Game Changers: 125 Years of The Football League
20 September 2013 -
27 April 2014
The world’s first football league was formed at a meeting in Manchester in 1888. A lot has happened in the 125 years since.
The Football League and National Football Museum have created a fascinating new exhibition exploring the many changes in the game and the weekend ritual of football fandom since 1888.
Discover the major players on and off the pitch who shaped football as we know it. From William McGregor’s Victorian vision, to the great moderniser Herbert Chapman, through the post-war heroics of Stanley Matthews and the sixties superstardom of George Best, Game Changers: 125 Years of The Football League follows the steps to the modern day league and its millions of dedicated fans.
With stories from the 72 current league teams, and never before seen personal mementoes from George Best (on loan from his sister Barbara McNarry and the charity Best Chances). The exhibition also showcases amazing new interactive artwork commissions, inspired by stories in the show, from Chris O'Shea and artist group Soup Collective.