Falko Götz: Through the Iron Curtain

Falko Götz: Through the Iron Curtain

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: Muzzled Austrian Referee

Edith Klinger: Muzzled Austrian Referee

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.

Eddy Hamel: New York, Amsterdam, Auschwitz

Eddy Hamel: New York, Amsterdam, Auschwitz

Eddy Hamel was the first Jewish player, and the first American, to play for Ajax Amsterdam, but his life ended in tragedy at Auschwitz. His story is one the Holocaust and migration.

The first Euro’s amidst Cold War tensions

The first Euro’s amidst Cold War tensions

On this day, 20 June 2020, France was supposed to play a Euro2020 game in the city of Budapest. The Euro2020 tournament is postponed for one year, which gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup, which is full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of the first tournament. It is a story about the legacy of the Cold War.

Gottfried Fuchs: The One who got away

Gottfried Fuchs: The One who got away

Gottfried Fuchs was a powerful centre-forward and a goalscoring machine. his career was interrupted by war, twice. He emigrated to Canada never to return. His story is one migration.

The coach who bridged nations

The coach who bridged nations

On this day Austria would have played against The Netherlands at Euro2020 tournament, which gives us a chance to go into the history of the European Nations Cup. A history full of remarkable stories and people. This is the story of Ernst Happel. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.

Helmut Rahn: Der Boss

Helmut Rahn: Der Boss

Helmut Rahn was known as “the cannon from Essen”. He is famed for scoring the winning goal in West-Germany’s victory in the 1954 “Miracle of Bern”, but struggled with fame. His story is one of fame and legacy.

Florrie Redford: The Preston Munitionette

Florrie Redford: The Preston Munitionette

Florrie Redford was a leading pioneer of women’s football, and a star centre-forward for Dick, Kerr Ladies in the 1920s playing in England, France and the United States. Her story is about pioneering in Women’s Football.