Legends of Football is one of the most prestigious charity events in the annual football calendar, and it returns on October 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London for its 22nd year.
The fundraising event aims to generate funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. To date, Legends of Football has raised more than £7 million, enabling it to provide tens of thousands of music therapy sessions for some of the UK’s most isolated and vulnerable people. Of the award, Steven Gerrard MBE says:
I have heard such wonderful things about the Legends of Football event and the great work it does to support Nordoff Robbins music therapy. I am both proud and thrilled to be receiving this singular honour – joining an amazing roll call of footballing greats that range from Sir Stanley Matthews to Pelé, as well as more recent stars of the Beautiful Game including Alan Shearer, David Beckham and, of course, Liverpool’s own Kenny Dalglish.
“I am looking forward to a fantastic night in the company of close colleagues and other members of the football family as well as the passionate fans and supporters who help to make it such a special evening.”
As a staunch Red, it’ll be an honour to be part of such a special event. Steven Gerrard is undeniably one of the true greats of the modern era, at the very centre of some of the most memorable moments I’ve ever experienced as a Liverpool FC fan. It’s gonna be a great evening in aid of Nordoff Robbins, a genuinely brilliant charity who do so much fantastic work, and we’re absolutely delighted to be involved.”
The place to see Legends of Football
Described by Sir Alex Ferguson as “the best charity dinner in the football calendar”, this hugely popular event will also play host to an evening of unmissable live entertainment and will be graced by many other true legends and exponents of the Beautiful Game.
The event has celebrated the achievements and careers of some of the game’s greatest-ever footballers and managers. Past recipients of the Legends of Football Award include John Charles, Sir Stanley Matthews, Brian Clough, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kenny Dalglish, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alan Shearer, Denis Law, Eric Cantona, Pelé, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham amongst others.
Date: Monday, 2nd October 2017
Location: The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London