Johnny Ball: Professional Football Genius

Illustrator: Tim Wesson

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Johnny Ball Football Genius Series

Age 9+

Football / Soccer Humorous Stories Sports & Outdoor Recreation

From the author of the Ultimate Football Heroes comes the fourth book in the Johnny Ball series, funny reading for football-mad kids.
After leading the Tissbury Tigers to Worldies glory, Johnny is on the fast track to the top of football management. He's been signed by mega-agent, Darren Dealz, who wants him to take a job at the Tissbury Thundercats alongside the legendary manager Jaz Williamson. But Johnny's best friend, Tabia, has just been signed by the Thundercats as their star striker and she's not happy about Johnny hogging all the football fame... If the Thundercats are going to win the season, Johnny and Tabia are going to have to remember how to work as a team.


Matt Oldfield grew up in Southampton, playing football with his brother Tom. The two brothers are the authors of the bestselling Ultimate Football Heroes series – fun football biographies that tell the exciting life stories of superstars like Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi and Mo Salah, from the playground through to the pitch. Matt won the Telegraph Sports Book of the Year Award for Unbelievable Football. The Johnny Ball books are Matt's first fiction series.
Tim Wesson draws for both children and adults. He is the illustrator of Matt Oldfield's Johnny Ball series and the SLA shortlisted Kids Fight Plastic. He also illustrates for France Magazine every month and has illustrated for other clients including Habitat, SWATCH, Paperchase, BBC, Peagreen and many others.


his is a fabulous read. […] It is a hilarious book about a child football team manager.

NetGalley Reviewer

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