Football has been a popular topic for discussion on h2g2 ever since the site began, and the purpose of this page is to provide a catalogue of guide entries about the beautiful game. The page is intended to provide links to all the edited Entries about football, and the best unedited entries about the world's favourite sport.
Throughout the page, Edited Entries are shown in bold type.
As you can see below, all manner of aspects of football have inspired guide entries, and many of them have made it into the Edited Guide. Here they are - a veritable galaxy of football entries.
By far the biggest body of work on football on h2g2 is the University of Life project on The History of the Football World Cup, which contains individual entries on each World Cup from 1930 to 1998.
The 2002 World Cup received extensive attention on h2g2. The h2g2 Post ran a weekly World Cup Diary column by Egon, beginning with Week Two and continuing with Week Three, Week Four and The Final. After the tournament came an Edited Entry on The Football World Cup 2002, Japan and South Korea.
The 1966 World Cup Final is remembered in The Wembley Goal, an entertaining (if not entirely impartial) entry about probably the most controversial goal ever awarded - Geoff Hurst's second and England's third in their 4-2 win over West Germany. Did the ball really cross the line? The debate still rages...
There are also entries on some slightly less high-profile competitions: The Football Conference, the Football League of Wales
Saturday Afternoon Football in Regent's Park, London, UK.
Agony and Ecstasy Supporting Arsenal
Arsenal Football Club
Beitar Jerusalem FC
Blackburn Rovers FC
Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Charlton Athletic Football Club
Coventry City Football Club
CSF Zimbru Chisinau
Everton Football Club
Farrar Road Football Ground, Bangor, Wales, UK
The Football Teams of Prague, Czech Republic
Greenbank Wanderers Sunday League Football Team
h2g2 Everton FC Fan Club
Heart of Midlothian Football Club
Heybridge Swifts Football Club
A History of Plymouth Argyle FC
Huddersfield Town Association Football Club
The Irish Iron - Scunthorpe United Football Fans From Ireland
Manchester United and the ABUs
Plymouth Argyle FC
PSV Eindhoven - Football Club
Scunthorpe United Squad 2003-4
Sheffield United - Amazing Games in our History
Sheffield Wednesday's woes
Sunderland AFC - a brief history
Sutton United FC
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
West Ham United Football Club
Wycombe Wanderers Football Club
Players and Coaches
There's an excellent collaborative Guide Entry on Great Footballers, which sings the praises of a whole host of distinguished players. There are also a few useful entries dedicated to specific stars, as follows:
Franz Beckenbauer: Three Ways to Win the World Cup
David Beckham - the English Years
John Charles - the Footballer
Brian Clough OBE - Football Manager
Eusebio - A Footballing Legend
Marc-Vivien Foé - Footballer (1975-2003)
Just Fontaine - French Goalscoring Legend
Diego Armando Maradona
Pele - Footballing Legend
Arthur Wharton - the First Black Professional Footballer
Dino Zoff - the Footballer
Being a Football Goalkeeper
Classic Football Moments
Creating a Football Fanzine
Etiquette For Football Spectators
Football - A Matter of Life and Death
Football Terrace Songs and Chants
Footie Fans of Sheffield
A Great Save3
The History of the Football Hooligan
Nick Hornby - the Author
'Johnny Thomson's Ghost' - the song
'The Secret Tournament - the Nike World Cup 2002 Advert
'We Can Build Our Dreams' - the Song
You Fill Up My Senses...4
The Rules of the Game
Real fantasy football!
The h2g2 Fantasy Football League is a long-established competition that gives you the chance to prove your skills as a football result forecaster. Each week, organiser GreyDesk names a few forthcoming fixtures. All you have to do is to predict the scorelines and npminate a player who'll score.
A more traditional kind of fantasy football management game, with bids for players, team selection, ludicrous team names and so forth, can be found at the more recently established Phantasy Phootball League, hosted by Master B.
Last, but by no means relegation fodder...
The home ground of football on h2g2: The Virtual Supporters' Club, where you'll find links to all kinds of football sites from all over the , and where you can chat about any issue you care to mention.
Come and join our squad!