The diploma theses describes the crucial moments in British football history. The body of the text is divided into three sections. Each section focuses on one of the participants within the game: players, people, place. The first section is about the development of the professionalism in football and the money influence on British football in general. The top football on the British Isles is shown as a modern entertainment industry. The second section is about the spectator. Two main topics concerning the spectator participation are described: the racism and the hooligan phenomenon. Also the police forces are depicted because of the more less effective attempts to eliminate the misbehaviour. The last section is about the passive participant at the football match: the stadia. The level of safety has improved due to the reaction to several tragedies in the history of British football. The main tragedies of 1980s are described in the text of the last section indicating the neglects of the safety levels.