Touch the stars: Grasshoppers meet fans in the museum

The FIFA World Football Museum was taken over by blue and white as the stars of Switzerland's Grasshopper Club Zurich visited the FIFA World Football Museum on Wednesday afternoon, 28 September 2016. Whether they were enjoying the fascinating exhibits in the various showcases, trying out the interactive stations within the permanent exhibition or meeting a group of excited 50 young fans, Pierluigi Tami’s team certainly seemed to enjoy their trip to the new home of football history. 

With the museum offering free entry to anybody under 16 wearing a GC Zurich jersey, fans turned out in good numbers hoping to meet their idols. And they did were not disappointed as the club, which holds the record number of titles in Switzerland, was in touch with their fans constantly. 

After an official welcome from museum director Stefan Jost, the players took their time to pose for photos and sign autographs. Following this, the players and their young fans moved on to enjoy a one hour tour through the museum and even played 'Dance Station', 'The Pinball' and the brandnew EA SPORTS FIFA 17 game on the consoles together.

Meanwhile, Grasshoppers’ Brazilian star Caio took the chance to look at the museum’s first temporary exhibition 'Brazil 2014 Revisited', which opened its doors last week. Unsurprisingly, his eyes were especially lit up while being surrounded by such an intense taste of his home country.

“I am feeling proud of this exhibition," he said.

"It is incredible to see all these important objects for the Brazilian football history. The visitors can see items from Garrincha, Pelé, Zico and the team that played the World Cup 1982 - for many the best Selecao ever. All that in one room – this is sensational!"

Please click through the photo gallery to get some of the best impressions.