Linzi Football Museum

(Cont’ from Zibo page)

Football Museum (Linzi branch of Chinese Sports Museum). Its design concept is “Linzi’s Cuju contributes to world’s football”. It is a world football park which combine sightseeing, leisure and entertainment, the historical and cultural research and product development in one of the high standards of the world football park. It concentrates the culture history of Chinese Cuju and the history of world football. It is a cultural encyclopedia of football. With Cuju culture exhibition and Cuju experience area, Football Museum is divided into two parts, indoor and outdoor. It is a theme museum which comprehensively display Cuju culture and world football development .

China is the origin of world football. Zibo Football Museum is the largest football museum in China and one of the seven museums in Zibo Qi Culture Museum. You can see the scenes of the earliest football matches, football clothing, and the process of football manufacturing. The most interesting is the mural that proves the origin. There is a film made by the Football Museum

The ultimate goal is to shoot the ball into an opening goal. The use of hands in the game was not allowed. The game was also played in other parts of Asia. Today, Cuju is recognized by FIFA (the Federation of International Football Association) as the oldest recording of the earliest game on foot with a ball. However, the rules that FIFA recognize today are after the old British game started in the Middle Ages, by which a ball needed to be kicked into a net to strike a goal. Those rules are inherited till this day. You will find exhibits introducing FIFA, its history, its leadership changes, and China’s best performance in women’s game about 10 years ago. A miniature display of Zibo’s city life happily playing Cuju (football) can be found in the museum. Wide smiles on the Cuju players’ faces convey their happiness.

In 2017, more than 200,000 Chinese football enthusiasts travelled to Manchester, UK to immerse themselves in the city’s rich footballing heritage.

We welcome football fans from all over the world to visit us at the Linzi Football Museum!

Address: 759 Linzi Ave, Linzi District, Zibo, Shandong, China

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