Puskás: a political refugee in Europe

Puskás: a political refugee in Europe

On this day, the Puskás stadium would have hosted a Euro2020 match. Being postponed for one year, we have 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 a star player and a European political refugee.

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.

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.

Football Lives: Making history, not only on the field

Football Lives: Making history, not only on the field

Football Lives is a dedicated collection for educators created by the Football Makes History team. Starting from 20 stories we will publish a new one almost every day, and we will reach over 100 life stories to reflect the history of Europe with a focus on migration, diversity, politics and identity.

Mario Balotelli: Magnet for Controversy

Mario Balotelli: Magnet for Controversy

Mario Balotelli was bound to be a major star, but he faced a turbulent career as a young player. Racist abuse and many controversies are etched in his career. His story is one of racism, diversity and a reminder that Football has some way to go still.