Sheffield FC join Real Madrid at football’s top table FIFA Order of Merit. There are only two football clubs in the world with a FIFA Order of Merit. One is Real Madrid, the other is Sheffield FC.

Sheffield Chairman Richard Tims stood alongside Madrid legends Alfredo di Stefano and Emilio Butragueno to receive the award at a glittering ceremony in Paris in 2004. FIFA’s Executive Committee bestowed the highly prestigious honour on Sheffield FC for the club’s historic importance and contribution to the world’s most popular sport. Madrid were decorated for being the most successful club in Europe over the last 100 years. Following the awards ceremony, Sheffield FC officials were whisked to FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, where they presented FIFA President Sepp Blatter with a framed photograph of the Sheffield side from 1857.

Sheffield FC Roll Of Honour:

• FA Amateur Cup Winners 1903/04 

• FA Vase Runners Up 1976/77

• FA Cup Quarter Finalists 1873/74, 1875/76, 1877/78

• Northern Premier League Div1 South Play Off Finalists 2007/08 

• Northern Counties East League Runners Up 2006/07 

• Northern Counties East League Cup Winners 2000/01, 2004/05 

• Northern Counties East League Cup Finalists 2002/03, 2005/06 

• Northern Counties East League Divison 1 Champions 1988/89, 1990/91

• Northern Counties East League Divison 1 Runners Up 1985/86

• Yorkshire League Cup Winners 1977/78

• Yorkshire League Cup Finalists 1952/53

• Yorkshire League Division Two Champions 1976/77 

• Yorkshire League Division Two Promoted 1951/52, 1954/55, 1965/66 

• Yorkshire League Division Three Promoted 1975/76

• Sheffield & Hallamshire FA Senior Cup Winners 1993/94, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2009/10 

• Whitbread Trophy Winners 1987/88