-- "It's important for us to know where soccer came from and how it
developed. It's amazing". -- Alexei Lalas, U.S. World Cup player
From the peasant games of medieval times to the World Cup, the
history of football (soccer) is revealed through images of the
paintings, ceramics, sculptures, toys, and other decorative items
from the FIFA (the international governing body of soccer) Museum
Collection. These extraordinary color images of uniforms, balls,
insignia, and trophies link the worldwide interest in this sport to
its historic roots. Included is a section on the women who tried to
popularize soccer more than 100 years ago. The beauty and
sophistication of this book will interest not only soccer fans, but
also antique collectors and those interested in lifestyles of the
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