Today in 1916, the US Soccer team played their first international football match. In the Olympic Stadium of Stockholm they beat their Swedish hosts 3 – 2.
What moments in football history have we highlighted in the last month? How do they provide us with historical mirrors to the present?
Retelling the history of the women’s football in Northern Ireland offers us a view on how the game came, went and is here to stay.
What if you could teach history through the lens of your local club? This is a ready-to-use lesson plan for history and citizenship educators to help address local social, political and economic history of the early 20th century as well everyday life in that period.
Migration from shanty town to global fame and struggle.
A “Russian Pele”, but his career was ruined by years in the Gulag.
A genius as a player, a revolutionary manager and a European.
He captained France in the 1930 World Cup, but was executed in 1944 as a war criminal.
Gyula Grosics was a national sporting hero who tried to defect from Communist Hungary in 1949.
Retired from football to help others suffering from depression.