26 May 2017
STEVEN GERRARD TO BE HONOURED AT 2017 ‘LEGENDS OF FOOTBALL’ CELEBRATION
26th May 2017, London, UK: Legends of Football sponsored by hmv, is proud to announce that Liverpool FC icon Steven Gerrard will be the latest footballing great to be honoured with the prized Legend of Football Award. Long-established as one of the most prestigious charity events in the football calendar, the annual fundraiser will return on Monday 2nd October 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London for its 22nd year.
The 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.
This year’s celebration will pay tribute to the legendary Steven Gerrard, one of the finest footballers that England has ever produced. Legends of Football will commend the journey Steven has taken to captain both England and Liverpool in the Premier League. Regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Gerrard spent 17 seasons at Anfield and was instrumental in lifting a number of trophies, most notably the Champions League on that unforgettable night in Istanbul in 2005.
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, Tony Adams, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kenny Dalglish, Sir Alex Ferguson, Alan Shearer, Denis Law, Eric Cantona, Pelé, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham amongst others.
Brian McLaughlin, Chairman of The Legends of Football, adds: “We’re proud to be honouring Steven Gerrard on what promises to be an unmissable event. Legends of Football has become one of the biggest and most anticipated charity fundraisers that commands a true heritage within the football calendar – all supported by the football community and fans.”
Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore, says: “This year we recognise the incredible achievements of Liverpool great Steven Gerrard. Legends of Football is now a permanent fixture in the football calendar and contributes to the fantastic work of Nordoff Robbins. The Premier League is proud to support Nordoff Robbins in its continued commitment to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people across the country.”
Julie Whelan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins says: “As a charity, we depend on fantastic events such as Legends of Football. We are appreciative of all the hard work that goes into organising such a prestigious event and are grateful for all the funds generated. Every penny raised goes towards supporting the life changing work we do.”
Tickets & packages are now available, as well as donation and sponsorship opportunities.