The Forgotten XI

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Did you ever wonder how FIFA got so big and so wealthy? What if it wasn't just because football is popular? What if it was just one guy's evil plot? Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the c
In 1970, Mexico's Women's Team shocked Europe in the 1970 unofficial Women's World Cup to place third. How had they done so well? How did they get so good? This is the story of La Tri. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a c
Petra Landers played in and won the unofficial Women's World Cup for Germany in 1981. She later helped set the World Record for highest altitude football match, and women's football in Africa is part of her new projects. Follow the show on Twi
In 2003, Germans were asked: 'Who is the most influential German of all time?' A huge number believed it was Sophie Scholl. This is her story. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the conver
Maybe you're wondering who your host is. Maybe you're wondering why this guy is so interested in Women's Football. Well, now you'll know. Check out ATA Football to watch women's football live. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Bu
Pomies played first with Femina, then Dick Kerr's, but that was just the begining of her amazing story. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the conversation, see PHOTOS OF THE TEAMS mentione
Justice Ginsburg was a feminist icon who served on the Supreme Court for 27 years, but how she got there is just as important. Back to football next time, promise. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chris-mcglynn/message
Before women played football in Scotland, one little girl was determined to play. Rose Reilly should be a house-hold name. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the conversation, see PHOTOS OF
We have the real story of what happened in 1881. The first women's international match was more than just a single match. Thanks to Stuart Gibbs for his history Lady Players: The Strange Birth of Women's Football. Follow the show on Twitter! Sh
What would you do if you found out that your grand mother had been a famous footballer? Stephen Bolton discovered exactly that just a few years ago. Follow him @STEPHEN11981196 on twitter. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me
Marta Vieira da Silva is perhaps the greatest female footballer ever. But she wasn't always that. Once, she was a shy young woman. This is her letter to her younger self. Be safe, wash your hands. If these links don't work, try anchor.fm/chris
In 1949, a man founded a women’s football club to help his disabled daughter. That team would go on to conquer the world and attain international stardom. Here’s a link to the 1957 match. Be safe, wash your hands. Follow the show on Twitter! Sh
Yes, women went to jail for the Beautiful Game. And you'll never guess where.... Be safe, wash your hands. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the conversation, see PHOTOS OF THE TEAMS menti
The Industrial Revolution changed the world. In Chile, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of football forever.  Be safe, wash your hands. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Buy me a cup of coffee if you like. Join the conv
The first US WNT got paid about $10 a day to play matches. Things got a little better in the 1990’s, but the team couldn’t live on those wages. Then the USWNT took matters in to their own hands. This is the back story of the US WNT’s lawsuit ag
Can a single law, just one sentence, change the world? One law, in one country, did change the world. Title IX is the only law in the United States that recognizes the rights of women, but it started a revolution around the world. Be safe, was
The Danish Club BK Femina won the first Women’s World Cup in 1970. Their story is in many ways similar to the USWNT’s story. Unappreciated and unrecognized, they soldiered on. And I am joined by the hosts of NWSL podcast @_itsnotsoccer to discu
Women begin holding rogue World Cups in 1970. By the mid-80s, they are storming the gates of FIFA demanding that the women’s game be recognized. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation is on the verge of creating a Women’s FIFA. Something had t
In 1971, FIFA lifts the ban on women playing football. But they don’t do anything to help the women’s game. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation is having none of that. Follow the show on Twitter! Share this episode! Join the conversation, s
By 1970, women are playing football all over the world, but FIFA is not sanctioning matches. FIFA doesn’t seem to care. Someone else is paying attention though, and they set out to make history. The 1970 Women’s World Cup Final The 1971 WWC Fin
One hundred years ago, Australian women start playing football. Over the last century, they slowly and quietly, with little help from anyone, became one of the best sides in the world. Check out Never Say Die: The 100 Year, Overnight Success of
Germany was a dangerous place in the 1930s. The German economy was suffering under the Great Depression and German politics was becoming toxic. The Nazis are about to come to power. Men fought in the streets over politics. In the middle of all
“If you don’t have any collective memory, you cannot fight because you don’t have any history before you that could help you.” Marco Giani Marco Giani joins us from Milan to tell us more about GFC Milan, the Female Italian Partizans and much mo
In 1932, a group of high school girls play a soccer match in Italy. But this is Mussolini’s Italy. These young women are challenging not just sexism, but fascism. In so doing, they set off a series of remarkable events which will forever change
Women’s football in France begins in 1917, and the French teams are a bit more organized than the English teams. What makes a club more than a team? Alice Milliat, pioneer of women’s sport and women’s soccer and the Women’s Olympic Games. And,
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