Legends of Football has raised £8.5 million for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. This event has enjoyed 20 years celebrating the achievements and careers of some of the greatest footballers and managers in the beautiful game.
WHAT IS LEGENDS OF FOOTBALL?
Since 1996, legends such as John Charles, Sir Stanley Matthews, Brian Clough, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer and Eric Cantona, to name a few, have received this prestigious award. In recent years the dinner has also paid tribute to Jose Mourinho, Ryan Giggs as well as the man widely regarded as the greatest player of all time – Pele. To mark our 20th anniversary, global footballing icon David Beckham was our recipient. In 2016, we celebrated 25 seasons of the Premier League, honouring a special group of players who have scored 100 Premier League goal. In 2017 we honoured the achievements of Liverpool and England hero Steven Gerrard and in 2018, Chelsea manager and legend Frank Lampard. 2019 saw Arsène Wenger inducted into the Legends of Football hall of fame following a trophy laden career as Arsenal manager.