Magpies to be honoured as the world's oldest football league club
The National Football Museum has announced that Notts County will be one of two teams to be inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
Notts County will be honoured as the world’s oldest football league club, reflecting the club's standing in the heritage of English football. They will be joined by Nottingham Forest's double European Cup-winning side from the 1978-1980 season.
These new team awards will be presented at a special, one-off event in Nottingham later this year.
Inductees are chosen by a panel featuring some of the biggest names in football including the Museum’s President Sir Bobby Charlton, Vice President Sir Alex Ferguson and Gordon Taylor.
The National Football Museum provides a world-class home for the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled, in addition to housing its nationally-recognised Hall of Fame in Manchester.
More than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs make up this unique collection with over 2,500 on display at any one time. Highlights include a shirt from the world's first international match played in 1872, the 1966 World Cup Final ball and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter final match between England and Argentina.
Admission is free of charge but, as the museum is a registered charity, it relies on donations from the public and support from the corporate sector.