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Quest for change

I want women and girls today to know about our struggles in the past because it can only support their quest for change.

– Petra Landers (former German football player)

Football as a cultural force

When faced with insurmountable challenges, individuals past and present can use football as a cultural force to foster positive change in society. We honour these individuals and tell their ‘untold’ stories in short videos.

Football might be one of the most televised activities in our society. Millions of hours of footage are recorded, watched and rewatched. In addition to the game itself, and the obvious stories of sport, let’s look in more detail into the people behind the game.

Our original videos are developed as part of a European project and combine individual portraits with archival narrations. As our platform will continue to develop, we wish to engage with more stories, past and present.

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The Right to Play

The Right to Play

We made this documentary about the Milan-based football club St Ambreous. This is the story of why we wanted to retell this story, and how we did it.

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Why Teach Football History?

Why Teach Football History?

We asked author David Goldblatt about the Football Makes History project. He notes how the cultural phenomenon of football offers educators highly relevant topics and themes.

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The football signpost to WWII

The football signpost to WWII

Football certainly has produced numerous incredible matches. Matches remembered forever because of mighty performances by the greatest players of all time or because of a heroic performance by an underdog.

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The Climb to Equality

The Climb to Equality

Football Makes History spoke with Laura Youngson, co-founder of Equal Playing Field and co-owner of the world record for highest altitude official football match ever played. This is the story of why we wanted to retell this story, and how we did it.

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The Most Dangerous Game of Football: Calcio Storico

The Most Dangerous Game of Football: Calcio Storico

Calcio Storico is football like you’ve never seen before! Dating back to the 15th century, this early form of the game is brutal. But behind the blood and punches lie a story of tradition, pride and honour. A sport as unique and loved in Florence as ACF Fiorentina.

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Stories

Browse our collection of stories about football history and inclusion. With the history of football being made up of millions of stories, of individuals and communities, of movements and processes, we offer stories that can inspire our cultural conversations today.

March in Football

March in Football

What moments in football history have we highlighted in the last month? How do they provide us with historical mirrors to the present?

A game for equality

A game for equality

Today in 1895, a football game was played as women were claiming equality in a patriarchal society.

Educational Resources

Explore our innovative educational resources that use football’s history, heritage and legacy to engage young people. The resources include ready-made lesson plans and historical source collections for school history education as well as toolkit with activities for non-formal settings.

Football and Hooliganism

Football and Hooliganism

Teaching students about the causes of football hooliganism through the analysis of case studies and development of potential solutions.

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