As The Football Association prepares to launch its 150th anniversary celebrations this week, a specially-commissioned mosaic has been unveiled.
Made up from a host of iconic images from English football history since The FA was founded in 1863, the new design is based around The FA's 150 crest.
From England's first black player, Arthur Wharton, in 1889 to the launch of The FA Women's Super League in 2011. The first £1,000 player transfer in 1905 to Gazza's tears at Italia '90. The Matthews Cup Final in 1953 to the opening of the new Wembley Stadium in 2007.
Some memorable moments from the 150-year history of the beautiful game have been brought to life in this unique logo.
The mosaic forms just a small part of what will be an exciting year of events as The FA bring its history to life, telling the story of the founding fathers who paved the way in the organisation’s formative years.
Celebrations will also shine a light on the grassroots game where 400,000 volunteers, 300,000 coaches and 27,000 referees give their time every week to football.
A wide range of the game including its unsung grassroots heroes will take centre stage during 2013.
The official launch takes place on Wednesday at the Grand Connaught Rooms, near Holborn tube station, where on 26 October 1863 The FA was formed.
The FA150 anniversary calendar will feature a stellar line-up of events, including:
- England international matches against Brazil, Scotland and Republic of Ireland, plus a tour of Brazil.
- FA England Awards at St. George’s Park on 3 February.
- UEFA Congress and men’s and women’s UEFA Champions League Finals in May.
- 20 years of women’s football and UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 in July.
- National Football Day on 10 August.
- Royal reception for 150 unsung grassroots heroes.
- FA Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 26 October.
For more information on FA150 visit www.TheFA.com/FA150