Born in exile, excelled in football and played for two national teams.
Player who commanded Hannover-Ahlem, a Nazi concentration camp.
A “Russian Pele”, but his career was ruined by years in the Gulag.
An East German who escaped to West Germany.
Hungarian captain who took refuge and became a superstar in Spain.
Football player in resistance to fascism.
Eusebio came from a poor background in Mozambique and became a superstar.
Gyula Grosics was a national sporting hero who tried to defect from Communist Hungary in 1949.
Playing football and ice hockey at high levels, one of his teams was disbanded by Josef Stalin.
Football Makes History gathers life stories of unique individuals that help us connect the history of football to diversity and inclusion. The story of Otto Nerz is one of them.