We're proud to award the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize on an annual basis, and this collection of previous winners is a testament to the breadth, depth and creativity of Sport History work in print.

 

  • 2019 – Richard Mills, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia: Sport, Nationalism and the State (Taurus)
  • 2018 – Eric Chaline, Strokes of Genius: A History of Swimming (Reaktion Books)
  • 2017 – Richard Haynes, BBC Sport in Black and White (Palgrave)
  • 2016 – Tony Collins, The Oval World: A Global History of Rugby (Bloomsbury)
  • 2015 – Rob Lake, A Social History of Tennis In Britain (Routledge)
  • 2014 – David Snowdon, Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World (Peter Lang)
  • 2013 – Kevin Jefferys, Sport and Politics in Modern Britain. The Road to 2012 (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2012 – Simon Martin, Sport Italia: the Italian Love Affair with Sport (I.B. Tauris)
  • 2011 – Kay Schiller and Christopher Young, The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (University of California Press)
  • 2010 – Tony Collins, A Social History of English Rugby Union (Routledge)
  • 2009 – Kasia Boddy, Boxing: A Cultural History (Reaktion Books)
  • 2008 – Paul Dimeo, A History of Drug Use in Sport 1876-1976: Beyond Good and Evil (Routledge) and Emma Griffin, Blood Sport: Hunting in Britain since 1066 (Yale University Press)
  • 2007 – Tony Collins, Rugby League in Twentieth Century Britain: A Social and Cultural History (Routledge)
  • 2006 – Emma Griffin, England’s Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes (British Academy)
  • 2005 – Simon Martin, Football and Fascism: The National Game Under Mussolini (Berg)
  • 2004 – Jack Williams, Cricket and England: A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars (Routledge)
  • 2002 – Martin Johnes, Soccer and Society: South Wales, 1900-1939 (University of Wales Press)
  • 2001 – Jack Williams, Cricket and Race (Berg)
  • 1999 – Tony Collins, Rugby's Great Split: Class, Culture and the Origins of Rugby League Football (Routledge)
  • 1997 – John Bale and Joe Sang, Kenyan Running Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change (Routledge)
  • 1995 – Mike Marqusee, Anyone But England: Cricket, Race and Class (Bloomsbury)

 

If you won the prize in any of the years missing from this list (2003, 2000, 1998, 1996) –  or you know who did - please contact the web editor who will be able to add this detail in.