REVEALED: Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite football team


REVEALED: Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite football team

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At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away, ending a 70-year reign during which she had an impact on all facets of UK culture, including football. Some of the most significant occasions in UK football history were witnessed by the Queen.

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Queen Elizabeth II, a former head of state in the UK, is rumoured to have backed several causes over the years. Today, there is speculation that the Queen supported West Ham. Thought to have kept a low profile with her squad in order to maintain her impartiality, it has now been suggested that the current queen may have admired the team as early as the 1960s.

The Queen met Arsene Wenger in 2007 at a Buckingham Palace function, and it’s also speculated that this encounter may have given the monarch a warm spot for Arsenal. She allegedly found Cesc Fabregas to be very impressive after speaking with him.

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Queen Elizabeth’s love for Football

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Recognizing the services of various football players in the New Year’s Honours and Queen’s Birthday Honours was one of Elizabeth’s most significant cultural tasks.

The first footballer to be knighted was Sir Stanley Matthews, who was later followed by notable football figures including Alf Ramsey, Alex Ferguson, and Bobby Robson. Numerous footballers, like Roy Hodgson, David Beckham, and most recently, Gareth Bale, have also won OBEs, MBEs, and CBEs.

Due to a back injury, Elizabeth was unable to officially inaugurate Arsenal’s new stadium, the Emirates Stadium, in 2007. The queen welcomed the first-team team to Buckingham Palace as an act of atonement. After being given a tour of the State Apartments, Arsene Wenger’s team stayed for afternoon tea. After the event, Thierry Henry said: “It went really nicely. I have no words to describe the experience the Queen has given us.”

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