sure you check back regularly to discover new titles.

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Alex Scott: How not to be Strong

How (Not) To Be Strong​

Paperback
By Alex Scott

LIONESS. BROADCASTER. SURVIVOR.

From the football cages of East London to broadcasting to millions, Alex Scott has enjoyed a remarkable journey…

Beth Mead Lioness: My Journey to Glory

Lioness: My Journey to Glory

Hardcover
By Beth Mead

From being placed in the local boys’ team as a child, to joining Middlesbrough’s Centre of Excellence and making her professional debut at Sunderland, Beth and women’s football have come a long way.

Bend It Like Beth: Beth Mead’s Excellent Football Skills, Her Ways, Advices and Life

Bend It Like Beth: Beth Mead’s Excellent Football Skills, Her Ways, Advices and Life

Paperback
By Natasha Tristan

Beth’s mother was a true inspiration to many by helping potential students achieve their dreams by providing them with scholarships. 

She joined Teesside University and provided the Beth Mead scholarship for potential candidates to help them build better careers.

Kelly Smith Footballer: My Story

Kelly Smith Footballer: My Story

Paperback
By Kelly Smith

For this shy girl from Watford, it would be a long journey to the top of the world game.

And. one which would involve the hardest of challenges.

A Woman’s Game: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women’s Football​

A Woman’s Game: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women’s Football​

Paperback
By Suzanne Wrack

‘A truly important book.’ MEGAN RAPINOE

This is the amazing history of women’s football, from the game’s first appearance in England, to the incredible teams that drew 50,000+ spectators to Goodison Park, through to its 50-year ban in the UK.

Following women’s football rise in recent years, this book considers the next chapter of this story might be.

Leah Williamson: You Have the Power: Find Your Strength and Believe You Can

You Have the Power: Find Your Strength and Believe You Can

Paperback
By Leah Williamson & Suzanne Weak

Leah Williamson, captain of the England women’s football team, shows that you can be a leader at any age.

Millie Farrow: Brave Enough Not to Quit: How I Realised My Football Dream

Brave Enough Not to Quit: How I Realised My Football Dream

Hardcover
By Millie Farrow, Katie Field

In Brave Enough Not to Quit, Millie speaks from the heart about her mental-health issues and injuries, while her friends, England stars Fran Kirby and Emile Heskey, share their experiences in highly personal interviews with Millie.

Our Year: European Champions 2022: The Official England Winners Book​

Our Year: European Champions 2022: The Official England Winners Book

Hardcover
By The England Women’s Football Team

With a foreword by England manager Sarina Wiegman. 2022 will go down as a historic, defining year for English football…

Reign of the Lionesses: How European Glory Changed Women's Football in England​

Reign of the Lionesses: How European Glory Changed Women's Football in England

Paperback
By Carrie Dunn

A unique insight into the fast-growing sport in England, exploring the evolution of the women’s game and a battle that’s been going on for over a century…

My Journey to the World Cup​

My Journey to the World Cup

Paperback
By Sam Kerr

From playing Aussie rules football as a kid, this is Sam Kerr’s stunning story of becoming one of the world’s greatest athletes…

Sam plys her trade for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League (WSL).

The Roar of the Lionesses: Women’s Football in England

The Roar of the Lionesses: Women’s Football in England

Paperback
By Carrie Dunne

Can the smaller, lower-profile teams ever compete with the big bucks and big names of the Women’s Super League? 

Can the women win a World Cup before the men do?

The Pride of the Lionesses: The Changing Face of Women’s Football in England

The Pride of the Lionesses: The Changing Face of Women’s Football in England

Paperback
By Carrie Dunne

The Pride of the Lionesses is a timely inside analysis of the UK’s fastest-growing sport…

The History of Women’s Football​

The History of Women’s Football

Hardcover
By Jean Williams

A complete history of women’s football, from its Victorian games beginning in 1881, to the plans for England to host the Euro Finals in England 2022…

‘Unsuitable for Females’: The Rise of the Lionesses and Women’s Football in England

‘Unsuitable for Females’: The Rise of the Lionesses and Women’s Football in England

Paperback
By Carrie Dunn

England’s Lionesses are on the front and back pages; their stars feature on prime-time television; they are named in the national honours lists for their contribution to their sport and to society. 

The History of Women’s Football

Women’s Football - The Secret History: The Secret History of Women’s Football

Paperback
By Tim Tate

Women’s Football: The Secret History tells the extraordinary story of the time when women ruled the football world. 

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