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L’étoile musulmane Mascaréene

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L’étoile musulmane Mascaréene (founded 1908) - the team that evolved into Gallia Club de Mascara (1924). This picture dates from c 1916.




John Wisden & Co. Manufacture The Finest Footballs In The World

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The Sportsman 21.09.01

Wisden, a name more often associated with cricket, was also a supplier of football goods.
Testimonials from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards (who used the 7/6 ball daily for 3 months) and Charterhouse School (ordering a 12/6 ball for the game vs Old Carthusians).
The Corinthian cost the equivalent of about £60 at today's prices.




The FA Tour of Germany and Prague 1899

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ENGLISH FOOTBALLERS ABROAD.
FIVE or six years ago who could have foreshadowed the visit of an English football team to Germany as within the scope of practical politics before the end of the century? Six years since, the game was unknown, at least to the bulk of the youth of Germany. At that time, it is true, there were international contests of a kind. In 1893, Herr W. Bensemann was captain of the Carlsruhe (sic) Football Club. An enthusiast of enthusiasts, in his hands football in South Germany was bound to develop. Through his initiative, international matches were arranged and duly carried out. Teams representing South Germany played in Paris and in Switzerland,if not in other European centres. North Germany was not fortunate enough to have a leader of Mr. Bensemann’s energy.Football there, indeed, is only the product of the last two or three years. That it should have made the headway it has in this short space of time says a great deal for the zeal of those who are responsible for its management there. Until quite recently it would not have been possible to have played a match of any pretensions in Berlin. There was in fact no ground which could have been enclosed. In the last few months this want has been remedied, and the excellent ground close to Charlottenburg, known as the Sport-park, on which the Englishmen played their first match, will bear comparison with the majority of our English football enclosures in respect of its playing condition. That English players went out this year was mainly due to the enterprise of Herr Bensemann. It was at his insistence that the Council of the Football Association accepted the invitation of the German Central Committee to send out the best team they could of English players. For some time it looked as if Mr. Bensemann had reckoned without his host. In Hamburg as well as by the South German Association the undertaking was coldly received. The trip was regarded as premature by both these bodies. Objection was made that it was not possible to collect a team thoroughly representative of German football. Whatever their reasons the objectors did their best to make the tour impossible.The South German Association even went so far as to threaten any of their players taking part in the matches with suspension. In some cases it became more than a threat in more than one instance actual suspension was the result. Whether this attitude was right or wrong, whether it was sportsmanlike or the reverse, it is not for us to say. The fact is only mentioned to show the difficulties against which Herr Bensemann and his colleagues on the German Central Committee had to contend. Indeed until within a few days of the departure of the English players it was uncertain whether the trip would come off. But the Central Committee, to their lasting credit be it said, carried out all their engagements to the letter. Events showed,too, that their judgment was correct. The fears that had been expressed by those who opposed the project proved to be visionary. From first to last the English players, professionals as well as amateurs, had the warmest reception. Officially they met with profuse hospitality everywhere unofficially, all classes received them with courtesy, in many cases even with a hearty welcome. Nor is it unreasonable to hope that the football players of Germany and Austria will benefit materially from the examples of such all-round experts as Bassett and Rogers, of Holt and Crabtree. In goalkeeping the Germans have little to learn. Even Waller, excellent as he is could have taught them little had he been called upon to any great extent, which he was not. Altogether the form of the German players was full of promise. The best all-round play was seen at Prague; but football there has been played under better conditions. In one important respect the Germans want little teaching. They played the game in Prague, Berlin, and Carlsruhe alike in the proper spirit, avoiding on the whole anything approaching to roughness The forwards were fast, most of them, and showed fair 'combination. They only want experience to play really well and the improved form of some of them at Carlsruhe showed that they had already learned a little of the science of the English players as the result of the previous matches. The defence at Prague was the best we saw It was more level and certainly the backs were more severely taxed there. Still the best defensive player was Ivor Schrieber (sic), who captained the teams at Berlin and Carlsruhe. As a half back he is distinctly promising, fast,and sure to be clever with more experience. At full back,his brother, E. Schrieber (sic) , Kohts and Westendorp at Berlin,Hildebrand and Mayer at Prague, were all fairly good. All the three goalkeepers were excellent. W. Langer was a bit uncertain in the first half of the second match at Berlin. At Carlsruhe he kept very well, as did Eichelmann at Berlin and Troy at Prague. The successes of the English eleven were Rogers, of Newcastle United, Holt and Crabtree. Rogers came as something of a surprise forward. He is very fast as well as strong, middles well, and is a good shot. On his form this tour the Selection Committee of the Football Association will do well to give him a trial in a big match. Holt, at half back, played a consistently fine game. He showed all the pluck and science that brought him to the forefront in his early days. Crabtree at full back was at his very best, and his versatility must have been quite an education to the Germans. Bach, of Sunderland, was, of course, overshadowed by Crabtree. Still he played a good game throughout at back. The veteran Bassett, whose first International was in 1888, was in very good form on the outside right in the first match. The other grounds were uneven, and he was unable to show to the same advantage. From a football standpoint the tour cannot fail to do good. Socially too the visit appeared to produce the best of feeling. The English team are indeed not likely to forget the many acts of kindliness of which they were the recipients. Herr Bensemann, who accompanied them throughout, will be the central figure in their recollections of a most pleasurable trip. The brothers Schrieber at Berlin and Professor Leudenfeld in Prague did very much too to add to their enjoyment. Amateurs and professionals met with the same reception off, as well as on the field. There was not a shadow of a distinction throughout the tour. Moreover it is gratifying to record that the most cordial relations existed between all the members of the team throughout.
 Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News -  09.12.99
Schrieber  should read  Schricker.
For details of the tour see here.


