Personalised Charlton Football Book - Gift Details

For some of us, football is a way of life. For others, it’s the blight of it and drives us completely bonkers. For those of you who don’t share the same level of fervour as your loved one for this popular ball game, it can be incredibly hard to know what to buy them, especially if they have everything already, from the latest kit to hats and scarves decorated with their favourite team.

Luckily, our Personalised Charlton Football Book has the answer, a book made up of tabloid-sized reprints of original newspaper coverage, starting in the early part of the 20th century and going right through to the end of last season. It can be personalised, too, by leaving a Message on a certificate in the opening page and, depending on the style of cover you choose, adding his or her name to the front.

One of south London’s finest, Charlton Athletic have a good few honours to their name, all of which are covered in this football book. Things kick off in 1929 and wrap up at the end of last season.

In 1929 the Addicks won the Division Three South title. And with it began Charlton’s most successful period during the 30s, in which the club’s highest league finishes were recorded. Following the Second World War, the club won the FA Cup in 1947, before a number of lowlights culminated in the stays in the Third Division during the 70s, and the club’s so-called homeless Wilderness Years of the 1980s. Fortunes changed for the better in the 1990s, with two stays in the Premier League – including seven years between 2000 and 2007. Using reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage, this football book covers the Addicks fortunes over 80-odd years.

All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.

Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.

Your Gift Personalised

Personalise the Charlton Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.

General Information

This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
  • Our Personalised Charlton Athletic Football Book contains a minimum of 29% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 3 Days Next Day
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We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 12 midday begin production that day, while orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.

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International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
Urgent Lead Time from production (Fedex courier):
  • Europe: 1 -3 days
  • North America: 1 - 2 days
  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Personalised Charlton Football Book

Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Addicks

Charlton Athletic FC formed in 1905 and the club has gone on to enjoy several periods of top flight football and FA Cup success. The Addicks turned professional in 1920 and pushed for the First Division title towards the end of the following decade. Charlton finished the league as runners-up in 1937 and enjoyed more consistency over the following years. The Addicks reached the FA Cup final in 1946 and won the competition in 1947. Although the second half of the twentieth century was marred by financial struggle, the club returned to form in the new millennium. Following a long period in the lower divisions, Charlton Athletic won promotion to the Premiership in 1998.

Personalised Charlton Football Books – Inspired Gifts

A Charlton Athletic Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Addicks. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Charlton Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Charlton memorabilia collection.

Charlton Athletic Football Book Coverage

This Charlton Athletic Football Book opens with Charlton’s promotion to the Second Division in 1929. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.

Top stories in this fascinating Charlton Athletic Football Book include promotion to Division One in 1936 and Charlton’s epic 3-0 victory against Manchester United in 1937, which secured a second place finish in the First Division. The Gift Books also feature a fabulous report on the triumphant 1947 FA Cup Final against Burnley plus coverage on the Addicks’ Division One title of 2000, which guaranteed promotion to the Premiership. Other great games that you will find incorporated in this Charlton Book include the 8-1 thrashing of Middlesbrough in 1953 and the terrific 3-0 win against Manchester United in 1955. Read about Flanagan’s hat trick in the 4-1 win over Spurs in 1977, Konchesky’s debut as the youngest ever Charlton player in 1997 and many more significant matches at the club.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into The Addicks’ history makes these books truly memorable Charlton Athletic Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Charlton memorabilia.

Charlton Athletic Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Charlton Athletic memorabilia or looking for other Charlton gifts, why not consider our Charlton Calendar or Charlton Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Addicks’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Charlton fans. Other Charlton Athletic presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and special Charlton Athletic T-shirts.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Charlton Athletic FC was founded by a group of teenagers from an area close to the present-day site of Thames Valley.
  • Charlton’s main rivalry has traditionally been with Millwall, as the clubs’ grounds are just four miles apart. An additional rivalry emerged with Crystal Palace in 1985 when the Addicks shared Selhurst Park due to refurbishment at the Valley. Palace’s then-chairman Ron Noades angered Charlton fans by deliberately inflating the rent.
  • Charlton finally returned to the Valley Stadium in December 1992, beating Portsmouth 1-0 in their first match.
  • Charlton won the Division One title in 2000 with ninety-one points. This points tally was a club record.
  • Goalkeeper Sam Bartram played in 623 matches for the Addicks between 1934 and 1956. Bartram holds the record for the most appearances for a Charlton player by quite a distance, but the total would have been even higher had it not been for the six years lost to World War II.

How our Newspaper Books are made

How the books are made

Each page is reproduced from fully licensed scans taken from the pages of original newspapers going back over 100 years.

They are individually printed to order onto a high quality thicker paper to provide greater durability.

The reproductions are then individually cut and bound in a premium quality leatherette hard back book with the option to personalise with the recipient’s name gold embossed on the front cover.

Our impressively large books are burgundy in colour and 38 x 30cm, approximately Tabloid sized.

It takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand.

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  • Whimplewonderwoman

    January 2017
    Prompt delivery of a very good quality item.
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    January 2017
    I liked the personalised books, they were well made, written and illustrated. They were also reasonably priced. Delivered quickly.
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    June 2016
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    May 2016
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    July 2016
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    April 2016
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    November 2016
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    December 2016
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Personalised Charlton Football Book

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Charlton over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated to include the 2015/2016 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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