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probably... the greatest
football shirt collection in the world

Sister website goes live

Fri 24 Jan 2014

The Nation Football CollectionWe are pleased to report that our sister website, The National Football Collection, has been revamped and relaunched. The majority of items the website will display will be non-shirt related memorabilia from the Neville Evans collection, including international caps, medals, programmes and tickets and other ephemera paper items, and a small collection of match worn shirts. The Neville Evans collection is considered by many to be the UK's largest private collection of football memorabilia.

This vast collection also includes the largest private collection of Tottenham Hotspur memorabilia, which is now being added to the website. Since the site relauch, The National Football Collection has become the official valuation partner of the National Football Museum in Manchester, furthering the relationship with the museum which already houses part of the Neville Evans collection. There will be 6 valuation days annually, held at the museum, dates of which will be published on the National Football Museum website.

If you have an interest in memorabilia, please do visit the website which is continually growing and evolving.

Please note that The National Football Collection now offer football memorabilia valuations - please contact William at TNFC for information.

TNFSC gets published...

Tue 23 Nov 2010

Backpass magazine TNFSC has appeared in the October/November edition of "Backpass" magazine, with a well-received article on Bobby Moore match-worn England shirts - an excerpt from the article is reproduced below. TNFSC articles may well become a regular feature in "Backpass" magazine, so a trip to WHSmiths for a copy, or a visit to the "Backpass" website for a subscription would be well worth your while...

"The Neville Evans Collection of football memorabilia has been displayed, in part, in numerous exhibitions around the globe. But the shirt collection has never been available to view in full anywhere - until now.

TNFSC Curator SIMON SHAKESHAFT delves into the collection to pull out some of its treasures relating to the late, great Bobby Moore.


The famous red shirts worn that day [July 30, 1966] have become synonymous with with England's World Cup triumph and Moore's shirt would today, in the world of collecting, fetch a king's ransom, But where is it? The other 10 can be accounted for, even if West Germany captain Uwe Seeler had thrown Bobby Charlton's away at the end of his career.

Originally Moore's shirt was thought to have suffered the same fate as Sir Bobby's, disappearing somewhere in Germany never to see the light of day again. Or was it the shirt given by Moore to his good friend Morris Keston in 1970? Though the most famous of Moore's shirts may have been lost, there are five other England match-worn shirts in The National Football Shirt Collection. They are rare, much sought-after items.

The oldest Moore England shirt in TNFSC is almost identical to the iconic red long-sleeved 1966 World Cup shirt, worn by Moore in England's 1-0 friendly win over Poland on July 5, 1966."

(This is a paraphrased excerpt reproduced with kind permission of Backpass magazine. The complete article, with accompanying photographs, is included in Issue 13 Autumn 2010 of Backpass magazine, available from WHSmiths or online at the Backpass website.)


Working in association with the National Football Museum:

Wed 13 Oct 2010

Terry Paine England shirt and Cap and the three international shirts of Roberts, McLintock and Neil. Items from The National Football Shirt Collection were recently on display at the Skipton Museum & Art Gallery. Between July and September 2010, the shirts pictured in the display cabinet, formed part of a football exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the Craven FA. An estimated 10,000 people visited this exhibition and the loaning of objects to other museums is an important role of the National Football Museum and we are very happy for items from TNFSC to be used for this purpose.

The picture right shows Terry Paine's England shirt and Cap plus three other home nations international shirts worn by Roberts (Wales) McLintock (Scotland) and Neil (N.Ireland) on display in Skipton Town Hall's exhibition, all loaned by the NFM from their "Neville Evans Collection" exhibits.

"Probably the greatest football shirt collection in the world" opens its doors 13th Oct '10...

Tue 12 Oct 2010