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English FA releases soccer tube map, as 150th anniversary celebrations continue

Oct 7, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

London Tube Map... soccer style London Tube Map... soccer style

It just so happens that the 150th anniversary of world soccer’s oldest governing body also coincides with the 150th birthday of Transport for London.

So they came up with this amazing London Underground map, that has transformed every station on the tube into a players name, and the different lines have also been renamed with a soccer theme in mind.

Why not take the ‘overseas line’ from Tim Howard to Robin van Persie? Or perhaps the ‘goalscorers line’ from Michel Owen to Kevin Keegan, or the ‘managers line’ from Sir Alf Ramsey to Jose Mourinho?

This really is fantastic for anyone familiar with the London Underground network, as it puts a whole new spin on traveling on the tube. Try it out, English FA style, the next time you travel on London’s Victorian built subway system. It could get confusing, but in the name of soccer, it would be bags of fun.

And for fans of soccer in the USA, both Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey get stations named after them, as does Mexico’s Javier Hernandez. And the USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann is honored too.

Check out the images below to plot your way through London, with a soccer twist.

source:  Here is the key for all of the newly named lines….

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Plot out your route, which famous players will you stop at?

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Jurgen Klinsmann, Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Javier Hernandez all feature… can you spot them?

  1. footballer4ever - Oct 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Clever. Inquisitive. Brilliant. Uniquely British.

  2. nitrox11 - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    “It just so happens that the 150th anniversary of world soccer’s oldest governing body also coincides with the 150th birthday of Transport for London.”

    It’s actually the 150th birthday of London Underground. Transport for London is the body which oversees everything (buses, Trains, streets etc) and that was only created back in the early 2000′s.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/25979.aspx

  3. notaretard - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    why is there a johan cruyff stop? maybe i’m just not getting it but never played or managed in england, so i don’t really understand his inclusion. could someone explain this to me?

    • notaretard - Oct 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      never mind, i guess maldini, maradona, etc. have stops too. shouldn’t have assumed it was only players who played in england

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