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Sheffield is well known for being a steel production powerhouse, but did you know….
1. Sheffield is home to the world’s oldest football club.
Sheffield FC was founded in 1857 – making it the oldest association football club in the world. In 2004, Sheffield FC was awarded the FIFA Order of Merit. The only other football team to have been awarded this prestigious award is Spain’s Real Madrid.
2. A number of incredibly famous bands originally hail from Sheffield.
The Arctic Monkeys, the Human League, Def Leppard and Pulp all call Sheffield home. It is also where the classic British film The Full Monty was set!
3. Sheffield is the UK’s greenest city.
Sheffield is home to more than 2 million trees. According to Sheffield City Council, this means that the city has more trees per person than any other city in Europe. Talk about a breath of fresh air!
4. Locals love using pet names for each other…
In Sheffield, there is a tendency among the locals to call each other ‘duck’. Or ‘pet’. Or ‘love’. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are or what gender you are – it is simply a habit that has stuck!
5. Everyone in Sheffield loves snooker.
The Snooker World Championships are held in Sheffield and every year, a collection of the world’s top players gather at The Crucible to compete for the title. This is a must see event for any Sheffield local.