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The biggest football vinyl records collection in the world

A Swiss teacher has an endless archive on which you can spend your days: 45 Football

The biggest football vinyl records collection in the world A Swiss teacher has an endless archive on which you can spend your days: 45 Football

A unique and almost infinite collection, started by chance in the mid-90s: 45 Football is a huge musical archive of vinyl records covering football teams, footballers or football characters all around the world. The owner is a Swiss teacher, Pascal Claude, who over the years has managed to put up nearly 1000 45 rpm, or 7 inches, from every corner of the planet. A passion born by chance, as told in an old article that appeared in Inews.co.uk, when a friend returned from the Zurich flea market with the first record, a 7" of the local team of FC Zurich.

Since then the collection has increased resoundingly, also thanks to many gifts from friends, Claude has also exhibited his vinyls around Europe, in Berlin during the 2006 World Cup and several times in Austria, then in 2012 he has opened the website 45football.com (where you can also find the original audio), and finally recently decided to publish a book (Football Disco) that included the beautiful covers. Already, real works of art that take us back over the years, from the official songs of the World Cups (the first dates back to the Chile edition of 1962) to remote places and lower categories. The search for the covers was one of the reasons that gave the Swiss professor the willingness to continue.

About the contents of the archive, it's really difficult to summarize in a few lines since you can really find everything: Salvatore Idà who celebrates the newly promoted Catanzaro in A in 1971, Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard together with the Dutch band MMV de Havenzangers, Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' on the eve of the Italian '90 World Cup, 'Campionisimo', the Boca Juniors' official marcha in 1966, a song by Enzo Scifo during the Anderlecht period and obviously also Nino D'Angelo with his hit 'Napoli, Napoli'.