History of football
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History of football an A-Z of the English game by Michael Heatley

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Published by Select Editions in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementMichael Heatley and Ian Welch.
ContributionsWelch, Ian.
The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17552019M
ISBN 101856483452

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