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Apparently they do! The ones in bold self have read, the italicised ones not. Sourced from various websites by typing footballers favourite books in search engine. This list is about a year old, so some of the players might not be in the club anymore. If you spot any, give self a heads-up.

Arsenal
Philippe Senderos – The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
Freddie Ljungberg – Cars, Trucks and Things that Go Richard Scarry

Aston Villa
Mark Delaney – I Should Have Been At Work Des Lynam
Mark Delaney – The Iron Man Ted Hughes

Birmingham
Stephen Clemence – It’s Not About the Bike Lance Armstrong
Stephen Clemence – The Twits Roald Dahl

Blackburn Rovers
Brad Friedel – Mrs Frisby And The Rats of Nimh Robert O’Brien
Craig Short – Birdsong Sebastian Faulks

Bolton Wanderers
Kevin Davies – The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
Kevin Nolan – It Stephen King

Charlton Athletic
Darren Bent – Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Susannah Clarke
Sam Allardyce – The Soul of a Butterfly Mohammed Ali

Chelsea
Eidur Gudjohnsen (FP)- My Season John Terry
John Terry – Cool! Michael Morpurgo
Jose Mourinho – The Bible

Crystal Palace
Tommy Black – Postmortem Patricia Cornwell

Everton
Lee Carsley – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis
Lee Carsley – The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
David Moyes – Animal Farm George Orwell

Fulham
Moritz Volz – The Little Prince Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Liverpool
Stephen Warnock – Gazza: My Story Paul Gascoigne
Chris Kirkland – There’s a Viking in My Bed Jeremy Strong

Manchester United
Ryan Giggs – A Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela
Ruud Van Nistelrooy (FP)- The Diary Of A Young Girl Anne Frank
Wayne Rooney – Harry Potter Series J. K. Rowling
Sir Alex Ferguson – Treasure Island Robert Louis Stephenson

Middlesbrough
Colin Cooper – 1984 George Orwell
Chris Riggott – The Power Of One Bryce Courtenay

Newcastle United
Steven Taylor – Keeper Mal Peet

Norwich City
Paul McVeigh – The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown

Portsmouth
Lomana Lua Lua – Oliver Twist Charles Dickens
Lomana LuaLua – Tintin and the Lake of Sharks Herge
Dean Kiely – It’s Not About the Bike Lance Armstrong
David James – War Game Michael Foreman
David James – The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

Southampton
David Prutton – The Folk of the Faraway Tree Enid Blyton

Sunderland
Stephen Caldwell – Matilda Roald Dahl

Tottenham Hotspur
Erik Edman (FP)- Ramses Christian Jacq
Stephen Kelly (FP)- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J. K. Rowling

West Bromwich Albion
Riccardo Scimeca – Keane: The Autobiography Eamon Dunphy
Thomas Gaardsoe – Angels and Demons Dan Brown

West Ham United
Paul Konchesky – The Kray Twins – The Final Countdown Colin Fry

Wigan Athletic
Matt Jackson – Danny, Champion of the World Roald Dahl

FP – Former player

Comments on: "Do footballers and books go together?" (1)

  1. the tottenham one will need updating; those players don’t play for us any more.

    sulz: thanks for the heads-up. will leave them there still though; trivia for the observant footie fans like you. 🙂

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