Soccer's Missing Men

Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

Paperback Published on: 08/10/2015
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Synopsis

Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football clubs. They also exported the game around the world, working as moral missionaries, passionate players and energetic entrepreneurs. The role of teachers in association football is a much neglected aspect of English cultural history. It is a story that deserves to be told because it allows a fundamental reappraisal of the status and position of these teachers in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century society.This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Soccer and Society.

  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780415850698
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 408g
  • Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm

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