Europe remains the richest vein of football’s expanding body. The UEFA family now covers 55 members from traditional heavyweights to more recent upstarts Gibraltar (affiliated in 2013) and Kosovo (2016). League football forms the backbone of European football, attracting crowds of over 170 million each season.
I plan to be the first to watch a live football match in all of these lands, covering the top national leagues in places as diverse as the Faroe Islands, Israel and Kazakhstan between June 2017 and May 2018. I also aim to interview fans from across Europe at the matches that I attend, drawing common threads from the supporters that remain the lifeblood of the game.