15 May 2009

Museum Boots II: Bell

These boots belonged to Colin Bell of Manchester City FC. Colin Bell MBE was born in Helseden, county Durham in 1946 and joined Manchester City in 1966 after three seasons with Bury FC. By many he is regarded as City's best player ever and has won the league, the FA cup and the league cup. He played 48 caps for England and 394 games for Manchester City. Colin Bell wore these Adidas boots in his last match for City in May 1979.
They can be seen at the Manchester City FC Museum

9 May 2009

Dortmund wins German Football Museum

The German Football Association, the DFB, has agreed on Dormund for the location of the future National Football Museum. Only months after the opening of the Borussia Dortmund Museum, the Borusseum. Among numerous candidates it finally came down to two at the DFB congress in Düsseldorf: the neighbouring rival cities Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund. In the vote Dortmund came out on top with 137 votes beating the Gelsenkirchen's 102. The Mayor of Dortmund Gerhard Langemayer was very enthusiastic and said that this 30 million Euro project had the city's full support. It was also stated that the museum will be located in the city centre instead of the perhaps typical placement inside or nearby a stadium (which in Germany often is placed a few kilometres inside suburbialand). Opening is scheduled for 2012 Read more here (DFB) and here (DW)

edit/ 11 April 2011: German Football Museum is now to open in 2014 /