A Jewish woman who fell in love with a footballer and escaped the Holocaust.
Helmut Klopfleisch was a Hertha fan but found him at the wrong side of the wall.
Josep Sunyol was a football fanatic and a proud Catalan.
Vittorio Pozzo coached Italy in the interwar years, seeing the rise of Fascism.
Football Makes History gathers life stories of unique individuals that help us connect the history of football to diversity and inclusion. The story of Otto Nerz is one of them.
Julius Hirsch fought for Germany but was killed in the Holocaust.
“Nettie” was a pioneer of women’s football. Her story is about diversity, equality and education.
The first player of African origin for France.
Fred Pentland coached Athletic Bilbao from 1929 to 1936. His story is one of migration.
Mesut Özil was born in Germany and also supported Turkey, his heritage.