Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Sheffield FC

Sheffield FC today celebrate their 150th anniversary. Formed on 24th October 1857 they are recognised (by FIFA) as the "world's oldest football club".

To mark the occasion, Sheffield FC are hosting a dinner which will be attended by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón and the Inter Milan president Dr Massimo Moratti. Sir Tom Finney, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Bobby Charlton will also be present.

Real Madrid and Sheffield FC are the only two clubs who have been awarded the FIFA Order of Merit. Inter Milan will play Sheffield FC at Bramhall Lane in November with Pele as the guest of honour.

Pretty impressive for a team who play in the Unibond Northern Premier League Division 1 South alongside the likes of Shepshed Dynamo, Stocksbridge Park Steels and Warrington Town.

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