Sunday, 22 June 2014

The First King of Football

This statue of King George V stands opposite the Palace of Westminster…

King George, our current Queen's grandfather, was the first reigning monarch to attend the F.A Cup Final. 100 years ago this year he witnessed Burnley defeat Liverpool by 1-0 at Crystal Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II first attended the F.A Cup Final in 1953 – the famous Matthews Final in which Blackpool, inspired by the great Stanley Matthews, defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 at Wembley.

Part two of our London Football Podcast is here:


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