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Quest for change

I want women and girls today to know about our struggles in the past because it can only support their quest for change.

– Petra Landers (former German football player)

Football as a cultural force

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.

Football might be one of the most televised activities in our society. Millions of hours of footage are recorded, watched and rewatched. In addition to the game itself, and the obvious stories of sport, let’s look in more detail into the people behind the game.

Our original videos are developed as part of a European project and combine individual portraits with archival narrations. As our platform will continue to develop, we wish to engage with more stories, past and present.

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The Right to Play

The Right to Play

We made this documentary about the Milan-based football club St Ambreous. This is the story of why we wanted to retell this story, and how we did it.

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Why Teach Football History?

Why Teach Football History?

We asked author David Goldblatt about the Football Makes History project. He notes how the cultural phenomenon of football offers educators highly relevant topics and themes.

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Blood on the goalpost

Blood on the goalpost

“Action Argentina”, or when a Dutch cabaret group protested the participation of the Dutch team in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

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Stories

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.

February in Football

February in Football

What moments in football history have we highlighted in the last month? How do they provide us with historical mirrors to the present?

When football went viral

When football went viral

On this day in 2020, Atalanta Bergamo hosted Valencia in a final-16 Champions League match. It was a superspreading event of the Covid-19 pandemic.

World War 1 in one life

World War 1 in one life

A story of a professional footballer who died at the battle of the Somme in 1916.

Educational Resources

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.

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