Football Museum in the Area - Rio de Janeiro

The Football Museum opened in 2008 in São Paulo and is one of the most visited museum in the country. It was an 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. The Football Museum became famous for presenting football in an innovative and creative way, as a cultural expression in Brazil. History and technology were united to give visitors an experience that stimulates the senses and enhances the affective memory of the Country’s most popular sport.

J. Borges

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.


This trajectory starts with Charles Miller, who brought football to Brazil at the end of the 19th century, and goes to the beginning of the sport professionalization and the acceptance of black and mestizos athletes in football teams in the 1920s. One of the big aces of this period was Arthur Friedenreich, a player from São Paulo who was grandson of Germans. The images show from coffee barons to the most humble people who conquered football… and reinvented it!

Baroque Angels

Our tribute to the creators of the beautiful Brazilian football. Gods or heroes, idols of generations, they can also be seen as angels whose wings take them to the Cathedral where people worship the inventiveness, poetry and magic of the game. In this selection, 25 players and 2 female players who have left their marks in the Brazilian football, from the 1930s to the present day.


Corinthians 2 (5) x 2 (6) Palmeiras.

World Cups

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.