Canada in The Antipodes,1924

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In 1924 Canada toured Australia and New Zealand.
Eight of the players (and the manager) were UK born.
The touring party was:

GK

Harry Mosher

University of British Columbia


Hank Noseworthy

Montreal


FB

Mitch McLean

Calgary Caledonians

Scotland

George Anderson

Ladysmith

Scotland

HB

Dickie Stobbart

Nanaimo

England

Bob Harley ©

Winnipeg United Weston

Scotland

Fred Dierden

Toronto Willys-Overland

England

Jack Armstrong

Vancouver St. Andrews


F

William Sanford

Montreal Blue Bonnets



Harry Chapman

Ladysmith

England


Leslie Ford

Regina Thistles

England


Bill Linning

Lethbridge Veterans United

Scotland


George Forrest

Toronto Ulster United



Jim Wilson

Edmonton Royals



J. Hood

Brandon



Fred Bowman

Saskatoon Radials


Trainer

Don Morrison

Ladysmith


Manager

James Adam

Victoria

Scotland


There were 6 internationals against Australia.

07.06.24

Australia

3

2

Canada

Brisbane

14.06.24

Australia

0

1

Canada

Sydney

23.06.24

Australia

4

1

Canada

Sydney

28.06.24

Australia

0

0

Canada

Newcastle

12.07.24

Australia

1

4

Canada

Adelaide

26.07.24

Australia

1

0

Canada

Sydney


P

W

D

L

F

A

6

2

1

3

8

9


The statistics for the whole tour were:

P

W

D

L

F

A

27

11

8

8

49

34











































Bob Harley

 Dickie Stobbart

Bill Linning

George Forrest

Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield Town dominated English domestic football in the mid 1920s, winning 3 League Championships in a row.
Pictured here are Tommy Wilson, Bertie Smith, Clem Stephenson, Charlie Wilson, Billy Watson and Sam Wadsworth.



