– An Educational Project funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme –

Football Makes History brings together history educators and youth workers from all over Europe to develop new educational resources that can help young people explore European history and heritage through the lens of football, as well as use football to tackle social exclusion.

Stories

Browse our collection of stories about football history and inclusion. With the history of football being made up of millions of stories, of individuals and communities, of movements and processes, we offer stories that can inspire our cultural conversations today.

Videos

Get to know untold stories where individuals are making history with football. When faced with insurmountable challenges, individuals past and present can use football as a cultural force to foster positive change in society. We honour these individuals and tell their ‘untold’ stories in short videos.

Educational Resources

Explore our innovative educational resources that use football’s history, heritage and legacy to engage young people. The resources include ready-made lesson plans and historical source collections for school history education as well as toolkit with activities for non-formal settings.

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December in Football

December in Football

Waiting for UEFA2020, we provided you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts. Here is what you enjoyed reading in December!

Parr: A Life of Football

Parr: A Life of Football

The story of Lily Parr sketches out the earlier days of female football in England and beyond.

Simply the best?

Simply the best?

The most prestigious football prize is awarded annually. What does looking at its history tell us?

Football Highlights

December in Football

December in Football

Waiting for UEFA2020, we provided you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts. Here is what you enjoyed reading in December!

November in Football

November in Football

Waiting for UEFA2020, we provided you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts. Here is what you enjoyed reading in November!

October in Football

October in Football

As the UEFA 2020 European Championships got pushed ahead one year, we provide you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts to help all fans out there to go back in time, think, and reflect.

December in Football

Waiting for UEFA2020, we provided you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts. Here is what you enjoyed reading in December!

November in Football

Waiting for UEFA2020, we provided you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts. Here is what you enjoyed reading in November!

October in Football

As the UEFA 2020 European Championships got pushed ahead one year, we provide you with a 365-day #onthisday series of posts to help all fans out there to go back in time, think, and reflect.

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Football Lockdowns

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SPECIAL  Lockdown Football Stories

Football Lockdowns: Smallpox outbreak in 1972

Football Lockdowns: Smallpox outbreak in 1972

Football Makes History Developer and history teacher Igor Jovanovic wrote for us about other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. This time it is the Smallpox outbreak in Yugoslavia.

Football Lockdowns: Tilburg (NL) 1951

Football Lockdowns: Tilburg (NL) 1951

Dutch sport historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote a historical overview of other times when Football was stopped, like it currently is. Small story of a local epidemic.

Football Lockdowns: World War Two

Football Lockdowns: World War Two

Dutch sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote a historical overview of other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. The Second World War is our second short piece.

Football Lockdowns: The Spanish Flu of 1918

Football Lockdowns: The Spanish Flu of 1918

Dutch sports historian Jurryt van de Vooren wrote for us about other times when Football was stopped like it currently is. Spanish flu of 1918 is the first story.

Life Stories

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

This is Football Lives.

El “Clásico” and Nationalism

El “Clásico” and Nationalism

Linking the history of Spain, football and nationalism through a world-famous example of Real Madrid – Barcelona rivalry.

Identity through a badge

Identity through a badge

A learning activity that encourages students to use football badges as primary sources and learn about historical legacies in the club logos.