Special exhibitions

The FIFA Museum regularly presents special exhibitions on a variety of topics in Zurich and abroad.

Check out our special exhibitions: Ongoing | Digital | Past


2 May 2024 - 31 August 2024 | ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

The Making of a Footballer: Photographs of Youthful Dreams

A unique insight into the personal journeys of former and active professional footballers, revealing the dreams, challenges, and triumphs that shaped their paths to success.

The exhibition presents a compelling collection of photographs that chronicle the transformation of aspiring youngsters into the legendary players they have become.


Digital Exhibition

Origins: Pre-Histories of Football

Historians and football fans alike are fascinated by the question of what influenced the development and codification of the world’s biggest and most important sport.

The digital exhibition “Origins: Pre-Histories of Football” focuses on four different ball games from different eras and geographical regions: Kemari in Japan, the Mesoamerican ball game, the ball games of Ancient Greece and Rome and Cuju in China.


13 October 2023 - 1 April 2024 | Zurich, Switzerland

'Designing the Beautiful Game' - a collaboration with the Design Museum, London

Football is the world’s most popular sport. It occupies a unique position in our cultural landscape, shaping how people organise their time, the way they dress and how they relate to their communities.

This exhibition explores the people and processes that have made football what it is today. It brings to light the designers, fans and architects who have shaped football, both as a sport and as a spectacle. This is the design story behind a global phenomenon.

20 July 2023 - 20 August 2023 | Sydney, Australia

Calling the Shots: Faces of Women’s Football

The FIFA Museum presented by Hyundai is proud to present its special exhibition, which coincides with the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup™ in Australia and New Zealand. It is being held at the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Tumbalong Park, Sydney.

The special exhibition focuses on the people who have shaped what it means to play football. They are the organisers, players, coaches, and fans who have inspired women to lace up their boots. Visitors are invited to step into the stories of those who took destiny into their own hands and called the shots that led the women’s game to greatness, today and beyond.  

11 November 2022 - 20 August 2023 | Zurich, Switzerland

211 Cultures. One Game

Despite playing by a single set of rules, each of FIFA’s 211 member associations has a football culture of its own. Similar in many respects, but different in others, every culture revolves around the magic on the pitch and the shared history that binds fans together.

With every association invited to contribute to the exhibition, “211 Cultures. One Game” shares a story from all 211 nations – about the fans, players and people who make the game happen.

10 February 2023 - 26 March 2023 | Zurich, Switzerland

Paolo Rossi, un ragazzo d'oro

A world champion who made Italy dream, the late Paolo Rossi was the hero of Italy’s 1982 FIFA World Cup victory, earning him his place as one of the world’s greats. His life and career are at the heart of this guest exhibition, as are the memories of his family, friends and team-mates.

19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022 | Doha, Qatar

Goals Create History

The FIFA Museum presented by Hyundai celebrates the FIFA World Cup™ through the passion and devotion of the fans today and tells its history through the players who have left an indelible mark on it in the past, with goals being the highest currency that shape the future.

The exhibition at the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Doha, Qatar features original objects and stories from each of the FIFA World Cup™ finals since 1930 as well as unique multimedia experiences and the an iconic installation with the national-team jerseys of all 32 participating teams representing 32 football cultures – all playing for the ultimate prize in Qatar.