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Club des Joyeusetés d'Oran

19271934The football section of Club des Joyeusetés d'Oran was founded in 1897. The club was originally for Europeans. In the colonial era Fédération française de football administered the local league...

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Ostend 1907

A 2 day festival of football took place at the Wellington Hippodrome, Ostend on 19th &20th May 1907.  On the 19th 2 Southern league teams,  champions Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur , who had finished...

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Southampton and England

When international football came to Southampton in 1901 the selectors included 3 Saints players in the line up:Jack Robinson - goalkeeperWilly Meisl remembered Robinson as being the man who...

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The physique of the operative classes...

Blackburn Rovers 1891: Back: Tom Brandon, Rowland Pennington, John Barton, Jack Southworth, George Dewar, Jimmy Forrest; Front:Joe Lofthouse, Nat Walton, John Forbes, Coombe Hall, Billy Townley.In the...

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Arsenal's first FA Cup match

Arsenal's first FA Cup match was played at The Manor Ground, Plumstead on 05.10.1889.The club were at this time still known as Royal Arsenal.The opponents wre Lyndhurst, who played at Denmark Hill...

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Windsor and Eton Express - 12.12.68

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Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise

 Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise was founded in 1905 under the guidance of L'abbé Ernest Deschamps of  the Cathedral Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre. the club joined Fédération gymnastique et sportive...

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Alcántara- goals, season by season

Season Campionat de CatalunyaCopa dels PirineusCampionat d'EspanyaFriendlies Total 1911-12331912-132216231913-141121...

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El Gran Capitán

When, in the early 1930s, Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentina offered the Paraguayan captain Aurelio González a lucrative deal he declined. Instead, he took a break from football in order...

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Boy's Own

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Spezi

Schaffer Alfréd, (aka Alfred Schaffer) played for 21 different clubs in a 15 year career. He played top level football in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and the United States,...

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F. Boyington's Football Boots Are Unequalled

Nottingham Evening Post 28.09.80Frederick Boyington played cricket and football for a club in Nottingham called Castle Gate. He relocated to London in the mid 1880s, and although the 1891 census...

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Råsunda, 1937

Right at the end of the pre D era England undertook a 3 match tour, playing Norway, Sweden and Finland. England, wearing numbered jerseys for the first time, racked up 18 unanswered goals. Purists and...

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Wie der Fußball nach Deutschland kam

ein großer Spaß!The pre-history of Association football in Germany is very complex. The picture is complicated by 2 factors. Firstly the misleading formation dates of clubs which, though now...

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Swansea Town 1912Very pleased to get a mention on the  fantastic http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/.

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Balls

31st May 1934, Stadio Littoriale, Bologna. Before the Hungary v Austria match, the process of selecting the match ball. I believe the picture shows Sternberg László (holding the balls) and  Hans...

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Bohemian Corinthians in Russia 1910

In 1910 a Bohemian representative side drawn from 4 clubs visited St Petersburg, Moscow and then London.  This was during a period when Bohemia (or the Czechs) were without representation in the...

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England 1904

The England squad in Glasgow ahead of their 1904 meeting with Scotland. The startched collars and watch chains speak of affluence. Woodward (an architect) and Harris (son of a senior Civil Servant and...

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Der Papierene

In December 1932 Hugo Meisl's Austrian Wunderteam took on England at Stamford Bridge.Here we see the great centre forward, Matthias Sindelar, in training in preparation for the game.The game could be...

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Maximiliano Susán

Max Susán played 24 games for the Argentina national team between 1908 and 1913. He scored 9 goals, including 4 in the Copa Lipton match of 1913. A one- club man, he represented Club Atlético...

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