The Football League and the National Football Museum have launched a major new exhibition at the latter’s stunning new Manchester home entitled Game Changers: 125 Years of The Football League.
The exhibition, which is free to all visitors, celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the world’s original league football competition. It runs from September through until April, the length of the first season of The Football League in 1888/89.
The museum sees each of The Football League’s 72 member clubs providing an item of historical importance.
The donation from Sheffield Wednesday is the famous red book presented to striking legend Derek Dooley when he was the subject of ‘This is Your Life’ in 1961.
Greg Clarke, chairman of The Football League, said: “This new exhibition at the National Football Museum captures the essence of The Football League and what it means to millions of people throughout the country.
“The content of the exhibition is extraordinary; it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see items from 125 years of football history.
“I strongly encourage supporters to go and see the exhibition and the rest of this outstanding museum.”
Kevin Moore, National Football Museum Director added: “The history of The Football League provides a fascinating story for football fans across the world. It’s the benchmark of competition football and a triumph for the game that this nation created.
“We’re delighted for the fantastic support from The Football League and The Arts Council for this exciting new exhibition.”