I’m Matt Walker, a writer and photographer, keen traveller and football fan. And the man behind the 55 Football Nations website and Europe United, my first book.
I’ve watched hundreds of football matches at Craven Cottage and around the world, experienced two Africa Cup of Nations, three World Cups and the European Championships. My reports from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were featured on the Fulham FC website and in several programmes.
I still play to a particularly mediocre standard wherever I may roam. I’ve cut my soles to ribbons playing barefoot on a Burmese beach, struggled desperately at Mexican altitude and had dozens of football-mad Ethiopian school children shout ‘Crutch’ at me. ‘Crutch, Crutch, Peter Crutch!’ I am quite white and very tall.
Europe United is now available in over 20 countries. I am an excellent public speaker with an a wealth of stories and tremendous photographs from the European football road. Please get in touch if you would like me to speak at your event – be it a football club dinner, a travel conference or something broader about undertaking a personal challenge.