About project

The website “Imaginary Football History” is a combination of modern football and history. It provides a overview of imagine football teams through history hypothesizing on what they lwould ook like if they had existed … The only prerequisite for selecting football players were their birth places, i.e. a footballer plays for team of country where his birthplace was located in that specific moment in the history. The first project that will be presented on this website will be “Imaginary European Football Championships”.

 

Aim and purpose of the website:

Educational part. With a little help of football and geography the website provides history lessons on the every parts of Europe and the world. The main difference between a historical overview and other approaches is in a historical approach modernistic understanding of nations as a political and social construct created under specific conditions in modern society. The opposite of that is understanding of nations as natural and eternal phenomena which are rooted in modern society. With respect to that, we tried to avoid dangerous simplification, which has been common in modern historiography since the 19th The main characteristic of that is the need for converting all individual/gropus/language/territory from the past in some modern national identity categories.

Amusing part. The selection of football players and formations are based on the author’s subjective opinion. If someone has a different suggestion, reserve players are offered (again, the alternative is based on the author’s opinion) so a reader, on our facebook page, can comment on players and formations and put forward his suggestion for the first eleven players and formation (e.g. 4-4-2: x – x, x, x, x – x, x, x, x – x, x). Also, the amusing part is that the reader can chose like or dislike on every selected player, as well as for team. In addition to the "educational part," rosters of imaginary historical teams provide an opportunity for the reader to familiarize him or herself with footballers from many other countries besides their own. After all, everybody plays football these days.

Special thanks to Marija Krajnović, Ivan Horvat Kugla, Kristina Terzić, Tin Jerger, Dragana Božić Lenard and Bamboo Lab who helped me in technical realization of this project.

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