Cassius Clay before he became Muhammad Ali, pictured in London in 1963.

Review of 2020: The best sports books of the year

It was the year sport ground to a halt but Covid-19 couldn’t stop us writing about and celebrating sporting excellence.

Here are 16 of the best sports books of 2020, from Muhammad Ali to Ken Scotland, via Craig Whyte, David Murray and Fergus McCann.

Football fans may have been denied entry to grounds but stadiums provided a rich source of material in several new volumes celebrating the game.

Simply scroll down and click through the pages to see The Scotsman’s recommendations for the sports books of the year.

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