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Ben Lyttleton

Ben Lyttleton is an author, keynote speaker and football club co-owner. His first book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty (2014) helped England win its first World Cup penalty shoot-out and has redefined how the football world approaches penalty-kicks. His next book Edge: Leadership Secrets of Football’s Top Thinkers (2017) explored how the world’s best football coaches improve the mindset of their players and provided lessons for leaders in other industries.

Ben is also the co-author of the best-selling children’s book series Football School, which uses football to inspire children to read. The books, written with Alex Bellos, have sold over 500,000 copies in the UK, and Ben works with the Premier League and FIFA, using football as a tool for education.

Ben recently became co-owner and board member at Akademisk Boldklub (known as AB), a professional football team in Denmark. Ben is at the heart of the process to create a successful modern football club. AB recently beat one of Denmark’s top teams in the Danish Cup - on penalties, of course - to reach the Cup quarter-finals for the first time in over 20 years.

Football School: Where Football Explains the World

Walker Books
Football School: Where Football Explains the World

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

Walker Books
Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book

Walker Books
Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Walker Books
Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Football School: Star Players

Walker Books
Football School: Star Players

Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Walker Books
Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Football School Season 4: Where Football Explains the World

Walker Books
Football School Season 4: Where Football Explains the World

The Football School Encyclopedia

Walker Books
The Football School Encyclopedia

Football School: The Ultimate Puzzle Book

Walker Books
Football School: The Ultimate Puzzle Book

Football School: Epic Heroes

Walker Books
Football School: Epic Heroes

Football School: Terrific Teams

Walker Books
Football School: Terrific Teams

Football School: The Greatest Ever Quiz Book

Walker Books
Football School: The Greatest Ever Quiz Book

Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty

Corgi
Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty

Edge: Leadership Secrets from Football's Top Thinkers

HarperCollins
Edge: Leadership Secrets from Football's Top Thinkers