Browse our collection of stories about football history and inclusion. With the history of football being made up of millions of stories, of individuals and communities, of movements and processes, we offer stories that can inspire our cultural conversations today.
Get to know untold stories where individuals are making history with football. When faced with insurmountable challenges, individuals past and present can use football as a cultural force to foster positive change in society. We honour these individuals and tell their ‘untold’ stories in short videos.
Explore our innovative educational resources that use football’s history, heritage and legacy to engage young people. The resources include ready-made lesson plans and historical source collections for school history education as well as toolkit with activities for non-formal settings.
Let’s talk football history
From the example of Goalball, we look at some broader issues with inclusion and equality in sport.
The German Football Club 1. FC Köln has a goat as a mascot. Here is a short story on why that is.
Review of a drama show to help students discuss societal issues.
A review of a recent novel which may open a window on the early days of women’s football in Italy.
On this day
What moments in football history have we highlighted in the last month? How do they provide us with historical mirrors to the present?
SPECIAL Lockdown Football Stories
Football Makes History Developer and history teacher Igor Jovanovic wrote for us about other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. This time it is the Smallpox outbreak in Yugoslavia.
Dutch sport historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote of other times when Football was stopped, like it currently is. This time it’s oil shortages!
Dutch sport historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote a historical overview of other times when Football was stopped, like it currently is. Small story of a local epidemic.
Dutch sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote a historical overview of other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. The Second World War is our second short piece.
Dutch sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote for us about other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. Spanish flu of 1918 is the first story.
Where are the women’s football quartet cards?
Teaching students about the causes of football hooliganism through the analysis of case studies and development of potential solutions.
Learning activity teaching students historical causality by assessing the role of the 1990 “Maksimir riots” in the unfolding of the Yugoslav Wars.
An educational resources that helps students develop historical empathy, using a theatre play on the history of women’s football.