Museum blog

To expand our collection and our horizon as the home of football history, representatives of the FIFA World Football Museum went to the FIFA eClub World Cup in Italy this month.
Sudan winners of the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations

50 years ago yesterday, on 16 February 1970, Sudan beat Ghana 1-0 in the Final of the Africa Cup of Nations to win their first and biggest international title to date.

Pierluigi Collina was probably the most prominent referee at the turn of the century. The former World’s Best Referee is still active in various committees. On his 60th birthday we look back on his unique career.

Today, the Laws of association football are taken for granted and universally accepted around the world. But 150 years ago there was a fierce debate as to how football should be played. Our museum’s historian Guy Oliver looks back at a time when many different parties were involved in creating a universal code for the game we call association football today.

In 2019 the FIFA World Football Museum welcomed a record 161,700 visitors through its doors in Zurich, many of them attracted by a programme dedicated to women’s football and the interaction between different football cultures. This was the second consecutive year that the Museum set a new annual top mark for visitors attending its exhibitions and events in Switzerland’s largest city.

Long-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, World Champion, Olympic Gold medalist and FIFA Female Player of the Century Michelle Akers celebrates her birthday today. Find out in our blog why she’s joint FIFA Female Player of the Century and who she shares the honor with.

Tipp-Kick, FIFA 20 and more - during the sports holidays, the Event Hall of the FIFA Museum is transformed into an arcade for young and old.

Argentinian world champion Mario Kempes used his visit to Switzerland in January for a flying visit to the FIFA World Football Museum and an emotional reunion with the World Cup trophy.

120 years ago today, the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) was founded in Leipzig. Four years later a missed boat and a telegram played an important role in the history of association football.

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".

We regret to inform you that due to flight complications, Mario Kempes will unfortunately not be visiting the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich today (15.01.2020). We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience that this might have caused.

Illustration of the Carterhaug BA Game 1815

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.