For club and country

Donate to plant 100 trees in memory of the Blades players who fought in the First World War.

Did you know?

After Sheffield United beat Chelsea 3-0 in the 1915 FA Cup final, Lord Derby told the players, 'You have played with one another and against one another for the Cup. It is now the duty of everyone to join with each other and play a sterner game for England'.

Featured footballer

James Revill

James Revill played for Sheffield United between 1910 and 1917. A speedy winger, he scored three goals in 60 league appearances. He married in 1915 and a year later joined the Royal Engineers. Promoted to Lance-Corporal, he died of wounds received at the battle of Arras in 1917.

Players who served and died

  • Alexander Kay
  • James Revill

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Our ambassador

Sir Trevor Brooking

"In partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, we hope to create a living and digital legacy to remember the sacrifices made by footballers on the frontline and  the home front  war time effort."

Not your club? Check out our list of football clubs involved in the First World War or donate to the National Football Museum's appeal.

For club and country