Scroll through and see how many facts you’re already aware of.
Part 1 features facts referring to the letters A – M, and please let us know if you think of any facts about Sheffield that aren’t included in either part but should be.
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9. V - Vardy
Football star Jamie Vardy was born in Sheffield and grew up in Hillsborough. The 33-year-old was in Sheffield Wednesday’s youth squad but was released aged 16. Since then, Vardy has played for a number of professional teams and settled at Leicester City during the 2012-13 season. He helped the club defy the odds to win the Premier League for the first time at the end of the 2015/16, having entered the season as underdogs who faced relegation the year before. The striker has also racked up 26 caps for England’s national team.
Photo: V - Vardy
10. W - Walk of fame
Sheffield has its own walk of fame, and the star-shaped plaques bearing the names of the city’s most famous sons and daughters are located outside the Town Hall in the city centre. Those selected for the honour must also be famous outside of the city. Among those included are Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sebastian Coe, Sean Bean, Gordon Banks, Def Leppard, David Mellor, Joe Scarborough and Tony Foulds who is the most recent recipient to receive a star.
Photo: W - Walk of fame
11. X - X Factor success
Singer Lucy Spraggan was living in Sheffield when she was catapulted to fame after appearing on the X Factor in 2012. She made it through to the live rounds, but was forced to cut her run on the talent show short due to illness. Lucy was subsequently signed to Colombia Records and has since released four albums. Picture: PA
Photo: X - X Factor success
12. Y - Youdan Cup
Sheffield hosted the world’s first football knockout tournament The Youdan Cup, which was played under ‘Sheffield rules’ and took place between February to March 1867 - preceding the FA Cup by four years. A total of 12 clubs took place, and Sheffield side Hallam FC managed to win the Youdan Cup. The Youdan Cup, football's oldest knockout tournament pictured on display at the Legends of the Lane Museum at Sheffield United FC
Photo: Y - Youdan Cup