Everton Book 'Toffee Soccer' Available For Pre-Order

A landmark book detailing Everton’s long association with North America is now available for pre-order.

Toffee Soccer is co-authored by renowned Everton historian Dr David France, the acclaimed biographer Rob Sawyer and Everton’s Broadcast and Liaison Manager Darren Griffiths. Publishers deCoubertin Books are offering purchasers who pre-order before 28 April the opportunity to have their names listed amongst the stars in the book’s roll of honour.

Proceeds from all copies sold through Everton in the Community will be donated to the Club’s official charity.


Due to be published on 11 June, the expertly researched and stunningly illustrated Toffee Soccer highlights Everton’s significant contribution to the beautiful game in the US and Canada over the past 140 years. Lavishly adorned with hundreds of previously unseen and original illustrations, the 560-page book summarises every tour by Everton of North America 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 to more than 30 books encompassing some four million words to the royal blue canon. They conducted 80 interviews for the book with ex-Blues, including Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Brian McBride, Tim Cahill and Wayne Rooney. They also spoke with the current USMNT manager Greg Berhalter and the Minnesota boss Adrian Heath as well as featuring the recollections of legends like the late, great Alan Ball.

Toffee Soccer is available in two editions.

The 1878 Limited Edition is a full colour large print format hardback book. Normally retailed at £35, pre-order purchasers before 28 April will not only have their name amongst the stars in the book’s roll of honour but will also save £5 on the recommended retail price.

The Stars and Stripes Edition has a limited run of 250 copies and is priced at £50. It contains all the benefits of the 1878 edition but will be signed and presented in a beautiful slipcase.

Toffee Soccer is a must read for not only Evertonians but anyone that has an interest in the history of football. Click on the form below to order now.