President's XIV v Secretary's XIV

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THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.
The gentlemen who have expended so much time in arranging the new code of laws for the regulation of the game of football had the gratification of seeing them put to practical and highly-satisfactory test on Saturday last, when the members of the association mustered in good round numbers at Battersea Park, and played a friendly game, there being fourteen on each side. A large muster of spectators, attracted the fine bracing weather and the novelty of the proceedings, attended, and, in common with those who took active part in the game, expressed their entire satisfaction at the working of the new laws. The sides were chosen the Messrs.Alcock, and were distinguishable as President’s and Secretary's,and included following :—Messrs. J. F. Alcock, E. C.Morley, C. M. Tebbutt, C. Hewett, G. T. Wawn, J. P. Phillips, Innes, M'Calmont, Needham, H. Baker, A. Baker, Lloyd, Hughes, Jackson, C. W. Alcock, A. Pember, H.W. Chambers, A. M. Tebbut, Gray, Drew, Graham, Cutbill, Morton, J. Turner, Morris, Renshaw, Lenchars, and Scott. The game commenced shortly alter half-past two, and some very spirited play ensued, which only concluded when twilight was far advanced, and resulted in the President’s Side obtaining two goals. It would be invidious to mention the names of any of the players having distinguished themselves where all were active; suffice it to say, that the afternoon was very pleasantly spent, and so was the evening, by portion of the members and their friends, who retired to the Grosvenor Hotel, Pimlico, where a capital dinner and some excellent wines were discussed the satisfaction of all concerned.The complete list of fixtures of the Barnes Club will appear in Saturday’s paper, and we shall be glad if the secretaries of other clubs will forward lists of their matches to come by Thursday’s post at latest.
 Sporting Life - 06.01.64

Football League v Southern League

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During the 1914-15 season only 6 of the 40 clubs in the Football League were from south of Birmingham. Of the 20 teams in the first division of the Southern League, 19 would become members of the Football League by the 1920-21 season.
In addition to the annual fixtures against the Scottish and Irish leagues, the Football League staged matches against the Southern League between 1910 and 1914:


11.04.10

Football League

2

2

Southern League

Stewart



Lewis

Parkinson



Fleming

Stamford Bridge (7,000)



Football League

J Lievesley

Sheffield United

R Downs

Barnsley

T Rodway

Preston North End

F Taylor

Chelsea

J Harrop

Liverpool

H Moffat

Burnley

A Goddard

Liverpool

J Stewart

Newcastle United

J Parkinson

Liverpool

J Bache

Aston Villa

H Middlemiss

Tottenham Hotspur



Southern League

J Johnson

Crystal Palace

F Blackman

Brighton & Hove Albion

J Bulcock

Crystal Palace

J Mahon

New Brompton

A Hartwell

Queen’s Park Rangers

A Trueman

Southampton

R Jefferson

Swindon Town

H Fleming

Swindon Town

W Steer

Queen’s Park Rangers

A Lewis

Northampton Town

H Buckle

Coventry City


Jack Parkinson (Liverpool)

14.11.10

Football League

2

3

Southern League

Hibbert



Fleming

Bradshaw



Reid




Trueman

White Hart Lane (5000)


Football League

T Lunn

Tottenham Hotspur

G Maltby

Nottingham Forest

J Johnston

Clapton Orient

R Duckworth

Manchester United

C Buckley

Aston Villa

W Bradshaw

Blackburn Rovers

J Mordue

Sunderland

J Coleman

Sunderland

W Hibbert

Bury

J Stewart

Newcastle United

G Wall

Manchester United


Southern League

G Kitchen

West Ham United

F Blackman

Brighton & Hove Albion

J Walker

Swindon Town

W Booth

Brighton & Hove Albion

A Hartwell

Queen’s Park Rangers

A Trueman

Southampton

R Jefferson

Swindon Town

H Fleming

Swindon Town

G Reid

Brentford

H Moody

Luton Town

H Lipsham

Millwall



Geordie Reid (Brentford)



09.10.11

Football League

2

1

Southern League

Roberts



Bradley

Hampton




Victoria Ground, Stoke (10000)


                                                   
                                                                                               

