Sheffield FC officially apply for UNESCO status as football world wishes them a happy 159th birthday

A bust of William Prest, co-founder of Sheffield FC, with Richard Caborn (former Sports Minister) and (right) Richard Tims, chairman of Sheffield FC
A bust of William Prest, co-founder of Sheffield FC, with Richard Caborn (former Sports Minister) and (right) Richard Tims, chairman of Sheffield FC
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Sheffield FC have applied to the UK Government for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status as they celebrate their 159th birthday today.

“This move for world cultural recognition is not only a celebration for the club,” said chairman Richard Tims, “but also for our fans and world football as we aim to protect the game’s roots through internationally recognising Olive Grove, the field on where football and The World’s First Football Club was founded on October 24th 1857.”