More than 2000 museums guests took the opportunity of Zurich’s Long Night of Museums at the weekend to visit the FIFA Museum. The guided tours through the archives and the VR experience were particularly popular. We have captured the best pictures of the evening.
The USA v. Germany semi-final at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2003 was one of the best matches in the history of women’s football. Our collection contains the tactical notes of Germany coach Tina Theune that proved crucial to her team’s triumph, breaking American hearts in the process.
You can now watch the first two Live Talk Webinars accompanying our digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football”. Don’t forget to sign up for the remaining two webinars on Greco-Roman and Meso-American ball games.
On his first visit to the FIFA Museum in Zurich as FIFA Museum Ambassador, former Uruguayan international Diego Forlan brought along a piece of football history: his adidas Golden Ball Trophy from the FIFA World Cup 2010™ in South Africa.
Fifty years ago today, Brazil beat Portugal in the Final of the Taça Independência (Brazil Independence Cup) in what was the biggest gathering of football nations ever before 1982. Not only did the Final pit world champions Brazil against its former colonial power, there was also a sting in the tail that still intrigues us today…
FIFA Museum Ambassador Gianluca Zambrotta entertained over 150 guests at this week's History Makers Live Talk at the FIFA Museum with a series of anecdotes from his career. He also had a few tips for ambitious young footballers and a surprise for museum director Marco Fazzone.
When a world champion visits the FIFA Museum, he or she is traditionally reunited with the trophy they lifted at the Final. This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming the USA’s Heather O'Reilly, FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion in 2015, to the museum.
Last Saturday, FIFA Museum Ambassador Prisca Steinegger had her first official appearance as ambassador when she hosted her first Football Live Analysis with our two established FIFA football experts Pascal "Zubi" Zuberbühler and Chris Loxston. The trio analysed the UEFA Women's Champions League final. Special guest of the evening was German World Cup winner Anja Mittag.
As part of the cultural programme series "History Makers", Germany world champion and iconic international Lothar Matthäus recalled the greatest moments of his career at the FIFA Museum in front of an audience of more than 100 people. One expression was a recurring theme throughout the entire evening.