Football League

A Iremonger

Notts County

L Hofton

Manchester United

J Pennington

West Bromwich Albion

R Duckworth

Manchester United

C Roberts

Manchester United

G Hunter

Aston Villa

J Simpson

Blackburn Rovers

H Halse

Manchester United

H Hampton

Aston Villa

F Buck

West Bromwich Albion

B Shearman

West Bromwich Albion


Southern League

C Shaw

Queen’s Park Rangers

R Brittan

Northampton Town

J Robertson

Southampton

S Frost

Millwall

E Bradley

Coventry City

T Randall

West Ham United

R Jefferson

Swindon Town

H Fleming

Swindon Town

J Peart

Stoke

F Bradshaw

Northampton Town

E Freeman

Northampton Town


Harry Hampton (Aston Villa)

30.09.12

Football League

2

1

Southern League

Buchan



Webb

Bradshaw




Old Trafford, 10,000



Football League

R Williamson

Middlesbrough

E Longworth

Liverpool

E Fletcher

Manchester City

H Moffat

Oldham Athletic

J Fay

Bolton Wanderers

R McNeal

West Bromwich Albion

A Goddard

Liverpool

C Buchan

Sunderland

E West

Manchester United

P Bradshaw

Everton

G Wall

Manchester United




Southern League

C Shaw

Queen’s Park Rangers

H Collyer

Crystal Palace

J Walker

Swindon Town

R Spottiswood

Crystal Palace

J Hughes

Crystal Palace

T Randall

West Ham United

F Walden

Northampton Town

D Shea

West Ham United

W Davis

Millwall

C Webb

Brighton & Hove Albion

S Lamb

Swindon Town


Charles Buchan (Sunderland)



09.02.14

Football League

3

1

Southern League

Shea (3)



Davis





The Den, 13000



Football League

S Hardy

Aston Villa

R Crompton

Blackburn Rovers

J Pennington

West Bromwich Albion

F Cuggy

Sunderland

J Harrop

Aston Villa

R McNeal

West Bromwich Albion

C Wallace

Aston Villa

D Shea

Blackburn Rovers

G Elliot

Middlesbrough

E Latheron

Blackburn Rovers

H Martin

Sunderland


Southern League

T Thorpe

Northampton Town

J Fort

Exeter City

H Colclough

Crystal Palace

W Booth

Brighton & Hove Albion

A Mitchell

Queen’s Park Rangers

R Liddell

Millwall

R Jefferson

Swindon Town

W Batty

Swindon Town

W Davis

Millwall

B Bowler

Plymouth Argyle

E Hendren

Brentford


                                                   
Danny Shea (Blackburn Rovers)


26.10.14

Football League

2

1

Southern League

Stephenson (2)



Moody





Highbury, 11000



Football League

A Reynolds

Fulham

R Crompton

Blackburn Rovers

J Boocock

Bradford City

J Harrow

Chelsea

T Fleetwood

Everton

W Watson

Burnley

F Walden

Tottenham Hotspur

C Stephenson

Aston Villa

H Halse

Chelsea

E Latheron

Blackburn Rovers

J Hodkinson

Blackburn Rovers


Southern League

T Thorpe

Northampton Town

J Kirkwood

Millwall

H Colclough

Crystal Palace

V Gregory

Watford

A Mitchell

Queen’s Park Rangers

R Liddell

Millwall

W Thompson

Queen’s Park Rangers

W Batty

Swindon Town

S Puddefoot

West Ham United

H Moody

Millwall

R Hughes

Northampton Town


Clem Stephenson (Aston Villa)



Wins

Goals scored

Football League

4

13

Southern League

1

9

Drawn

1





Madelon

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La Madelon was a French popular song of the 1914-18 war.
I do not know how it came to be the nickname of the Czech footballer Jan Knobloch , but he was, throughout his career, known as Madelon.
Madelon joined Sparta Prague in 1927 and won the Czech national championship in 1932. He also made 18 appearances for the Czech national team (1929-33). The image is from a cigarette card by the German company Richard Greiling Zigarettenfabrikan. 

