New book chronicles 140 years of Everton's trans-Atlantic association; Subscription extend to 3 May!

Renowned Evertonian Dr David France and co-authors Rob Sawyer and Darren Griffiths tell how the club's relationship with North America goes back to its first days

James Corbett
By James Corbett
16 Apr 2021
New book chronicles 140 years of Everton's trans-Atlantic association; Subscription extend to 3 May!

deCoubertin Books and Everton Football Club are delighted to open pre-orders for a landmark new book detailing the club’s long association with North America.

The work is co-authored by renowned Everton historian Dr David France, the acclaimed biographer Rob Sawyer, and Everton FC’s Darren Griffiths.

Expertly researched and beautifully illustrated, Toffee Soccer highlights Everton Football Club’s significant contribution to soccer in the USA and Canada over the past 140 years. Lavishly adorned with hundreds of previously unseen and original illustrations, this 560 page book summarises every tour and profiles every player and official to split their career between North America and Goodison Park.

Toffee Soccer’s three co-authors have between them contributed more than 30 books encompassing some 4 million words to the royal blue canon, and in producing this work have interviewed 80 ex-Blues, including Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Wayne Rooney and the late, great Alan Ball. 

Published in a limited edition of 1878 copies, Toffee Soccer is a must read for all soccer fans, irrespective of accent.

Write your name among the stars

Toffee Soccer is published on 11 June, but if you pre-order your book before midnight on Monday 3 May you can have your name listed in the book’s Roll of Honour in the book’s appendix.

This is a unique way of entering your name into the same pages of Everton’s transatlantic story as such figures as Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and Wayne Rooney!

Toffee Soccer is available in two editions.

The 1878 Limited Edition is a full colour large format hardback book, encompassing 560 lavishly illustrated pages. Normally retailing at £35, customers who pre-order not only have the opportunity to have their name listed in the book’s appendix, but they will save £5 on the RRP.

The Stars and Stripes Edition is a limited edition of 250 copies available exclusively from It contains all the benefits of the 1878 edition and is also signed by Everton legend Tim Howard and presented in a beautiful slipcase. All profits from this book will go to Everton in the Community. Price £50.

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