David Villa, World Cup Winner

History secured many of the biggest names in football for its upcoming two-week television event
22 de marzo de 2018

History has officially secured many of the biggest names in football for its upcoming mega television event History of Football: The Greatest Story Ever Played, announced Patrick Vien, executive managing director, International, A+E Networks.

This unprecedented event will run on History in over 160 territories outside of the US, 24/7 for 14 days, from May 28 to June 10.

During this time it will present a selection of original, globally and locally focused premium series and documentaries, carefully curated films and short form specials.

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming support we have received from these and other renowned football icons,” explained Vien. “Their incredible skill and celebrated accomplishments are the very fabric of History’s ambitious storytelling effort and we are proud to have each of them on board as we launch History of Football as a global television event.”

History around the world will also broadcast locally sourced television series and documentaries that will offer a unique lens into each country’s particular passions for football and capture the global anticipation and excitement leading into the 2018 World Cup.

Highlights of the talent lineup for History of Football include: Pelé, Ryan Giggs, Gary Lineker, Louis Van Gaal, Philipp Lahm, Claudio Ranieri, Roy Hodgson, and Michael Owen, together with a number of players from the FIFA World Cup winning teams of 1970, 1978, 1990, 1998 and 2014.

David Villa, World Cup Winner, will continue to represent History of Football as its global press spokesperson.