What are the best, most read sportsbooks and sports biographies of athletes? In this overview you will find our recommendations with good sports books with wonderful inspiration from, for example, cycling, martial arts and football. Read on for the best and most recent good sports biographies and sports books, including the Sports Book of the Year…

Discover the best sports books and athlete biographies

This list of the best sportsbooks and athlete biographies is ideal for any sports fan. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best Sports Books & Athletes Biographies of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Top 10 Best Sports Books & Athletes BiographiesAuthor
BelongingAlun Wyn Jones
Leadership Eddie Jones
Too Many Reasons to Rob Burrow
My Life: Queen of the CourtSerena Williams
The Little Red Book of KloppGiles Elliott
Lights Out, Full Throttle Damon Hill
Unbelievable Jessica Ennis
My Life and Rugby Eddie Jones
The Age of Football David Goldblatt
The Running BookJohn Connell

The updated top 10 list: the best books about sports

Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports

Tom Callahan has seen some of America’s best sport events and athletes. The characters and stories behind each of these events are being highlighted in this first book in our top ten list.

The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

This is the unique story of how NFL was created and promoted by five owners. If not for them, the sport would probably not be around anymore. Read this book and discover the business-side of sports.

Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything (Sports for the Soul) (Volume 3)

A little positivity helps everyone, but this book is about positive thinking and sports. Discover all the benefits it can have on your life, even at moments that you have already performed well at your favorite sport.

Ball Four: The Final Pitch 

Although this book seems to be about sports, it is much more about the people, and we find that many readers like that about this book. Athletes are more than just their performance, and their human behavior, and every funny or sad part of it, is what appeals to us.

NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football 

We recommend this book to anyone who is a big fan of NFL. This book tells you where NFL began, and how it made it this far. The many extra’s, photos, statistics and other visuals, gives you a unique insight to the NFL.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

The Black Mamba, also known as Kobe Bryant, has written a book about how he plays basketball, but also on how he looks at life and his entire career. This is not just about being fit physically, but also how to grow and be ready for your next best performance mentally.

Goodnight Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books)

This children’s book (age 1 to 4) is written in rhyme and tells the story about a baseball game, from the moment everyone arrives at the stadium, to turning off the lights at the end of the day.

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond

If you like funny and other great moments in the history of baseball, then we suggest getting this book by Jeff Silverman. In 30 different stories he highlights some of the most remarkable moments that will make you laugh out loud.

Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars

Not everyone is a star in sports when they are young. ‘Rising Above’ tells the story of 11 athletes who were less fortunate, but didn’t let anything hold them back of reaching their goals. They succeeded because of hard work and persistence. This is one of life’s greater lessons, explained with the subject of sports.

Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life

Want to learn from the best athletes in US history? The main elements that some of the world’s best basketball players used for their excellent performance are shared with you in this book. They let nothing get in their way of reaching their personal and professional goals in life.

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