FourFourTwo is a football magazine published by Future. Issued monthly, it published its 300th edition in May 2019. It takes its name from the football formation of the same name, 4-4-2.
In 2008, it was announced that FourFourTwo had entered into a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Swindon Town, which commenced in the 2008–09 season.
Although based in the United Kingdom, the magazine is also available in 16 other languages.
The following people are amongst the regular contributors to FourFourTwo (UK edition):
Notable editors of FourFourTwo have included Mat Snow, Hugh Sleight and Hitesh Ratna. The founding editor was Karen Buchanan.
The magazine is split up in the following sections: Upfront, Features, Action Replay and The Mixer.
FourFourTwo has a number of annual rankings and awards. In 2007, the magazine put together its first FFT100, a list of the 100 best footballers in the world - according to them. At the end of the 2012–13 Premier League season, FourFourTwo announced its first Stats Zone Awards. In May 2015, the inaugural list of the 50 best Asian players in world football was announced. They also do a top 50 of players from the Football League.
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United|
|2013||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2014||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2016||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2020||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
|2021||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
In April 2022, FourFourTwo magazine ranked the best footballers of the 21st century. Argentine ace Lionel Messi was ranked as number #1.
The launch publicity ran with the tagline of "It's footy, but not as you know it," a reference to the popularity of Australian rules football and rugby league and the fact that association football is referred to as soccer in Australia. This also referred to the launch slogan of the A-League: "It's football, but not as you know it" — part of the work Football Australia is doing to rebrand and relaunch the game. Further to this, the first edition's frontpage contained the motto "Goodbye Soccer, Hello Football." The current editor is Kevin Airs. The magazine closed in August 2018.