Women’s Football pioneers from Denmark given recognition at FIFA Museum

A group of pioneering women from Danish Club Boldklubben Femina, winners of the first international women’s football championship named “Coppa del Mondo” in Italy in 1970, visited the FIFA Museum for official hand over of several items from the tournament.

Following the tournament in Italy, which took place in 1970 and was followed by another international women’s football tournament in Mexico in 1971, football associations began to officially recognise women’s football throughout the 1970s and 1980s, which would lead to FIFA organising the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in China in 1991.

Historic items from the 1970 tournament that were officially handed over included the trophy the team won, the ball from the final in Torino and a number of pamphlets celebrating different milestones in the club’s history. As a surprise, the team also donated one of the original jerseys they played in and a commemorative plaque.

Expanding on and complimenting the collection of iconic items that celebrate women’s football already on display – including the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy – several of the items donated by Boldklubben Femina are exhibited and available for fans and the visitors to see at the FIFA Museum.