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Adolf Jäger

Adolf Jäger of Altonaer F.C. 1893 (Hamburg) represented Germany 18 times (1908-24) scoring 11 goals.

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Argentina 1916

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Spain vs Brazil 1934

The knockout format of the 1934 World Cup tournament meant that Brazil, Argentina and the United States only played one match each after their transatlantic voyages.Here is an action shot from the...

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Santiago FC

Alfredo Miqueles and Héctor Ramírez of Santiago Football Club pictured in 1926, the year the club won the Copa Chile de la Asociación de Football de Santiago.The image was reversed in production. Here...

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Germany Goalscorers 1908-1937

Between 1908 and July 1937 (when our blog's era ends) Germany played 142 internationals. 83 different players scored for Germany during this period.  The 3 most prolific scorers are shown above- left...

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Bob Crompton - England

Right back Bob Crompton  played 41 matches for England (1902-14) , he was captain in 22 of these games. The previous appearance record was 23 (Steve Bloomer), and Crompton's record stood from...

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1880s Cabinet Card

Buffalo Association (New York) was founded in 1886.

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Meiklejohn, Muirhead & Mothers

Dundee People's Journal 12.07.30 Davie Meiklejohn played 563 games for Rangers and won no fewer than 12 Scottish League titles. He won 15 international caps for Scotland. Tommy Muirhead- Represented...

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Guillermo Stábile at Genoa

Guillermo Stábile pictured in the colours of Genoa. In 2 spells with Genoa (1930-34 & 1935-36) he played in 42 championship matches scoring 16 goals, including a hat trick on his debut. However,...

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die 11 besten Spieler der Schweiz 1908

Germany's first international (Switzerland's 3rd), played at the Stadion Landhof, Basel. Switzerland

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England: Clubs with most internationals 1872-1937

Up to the summer of 1937 England played 211 international matches featuring 639 players. The leading clubs in terms of providing England internationals were: Players Caps Aston Villa  40 161 Blackburn...

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Brazil 1919

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Stockholm 1912

A great view of Stockholm Olympic Stadium during the Great Britain v Denmark match  (04.07.12). Great Britain (aka England Amateurs) won 4-2 to take the Olympic Gold Medal.  

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Ricardo Zamora

Club Esportiu Espanyol goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora feels the chill in 1923.

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Italy 1934

1934 was year 12 (XII) of the fascist era in Italy and the visual language of fascism figured strongly in the presentation of the tournament. The monumental player (who is reminiscent of Il Duce...

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Celtic's 62 game unbeaten run

On November 13th 1915 Celtic were defeated 2-0 by Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle. The following week they beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at Celtic Park. This was the beginning of a 62 match unbeaten run....

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FC Sete

Colombes, 06.05.34FC Sete beat L'Olympique de Marseille 2-1 to win the Coupe de France.Sete also secured the championnat de France de football 1933-1934, becoming the first team in French football to...

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El pez volador

Yustrich is at the top- Jaime Lema (San Lorenzo de Almagro) below. Juan Yustrich was Boca's first choice goalkeeper from 1932-37, winning league titles in 1934 and 1935. He represented Argentina once...

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Aberystwyth Town Internationals

 Roose Welsh Premier League club Aberystwyth Town (founded 1884) has provided Wales with 7 internationals (18 appearances). The club's predecessor, Aberystwyth, also produced 1 cap.When Wales faced...

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D.H Lawrence

In The Cambridge Companion to Football (2013) Peter Stead refers to D.H Lawrence as the only great modern British novelist from a working class background . In his 1913 story Strike Pay, Lawrence...

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