*In what year did the first televised football match take place? *What were the first shin pads made out of? *Who held the shortest ever managerial position, at a record-breaking ten minutes? From the humble beginnings of Notts County football club in 1862 to the technical heights of the game that we watch today, football is a sport treasured by millions of people across the globe. Packed with facts and trivia, this miscellany takes you on a tour through the origins of the game, its key players and famous rivalries, and the triumphs and scandals that colour its history. Whether you're a new fan, a keen player or an avid spectator, For the Love of Football is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of the beautiful game.