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"George...oh it's in! He's got it! Ricky George! What a moment for Hereford!" ๐ŸŽ™Ronnie Radford (seated left) might have s...
05/02/2020

"George...oh it's in! He's got it! Ricky George! What a moment for Hereford!" ๐ŸŽ™

Ronnie Radford (seated left) might have scored one of the FA Cup's most famous goals against Newcastle United in 1972, but it was Ricky George (seated right) who netted the winner in extra time.

Should Shrewsbury Town win tonight, it wouldn't be the first time they'd vanquished a top side in the FA Cup Fourth Roun...
04/02/2020

Should Shrewsbury Town win tonight, it wouldn't be the first time they'd vanquished a top side in the FA Cup Fourth Round...

In 1979, they saw off Tony Book's Manchester City side at Gay Meadow. Paul Maguire bundled in the first; Sammy Chapman headed home the second.

Joy and happiness in victory - even in a training tournament. ๐Ÿ˜AS Roma's Jenny Bitzer is just one of the players who cap...
02/02/2020

Joy and happiness in victory - even in a training tournament. ๐Ÿ˜

AS Roma's Jenny Bitzer is just one of the players who captured their football journey last year for Goal Click. See the game from their perspectives in our new exhibition, now open in the Pitch Gallery.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/goal-click/

02/02/2020

Important question ahead of Thursday's Time To Talk day. ๐Ÿ‘‡

We'll be discussing football and mental health with Marvin Sordell, Jonny Gabriel, Andy's Man Club and Time to Change. No need to book; just join our panel in the Pitch Gallery from 12:30pm.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/time-talk-day/

๐Ÿ‘ด A career spanning 33 years๐Ÿ† First ever Ballon d'Or winner๐Ÿ™Œ An FA Cup Final named after himBorn #OnThisDay, Blackpool F...
01/02/2020
Sir Stanley Matthews Hall of Fame Profile

๐Ÿ‘ด A career spanning 33 years
๐Ÿ† First ever Ballon d'Or winner
๐Ÿ™Œ An FA Cup Final named after him

Born #OnThisDay, Blackpool FC and Stoke City Football Club legend Stanley Matthews. The Wizard of the Dribble would have been 105 today, and probably still a decent option off the bench. #NFMHallOfFame

โžก Goal Click exhibitionโžก Homes of Football displayโžก Classic Football Shirts: Intercontinental ClassicsWeโ€™ve completed ou...
31/01/2020

โžก Goal Click exhibition
โžก Homes of Football display
โžก Classic Football Shirts: Intercontinental Classics

Weโ€™ve completed our January transfer business early โ€“ and thereโ€™s plenty more to come in February, too!

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/

One loan signing will be making her hotly-anticipated debut on Thursday 20 February, while another will receive a heroโ€™s...
31/01/2020

One loan signing will be making her hotly-anticipated debut on Thursday 20 February, while another will receive a heroโ€™s welcome on his returnโ€ฆ

Join Manchester United Women's Team head coach Casey Stoney and Ultimate Football Heroes co-author Matt Oldfield for the first ever Childrenโ€™s Football Writing Festival. Included with admission / free for Manchester City Council residents!

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/cfwf-2020/

Going nowhere. ๐Ÿ‘”#TransferDeadlineDay
31/01/2020

Going nowhere. ๐Ÿ‘”

#TransferDeadlineDay

30/01/2020
National Football Museum

โšฝ๏ธ Marvin Sordell
๐Ÿ‘‘ Jonny Sharples
๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Andy's Man Club
โฐ Time to Change

This time next week, we're hosting a #TimeToTalk panel right here at the museum. Join us from 12:30pm in the Pitch Gallery for an open discussion on football and mental health.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/time-talk-day/

Kicking off the conversation this Time to Talk Day. โšฝ

On Thurs 6 February, join former Premier League forward Marvin Sordell, The CALMzone ambassador Jonny Sharples, and representatives from Andys Man Club and Time to Change, for a frank discussion on football and mental health. Full details below:

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/time-talk-day/

#OnThisDay in 1949, Yeovil Town FC rocked English football, dumping Division One side Sunderland AFC out in the FA Cup F...
29/01/2020

#OnThisDay in 1949, Yeovil Town FC rocked English football, dumping Division One side Sunderland AFC out in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

17,000 fans packed into Huish to see the Southern League outfit best the big-spending Black Cats in extra time, Eric Bryant netting the winner through the fog.

