Football and Gangsters

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Who controls soccer in Britain today? The FA? The clubs? The fans? The shocking reality is that organized crime is aggressively moving in and there's little the authorities can do about it. A revealing investigation into how organized crime has begun to take hold behind the scenes of professional soccer, this study discusses how drug dealers launder money by buying clubs, hooligan gangs have muscled their way into the boardroom, and the influence of Asian betting rings continues to grow. Through a series of dangerous undercover investigations, along with interviews with players, club officials, police, and the underworld figures responsible, the sensational evidence is laid bare.


Graham Johnson has been a Sunday Mirror journalist since 1996 and the paper’s investigations editor since 1999. He is the author of Powder Wars.


"An amazing book . . . a great read featuring some of the biggest names in English football."  —BBC Radio Five Live

"A fantastic read and scary stuff."  —Kevin Mackenzie, TalkSPORT