David Goldblatt is a writer, journalist and academic.
His books include: Social Theory and the Environment (1996), The Ball lis Round: A Global History of Football (2006), Futbol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil (2014 and The Game of Our Lives : The Making and Meaning of English Football (2014), winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports book prize, and The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (2016). His latest book is The Age of Football: The Global Game in the 21st Century (2019).
He is an honorary fellow at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, teaches for the Geneva based Football Business Academy, and is a visiting Professor at Pitzer College, Los Angeles.
He was born 1965 in London and inherited, for his sins, Tottenham Hotspur. He has lived in Bristol since 2003 and has succumbed to the charms of Bristol Rovers.
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