With Wembley Stadium celebrating its 90th birthday today, FIFA.com takes a look back at the English national stadium's long and illustrious history.

The Empire Stadium, as it was originally known, hosted its first game in 1923, the famous 'White Horse' FA Cup final - which Bolton Wanderers won 2-0 against West Ham United.

The iconic Twin Towers were demolished in 2002, and replaced by a 133 metre tall arch, which now lights up the London skyline.

Since reopening in 2007, former Chelsea frontman Didier Drogba made the newly-built stadium his home, becoming the first player to score in four FA Cup finals - winning all four of those matches.

Take a look at our 'Classic Stadium' profile, by clicking on the link on the right hand side.

Hosted matches

Olympic Football Tournament London 1948

10 Aug 1948 - 18:30 Local time
10 Aug 1948
Match 15
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Semi-finals
Wembley Stadium
London
10Aug
Denmark
DenmarkDEN
Sweden
SwedenSWE
Full-time
FT
2-4
11 Aug 1948 - 18:30 Local time
11 Aug 1948
Match 16
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Semi-finals
Wembley Stadium
London
11Aug
Great Britain
Great BritainGBR
Yugoslavia
YugoslaviaYUG
Full-time
FT
1-3
13 Aug 1948 - 14:00 Local time
13 Aug 1948
Match 17
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Bronze medal match
Wembley Stadium
London
13Aug
Denmark
DenmarkDEN
Great Britain
Great BritainGBR
Full-time
FT
5-3
13 Aug 1948 - 18:30 Local time
13 Aug 1948
Match 18
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Gold medal match
Wembley Stadium
London
13Aug
Yugoslavia
YugoslaviaYUG
Sweden
SwedenSWE
Full-time
FT
1-3

FIFA WC 1958 Prel. Comp. UEFA

08 May 1957
08 May 1957
Match
Group 1
Wembley Stadium
London
08May
England
EnglandENG
Republic of Ireland
Republic of IrelandIRL
Full-time
FT
5-1

FIFA WC 1962 Prel. Comp. UEFA/AFC/CAF

25 Oct 1961
25 Oct 1961
Match
Group 6
Wembley Stadium
London
25Oct
England
EnglandENG
Portugal
PortugalPOR
Full-time
FT
2-0

1966 FIFA World Cup England ™

FIFA WC 1974 Prel. Comp. UEFA

24 Jan 1973
24 Jan 1973
Match
Group 5
Wembley Stadium
London
24Jan
England
EnglandENG
Wales
WalesWAL
Full-time
FT
1-1
17 Oct 1973
17 Oct 1973
Match
Group 5
Wembley Stadium
London
17Oct
England
EnglandENG
Poland
PolandPOL
Full-time
FT
1-1

FIFA WC 1978 Prel. Comp. UEFA

13 Oct 1976
13 Oct 1976
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
13Oct
England
EnglandENG
Finland
FinlandFIN
Full-time
FT
2-1
30 Mar 1977
30 Mar 1977
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
30Mar
England
EnglandENG
Luxembourg
LuxembourgLUX
Full-time
FT
5-0
16 Nov 1977
16 Nov 1977
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
16Nov
England
EnglandENG
Italy
ItalyITA
Full-time
FT
2-0

FIFA WC 1982 Prel. Comp. UEFA

10 Sep 1980
10 Sep 1980
Match
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
10Sep
England
EnglandENG
Norway
NorwayNOR
Full-time
FT
4-0
19 Nov 1980
19 Nov 1980
Match
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
19Nov
England
EnglandENG
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Full-time
FT
2-1
29 Apr 1981
29 Apr 1981
Match
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
29Apr
England
EnglandENG
Romania
RomaniaROU
Full-time
FT
0-0
18 Nov 1981
18 Nov 1981
Match
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
18Nov
England
EnglandENG
Hungary
HungaryHUN
Full-time
FT
1-0

