FA Celebrates 150th Anniversary Year with Mosaic Crest


FA Celebrates 150th Anniversary Year with Mosaic Crest

The crest is made up of various related images, including Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Bobby Moore, Paul Gascoigne and Stanley Matthews.

The crest is part of a year of celebrations for the FA, that includes England international matches against Brazil, Scotland and Republic of Ireland; Wembley Stadium hosting the 2013 Champions League final; National Football Day in August; and a Royal reception for grassroots heroes.

 “Our 150th year will be a major opportunity for us to showcase our work to the whole country and the wider world," said FA chairman David Bernstein. “It is a terrific achievement for any organisation and I certainly hope it will capture the imagination in the way it has mine.

“From humble beginnings to today’s global spectacle, we can be proud of this country’s contribution to football," continued Bernstein. “It is incredible to think how the game has developed from that very first meeting at the Freemason’s Tavern in October 1863.”

“Those founding fathers had real foresight to bring order and organisation to the game. Still, despite their sporting values and vision, no-one could have foreseen what football would come to mean for the nation,” added Bernstein.

The FA mosaic crest features images from these important moments in football’s history and football stars:

  • 1936 – Joe Payne scoring one of his 10 goals in a match for Luton Town against Bristol Rovers, a Football League record
  • 1966 – Bobby Moore in 1966 lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy after England beat West Germany 4–2 in the World Cup final at Wembley
  • 1974 – Don Revie, England manager
  • 1980s – John Barnes playing for England
  • 1990 – Gary Lineker signalling to the England bench that a tearful Paul Gascoigne should be taken off in the World Cup semi-final with West Germany
  • 2001 – Sven Goran Eriksson is England’s first foreign manager
  • 2000s – Steven Gerrard
  • 2002 – David Beckham celebrating scoring his penalty against Argentina in the World Cup
  • 1889 – The first black professional footballer, Arthur Wharton
  • 1998 – England women’s manager Hope Powell
  • 2004 – Wayne Rooney celebrating a goal against Croatia at the European Championship
  • 1905 – The first £1,000 player transfer – Alf Common from Sunderland to Middlesbrough
  • 1982 – Bryan Robson scores in the World Cup finals
  • 1980s – Viv Anderson
  • 1962 – England manager Alf Ramsey
  • 1966 – Geoff Hurst scoring his hat-trick in the World Cup final
  • 1957 – Stanley Matthews plays for England at the age of 42

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