Soccer Stories
Published in

Soccer Stories

How Did We Become Soccer Fans?

The irresistible rise of the world’s most popular sport

Manchester United play FC Barcelona at FedEx Field in front of 81,800 fans, July 2011, photo Mobilus In Mobili

Paul Brown is the author of Savage Enthusiasm: A History of Football Fans.

Being a soccer fan is both a privilege and a burden. When you’re winning, it’s the best thing on Earth, and when you’re not, it’s the end of the world. And the thing about being a fan is, whichever way fortune swings…

--

--

--

Tales from football history

Recommended from Medium

How to do rabbit starts in sailing

Tottenham’s defensive melody

VCT Masters Reykjavík won by NA Sentinels

img

A wild 2020 delivers us a feline shitfight. I go and preview it…

How Does Tiger Hit 3 Fairways and Shoot 2 Under?

Wright State Transfer Tanner Holden

Why Euroleague basketball is worth your time

Navigating the NCAA NIL Policy

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Writes about history, sport, true adventure. The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Longreads, etc. www.stuffbypaulbrown.com

More from Medium

Cristiano Ronaldo To Leave Manchester United?

Are Wolves a ‘Cusp Club’?

Road to FIFA World Cup 2022: My take on the potential winners part 2

Real Betis reaches their first cup final since 2005