FIFA WC 1986 Prel. Comp. UEFA

17 Oct 1984
17 Oct 1984
Match
Group 3
Wembley Stadium
London
17Oct
England
EnglandENG
Finland
FinlandFIN
Full-time
FT
5-0
11 Sep 1985
11 Sep 1985
Match
Group 3
Wembley Stadium
London
11Sep
England
EnglandENG
Romania
RomaniaROU
Full-time
FT
1-1
16 Oct 1985
16 Oct 1985
Match
Group 3
Wembley Stadium
London
16Oct
England
EnglandENG
Turkey
TurkeyTUR
Full-time
FT
5-0
13 Nov 1985
13 Nov 1985
Match
Group 3
Wembley Stadium
London
13Nov
England
EnglandENG
Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNIR
Full-time
FT
0-0

UEFA EURO 1988 Prel. Comp.

15 Oct 1986 - 19:45 Local time
15 Oct 1986
Match
Continental Qualifier
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
15Oct
England
EnglandENG
Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNIR
Full-time
FT
3-0
12 Nov 1986 - 19:45 Local time
12 Nov 1986
Match
Continental Qualifier
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
12Nov
England
EnglandENG
Yugoslavia
YugoslaviaYUG
Full-time
FT
2-0
14 Oct 1987 - 20:00 Local time
14 Oct 1987
Match
Continental Qualifier
Group 4
Wembley Stadium
London
14Oct
England
EnglandENG
Turkey
TurkeyTUR
Full-time
FT
8-0

FIFA WC 1990 Prel. Comp. UEFA

19 Oct 1988
19 Oct 1988
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
19Oct
England
EnglandENG
Sweden
SwedenSWE
Full-time
FT
0-0
26 Apr 1989
26 Apr 1989
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
26Apr
England
EnglandENG
Albania
AlbaniaALB
Full-time
FT
5-0
03 Jun 1989
03 Jun 1989
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
03Jun
England
EnglandENG
Poland
PolandPOL
Full-time
FT
3-0

UEFA EURO 1992 Prel. Comp.

27 Mar 1991 - 20:00 Local time
27 Mar 1991
Match
Continental Qualifier
Group 7
Wembley Stadium
London
27Mar
England
EnglandENG
Republic of Ireland
Republic of IrelandIRL
Full-time
FT
1-1

FIFA WC 1994 Prel. Comp. UEFA

14 Oct 1992
14 Oct 1992
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
14Oct
England
EnglandENG
Norway
NorwayNOR
Full-time
FT
1-1
18 Nov 1992
18 Nov 1992
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
18Nov
England
EnglandENG
Turkey
TurkeyTUR
Full-time
FT
4-0
17 Feb 1993
17 Feb 1993
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
17Feb
England
EnglandENG
San Marino
San MarinoSMR
Full-time
FT
6-0
28 Apr 1993
28 Apr 1993
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
28Apr
England
EnglandENG
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Full-time
FT
2-2
08 Sep 1993
08 Sep 1993
Match
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
08Sep
England
EnglandENG
Poland
PolandPOL
Full-time
FT
3-0

FIFA WC 1998 Prel. Comp. UEFA

09 Oct 1996 - 01:00 Local time
09 Oct 1996
Match 344
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
09Oct
England
EnglandENG
Poland
PolandPOL
Full-time
FT
2-1
12 Feb 1997 - 01:00 Local time
12 Feb 1997
Match 168
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
12Feb
England
EnglandENG
Italy
ItalyITA
Full-time
FT
0-1
30 Apr 1997 - 01:00 Local time
30 Apr 1997
Match 194
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
30Apr
England
EnglandENG
Georgia
GeorgiaGEO
Full-time
FT
2-0
10 Sep 1997 - 01:00 Local time
10 Sep 1997
Match 15
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier
Group 2
Wembley Stadium
London
10Sep
England
EnglandENG
Moldova
MoldovaMDA
Full-time
FT
4-0

UEFA EURO 2000 Prel. Comp.

05 Jun 1999
05 Jun 1999
Match
Continental Qualifier
Group 5
Wembley Stadium
London
05Jun
England
EnglandENG
Sweden
SwedenSWE
Full-time
FT
0-0

FIFA WC 2002 Prel. Comp. UEFA

07 Oct 2000 - 15:00 Local time
07 Oct 2000
Match
Group 9
Wembley Stadium
London
07Oct
England
EnglandENG
Germany
GermanyGER
Full-time
FT
0-1

UEFA EURO 2008 Prel. Comp.

