On this day, 11th October, in 2005, football star George Weah ran for the office of president of Liberia.
Left the football pitch behind to fight for ideology in the sky.
Captain of a pioneering Italian football team in 1933.
Playing football to help and cure other people.
Player who commanded Hannover-Ahlem, a Nazi concentration camp.
Rising above humble origins to become an outspoken multicultural star.
Dutch national goalkeeper who stayed away from playing Germany in 1934.
From mining to a goal scoring, but ending in misery and suicide.
Player who set out a path for the development of football.
Pioneering women’s football in Germany in 1930.