We seek to promote research into all areas of the history of the game. We are just as interested in the story of important matches and individuals as in the social, cultural and economic aspects of soccer.
Soccer History first appeared in 2002 and since then it has earned a reputation for quality writing and ground-breaking research.
Ian Nannestad has been editor of Soccer History magazine since 2002. He first became interested in the history of the game whilst studying for a degree at Birmingham University in the 1970s. At the time there was very little serious writing on the history of football, and his first significant contribution was a dissertation on the development of football in Lincoln to 1900 as part of his academic studies. Ian contributed historical articles to the Lincoln City programme for many years and with his brother Donald wrote two books on the history of the club: Who’s Who of Lincoln City, 1892-1994 (1994) and Lincoln City FC The Official History (1997).
Later Ian had a spell as editor of the journal of the Association of Football Statisticians before establishing Soccer History magazine in 2002. He has edited a number of books on the game and in 2004 he was awarded an MA by De Montfort University for his dissertation on the development of football in Lincolnshire between 1855 and 1881.
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