Blog

The pop-up exhibition on the Olympic football tournaments at the FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland (July 2021). © FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

Olympic history at the FIFA Museum

The Olympic Football Tournament is the oldest tournament organized by FIFA. This week, the FIFA Museum set up a pop-up exhibition to celebrate the long history of football at the Olympics.

The Japanese Women's National Team celebrates their win at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 with the World Cup Trophy. © Imago
© Imago
History and Culture

A milestone World Cup

Ten years ago Japan became the first Asian country to win a senior World Cup title at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011™. We look back on a tournament that was an important milestone in the development of women's football.

Museum Life

Zurich’s Napoli Fan Club explores Maradona objects at the FIFA Museum

In June 2021 the Napoli Club Zurigo Parenopea visited the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich. Check out our video to see what happened after the members enjoyed a tour of our exhibition.

USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Top of the class!

At the 1908 Olympic Games football tournament in London, the winners received a diploma to honour their success. It was the start of a tradition that persists to this day in the FIFA World Cup.

Museum Life

The FIFAe World Cup Trophy has left the building

Since the opening of the new area dedicated to eFootball and gaming the FIFA Museum has been home to the FIFAe World Cup Trophy. This week it has left the museum temporarily, as it is preparing to be lifted by the next world champion.

The US women’s national team celebrating their win at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. In the front row we see captain April Heinrichs and future superstar Mia Hamm holding the World Cup Trophy. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
The US women’s national team celebrating their win at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. In the front row we see captain April Heinrichs and future superstar Mia Hamm holding the World Cup Trophy. 30 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

37 words that changed women’s football forever

In this week’s article from the Heritage Team at the FIFA Museum we present a selection of very special objects from April Heinrichs, the first captain of a Women’s World Cup winning team and we explain how a ground-breaking 37-word law made it all possible.

A guided tour at the FIFA Museum. © FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

New guided tour at the FIFA Museum

Dive into the exciting world of Pelé, Maradona and Marta in our new guided tour “Highlights of International Football History” on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in German and English. Tickets can be bought online.

West germany players pose after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland. © Sport Archive/FIFA Museum
West germany players pose after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland. © Sport Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

The Spirit of Spiez

Nine years on from the end of the Second World War, West Germany was still experiencing the after-effects of the carnage that had engulfed the continent of Europe. Eleven men on a football pitch helped change the national mood.

The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930.
The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930. The players shown are (left-right): Jose Leandro Andrade, Lorenzo Fernandez, Jose Nasazzi, Enrique Ballestrero and Pablo Dorado. @ Popperfoto/Getty Images
History and Culture

“El Gran Mariscal”: when José Nasazzi won the World Cup

When Belgian referee John Langenus blew his whistle to end the 1930 World Cup Final, this should have signalled the start of the post-match ceremonies that have followed every Final since. But things were very different at the first World Cup.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

A dance around the World Cup Trophy

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. To conclude the series, we remember five celebrities who visited the FIFA Museum who were not from the world of football.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
History and Culture

The FIFA Logbook of International Matches: a witness to the pioneer days of football

On display in The Foundations section at the FIFA Museum is a page from a logbook held in the FIFA archives which contains the results of international matches. Nothing remarkable in that, you might think, but to open the pages of the logbook is to take you on a journey back in time.

Museum Life

Special exhibitions in Zurich and abroad

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. In part four we rediscover some of the special exhibitions that took place in Zurich and abroad.

sending...