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WATCH: Manchester's National Football Museum launches art exhibition

Neville Southall by Stanley Chow Credit: National Football Museum

The National Football Museum are welcoming a new team of illustrations to its collection.

Illustrator Stan Chow will feature eleven new artworks which celebrate the players and footballing moments that have inspired him.

They include Everton’s Neville Southall and a new depiction of Eric Cantona.

Credit: National Football Museum


Celebrating the Best in football

George Best Credit: PA Images

George Best plays a starring role in an exhibition in Manchester celebrating 125 years of the football league. Touching letters he sent home to his parents are among the items on display at the National Football Museum.

The exhibition, which is free to visitors, opens today and runs from September through until April, the length of the first season of The Football League in 1888/89.

Greg Clarke, the chairman of The Football League said: "The content of the exhibition is extraordinary; it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see items from 125 years of football history and we're thrilled that it features contributions from all 72 League clubs."

Among the items on display are the shirt goalkeeper Jimmy Glass was wearing when he scored his injury time goal in 1999 to keep Carlisle United in the Football League and Sir Alf Ramsey's division one, two and three winners medals from his time as manager at Ipswich Town.