Football history and culture

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

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...

History and Culture

We invite you to an in-depth lecture by Professor Jens Andermann, Director of Latin American Center Zurich. The talk will be open to audience questions.

History and Culture

Kozue Ando discusses winning the World Cup, inspiring the next generation of female footballers and on being honoured at FIFA Musuem.

History and Culture

As part of our "Brazil 2014 Revisited" exhibition, we've been learning about how Brazilian football is viewed by neighbouring Argentinians...

History and Culture

We've been speaking to one of Brazil's biggest stars about World Cups, Pelé and inventing the elástico...

History and Culture

We've been given exclusive access to the unpublished memoirs of Socrates' wife. This is the story of his legendary headbands.

History and Culture

In the first of our new "World Champion" video series, Miroslav Klose reflects on winning the 2014 World Cup and becoming the tournament's all-time leading goal scorer.

History and Culture

Guillermo Stábile's Argentine debut was nothing short of remarkable. In the second game of the 1930 World Cup he bagged a hat-trick against Mexico. He would continue in similar fashion.

History and Culture

Some very unusual football pitches have been created in an overcrowded neighbourhood in Bangkok - but it's not the first time Thailand has redefined the rules.

History and Culture

Sir Stanley Rous is unique among FIFA's Presidents as he is the only one to have played an active role during an international match on the pitch itself.