The Football Museum opened in 2008 in São Paulo, and it is one of the most visited museum in the country. The initiative of the State Government and City Hall of São Paulo – with the Municipal Secretariat of Sports and Tourism of São Paulo – with design and support of Fundação Roberto Marinho.
José Francisco Borges (Bezerros – PE, 1935) is a xylographer and a Brazilian cordel artist. A self-taught person, he began writing and selling cordéis, but his xylograph has made his fame in the region. Normally used to illustrate the cordel literature, today xylograph has reached many other media, being one of the marks of the Brazilian Northeastern Culture.
Football is numbers. Numbers of goals. Rules. The largest and the smallest. An almanac to see, feel, and to participate in. And to discuss... Everything can be a ball, and the sport is everywhere: from fans to button football, from foosball to street football - football is mainly fun!
Brazil is the only country that has been present in all World Cups, and the only one that won the trophy five times. From the creation of the most important football championship in 1930 to the unforgettable 7-1 defeat, the highlights of each World Cup and the cultural, social, and political background of each championship are waiting for you in this room. Here, presidents, misses, artists, fashions of times past, fans, and football geniuses are all characters of the same story.