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Football Museum Launch

10 May 2013

League And National Football Museum Launch 125th Anniversary Exhibition

The Football League and the National Football Museum (NFM) are to mark the 125th Anniversary of the world’s original league football competition with a major new exhibition featuring some of professional football’s most iconic and historic items.

The exhibition, which will be free to all visitors, will run from September 2013 to April 2014, the same duration as The Football League’s inaugural season (1888/89) and fill a dedicated exhibition space in the museum’s stunning new Manchester home. 

Having begun sourcing items of historical interest from clubs, its own archives and those of the National Football Museum, The Football League is also asking supporters to play their part in telling the story of 125 years of football history.  

The Football League’s Head of Communications, John Nagle said: “Across the country there will be items of historical interest that have pride of place in supporters’ homes or are just gathering dust in their lofts.  

“If it’s part of our competition’s history we’d love to know about it, so that we can put it on display for football supporters everywhere to enjoy.”

Anyone that would like to put forward an item of historical significance for the exhibition are asked to email details to, including where possible an image and contact details.

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