Football Disco!

The Unbelievable World of Football Record Covers



ISBN: 9783960985969 Category:

Pascal Claude, Luciano Caldarelli, Christian Hahn, Grahame Waite


An idiosyncratic history of football: Pascal Claude’s personal collection of football songs gathered over the last twenty years

Dale, Forza, Allez, Hopp! The football record has more to offer than just music: the sleeves outline the history of football in a very special way. They tell of promotions, championship titles, finals and ground inaugurations, document the evolution of the playing equipment from the heavy brown leather ball to the television ready black and white one, to light and polished ‘Tango’ or show how the typography and imagery changed from one World Cup to another. Each cover is a piece of commercial art and a testament to its time.

Additional information

Weight 1376 g
Dimensions 21.3 x 21.3 cm
Publisher name Walther & Franz König
Publication date 18 November 2019
Number of pages 424
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.3 x 21.3 cm
Weight 1376 g


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Pascal Claude published the first edition of his football fanzine Knapp Daneben (Near Miss) in 1997, around the same time he started collecting football records. In 2012 he started to file his collection on where they are available to the public. Luciano Caldarelli founded the 'Cancionero Popular Boquense' in 2013. Grahame Waite, also known as Webbie at, founded the 'Football and Music' website. Christian Hahn is a designer, and runs the 'Büro für Erinnerungskultur' (Office for remembrance culture) in Babenhausen.