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John Bull

  The 'Englishness' of football celebrated. 

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Sheffield v Birmingham

During the first three seasons of its existence, the Birmingham FA followed the Sheffield Rules.They only adopted the 'London Rules' of the Football Association when Birmingham clubs began to take an...

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Soviet Union in Germany, 1927

 In July 1927 the Soviet Union undertook a tour of Germany.The hosts were not the DFB but  socialist organization Arbeiter-Turn-und Sportbund (The Workers' Gymnastic and Sports Association). 02.07.27...

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Scottish League 1890

Yesterday FIFA marked the anniversary of the inception of the Scottish Football League on Twitter: #OnThisDay in 1890, the first matches were played in the Scottish League. pic.twitter.com/qNir6DFEgB —...

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Wales' Record Score

Only 2000 people were at The Racecourse on 03.03.88 to witness Wales registering an 11-0 win over Ireland. Wales had lost their opening match against England 5-1 and the following week would go down by...

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Paris 1900

 'Belgium' The 1900 Olympics were a rather protracted affair lasting from May 14th  to  October 28th. It ran concurrently with L'Exposition de Paris 1900.Association football, making its first...

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Alumni, 1905

Between 1901 and 1911 Alumni were champions of Argentina on 9 occasions**. Here is the victorious team of 1905.The line up: GK José Buruca Laforia FB Carlos Carr Brown Jorge Gibson Brown HB Andrés...

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Situation Vacant

Arsenal Football Club is open to receive applications for the position of Team Manager. He must be experienced and possess the highest qualifications for the post, both as to the ability and personal...

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Giuseppe Meazza

Meazza's career as a player spanned 20 years (1927-47) and he won 53 international caps between 1930-39.For Internazionale (Ambrosiana) Meazza scored 242 goals in 365 games. He was Capocannoniere on 3...

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Modesto Denis

Goalkeepers never wear knee pads these days.Modesto Denis represented Paraguay at 5 South American Championships and played in 1 game at the 1930 World Cup.He played his club football with Club...

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John Smith

In 1885 Dr John Smith was banned from playing for or against any Scottish club or the Scottish national team because he had played for Corinthians against professionals. In his outings for Corinth he...

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Königlichen Gymnasium zu Dresden

A postcard marking the tenth anniversary of the foundation of a football club at Dresden's Königlichen Gymnasium (Royal Grammar School).acknowledgements to dfc1873

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Ned Doig

Ned Doig joined Blackburn from Arbroath in 1889. His only appearance for Rovers was a 9-1 win over Notts County. Doig made his debut for Sunderland in September 1890 and went on to make 454 first team...

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Karlsruher FV. 8 times Süddeutsche Fußballmeister

German readers might be interested in this:http://karlsruher-fv1891.de/Flyer%20KFV-Jubilaeum%20Festschrift.pdfKarlsruher FV are celebrating 125 years. 1904 Let's look at their 2 golden spells, when...

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Defensor

Defensor Football Club was founded in Punta Carretas , Montevideo in 1913. In 1906 there had been another Punta Carretas club called Defensores de la Huelga. Defensor  went from the third to the first...

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Vivian Woodward- Southern League, Football League & FA Cup Record

Vivian Woodward's name is forever associated with the remarkable scoring feats of the England Amateur sides of 1906-14 (and their other guise as the double gold medal winning Great Britain Olympic...

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Radio, 1922

What is this man up to?His name is Claudio Sapelli and he is transmitting a radio broadcast of the 1922 South American Championship of Nations.  Sapelli was stationed on the roof of the La Plata...

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Crowd and chaff...

The match referred to was Cobridge v Wednesbury in the semi final of the The Staffordshire Senior Challenge Cup. Cobridge won by 1-0. Staffordshire Sentinel- 24.03.79

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ОППВ

Опытно-Показательная Площадка Военведа was, between 1924 and 1928, the name of the Moscow club now known as Центральный Спортивный Клуб Армии. In English the club is known as CSKA.

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John Veitch

Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper - 18.01.91 

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