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The whole world loves football – and so do we! In our collection, you can relive the greatest football matches of all time. Our posters with beautiful football motifs encompass everything from the most sublime acrobatics (see Zidane poster),to the insane long shots (see Beckham poster) or the deeply captivating solo goals (see Messi poster). No two goals are the same. Whether you're looking for a personal story for your gallery wall, or a gift for a football fan you care about, you'll find it here among our collection of football posters featuring iconic moments!



Football Posters with Iconic Moments

Football is the world's most popular sport. Therefore, we share many collective memories from the greatest moments and wildest goals in sports. Who among us hasn't seen Vilfort's iconic "huttelihut" goal for the '92 European Championship triumph (see Vilfort poster) –  a replica of Maradona's legendary solo goal from the '66 World Cup (see Maradona poster) – or Zuma's famous scissor kick goal in Parken (see Zuma poster)? Our catalog of graphic football posters features many famous moments from, for example, Superligaen, Premier League, Champions League, landsholdet, VM, EM, and more.

A Modern Sports Poster

With THE PLAY®, you get a modern sports poster that fits perfectly into your home. Our posters offer a chance for sophisticated and stylish decoration, where the man of the house can still be involved. The artwork is created in a timeless design that combines simple geometry with strong visual interpretations. The Nordic minimalist style reinvents the traditional sports poster in a format that visualizes the athletes' achievements and captivates the viewer.

The Greatest Football Players

Football's greatest legends sparkle among a sea of great players, including names like Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo Nazário, Zinedine Zidane, Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo di Stefano, Johan Cruyff, and Pele – just to name a few! Who among these is the greatest player ever is a debate that can never be settled. But one thing is certain: these men changed the sport and created memories for generations worldwide.

10 Short Facts about Football
  1. Pele was the first to dub the game of football "the beautiful game".
  2. The world's largest football stadium is Rungrado May Day Stadium located in North Korea.
  3. The oldest football club in history is English Sheffield United, founded in 1857.
  4. Neil Armstrong wanted to take a football to the moon – but NASA rejected it.
  5. Greenland cannot join FIFA because there's not enough grass to cover a football pitch.
  6. Dino Zoff is the oldest player to win the World Cup (at 40 years old).
  7. Asmir Begovic has scored the longest – and one of the fastest – goals ever against Southampton in 2013. Begovic is a goalkeeper.
  8. The most goal-filled football match was 149-0 between Stade Olympique de L’emyrne and AS Adema in Madagascar in 2002. They were all own goals.
  9. The first football match was played in 1869 between McGill and Yale University.
  10. In the 2002 World Cup, Oliver Kahn became the first and only goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball as the best player in the final.
The History of Football

In the first international match in 1872 between England and Scotland, teams lined up with one goalkeeper, one back, one halfback, and a whopping eight forwards. Similarly, many of today's teams line up in a 4-5-1 formation or variations thereof. Over football's approximately 125 years, there has been a significant relocation of players from attack to defense due to the introduction of the offside rule.

During the 1970s, there was a decisive shift in the philosophical development of football's essence. The term total football was first used to describe the Dutch team at the '74 World Cup. Here, players switched positions during the buildup, and the fluid rotation between midfield and forwards made it difficult for opponents to mark. This philosophy underpins some of the most successful and dominant teams in history such as Ajax, Barcelona, and the Spanish national team.

Other major clubs include Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and more.

Danish Moments in Football

The Danish national team in the late 1980s was one of the last iconic football teams. The team, nicknamed Danish Dynamite, didn't win any trophies but won the hearts of football fans worldwide. With a combination of intoxicating attacking football, ahead-of-its-time tactics, paired with Scandinavian coolness and a red-and-white striped cult kit, the team quickly gained legendary status. The team boasted international stars such as Preben Elkjær, Michael Laudrup, Morten Olsen, Jan Mølby, and Søren Lerby, and reached the Round of 16 in Denmark's first World Cup appearance in Mexico '86.

Six years later, in 1992, Denmark made it to the European Championship finals at the last minute, replacing Yugoslavia, which was excluded due to civil war. Contrary to expectations, Denmark won narrow victories against powerhouses France and the Netherlands, and after just four games, found themselves in the final against the German world champions. The biggest surprise in European Championship history was then sealed with a 2-0 final victory over Germany, with two iconic goals from John 'Faxe' Jensen and Kim Vilfort.

Denmark has contributed some of the greatest football players on the world stage over time, including Michael Laudrup, Brian Laudrup, Allan Simonsen, Peter Schmeichel, Preben Elkjær, Morten Olsen, Frank Arnesen, Jan Mølby, Søren Lerby, and Christian Eriksen.