Professor’s Book Shows How a Traveling English Soccer Club Helped Popularize the Sport

July 9, 2018

Chris Bolsmann


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California State University, Northridge’s Chris Bolsmann, a kinesiology professor and South African sociologist, recently published a history of the Corinthians Football Club, a London-based soccer team from the 1880s through the 1930s, which is credited with popularizing the sport around the world.

English Gentlemen and World Soccer: Corinthians, Amateurism and the Global Game,” written in collaboration with Dilwyn Porter, an emeritus professor at De Montfort University, and published by Routledge,  tells the story of the English soccer team that traveled the world and helped spark interest in the game around the world.