FA celebrates 150th anniversary

The FA is launching a year of celebration to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Football legends congratulate FA on anniversary

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and UEFA President Michel Platini have congratulated the Football Association on its 150th anniversary.

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Wenger: “Without this country, I would not have known football. So #FA150 is a good opp to thank Eng as sometimes world forgets that.”

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Ferguson: #FA150 is a fantastic achievement for what The FA has produced over these years, the great players, great games @wembleystadium

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Platini: “It’s a milestone that is worthy of celebration by the entire worldwide football family." #FA150

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William: 'Huge honour to lead the FA'

The Duke of Cambridge, who is the Football Association's President, said: "I consider it a huge honour to lead the FA.

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Prince William placing the FA Cup on a stand at Wembley in 2007. Credit: Sang Tan/PA Wire

"It is an organisation which reaches every community, bringing the simplest enjoyment to people of all ages and all abilities.

“Over 150 years, football has become part of the very fabric of our society and I hope the year ahead will allow us to celebrate every aspect of this great game.”

Mourinho's tribute to 'everyone who loves football - especially myself'

Jose Mourinho has sent his congratulations to "the English FA, congratulations to football, congratulations to everybody that loves football around the world."

Speaking to FA TV on the association's 150th anniversary he added that, "I feel also I should congratulate myself, on 150 years because as everyone knows I am completely in love with the game and to be in love with the game you must be in love with the FA also."

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