German Academy for Football Culture

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The German Academy for Football Culture has set itself the task of the gap between the sporting aspect of football and the feature pages to fill. The German Football Culture Prize has been awarded every autumn since 2006 . Günter Joschko has been the head of the academy since 2004 , who was replaced by Birgitt Glöckl in 2014 ; The agency is the Office for Culture and Leisure of the City of Nuremberg .


Founded in 2004 until the 2006 World Cup

The academy was founded in Nuremberg in October 2004 . At the founding event test game were u. a. Otto Schily , Edmund Stoiber , Oliver Bierhoff , Theo Zwanziger , Horst-Eberhard Richter and Paul Breitner present. In the run-up to the 2006 World Cup , the academy created a platform for the diverse interplay of football and culture.

In 2005 the Academy hosted several events, e.g. B. Football and Nation with the then national coach Jürgen Klinsmann , Joachim Löw , Andreas Köpke and cultural theorist Klaus Theweleit and ZEIT editor Christof Siemes . Another event was the fans, fair play and football values forum for representatives of fan initiatives, the DFB and security authorities.

In 2006 numerous other events took place. In addition to an exhibition on the “World Language of Football” and an exhibition and forum on the subject of “Women, Men and Football”, the academy was also involved in a conference on football under National Socialism . Here u. a. Markwart Herzog and Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling as speakers. During the 2006 World Cup, the Academy for Football Culture co-organized the Nuremberg cultural program Ballazzo . Concerts, exhibitions, theater performances and other cultural events took place during the World Cup under the motto culture and games .

Until the 2011 Women's World Cup

In the 2007 season, the academy organized a panel discussion on the subject of the world as a guest in the stadium as part of the European coalition of cities against racism in Nuremberg . , attended by Bella-Bello Bitugu , Ronny Blaschke , Doudou Diène and Holger Hieronymus , among others . At Kick it like Beckett! joined the German national team of writers to showcase their literary and playful talent.

In 2008, the academy also presented some cultural events, such as the appearance of the Austrian authors' wonder team , the reading series Transformed in Cold Blood and headballs and footballs , a weekend about literature and football, in Marbach. For Euro 2008 , the Academy for Football Culture organized a European Championship fishing species with cultural deposits.

In addition to the progressive reading series in cold blood transformed , the authors such as İmran Ayata , Christoph Biermann , Matthias Hunger, Roland Loy, Christoph Ruf, Thomas Urban , the "football comedians" Frank Goosen , Philipp Köster or Ben Redelings , but also the world author Péter Esterházy provided a stage , the German Academy for Football Culture launched two further series of events in the 2009 season: The Nuremberg Talks on Football Culture celebrated its premiere on television with prominent guests such as Dieter Gruschwitz and Erich Laaser on the topic of football, and the series of talks did you know still, back then ... !? kicked off, which since then has regularly revolved around the history of the traditional clubs 1. FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth .

For the 2010 World Cup , the Academy in the Künstlerhaus Nürnberg organized the World Cup Fangarten for the duration of the entire tournament, which, in addition to the game broadcasts, included live music and expert discussion guests. Other highlights of the year were the presentation of the German premiere of the feature film The Two Escobars and a reading by Christoph Biermann .

Due to the World Cup in their own country , the 2011 season was under the star of women's football. In addition to the women's foot festival , where football and culture met in a relaxed atmosphere, the academy again set up an extensive public viewing program. In addition, the now established series in cold blood were transformed and do you remember back then ... !? supplemented by a third regular event, because the film series Spiel ab! was on the program for the first time.

Since 2012

In 2016, the academy was also involved in the Nuremberg city tours and, together with the book author Matthias Hunger, offered football culture tours for the first time. The city ​​tours are an annual event that gives the public the opportunity to get to know the city in a different way.


The members are made up of three groups. A meeting takes place once a year in Nuremberg .


The following 23 institutions have a representative on the Academy's advisory board:

The representatives are appointed by the institutions. The city of Nuremberg is the Lord Mayor , and the Free State of Bavaria is the Prime Minister .

Honorary members


In addition, more than 100 individuals are members of the academy.

In memoriam

Program and task

The academy regularly offers public events on a wide variety of football culture topics . The spectrum of events is diverse and includes lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, readings and - in cooperation with other institutions - also multi-day specialist conferences. A public viewing will be offered in Nuremberg for world and European championships .

In addition, the academy sees itself as a contact exchange and an information pool for players from football and culture. The most important instrument for this is the website that went live in April 2006.

Another important item on the program is the annual presentation of the German Football Culture Prize.

Regular events

  • Since 2006: Awarded the German Football Culture Prize
  • Since 2008: Reading series transformed in cold blood
  • Since 2009: Discussion series Do you remember back then ... !?
  • Since 2011: Film series Play off!

German Football Culture Prize

The German Football Culture Prize has been awarded by the German Academy for Football Culture since 2006 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Football Academy boss Günter Joschko stops. , April 21, 2014, accessed October 30, 2014 .
  2. German Football Culture Prize. KUF - Office for Culture and Leisure of the City of Nuremberg, accessed on October 17, 2014 .
  3. ^ The gala of the German Academy for Football Culture , supplement to the kicker sports magazine # 88/2013, Olympia-Verlag Nürnberg , October 28, 2013.
  4. Match reports from 2005. (No longer available online.) German Academy for Football Culture, April 24, 2015, formerly in the original ; Retrieved April 24, 2015 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  5. Here the FCN rules! (City tour with Matthias Hunger). German Academy for Football Culture, September 1, 2016, accessed on September 27, 2016 .
  6. Stadt (seduction) tours 2016. 155: The FCN rules here! City of Nuremberg, September 1, 2016, accessed on September 27, 2016 .
  7. Personalities
  44. ^ The gala of the German Academy for Football Culture , supplement to the kicker sports magazine # 88/2014, Olympia-Verlag Nuremberg , October 27, 2014.