World-famous TV personality and self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller visited the FIFA museum on Friday 15 April 2016 - and he impressed a few members of staff along the way too. The Israeli illusionist met the museum’s Managing Director Stefan Jost and demonstrated the spoon-bending technique that first won him fans all around the world in the 1970s.
Geller, who was in Switzerland to give a lecture on the power of positive thinking, also left an artistic signature in the museum’s guest book and posed for pictures with various members of the museum team. The showman has something of a history in football, dating back to 1996 and a Euro '96 match between Scotland and England. As co-chairman of English club Exeter City, he helped bring pop star Michael Jackson and fellow illusionist David Blaine to a 2002 fundraising event for the football team.
He told staff that he had been working with profossional footballers recently but could not reveal who exactly. You can see some photos from his visit below.