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London Underground gets sporting makeover to mark 150 years of English Football Association
LONDON - Next stop, Alf Ramsey. Mind the gap.
Wembley Park and the other 366 stations on the London Underground map have been renamed after football's biggest names on a commemorative edition to mark the 150th anniversaries of both the English Football Association and the capital's transit network.
Ramsey presided over England's greatest football moment at Wembley as manager of the 1966 World Cup-winning team.
Leytonstone has been renamed "David Beckham" in recognition of the former England captain's birthplace.
Renowned overseas players also appear, with the Circle Line featuring "Giants of the World Cup" including Pele, Diego Maradona and Michel Platini.
Designed by Harry Beck in 1933, and inspired by electric circuit diagrams, the Tube map is considered one of the most successful pieces of visual design in history.
"Football and London Underground have always been closely linked — from the early days of the game, to jubilant fans travelling to and from Wembley on the Jubilee line and the hundreds of thousands that use the network to get to games every weekend today," London Underground chief operating officer Phil Hufton said.
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