Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology



FC Sapiens: What football can tell us about human behaviour

FC Sapiens: What football can tell us about human behaviour was released in late 2022/early 2023 in the Netherlands and Belgium.  Upon its release it received a great deal of attention from both football fans and the sports media.

Since our book appaered there have been many enquiries from the foreign media as well as from football (soccer) fans around the world when the translation of FC Sapiens  would become available.

Together with our Dutch publisher AW Bruna, we are currently looking to publish our book internationally. To this end, we have put together and translated a couple of sample chapters in English which together give readers a sense of flavour about what FC Sapiens is about (see also Mark's blogpost about FC Sapiens for Psychology Today, a news site that attracts about 14 million views per month).  

Enquiries about foreign translation rights can be directed to me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And I will redirect you to our Dutch publisher AW Bruna.

Here is the link to the sample chapters:

Intro FC Sapiens: 

Chapter 1: Out of the trenches

Chapter 16: Giant on clay feet

Chapter 17: In wartime

Chapter 18: Can football prevent war?


Kees Opmeer & Mark van Vugt 



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