Acknowledgements  to http://collectorscrack.blogspot.co.uk

FA Cup Final, 1889

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Here is a programme for the 1889 FA Cup Final between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End's Invincibles (the Cup version, with Mills- Roberts in the place of Trainer).
Major Marindin would undoubtedly have been rooting for Wolves' English XI (including 7 internationals).  Wolves had finished 3rd in the League,  conceding 9 goals across the 2 meetings with Preston.
DewhurstRoss and Thomson were the scorers as Preston won 3-0 to secure the Double. 


Bulgaria 1924

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1924 was a big year in Bulgarian football. The first national championship competition was scheduled and the nation played its first international fixtures.
Regional leagues had been held since 1921, and in 1924 a unification tournament for the 6 regional champions was planned. Unfortunately this was  abandoned when Vladislav (Varna) refused to replay their semi final with Levski in Sofia, wanting a switch to Varna as the original tie had been played in Sofia. This was never resolved. 
 The following season's  championship was successfully concluded, with Vladislav beating Levski 2-0 in the final.

Bulgaria's first international came on 21.05.24 at Vienna's Simmeringer Sportplatz. 
The team featured 9 Levski players.

Petar Ivanov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Aleksandar Hristov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Simeon Yankov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Gheno Mateev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Boian Byanov   

S.С. Ticha, (Varna)
Dimitr Manolov 

S.C. Slavia, (Sofia)
Dimitr Mutafchiev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Nikola Mutafchiev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Tsvetan Genev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Konstantin Maznikov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Kiril Yovovich 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)


Austria (in their 87th international) were too strong for the Bulgarians, who held out until the 31st minute. The final score was Austria 6, Bulgaria 0.

Bulgaria made 2 changes for their next match, against The Irish Free State at the Olympic Games in Paris.


Petar Ivanov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Aleksandar Hristov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Simeon Yankov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Ivan Radoev  

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Boian Byanov   

S.С. Ticha, (Varna)
Dimitr Manolov 

S.C. Slavia, (Sofia)
Dimitr Mutafchiev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Nikola Mutafchiev 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Todor Vladimirov

S.C. Slavia, (Sofia)
Konstantin Maznikov 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)

Kiril Yovovich 

S.C. Levski, (Sofia)


They were beaten by Patrick Dunkan's 75th minute goal.
Bulgaria's first international win came in their 15th match, against Romania in 1930.




Chirk AAA v Darwen

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Cricket and Football Field 29.01.87

This article tells us so much about the state of football in 1880s. Professionalism was legal, organized competition in the form of the FA Cup and the county cups had firmly taken root in the public imagination. The provinces, particularly the north west and the midlands, had a thriving football culture and there was a railway network that facilitated affordable travel for teams and their supporters. 
Darwen travel to Chirk in north east Wales for an FA Cup tie.

Darwen feature the old English internationals Marsden and Rostron, while in goal they have Hugh Mcintyre, formerly of Blackburn Rovers and Glasgow Rangers.  A versatile player indeed, he had represented Scotland at centre half, moving back into goal as his age increased (he was 31).

GK

McIntyre

FB

Marsden

Leach

HB

Hamilton

Ashton

Thornber

F

Haresnape

Broughton

Rostron

Shorrock

Slater



Chirk was a village but they boasted 4 internationals in their line up : William Owen,  Di Jones (later of Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City),  George Owen (later of Newton Heath) and  George Griffiths. In  April 1887 this same XI won the Welsh Cup for the first time, and  retained it the following season.

GK

E Povey

FB

T Wynne

Di Jones

HB

H Owen

J Owen

J Jones

F

P Griffiths

W Owen

T Williams

G Owen

G Griffiths


That Ruabon people had travelled  the five miles south to support Darwen against their local rivals (an exclusively Welsh team) is a delightful detail.  


Zuzu

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Cunha Bueno, the Paulistano goalkeeper, in action against Palestra Itália in 1917.
Zuzu, as he was known, was a goalkeeper of desperation, noted for unconventional last ditch saves executed with all parts of his anatomy.
With Zuzu in goal Paulistano won the Campeonato Paulista in 1916,1917, 1918 & 1919.
Away from football he was a coffee farmer and exporter. 
The ball in this photograph looks small. I have read that size 4 balls were used in Italy, I'm not sure if that was the case in South America too. 

