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Plaque for football founders

The founding fathers of football will have a blue plaque unveiled in their honour at Wembley Stadium later.

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Hunt uncovered 16 relatives

A worldwide, four-month hunt uncovered 16 relatives of the Founding Fathers of football Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

16 relatives of the Founding Fathers of football attended the ceremony at Wembley Stadium this morning.

Cultural historian Dr. Jane Clayton from the International Football Institute led a four month search for living descendants of the founding fathers.

The hunt has uncovered living descendants for six of the founding fathers.

The event today is the start of a week of celebrations for The FA’s 150th birthday, which will culminate in a Gala Dinner on the anniversary date itself this Saturday.

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