A slice of Sheffield
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Sheffield FC will soon celebrate their 157th birthday – a figure which makes them the oldest existing football club in the world. The above picture shows the South Yorkshire side in their infancy.

Sheffield FC have been bestowed with the FIFA Order of Merit, while FIFA President Blatter is a club member. Furthermore, Brazilian legend Pele attended their 150th anniversary match against an Inter Milan team featuring Marco Materazzi and Mario Balotelli.

Not bad for a team from the eighth tier of the English pyramid.