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USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
USA captain April Heinrichs (R) receiving the USA's 1st place diploma from FIFA President João Havelange (L) after winning the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

At the 1908 Olympic Games football tournament in London, the winners received a diploma to honour their success. It was the start of a tradition that persists to this day in the FIFA World Cup.

Museum Life

Since the opening of the new area dedicated to eFootball and gaming the FIFA Museum has been home to the FIFAe World Cup Trophy. This week it has left the museum temporarily, as it is preparing to be lifted by the next world champion.

News & Info

Between Friday 11 June 2021 and Sunday 11 July 2021, all visitors after 4 pm will benefit from a 50% discount on museum tickets.

News & Info

Who will mount Europe's throne? Follow the matches of the continent's best in a relaxed atmosphere, with delicious food and drinks and an exclusive cultural programme. Naturally, the corona measures then in force will be observed at all times.

The US women’s national team celebrating their win at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. In the front row we see captain April Heinrichs and future superstar Mia Hamm holding the World Cup Trophy. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
The US women’s national team celebrating their win at the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. In the front row we see captain April Heinrichs and future superstar Mia Hamm holding the World Cup Trophy. 30 November 1991. © Phil Stephens Photography/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

In this week’s article from the Heritage Team at the FIFA Museum we present a selection of very special objects from April Heinrichs, the first captain of a Women’s World Cup winning team and we explain how a ground-breaking 37-word law made it all possible.

A guided tour at the FIFA Museum. © FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

Dive into the exciting world of Pelé, Maradona and Marta in our new guided tour “Highlights of International Football History” on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in German and English. Tickets can be bought online.

News & Info

We are happy to announce that the Sportsbar 1904 will be able to open its outdoor seating to customers again. Lunch options and take-away are available between 11.30 am and 6 pm. Safety regulations apply.

West germany players pose after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland. © Sport Archive/FIFA Museum
West germany players pose after winning the 1954 FIFA World Cup Switzerland. © Sport Archive/FIFA Museum
History and Culture

Nine years on from the end of the Second World War, West Germany was still experiencing the after-effects of the carnage that had engulfed the continent of Europe. Eleven men on a football pitch helped change the national mood.

The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930.
The Urguayan team on their triumphant lap of honour after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, 30th July 1930. The players shown are (left-right): Jose Leandro Andrade, Lorenzo Fernandez, Jose Nasazzi, Enrique Ballestrero and Pablo Dorado. @ Popperfoto/Getty Images
History and Culture

When Belgian referee John Langenus blew his whistle to end the 1930 World Cup Final, this should have signalled the start of the post-match ceremonies that have followed every Final since. But things were very different at the first World Cup.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. To conclude the series, we remember five celebrities who visited the FIFA Museum who were not from the world of football.

© FIFA Museum
© FIFA Museum
History and Culture

On display in The Foundations section at the FIFA Museum is a page from a logbook held in the FIFA archives which contains the results of international matches. Nothing remarkable in that, you might think, but to open the pages of the logbook is to take you on a journey back in time.

Museum Life

Our five-part series ‘5 years – 5 topics – 5 pictures’, in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum, looks back at a selection of memorable moments through five different topics. In part four we rediscover some of the special exhibitions that took place in Zurich and abroad.