The Football History Boys are Ben Jones and Gareth Thomas and together they have a thriving following on Twitter, a fantastic podcast series and a published book, with another on the way in April.
If, like us, you love your football history you will definitely want to check them out.
Ben and Gareth met in secondary school in Cardiff and became friends through their love of football. After going to different sixth forms, they met again at Swansea University and lived together during their second year when they were both studying for their History degrees.
With it's fantastic sports history department, Swansea Uni inspired them to found The Football History Boys in 2013.
At first it set out to use their love of history and football to find the best 250 players of all time, however, as they started to write and research they began to discover more about the lesser known stories from the history of the beautiful game.
The website grew and grew and they won the accolade of Best New Blog at the 2014 Football Blogging Awards, reaching the finals again in 2019!
As well as their work on The Football History Boys, Ben and Gareth are both teachers; Liverpool supporting, Ben teaches in a primary school whilst, proud Cardiff season-ticket owner, Gareth is a secondary school history teacher. They continue to write in their spare time as well as sharing their love for the history of the beautiful game with their students.
In April 2020 their first book was released: Football's Fifty Most Important Moments charts the illustrious history of the game chronologically from the founding of Sheffield FC in 1857 up to the introduction of, the much debated, VAR in 2020.
Their second book, The History Of Football in 90 Minutes (Plus Extra-Time), is due out in April 2021.
Feed your love of football history by checking out their website and social channels and get involved.
Facebook and YouTube: The Football History Boys
Podcast: The Football History Boys Podcast, available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google (& all the usual podcast places).