Migration from shanty town to global fame and struggle.
A “Russian Pele”, but his career was ruined by years in the Gulag.
A genius as a player, a revolutionary manager and a European.
He captained France in the 1930 World Cup, but was executed in 1944 as a war criminal.
Gyula Grosics was a national sporting hero who tried to defect from Communist Hungary in 1949.
Retired from football to help others suffering from depression.
Helmut Klopfleisch was a Hertha fan but found him at the wrong side of the wall.
On this day in 1997, the first Mondiali Antirazzisti, or Antiracist World Championship, was held. In 2020, due to corona, it is – just like the Euro2020 – postponed.
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.
On this day in 2016, Northern Irish and Irish fans received a medal for exemplar behaviour. An important moment for the countries, as well as in the history of the European Nations Cup. This is the story of the remarkable fans of Northern Ireland and Ireland. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.