Though a legendary goalscorer, he never earned more than £20 per week. His story is about identity and education.
Fergus Sutter was one of the first (semi)professional footballers, playing against aristocratic players. A story of origins.
He played in the Soviet Union but is now remembered in Azerbaijan. His story is about identity and commemoration.
Falko Götz had two football careers, one in East Germany and one in the West. His life changed forever in a few hours when he escaped the German Democratic Republic. His story is about migration.
Edith Klinger was an enthusiastic promoter of women’s football in Austria. But in 1938 the women’s game came to a full stop. Her story is one about politics and discrimination.
Michel Platini as a player he was one the greatest but as president of FIFA his career got mired in controversy and scandals. His story is one about politics, globalisation and corruption.
Justin Fashanu was the first black footballer to be transferred for £1 million and was the first high-level footballer to “come out” as a gay man.
Captured at the end of the Second World War and brought to an internment camp in England, this story tells a post-war life.
Nadia Nadim’s life has been shaped by migration: escaping from war-torn Afghanistan to Denmark as a young girl. Her story is one migration.
Asbjorn Halvorsen played for SV Hamburg and was regarded as a footballing hero in Germany. Still, he spent time in a German concentration camp.