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Welcome to our website „When grief and football meet. A cross pass through the culture of mourning in football.“

Especially in football, the theme of mourning and death is very visible. Just think of the minute of silence, the black ribbon or the choreographies for deceased players or fans.

My motivation for this project came from my own experience that after the death of two of my children, football gave me the opportunity to recharge my batteries, to switch off and to let 90 minutes run free for all feelings.

Since 2006 I am collecting  clippings, fanzines, football magazines, interviews, photos, essays etc. dealing with both football and mourning.

The result of my collections I have recorded in a scientific paper which investigates the question of what happens when football and grief meet. What contribution can football make to the culture of mourning?

In cooperation with Tobi, who is a football fan, good friend and media expert, I develop this website.

With this project we hope to be able to contribute something to bring the (taboo) topic of death and grief back to life, so that it becomes more natural for us again.

Because one thing is for sure, sooner or later we will all die, but „Don’t worry, there will be football in heaven too“, as Uwe Seeler knows.

Support us:

We are looking for:

Football fans who provide us with their photos of mourning choreographies, empty seats, minutes of silence, graffiti about mourning and football.
We are pleased about photos from everywhere.

Follow us on twitter under @Trauer_Fussball and send us tweets about mourning and football.

Hints in the social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) about grief and football.

Articles, fanzines, press clippings about football and mourning.

We are pleased about all feedback, inquiries, hints. If you have any further ideas to support the project, please feel free to contact us at any time. Honor and glory in football heaven are guaranteed!

Just get in touch with us. You can send an email to: querpass@trauerundfussball.de
We are looking forward to you!

Financial support

The project lives on a lot of passion and voluntary time. Therefore we are happy about financial support to cover our expenses and to develop new projects.
A support can be done here via the Paypal link.

We say THANK YOU for your support!!!