Welbeck Publishing Group is among the many thousands to be bringing it home this year as it prepares to launch the official licensed History of the England Football team through a new licensing deal with The Football Association.
England: The Official History will be published on October 4th this year and will document the history of the England Football team, including the team’s complete performance at UEFA EURO 2020.
Written by the award-winning author Daniel Storey in association with The FA, the publication will be illustrated with more than 250 photos as it presents an account of the world’s oldest and most iconic national football team in the run up to its 150th birthday in 2022.
Charting the complete history of the England national team and covering the highs and lows of the men’s and women’s national teams, the release will also feature icons past and present including Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker, Hope Powell, David Beckham, Steph Houghton, and Harry Kane.
Wayne Davies, group publisher for non-fiction, Welbeck Publishing Group, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Football Association on this hugely exciting project. If this summer has shown us anything, it’s that the England team still has the ability to capture the public’s imagination almost a century and a half since the first international match was played.
“England: The Official History promises to be a definitive celebration of the Three Lions and Lionesses that fans won’t want to miss.”
Simon Wickham, senior commercial manager – retail and licensing, The Football Association, said: “Ahead of a significant milestone for both our men’s and women’s teams, we are pleased to licence Welbeck Publishing Group to produce this official historic record to mark a celebratory year for The FA.
“Our national teams continue to be an inspiration for many and this will bring to life a rich history that connects with our nation.”
England: The Official History by Daniel Storey is published by Welbeck on 14th October in hardback at £25.