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Football clubs are focal points of many community stories. School students in Katowice were assigned to search for the best ones. This one is about the making of a legend.

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The Red Rebels of F.C. United (Photo: Lewis McKenna, Flickr).
Paolo Maldini, AC Milan 1996/97 (Source: UEFA Champions League, #FlashbackFriday Tweet. May 19, 2017).
Violette Morris in 1913 (Photo: National Library of France, Public Domain).
Paolo Maldini’s career seems too good to be true, stylish on and off the field, his life has never been touched by failure or scandal.

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What I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football

Albert Camus, 1957.

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Football Makes History gathers life stories of unique individuals that help us connect the history of football to diversity and inclusion.

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Soldiers in Congo in uniform, approx 1910-1925 (Source: Collectie Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen).
How did football evolve over time in both the Congo and Belgium? How has football (environments) been used beyond playing a sport? This is a learning activity to help students explore these topics.
FC Carl Zeiss Jena - FC Berlin, April 7, 1990 (Photo: Jan Peter Kasper | Source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-0408-011 | CC-BY-SA 3.0 - cropped).
Teaching students about the causes of football hooliganism through the analysis of case studies and development of potential solutions.

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Toolkit for using historical and cultural heritage dimensions of football to enhance social inclusion and promote diversity in non-formal setting.

Ayisat Yusuf speaking at Inspires conference (photo: Fare network).
Football was not for girls, she was told by her parents, who even kept her out of school. She left and became a role model for many.
Football collectable card of KV Mechelen (Source: X).
Story of a life migrating from Congo to Belgium, facing racism on and off the pitch and finding new ways to enact positive change.

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