Century of Football captures 100 years of the drama, passion, excitement and despair that only The Beautiful Game can evoke. Coming into the 20th century Preston North End were the finest team in the country. At the very end of the 19th century The Invincibles swept all before them and as we move into the new millennium it's another team from the North West of England, Manchester United, who have dominated the game, culminating in their magnificent Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup treble.
In the intervening 100 years the game of Association Football has produced a galaxy of stars, thrilling games and controversy from the early years of the White Horse final through to the emergence of Michael Owen at the 1998 World Cup finals.
Along the way we pay tribute to Herbert Chapman's sensational Huddersfield and Arsenal sides of the Thirties; explore the era of Finney and Matthews; relive England's World Cup Victory of 1966; rejoice in the skills of the fantastic Brazil side of 1970; chart the rise of Liverpool as the dominant force in European football in the 70s and 80s; and examine the sweeping changes in the game in the 90s culminating in an English team once again being crowned Champions of Europe in 1999.
Century of Football is a remarkable story of 100 years of the People's Game, featuring rare archive footage, exclusive interviews, incredible matches and all the most memorable moments.