Football and the First World War


This is a non-profit First World War Centenary Partnership initiative working with the National Football Museum to record the relatively-undocumented story of football during the Great War.

The website features a Roll of Honour of football players who made first-team appearances in both the English Football League and Southern League, and those who featured in the Scottish Football League. The list will be updated as new information becomes available. Information about each club and an interactive map

With sources drawn from archival collections around the world, the website makes previously inaccessible information available to academics, researchers and football supporters worldwide, thus creating a definitive record of football during the period and a lasting legacy for the centenary of the First World War.


Football and The First World War is the companion website to the National Football Museum exhibition The Greater Game: Football & The First World WarThis major new exhibition tells the forgotten stories of players and fans during World War One.

The Greater Game: Football & The First World War explores the role football played at home and at the front during The Great War, and looks in detail at some of those who served.

From the FA Cup winner killed just days before the end of war to the soldier injured in battle who fought back to be England captain, this engaging and original new exhibition will bring you closer to the people who served their club and their country a century ago.

Find out more about the key figures featured in the exhibition on the website ‘Story Wall’.

The Greater Game: Football & The First World War opens on 19 December 2014, and runs until 30 September 2015. Admission is free. Visit to find out more about the museum and the exhibition.

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