"We needed to do something that caught the attention of the football community, and I think we've done this in the shirt...
29/01/2020

"We needed to do something that caught the attention of the football community, and I think we've done this in the shirt itself."

#WednesdayWisdom via our friends at 1874 Northwich F.C. See more of their story up on the Score Gallery. #STRIP

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/strip/

Leicester City Football Club have featured in five League Cup finals, winning three. They defeated Stoke City 4-3 over t...
28/01/2020

Leicester City Football Club have featured in five League Cup finals, winning three. They defeated Stoke City 4-3 over two legs back in 1964, with Dave Gibson netting in both games.

Having waited three decades for more cup success, the Foxes won two finals in four years under Martin O'Neill. They were two minutes away from defeat in the 1997 final until a late strike from Emile Heskey salvaged a replay, which they duly won at Hillsborough.

Three years later, it was captain fantastic, Matt Elliott, who scored an unlikely brace to seal victory over Tranmere Rovers.

Did you know that Aston Villa FC have lifted this particular trophy as many times as Liverpool?The Reds have won the com...
28/01/2020

Did you know that Aston Villa FC have lifted this particular trophy as many times as Liverpool?

The Reds have won the competition eight times - three more than Villa - but paraded the Milk Cup trophy instead in '82, '83 and '84.

Forward Brian Little was integral to three of Villa's five triumphs. He played in the first victory, a 1-0 win over Norwich City in 1975, and scored two crucial goals in their second replay extra-time win over Everton two years later.

Almost twenty years on from his heroics in '77, Little lifted the trophy again - this time as manager, defeating Leeds United 3-0 at Wembley.

๐Ÿ—ฃ "I have a pretty good grip on my relationship with football. I'm so grateful for it and for everything it has brought ...
27/01/2020

๐Ÿ—ฃ "I have a pretty good grip on my relationship with football. I'm so grateful for it and for everything it has brought me. It's my passion, my favourite thing in the world to do and it also happens to be my career. But I'm also very aware that it's a short career, it's not a forever identity or something I can always lean on."

- Steph Catley, Australia and Reign FC

Journeys to the FIFA Women's World Cup, as well as the stories of professional and grassroots players around the world - all documented via disposable cameras. ๐Ÿ“ธ

Our new Goal Click exhibition, now on display in the Pitch Gallery.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/goal-click/

Unfortunately, Ivica Strok can't make it to our Time to Talk event, but the man behind the Football Mananger legend, Jon...
27/01/2020

Unfortunately, Ivica Strok can't make it to our Time to Talk event, but the man behind the Football Mananger legend, Jonny Sharples, will be here in his stead. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Join our panel on Thursday 6 February at 12:30pm for an honest and open discussion about football and mental health.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/time-talk-day/

Because we all love an FA Cup underdog. ๐Ÿ•Shrewsbury Town have already gone one better than they did when sporting this g...
26/01/2020

Because we all love an FA Cup underdog. ๐Ÿ•

Shrewsbury Town have already gone one better than they did when sporting this gorgeous 1977/78 Umbro number, losing at Blackburn Rovers in the Third Round that year.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/strip

Our fantastic new Goal Click exhibition launched in the Pitch Gallery yesterday. ๐Ÿ™ŒSee how top international players - in...
25/01/2020

Our fantastic new Goal Click exhibition launched in the Pitch Gallery yesterday. ๐Ÿ™Œ

See how top international players - including Brazil stopper Aline Reis - captured a huge year for women's football via analogue cameras and insightful testimonies.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/goal-click

On this day in 1995, Eric Cantona made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, spectacularly attacking a spectator afte...
25/01/2020

On this day in 1995, Eric Cantona made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, spectacularly attacking a spectator after being sent off at Selhurst Park. ๐Ÿฅ‹

Michael Browne's The Art of the Game focuses on King Eric's resurrection after his eight month ban, taking influence from Piero della Francesca's 15th-century masterpiece The Resurrection.

