On this day in 2016, Iceland’s football men lost to France at the European Championship. It ended an amazing run for the team which had not yet reached such heights. This is a story of a small nation in a bigger Europe.
A conversation with Football Makes History developer Geir Ove Halvorsen, a teacher at a secondary school in Norway, about his experience using football history, connecting local and global perspectives in his lessons.
John Blankenstein was a respected referee, and is remembered for being an activist for LGBT rights. His story is one about social equality and exclusion.
Emma Clarke was England’s first black female football player. Her story is one diversity, overcoming racial prejudices and education.
Raheem Sterling has come from a period of negativity to speak out as a role model against Racism. His story is one of development, diversity and a reminder that Football has some way to go still.
Odd Frantzen was a working-class boy from Bergen and the forgotten hero of the bronze team who beat the Nazi’s. His story is one about identity and education.
Helen was one of the founding figures of the women’s game. She was a suffragist and a campaigner for women’s rights. She was the first woman to set up the stall for serious women’s football.
In May of 1968 students and the working class in France took to the street. Strikes and other forms of protests spread through France. The events didn’t leave Football untouched, on 30 May 1968 a charity match was played between Nantes and Rennes in sympathy with the protests