BBC Books lands Match of the Day Top 10 book

BBC Books lands Match of the Day Top 10 book

BBC Books is releasing Match of the Day: Top 10 of Everything by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, and Micah Richards, to accompany a new 30-episode series of the hit BBC Sounds podcast.

Released on 28th October, publishing director Albert DePetrillo acquired world rights from Ellie Caddell at the BBC, Andy May at Jon Holmes Media, Josh Landy at Bear Faced Talent, and Ross Connolly at Cap Sports.

The synopsis reads: "Which players will the fans never forget? Who are the Premier League's best buys? Who were the best link ups in history? Who is the biggest tough guy, Vinnie Jones or Stuart Pearce? In Match of the Day Top 10 of Everything, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards bring all of the charm, wit and punditry of their hit BBC Sounds podcast onto the page, arguing the toss over their favourite strikers, Premier League managers, shock transfers, cult heroes, hard men, FA Cup Finals, and much, much more. This brilliant collection goes deeper into some of the topics from the podcast and offers a huge collection of new lists exclusive to the book. It's the ultimate gift for the football fan on your list. The question is...will you agree with their picks?”

Lineker said: “We spend a lot of time together making 'Match of the Day'. We cheer when our teams score. We sink with our heads in our hands when they concede. But what we do, most of all, is talk. We debate. We argue. And we tell stories. This book is a chance to tell those stories to a broader audience, and perhaps to settle a few of football’s ongoing arguments, too.”

DePetrillo added: “'Match of the Day Top 10' has been one of BBC Sounds’ biggest hits since it launched last year, and we’re thrilled to be working with Gary, Alan, and Micah to expand their stories and friendly debates into a book. Match of the Day Top 10 of Everything captures perfectly the humour, insight and love of the game that all of them share. In a remarkable year for football, it’s also a unique glimpse into how they played the game then, and how they see it now.”