King Eric posed for the painting, a broom in place of a flag, and later bought the finished work before loaning it to the museum.

Any shocks in the offing this weekend? ๐Ÿ˜ฒHear about some of the big upsets in today's Football Shorts talk at 11:30am, an...
25/01/2020

Any shocks in the offing this weekend? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Hear about some of the big upsets in today's Football Shorts talk at 11:30am, and explore more of those magical cup moments in our dedicated FA Cup display.

OUR NEW GOAL CLICK EXHIBITION โšฝ๐Ÿ“ธ 2019 in women's football through the lenses of the players themselves. Some decent snap...
24/01/2020

OUR NEW GOAL CLICK EXHIBITION โšฝ๐Ÿ“ธ

2019 in women's football through the lenses of the players themselves. Some decent snaps from Beth Mead and Lucy Bronze... ๐Ÿ‘ On display now in the Pitch Gallery.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/goal-click/

๐Ÿ… 6 First Division titles๐Ÿ† 3 League Cups๐ŸŒ 3 European Cupsโœˆ๏ธ 1 UEFA Cup ๐ŸŒŸ1 UEFA Super CupBorn #OnThisDay, Bill Shankly's ...
23/01/2020

๐Ÿ… 6 First Division titles
๐Ÿ† 3 League Cups
๐ŸŒ 3 European Cups
โœˆ๏ธ 1 UEFA Cup
๐ŸŒŸ1 UEFA Super Cup

Born #OnThisDay, Bill Shankly's right hand man, and Liverpool FC's most successful manager of all time. The quiet master, Bob Paisley. #NFMHallOfFame

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/bob-paisley/

Visited us recently? You can get free entry to our series of Strip! Talks, starting tomorrow night at 7pm. Just another ...
22/01/2020

Visited us recently? You can get free entry to our series of Strip! Talks, starting tomorrow night at 7pm. Just another reason why your annual ticket is a keeper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Book / reserve your place by clicking below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/86702444345

On this day in 1927, live football was broadcast on the radio for the first time - a First Division fixture between Arse...
22/01/2020

On this day in 1927, live football was broadcast on the radio for the first time - a First Division fixture between Arsenal and Sheffield United. Just as on Saturday, it finished 1-1. ๐Ÿ“ป

The Radio Times produced this handy guide for listeners, with the BBC's Henry Wakelam calling the action in accordance with these numbered zones.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Crucial assist in 1979 ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Winning goal in 1980 ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†Many happy returns today to one of Scotland's finest, John Robertso...
20/01/2020

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Crucial assist in 1979 ๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Winning goal in 1980 ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

Many happy returns today to one of Scotland's finest, John Robertson, a two-time European Cup winner with Nottingham Forest. The ultimate big-game player. #NFMHallOfFame

https://nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/john-robertson/

"Who's the best forward you ever played against?""George Best is in second place. Anyone guess the first? I'll give you ...
20/01/2020

"Who's the best forward you ever played against?"

"George Best is in second place. Anyone guess the first? I'll give you a clue: he played for Santos!"

A real pleasure having Pat Howard with our Sporting Memories group this morning, sharing some gems from his playing days.

