Football history and culture

Blog stories about the rich and exciting history and culture of football.

History and Culture

To mark the 130th anniversary of the foundation of Sevilla FC, we are publishing a guest article by the Spanish club about how it came into being and rose to become the "King of the Europa League".

History and Culture

No history of football would be complete without reference to the Carterhaugh Ba Game (Ba being the Scottish term for football) which took place in Scotland on 4 December 1815. Our museum’s historian Guy Oliver digs deep to uncover the historical significance of this match.

History and Culture

On 4 December, the FIFA World Football Museum organized a panel discussion about sustainability at sporting mega-events like World Cups or Olympic Games. Three guests were invited to discuss the topic from their perspective.

History and Culture

Stanislas Frenkiel is an expert on Algerian football, award winning author and lecturer at a university. We talked to him about the importance of football in Algeria, how Algerian players where treated in France after the Algerian war and why he likes to meet players.

History and Culture

His goalkeeper gloves and jersey from his record breaking game at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 are part of the special exhibition ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’. We sat down with Essam El Hadary to talk about their story and how it feels to be part of a museum.

History and Culture

In 2016, a new milestone in FIFA history was reached in Jordan. For the first time, a women's World Cup was held in the Arab world.

History and Culture

The origins of football - A series by football historian Guy Oliver.

 

History and Culture

Describing Otto Pfister as a globetrotter is almost doing him a disservice. In his nigh-on 60 years as a football coach, he has been at the helm of 24 different club and national teams.As part of the "Foot et Monde Arabe" special exhibition, we spoke to him about his time and experiences as coach in the Arab world.

History and Culture

The display case at the FIFA World Football Museum for the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina contains a jersey from each of the two finalists from the Netherlands and the host nation. The jersey worn by eventual world champions Argentina is even signed – but by a Dutchman. How did this happen?

History and Culture

The FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy has become a familiar sight in the build up to France 2019, but what's not so well known is the history of the trophy that is awarded to the winners of the tournament. Learn more about it in our football historian's latest blog post.

History and Culture

On the occasion of International Museum Day on 21 May 2017, the FIFA World Football Museum invites you to a lecture by the football historian Guy Oliver.

History and Culture

Reigning Swiss champion Luca Boller saw off all comers at the fourth EA Sports FIFA live tournament to secure the title at the fourth time of asking after going close three times before...