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 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.
Claudia Krobitzsch is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the German Football Association (DFB). Having worked across Europe as an activist organiser and campaigner fighting racism and discrimination in football with Fare Network, she reflects on who drives changes in football and the role of history.
Robert Enke was a successful goalkeeper who sadly took his own life. His story is one of depression and mental health.
Arpad Weisz was a great player and even a better coach, sadly his life ended in Auschwitz. His story is one about identity, migration and education.
Nikolai Starostin sporting career made him a new hero of Soviet Football, but also came in conflict with Stalin secret police. His story is one about Politics and Remembrance.
On May 4th 1980 Yugoslav communist leader and lifelong president Marshal Tito passed away while the country was watching the game between Hajduk Split and Red Star Belgrade. Ten years later, another game siding a Croatian club against a Serbian club on May 13th 1990, had the country on the brink of collapse.