A dance around the World Cup Trophy

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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.

Celebrity visitors to the FIFA Museum often come from the world of football: players, ex-players, coaches and officials. But other prominent football fans from a wide variety of backgrounds also find their way to us once in a while. To conclude our anniversary series, we therefore dedicate ourselves to a selection of prominent visitors coming from the music industry, other sports or television.

 

Martin Garrix (2016)

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The star DJ took the opportunity to pay a visit to the FIFA Museum before performing in Zurich. As a Dutchman, he was magically drawn to the showcase of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa during his tour of the museum. There, the Dutch national team came ever so close to winning its first World Cup title. A painful memory that he would prefer not to have at all, as Garrix mentioned later in an interview with the museum.

 

Ahn Jung-hwan, Kim Yong-man, Kim Seong-joo, Yoon Doo-joon (2017)

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The FIFA Museum received four celebrity guests in March 2017, comedian Kim Yong-man, presenter Kim Seong-joo, singer and actor Yoon Doo-joon (better known as Doojoon) and South Korea's 2002 World Cup hero Ahn Jung-hwan visited the exhibition in the context of a recording for a South Korean TV show. Following a selfie with the South Korean shirt in the rainbow and a visit to the World Cup Trophy, the quartet naturally could not miss the opportunity to pose in front of the 2002 World Cup showcase, where Ahn's legendary cheer after his golden goal in the round of 16 against Italy is immortalised.

 

You Me At Six (2017)

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Like DJ Martin Garrix, English rock band You Me At Six took advantage of a tour stop in Zurich to make a flying visit to the FIFA Museum. As huge football fans, they had great fun on their tour of the museum. Not surprisingly, they were particularly fascinated by the Jules Rimet Trophy. After all, in 1966 England won the trophy in its only triumph to date.

 

Jaume Campistol (2020)

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As an ITF/ Grand Slam Gold Badge tennis umpire, Jaume Campistol usually deals with small yellow felt balls. But he revealed that he is also a big fan of the somewhat larger leather balls by visiting the FIFA Museum. Even though he uses somewhat different equipment for his job compared to a football referee, he was very pleased to receive a FIFA Museum whistle as a gift from the museum team.

 

Diamond Platnumz (2020)

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He is a superstar in Africa and his fame is also growing in Europe. We are talking about musician Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, who visited the FIFA Museum with his crew in 2020. The group quickly found the Tanzanian national team shirt in the rainbow. During the tour of the exhibition, he and his crew showed their enthusiasm for football by spontaneously incorporating the World Cup Trophy as a backdrop for the Baba Lao Challenge. However, the group not only showed off their dancing skills but also proved their talent on the ball in the football pinball.

 

Check out the other parts of the series:

Part 1: The Collection
Part 2: Museum Life
Part 3: World Cup Champion visitors
Part 4: Special exhibitions in Zurich and abroad

Click here for our anniversary video.