The Football Museum, in partnership with Google, created the Offside Museum: a collaborative project that gathered stories and memories shared by the public about the women who dared to play football during the period of prohibition of the practice in Brazil between 1941 and 1979. The photographs and shared documents have been curated and will be preserved by the Museum, which has prepared six virtual exhibitions about the topic available through Google Arts & Culture.
More than about a sport, The Football Museum is, above all, a museum about the history of Brazilian people. A museum surrounded by the mysteries of the euphoria that we all have for the ball, the dribbling and the goal. A mystery that unifies and separates like all the collective passions, where the joys are always greater than the sorrows.
Get to know the spell of how an English elitist sport gradually gained new traits: it became Brazilian, popular, mixed and one of the most recognizable cultural manifestations of our country.
To visit The Football Museum is to go through the history of Brazil in the 20th century and see how our habits, customs and behaviors are inseparable from the trajectory of this sport. Football has the charm of opening our eyes to valuable issues of history.
This time capsule is installed in one of the most beautiful Brazilian stadiums, Paulo Machado de Carvalho Municipal Stadium - better known as Pacaembu - located across Charles Miller Square in Sao Paulo.
Initiative of the State Government and Sao Paulo City Hall - through the Municipal Secretary of Sports and Sao Paulo Tourism - with implementation by the Roberto Marinho Foundation. The Football Museum is part of the statewide network of Sao Paulo museums.
Sao Paulo State Government
Governor: Geraldo Alkmin
Secretary of Culture: Marcelo Mattos Araujo
Deputy Secretary: Sergio Tiezzi
Chief of Staff: Marília Marton
Coordinator of the Unit for the Preservation of Museum Heritage: Renata Motta
Administered by IDBrasil - Social Organization of Culture
President of the Board of Directors: Francisco Vidal Luna
Vice President of the Board of Directors: Caio Luiz Cibella de Carvalho
IDBrasil Executive Director: Luiz Laurent Bloch
Operations Director : Evandro Hawila Barbosa Pereira