08 Sep 2007 - 17:00 Local time
08 Sep 2007
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Group E
Wembley Stadium
London
08Sep
England
EnglandENG
Israel
IsraelISR
Full-time
FT
3-0
12 Sep 2007 - 20:00 Local time
12 Sep 2007
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Group E
Wembley Stadium
London
12Sep
England
EnglandENG
Russia
RussiaRUS
Full-time
FT
3-0
13 Oct 2007 - 15:00 Local time
13 Oct 2007
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Group E
Wembley Stadium
London
13Oct
England
EnglandENG
Estonia
EstoniaEST
Full-time
FT
3-0
21 Nov 2007 - 20:00 Local time
21 Nov 2007
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Group E
Wembley Stadium
London
21Nov
England
EnglandENG
Croatia
CroatiaCRO
Full-time
FT
2-3

FIFA WC 2010 Prel. Comp. European Zone

UEFA EURO 2012 Prel. Comp.

Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men

29 Jul 2012 - 17:00 Local time
29 Jul 2012
Match 13
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Group A
Wembley Stadium
London
29Jul
Senegal
SenegalSEN
Uruguay
UruguayURU
Full-time
FT
2-0
29 Jul 2012 - 19:45 Local time
29 Jul 2012
Match 16
Group A
Wembley Stadium
London
29Jul
Great Britain
Great BritainGBR
United Arab Emirates
United Arab EmiratesUAE
Full-time
FT
3-1
01 Aug 2012 - 17:00 Local time
01 Aug 2012
Match 22
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Group B
Wembley Stadium
London
01Aug
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
Gabon
GabonGAB
Full-time
FT
0-0
04 Aug 2012 - 14:30 Local time
04 Aug 2012
Match 26
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Quarter-finals
Wembley Stadium
London
04Aug
Mexico
MexicoMEX
Senegal
SenegalSEN
Full-time
FT
4-2
Mexico win after extra time
AET
07 Aug 2012 - 17:00 Local time
07 Aug 2012
Match 29
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Semi-finals
Wembley Stadium
London
07Aug
Mexico
MexicoMEX
Japan
JapanJPN
Full-time
FT
3-1
11 Aug 2012 - 15:00 Local time
11 Aug 2012
Match 32
Olympic Football Tournament Final
Gold medal match
Wembley Stadium
London
11Aug
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Mexico
MexicoMEX
Full-time
FT
1-2

Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Women

31 Jul 2012 - 19:45 Local time
31 Jul 2012
Match 18
Olympic Football Tournament Women Final
Group E
Wembley Stadium
London
31Jul
Great Britain
Great BritainGBR
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Full-time
FT
1-0
06 Aug 2012 - 17:00 Local time
06 Aug 2012
Match 23
Olympic Football Tournament Women Final
Semi-finals
Wembley Stadium
London
06Aug
France
FranceFRA
Japan
JapanJPN
Full-time
FT
1-2
09 Aug 2012 - 19:45 Local time
09 Aug 2012
Match 26
Olympic Football Tournament Women Final
Gold medal match
Wembley Stadium
London
09Aug
USA
USAUSA
Japan
JapanJPN
Full-time
FT
2-1

FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone

UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.

09 Oct 2014 - 19:45 Local time
09 Oct 2014
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Wembley Stadium
London
09Oct
England
EnglandENG
San Marino
San MarinoSMR
Full-time
FT
5-0
15 Nov 2014 - 17:00 Local time
15 Nov 2014
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Wembley Stadium
London
15Nov
England
EnglandENG
Slovenia
SloveniaSVN
Full-time
FT
3-1
27 Mar 2015 - 19:45 Local time
27 Mar 2015
Match 0
Continental Qualifier
Wembley Stadium
London
27Mar
England
EnglandENG
Lithuania
LithuaniaLTU
Full-time
FT
4-0