The Best Soccer Museums in the World

Soccer museums allow you to learn more about a particular team, or about this wonderful sport in general. Here, we'll show you the best in the world.
The Best Soccer Museums in the World

Last update: 03 July, 2020

A great way to plan a vacation is by choosing cities with soccer museums. In fact, you can find them on all five continents! We’ll tell you the best ones to visit.

What are the best soccer museums?

If you’re thinking about where to go on your next vacation, why not visit some excellent sports destinations? Next, we’ll tell you the best soccer museums in the world:

1. Real Madrid: soccer museums

Did you know that his museum is the fifth most visited in Spain, and the third most visited in Madrid? It’s just behind the Reina Sofía and the Prado. You can visit it every day when there are no games, and the ticket includes a tour of the stadium.

The Real Madrid Museum- on the cover- houses most of the trophies won by the country’s most successful team. Also, it has old photographs, replicas of the stadium, shirts, boots, balls, and stories of iconic players. Without a doubt, it’s a great place to travel back in time and learn everything about the stadium and the team.

2. River museum

This museum was inaugurated in 2009 and is one of the oldest in South America. Millionaire club fans can find the main trophies here and River is the team that’s won the Argentine league the most times. Here, for example, you can see scale replicas of the stadium, the evolution of the stadium, figures of the greatest players of all time, and more.

The River Museum is one of the best soccer museums in South America.

In addition, the River museum exhibits T-shirts, balls, photographs, and all kinds of relics that show the history of the club. To complement your trip, you can even tour the stadium.

3. Barcelona: soccer museums

The Camp Nou Museum is another of the most visited soccer museums in the world, and it opened in 1984. It houses all the trophies that the Catalan team won. In addition, it has a series of objects related to the history of the Culé team.

The soccer museum in Barcelona.

Although many people don’t know it, the museum is called President Núñez, in honor of its founder. Also, it features works by renowned local artists such as Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. One of the most-visited parts of the Barcelona museum is the one dedicated to Lionel Messi. To access the museum, you must buy a ticket that includes a tour of the stadium.

4. Boca Juniors: soccer museums

This thematic museum is dedicated to the history of the Boca Juniors and was founded in 2001. Therefore, it’s the first of its kind in all of America. It has an area of 2,000 square meters, and it took two years of research to complete.

The Boca Juniors soccer museum.

In the Museo de la Pasión Boquense, there are objects related to the club. For example, there are black and white photographs, trophies, shirts, balls, etc. Of course, there’s an area dedicated to Diego Maradona and statues of other idols such as Martín Palermo, Juan Román Riquelme, Antonio Ubaldo Rattin, Carlos Bianchi, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, among others.

5. Museum of South American Soccer (Paraguay)

This is located in the city of Luque, where the facilities and headquarters of the Conmebol (South American Soccer Confederation) are. With almost 10,000 square meters, the South American Soccer Museum is in charge of honoring this sport on a continental level. In other words, it’s not dedicated to any particular team.

The Museum of South American Soccer.

One of the curiosities of this museum, inaugurated in 2009, is that when entering, you can see a giant soccer ball.

6. Old Trafford

Naturally, this team has its own museum. When former Brazilian player Pelé opened it in 1998, the museum was in the southeast corner of the stadium. Then, it moved to the northern part. In fact, it gets more than 300,000 visits a year.

The Old Trafford museum is one of the best soccer museums in the world.

In its rooms, you can find most of the trophies- the club won many of them with coach Sir Alex Ferguson. Also, you can find objects that tell the history of the club. Additionally, the visit also includes a tour of the mythical stadium.

Other soccer stadiums that you can’t miss are the Soccer Hall of Fame (Mexico), the Soccer Museum in Uruguay, the Ajax Museum (Netherlands), the Bayern Munich Museum (Germany), the Museum of Soccer in Brazil, and the Museum of Milan and Inter (Italy).

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