20/01/2020
Time to Talk Day

Kicking off the conversation this Time to Talk Day. โšฝ

On Thurs 6 February, join former Premier League forward Marvin Sordell, The CALMzone ambassador Jonny Sharples, and representatives from Andys Man Club and Time to Change, for a frank discussion on football and mental health. Full details below:

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/time-talk-day/

#bluemonday ๐Ÿ’™
20/01/2020

#bluemonday ๐Ÿ’™

Former Barnsley Football Club, Newcastle United and Arsenal centre-back Pat Howard joins our team tomorrow from 10:30, k...
19/01/2020
Sporting Memories: Pat Howard

Former Barnsley Football Club, Newcastle United and Arsenal centre-back Pat Howard joins our team tomorrow from 10:30, kicking off an exciting series of Sporting Memories sessions in 2020.

Free to attend for our older visitors!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2565593526823692/

Join our Sporting Memories group for a special session with former Newcastle United and Arsenal centre-half Pat Howard.

Born #OnThisDay, the man who transformed Huddersfield Town into the all-conquering side of the early twenties, before wo...
19/01/2020

Born #OnThisDay, the man who transformed Huddersfield Town into the all-conquering side of the early twenties, before working similar magic at Arsenal in the thirties.

Visionary manager Herbert Chapman, one of the great coaches of the era. #NFMHallOfFame

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/herbert-chapman/

These may look like Crystal Palace Football Club away shirts - but these are home variants from the seventies, before th...
18/01/2020

These may look like Crystal Palace Football Club away shirts - but these are home variants from the seventies, before the red & blue stripes became (relatively modern) tradition.

The first, featuring sky blue & burgundy, was worn in 1971/72, while the iconic sash design made its debut in 1976. #STRIP

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/strip

#OnThisDay in 1961, the Football League's ยฃ20 maximum wage was abolished, paving the way for Johnny Haynes to become Eng...
18/01/2020

#OnThisDay in 1961, the Football League's ยฃ20 maximum wage was abolished, paving the way for Johnny Haynes to become England's first ยฃ100-a-week player.

PFA chairman (and Haynes' Fulham teammate) Jimmy Hill took a stand on behalf of the players. Well, not literally; he sat in this very chair during the groundbreaking meeting with League representatives.

Fans of social history and robust upholstery can see the chair on our Match Gallery. ๐Ÿ›‹

16/01/2020
Strip! Talk: Nineties Bangers

One week to go until our Strip! Talk kicks off... โŒ›

Join ex-England winger Trevor Sinclair, designer SETTPACE, Thirty Pound Gentleman's Danny Fahey, London Fashion Week designer Sophie Hird and hosts Libero for a chat on one of the best decades of football shirt design.

Free for all National Football Museum ticket holders / City of Manchester residents! Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strip-talk-nineties-bangers-tickets-86702444345

The final signing for our first #STRIP! Talk... Trevor Sinclair! ๐Ÿ™ŒJoin the ex-Blackpool, QPR, West Ham & Man City winger...
13/01/2020

The final signing for our first #STRIP! Talk... Trevor Sinclair! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Join the ex-Blackpool, QPR, West Ham & Man City winger on Thursday 23 January for a discussion on the best - and worst - shirts of the nineties. Trevor's worn some decent ones in his time...

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/86702444345/

When you look at a football shirt, what do you see? ๐Ÿ‘€Bold colours? Distinct patterns? Commercial branding? The mass-prod...
13/01/2020

When you look at a football shirt, what do you see? ๐Ÿ‘€

Bold colours? Distinct patterns? Commercial branding? The mass-production process? Over a century's worth of design history?

The story of the humble jersey, woven throughout our #STRIP exhibition. See it on the Score Gallery until Sunday 7 June.

https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/strip/

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Cathedral Gardens
Manchester
M4 3BG

The National Football Museum is a 2 minute walk from Manchester Victoria train station and Metrolink stop. A bus stop (code NJ) is directly outside the museum, used by many services including the free city centre metroshuttle service, no 2. See http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-here for more on how to reach the museum.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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0161 605 8200

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