Any Wintry Afternoon in England

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Image result for painting football soccer 1880
C. R. W. Nevinson was an English artist who was an associate of the Italian Futurists and an official War Artist in the 1914-18 conflict.
Any Wintry Afternoon in England was painted in 1930, and can be seen at the Manchester Art Gallery.



A Review of the 1897-98 Season

Double Figure Scores in Internationals

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 Sophus 'Krølben' Nielsen- 10 goals v France .
Gottfried Fuchs- 10 goals v Russia

 Poul 'Tist' Nielsen - featured in 2 double figure wins.

'Påsket' Bengtsson- conceded double figures on 2 occasions.  


18.02.82

Ireland

0

13

England


Ireland’s first foray into international football and an inauspicious start.  Aston Villa’s Vaughton (5) and Digger Brown (4) did the bulk of the damage.

James Hamilton was the goalkeeper to suffer.


03.03.88

Wales

11

0

Ireland


This remains Wales’ record score.

John Clugston on the receiving end.


24.03.88

Ireland

2

10

Scotland


6 Scots players got on the scoresheet as a miserable month saw Ireland concede 21 goals in 2 matches.

On this occasion Ralph Lawther was the unfortunate custodian.


18.02.99

England

13

2

Ireland


The Times reported that ‘The play might well be described as one long series of attacks on the Irish goal…’ There were 4 goals from G.O Smith and a debut hattrick from Jimmy Settle, Steve Bloomer chipped in with 2.

A debut to forget for James Lewis.


23.02.01

Scotland

11

0

Ireland


4 apiece for Hamilton and McMahon.

Irish goalkeeper Sam McAlpine’s only international appearance.


01.11.06

France

0

15

England Amateurs


The 1900s saw the development of international football in mainland Europe and the establishment of FIFA. England’s full international team was becoming an almost exclusively professional set up. The introduction of the England Amateur XI led to a series of mismatches in which emerging continental teams were thrashed on a regular basis.  

Zacharie Baton was the goalkeeper. Stanley Harris scored 7, Vivian Woodward 4.


21.12.07

England Amateurs

12

2

Netherlands


West Ham's Harold Stapely got 5. Lo la Chapelle’s only experience of international football in Netherlands’ goal.


23.03.08

England Amateurs

12

0

France


André Renaux never got a second call up.


08.06.08

Austria

1

11

England


Rudolf Donhardt’s only international appearance.


12.07.08

Sweden

11

3

Norway


Sweden were a goal down in the first minute of this match (a first international for both countries). Erik Bergström and Erik Börjesson scored 4 goals each. After this spectacular start Sweden then had the misfortune to face England Amateurs in their next 2 matches… Sverre Lie became another goalkeeper whose international career lasted only 90 minutes.


20.10.08

England Amateurs

12

1

Sweden


The Olympic Games. Sweden’s record after this match:

p 3 w1 d 0 l 2 f 13 a 21.

Påsket Bengtsson on the receiving end of Woodward &Co.


22.10.08

Denmark

17

1

France


TEN goals for Sophus Nielsen and the end of Maurice Tillette’s international career (2 matches, 21 goals conceded).


17.04.09

England Amateurs

11

2

Belgium


Godefroid Van Melderen was the goalkeeper here as England Amateurs maintained their impressive goals to games ratio.


22.05.09

France

0

11

England Amateurs


6 Englishmen got on the scoresheet here…


16.04.10

England Amateurs

10

1

France


France goalkeeper Tessier conceded 36 goals in his 5-game international career, 21 of them in 2 games v England Amateurs.


01.07.12

Germany

16

0

Russia


Gottfried Fuchs put TEN past Lev Favorskiy.


14.07.12

Russia

0

12

Hungary


Russia’s first home game.  Schlosser-Lakatos Imre scored 5 goals. Dmitriy Matrin had a memorable day on his debut.


