Happy 60th, Diego

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Diego Maradona celebrates his 60th birthday today We pay tribute with video footage and stats He was directly involved in ten of 13 Argentina goals at one tournament Diego Maradona was just nine when he told a television reporter that his biggest wish was to play at a FIFA World […]

What happened to the stars of India 2017?

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How have the stars of the U-17 World Cup 2017 progressed? Sancho, Sargent, Torres and Foden among those already causing a sensation Others with remarkable stories outside top leagues Exactly three years ago, on 28 October 2017, England won the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time with victory […]

Simon: Cathy Freeman’s success still resonates with me

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Kyah Simon is one of Australia’s most experienced players & greatest goalscorers The forward has been front and centre for some of the Matildas’ greatest moments Simon talks 2023 Women’s World Cup, her greatest inspiration and much more Twenty years ago last month saw what many claim was the greatest […]

Remembering the World Cup's unlikeliest star

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Paul the octopus became a global sensation during South Africa 2010 He enjoyed an unblemished run of correct match predictions all the way to the Final We remember this unlikely World Cup star ten years on from his death Forget Forlan, forget Muller, forget Iniesta. If there was one undisputed […]

Pele's top five World Cup goals

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Pele wasn’t just a prolific scorer of goals, but a prolific scorer of wonder goals. He netted 12 overall at the FIFA World Cup™ across Sweden 1958, Chile 1962 and Mexico 1970. FIFA TV looks at the best five of them from ‘The King’. Watch them on the abvoe video. […]

A special video tribute to 'The King'

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‘The King’ celebrates his 80th birthday today FIFA interviewed countless football legends about Pele The man himself wasn’t the only one in tears Pele played football with arguably more style than anyone in history. FIFA, therefore, wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday in some style. We travelled the world to […]

Regal images of football’s king

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Pele, football's first icon (Part 1) Pele signs autographs for some young fans during the 1966 FIFA World Cup Pele wears a sombrero a few seconds after winning his third FIFA World Cup, on 21 June 1970 at the Azteca Stadium Pele lifts the Jules Rimet trophy in the Champs […]

What they said about Pele

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FIFA spoke to former team-mates, family & friends about Pele We also spotlight the best quotes about him throughout history Presidents, poets, rock stars and artists were wowed by ‘The King’ “Pele revolutionised football. Pele stopped a war. Pele united countries, united families. There was no race problem, language problem. […]

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