Happy birthday Borussia Dortmund with love from the World’s First Football Club Sheffield FC 1857
A delegation from Sheffield FC are on their way to Germany to help celebrate BVB’s 104th birthday. They’ll take with them this gift of an engraved Friendship Bowl that was made in Sheffield and in doing so cement a friendship founded on shared values of respect, community and inclusion. Earlier this year BVB made a visit to Sheffield FC in order to discover the roots of the game with a club official saying,
"We wanted to visit the cradle of football and find inspiration. After all, it all started here in Sheffield and we at Borussia Dortmund are committed to tradition .. there are parallels between the two clubs. Sheffield FC´s values are based on respect and integrity, without distinction of social origin, nationality, religion, sex or age - values that have also always been shared by the BVB´s black and yellow family - coming together in their love of football."
A sentiment I’m sure we can all share.
Image used with kind permission of Sheffield FC