Football League exhibition celebrates 125 years

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This year The Football League celebrates 125 years since its formation as the world’s original league football competition in 1888.

They have joined forces with the National Football Museum in Manchester to tell the story of the origins of the professional game and its place at the heart of sporting culture.

Alice Street - scene of the first Football League goal 125 years ago

Alice Street - scene of the first Football League goal 125 years ago

The exhibition launches this evening and brings to life the personalities and events that have shaped league football through its history, both on and off the pitch, with features items contributed by all 72 Football League clubs.

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