05.10.13

Sweden

0

10

Denmark


Tist Nielsen scored 6 goals as Påsket Bengtsson conceded double figures for the second time in his international career.


10.05.17

Japan

2

15

Philippines


The Japanese team was represented by a selection from the Tokyo Higher Normal School. Genya Tomita was Japan’s goalkeeper. Paulino Alcantara was among the Philippines’ scorers.


07.10.17

Denmark

12

0

Norway


Tist Nielsen scored 5 goals, Ingolf Pedersen the unlucky goalkeeper.


11.08.22

Finland

10

2

Estonia


Lali Öhman led the scoring with 6 goals, August Lass the ‘keeper.


27.05.24

Lithuania

0

10

Egypt


Lithuania’s 3 first internationals saw them suffering progressively heavier defeats, 5-0, 9-0 and then this. A warm up match for the Olympics, played at the Pershing Stadium in Paris.

 Valerijonas Balčiūnas was the ‘keeper.


29.05.27

Sweden

12

0

Latvia


6 goals for Albin Hallbäck. Latvian goalie Arvīds Jurgens went off in the 79th with the score at 9-0. He was replaced for 6 minutes by Ādolfs Greble , who was beaten 3 times during this brief period of deputization.


12.06.27

Hungary

13

1

France


Takács József scored 6.  The last of Maurice Cottenet’s 18 international games.


29.05.28

Argentina

11

2

USA


First round match of the 1928 Olympic games at Amsterdam. Cooper in goal for the United Sates.


09.06.28

Italy

11

3

Egypt


Abdel Hamid Hamdi was in goal. For Italy Schiavio, Banchero & Magnozzi got 3 apiece and Baloncieri scored twice.


28.07.29

Sweden

10

0

Latvia


Harijs Lazdiņš’ international debut, 3 days after his 19th birthday. He represented Latvia 18 times in all.


10.04.32

Italy

12

0

Luxembourg


The Italians did not consider this a full international. Robert Dupont kept goal for Luxembourg (the last of his 10 appearances). Giovanni, Serantoni & Bisigato all got hattricks.


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Spain

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Bulgaria


Eduardo González Valiño (known as Chacho) 6 goals on debut. Todor Dermonski started the match in goal for Bulgaria but went off in the 30th minute with the score at 4-0. His place was taken by Radi Maznikov.


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Australia

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New Zealand


George Smith got 5 goals, Alf Smith was the goalkeeper.


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England Amateurs



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New Zealand

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England Amateurs


Frank Cameron kept goal for New Zealand in both matches (and another which ended 6-0)







Swansea Town 1920-21

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I'm writing a book about Northern Union, so I'm going to be taking a break from posting on this blog. I intend to return to this in the spring of 2018.
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Sam Wadsworth

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Always play fair; be always ready to congratulate your conqueror and you’ll never be sorry for it. I’ve always played fair and tried to play fair.

Sam Wadsworth survived the 1914-18 war but suffered from 'Shell Shock' .
Released by Blackburn Rovers on his return from Military Service he joined Huddersfield Town, with whom he won 3 League Championships and an FA Cup. He also represented England 9 times (4 as captain).
He later enjoyed success as a manager in The Netherlands.

A goal by Pablo Dorado

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As I've written before, if I had a time machine I think the first football match I would go and watch would be the 1930 World Cup Final.

In the 12th minute 22 year old outside right Pablo Dorado of Club Atlético Bella Vista fired through the legs of Bottaso at his near post. 1-0 to Uruguay.

Woodward vs Scotland

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Vivian Woodward played 23 'full' internationals for England, scoring 28 goals.
This match, played on April 4th, 1903 was his third. Woodward put England ahead in the 10th minute, scoring from close range following a corner.
Scotland won thanks to second half goals from Finlay Speedie and Bobby Walker scored within the space of 2 minutes.



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Morning Advertiser 18.01.1869

The County Ground at Islington (also known as The Cattle Market Ground) was no longer in use for cricket in 1869. 
Some familiar names in the line ups.