It can be said that great players, teams and fans create special sparks of magic synonymous with the footballing world. From fierce rivalries between traditional powerhouses to loud, anthemic chants of passionate fans, nothing really can bring the world together as much as football can do.
But what encapsulates these moments are the stadiums where history is created. Iconic to say the least, here is a list of the top stadiums around the world which have played a huge role in many of football’s historical moments!
Notable Fixtures: 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Euro’ 96 Final, 2012 Gold Medal Match
We have to start this list with Wembley, which was called the “cathedral of football” by legendary footballer Pele. Wembley, home to the English national football team, is one of the best-known football stadiums in the world. The old Wembley was replaced with a new Wembley built on site of the former one, now even bigger and better.
The new Wembley is the largest stadium in the UK and hosted football games during the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. Wimbley’s doors is always opened for you to visit!
2. Stadio Azteca
Notable Fixtures: 1970, 1986 World Cup Final
Located in Mexico City, the Estadio Azteca is widely-known as one of the world’s most famous and iconic stadiums. The stadium hosted the “Game of the century” in the 1970 FIFA World Cup when Italy defeated West Germany 4-3 in extra time in one of the semi-final games.
In 1986, the infamous World Cup quarter-final match between England and Argentina saw Diego Maradona scoring both the “Goal of the Century” and the “Hand of God goal”. You can make a good bet that this stadium is set to create more magical moments of football when it becomes a venue for the 2026 FIFA World Cup!