About GOTP

Game of the People is edited by Neil Jensen, an experienced corporate and football writer. In his long career, Neil has been a magazine editor, website editor, speechwriter, advertising copy writer and ghost writer. He is a member of the Football Writers’ Association, the 20th Century Society and the Football Collective and is a Freeman of the City of London. He spent 40 years in the City of London, including 26 years with a leading German investment bank as Editorial Director. Neil has worked as a freelance for the BBC and SKY Sports over the years and has had four books published, Chelsea FC The first 10 years (1986), The Men from Fishponds Road (1995), Tales of the Town (2017) and Mittel – European Football Stories (2018). His next book, The Great Uncrowned, which will be published in September 2022 by Pitch Publishing. A Chelsea supporter since the 1967 FA Cup final, Neil considers he is a “portfolio fan” and also follows the fortunes of Sevilla, Roma, Stevenage and Lyon. His all-time favourite footballers are Peter Osgood, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Colin Bell and Johan Cruyff.

Neil has written for a broad range of publications and clients, including:

  • The Economist (November 2021, World Ahead in 2022 on football)
  • The Blizzard
  • Off the Pitch
  • Soccerex – Football Finance 100
  • World Football Summit
  • TIFO Football (now Athletic) – Video scripts
  • Brand Finance – Editorial for Brand Finance Football Annual/Football 50
  • The New European – multiple articles on European football
  • Football Weekends – monthly columnist.


You can contact Neil here: neilfredrikjensen@gmail.com

Telephone: 0044 798 498 2034

Twitter: @GameofthePeople

2 thoughts on “About GOTP

  1. I wish you well. But surely, your double win was at a lower level? Anyway, I hope to see you back somewhere where you’d like to be! Great old name of London/Essex football. Best wishes.

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