Futsal’s greatest visits FIFA Museum

Brazilian futsal ace Falcão, considered by many to be the best player in the history of the sport, visited FIFA World Football Museum on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. The two-time FIFA Futsal World Cup winner (2008 and 2012) has scored an incredible 48 goals in just 34 FIFA tournament games – leading him to hold the record for most futsal World Cup goals – and was the recipient of the Golden Shoe award at the 2004 World Cup and the Golden Ball award in both 2004 and 2008.

Falcão was in Zurich after he was honoured with the 2016 FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career at the inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday, 9 January. After taking in the musuem’s ongoing temporary exhibition “Brazil 2014 Revisited”, the superstar enjoyed the rest of the museum with his two sons. Perhaps unsurprisingly, both seemed to enjoy The Pinball station but it was their father, playing under the randomly assigned name of Neymar, who had the last laugh after he managed to walk away with the second highest overall score of the day!

“I found my visit to the museum absolutely fascinating," Falcão told us afterwards. "It’s a great museum and I especially liked the film, it really was spectacular!”

You can enjoy a selection of photos from Falcão’s visit or watch a video from his time at the new home of football history above.