What is

Legends of Football?

Legends of Football has raised more than £7 million for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. In it’s former glory, known as The HMV Football Extravaganza, this remarkable event enjoyed 20 years celebrating the achievements and careers of some of the greatest footballers and managers in the beautiful game. Legends such as John Charles, Sir Stanley Matthews, Brian Clough, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer and Eric Cantona, to name but a few, have received this prestigious award. In the past few years, we’ve been honoured to present the award to Pelé – widely regarded as the greatest player of all time – and to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the event, we saw David Beckham join our Legends league. In 2016, we celebrated 25 seasons of the Premier League, and honoured a special group of players who hold the accolade of scoring a century of Premier League goals.


In 2017, the most prestigious charity event in the football calendar celebrated the achievements of Liverpool and England hero Steven Gerrard. Widely regarded as one of the finest footballers that England has ever produced, not just as a player, but as a leader and captain of his club and country, Steven Gerrard embodies the best of English football. This legend is a rarity in this modern age, a hometown boy who signed for the club he loved as a teenager and stayed there for the entirety of his top flight career despite the lure of big money contracts elsewhere.


Legends of Football 2017 celebrated this amazing footballing journey from the youth team, his early years in the Premier League to leading England and Captaining Liverpool to victory in the Miracle in Istanbul and much more.

“It's a great evening, a great cause and an honour to be part of it.”

- Ryan Giggs

“I always look forward to this event, it’s a cracking night out and for a really good cause too. It will also be good to catch up with some of the members of the “100 club” and discuss when we will host one for the 200 club!”

- Alan Shearer

“To meet people like Romano is so special because you really see the effects that Nordoff Robbins has on the lives of children”

- David Beckham

“I am both proud and thrilled to have received this singular honour – joining an amazing roll call of footballing greats. I’m only too happy to support Legends of Football in the great work they do to raise vital finds for Nordoff Robbins.”

- Steven Gerrard


What you need to know

The Event

Date: Monday 8th October

Time: 6.30pm arrival

Venue: Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN


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Why LoF?

Join us for a night of fun, food and celebrating a true legend of the game.


Attend LoF?

Now in it’s 21st year, the LoF continues to be the most incredible night of football, entertainment and fundraising.  Everyone attending LoF is promised an unforgettable night, the pinnacle of the annual entertainment calendar which your guests will be talking about long after the final-whistle.


The event this year will celebrate 25 Seasons of The Premier League – a quarter of a century of football that has propelled the transformation of the modern game. We will celebrate The Premier League’s greatest goal scorers, including the elite group who share in the distinction of scoring a personal century of Premier League goals.  We will be welcoming many of the ‘100 Club’ members on the night and for the first time, awarding the Best Goal of The Premier League 100 Club, voted for by guests on the night.

Package details

2018 table package details to be released shortly.

To join the legends


Previous LoF events

Football Extravaganza Highlights

LoF 2016



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