Personalised Sheffield United Football Books - Gift Details

Though fanatics just see football as a way of life, for some of us, it’s the bane of it and drives us completely barmy. For those who don’t share the same level of delight as your loved one for the beautiful game, it can be difficult 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.

Thankfully, that’s where the Sheffield United Football Book comes in. Extremely popular, these gifts will be utter winners with any football fanatic and come complete with newspaper cuttings and articles on all the magnificent moments in their football team’s history.

Founded in 1889, but picking things up 23 years later, in 1912, this Football Book charts Sheffield United’s fortunes – from successful league campaigns and Cup Finals, to the Premier League years.

Here’s a football book that really gets going with a bang, thanks to the club’s FA Cup success in 1915. Ten years later they secured their fourth, before being edged out in the 1936 final. As you’d expect, they all feature here, through reprints of original newspaper reports. And on top of that, the Blades’ Second and Fourth Division titles of 1953 and 1982 are also included, while just as importantly, you’ll also get to read about the exploits of club greats, including Joe Shaw, Harry Johnson, Len Badger, Tony Currie and Alan Woodward. All in all, it’s a great gift for any lifelong Blades fan.

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 Sheffield United 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 Sheffield United Football Book contains a minimum of 24% colour pages.

Delivery Details

UK Delivery Carrier Cost
Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 3 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 - 2 Days Next Day
Working Days

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.

Production + Delivery

The majority of our gifts are made to order, so please allow time for the product to be made (produced) as well as the time for delivery. The table above outlines our production time for both standard and urgent orders, please add these to the postage lead time for an accurate idea of when you’ll receive your item(s).

International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
Standard Lead Time from production (airmail):
  • 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
Track My Order Delivery Box

You can track your order via our Track My Ordertracking facility.

Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Blades

Sheffield United FC was founded in 1889. The club reached the top flight for the first time in 1893 and won the First Division title five years later. By 1925, the Blades had won the FA Cup four times. The fourth win occurred in 1925 against Cardiff City. This was the first time that United played a Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The decision to sell prolific forward Jimmy Dunne in 1933 proved to be disastrous. Sheffield United struggled to score goals and the team was relegated after thirty-seven years in the top flight. The Blades won promotion before the War, but fell down again in 1949. Sheffield United went on to win the Second Division Championship in 1953, having scored ninety-three goals in the season. The inconsistent form continued, however, and the club spent many seasons moving between the two leagues. In 1971-1972, United enjoyed a streak of twenty-two matches unbeaten. The Blades reached the First Division during this run of results and they stayed in the highest division for five years. Sheffield United also enjoyed a notable period in the top flight during the 1990s, including two seasons in the newly formed Premier League.

Sheffield United Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Sheffield United Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Blades. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Sheffield United 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 Sheffield United memorabilia collection.

Personalised Sheffield United Football Book Coverage

This Sheffield United Football Book opens with a 6-2 win over Manchester City in 1912. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.

Memorable games in this Sheffield United Football Book include the 3-0 victory over Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 1915 and winning the Cup again in 1925, this time beating Cardiff City. The Gift Books also feature the FA Cup final of 1936 and many exciting, high-scoring matches. Relive the Blades’ 6-2 thrashing of Arsenal in 1921, the 11-2 wipe-out of Cardiff City in 1926, the 6-0 hammering of West Ham in 1931, the 7-3 victory over arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday in 1951 and the 5-0 win over Aston Villa in 1969. Other highlights in this Sheffield United Football Book include reports on the appointment of Dave Bassett in 1988, the signing of Vinnie Jones in 1990 for £750,000, several heart stopping play-offs, and the joy of promotion to the Premiership in 2006.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Blades’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Sheffield United memorabilia.

Sheffield United Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Sheffield United memorabilia or looking for other Sheffield United gifts, why not consider our Sheffield United Calendar or Sheffield United Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Blades’ 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 Sheffield United fans. Other United presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Sheffield United T-Shirts.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Sheffield United FC was formed following a meeting at the Adelphi hotel – now the site of the famous Crucible Theatre.
  • Sheffield United’s ground is called Bramall Lane. This is the oldest stadium in world football. It was first used in 1862.
  • In 1878, the Blades took part in the first ever match under floodlights.
  • Sheffield United was the first sporting side in England to use the word “United" in its name.
  • The Blades are famous for wearing red and white shirts. However, the club originally played in blue and white kits.
Read More Testimonials
  • APat

    April 2017
    Testimonial Rating
    Easy to use and great range of products
  • Sueballoo

    November 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    Fab ideas for unique gifts
  • Bluedegu

    July 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    Website with vast amount of novel gifts
  • badgerdad1

    January 2017
    Testimonial Rating
    They are special.
  • Milo

    December 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    Good value for money
  • Nicci82

    September 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    They have the usual big birthday presents, but also ones that you didn't even know existed, gifts that wouldn't usually enter your head (these are my favourites). Always the first place I now look for birthday gifts.
  • Harrisonsmum

    July 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    Very good service fab products
  • Clairep

    December 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    Great service fast and freindly
  • nicoberg

    March 2017
    Testimonial Rating
    Very good products and excellent quick delivery.
  • Essee

    July 2016
    Testimonial Rating
    The book was as described and delivery was quick

Personalised Sheffield United Football Books

from £ 39.99
  • The history of Sheffield United 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 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
Add to Basket

You may also like...

  • Related Gifts
  • Recommended Gifts