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Zestafoni

 These youthful looking players represented Zestafoni FC in 1923. Zestafoni is a city in western Georgia, which at the time was a part of the Soviet Union (from 1921 onwards).  Between 1918 and 1921...

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1873

 We have previously alluded to the position of the Queen's Park club as a de facto governing body within Scottish football. It comes as no surprise, then, to find that when steps were taken to...

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Major Marindin on the Association game

MAJOR MARINDIN ON THE ASSOCIATION GAME A reporter has had an interview with Major Marindin, the president of the football association, who said at first he was opposed to the introduction of...

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Amsterdam 1928

The Olympic Final, 1928. I believe that it's Fernando Paternoster out jumping Jose Nasazzi.  Jose Andrade looks on.

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Wisła Kraków

1907 Wisła Kraków was founded in May 1906 by students of the Second Practical School in Kraków, In 1925 they made the first appearance in the Polish championship, which that season was formed of 3...

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh occupies a significant place in the pre-history of football, The Foot-Ball Club being active from 1824-1841. In the Association era, however, it was the west of Scotland that set the pace-...

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Montevideo v Buenos Aires 1889

In football the  Rioplatense rivalry, whether in internationals between Argentina and Uruguay or in club fixtures, is one of the oldest and most intense. The first known meeting between Uruguayan and...

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Bert Freeman

Bertram Clewley Freeman played a total of 321 league games, scoring 198 goals. He won 5 England caps between 1909 and 1912, scoring 3 goals. He scored the only goal of the 1914 FA Cup Final when...

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Sheffield FC and the Football Association, 1863

Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle 05.12.63 The above is a letter from W. Chesterman, the Hon, Sec. of Sheffield Football Club which was read to the meeting of the Football Association held...

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St Luke's, Blakenhall

John Baynton and John Brodie were pupils of St Luke's school in Blakenhall when the headmaster, Harry Barcroft, presented the lads with a football. They were inspired to form a club. The proposed...

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The matches that shaped Association football- pre 1870

The earliest games in our list of influential matches predate the establishment of the Association.Before 1863 there was no Association football, and throughout the 1860s the game was fluid in nature...

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Colo-Colo Tour, 1927

Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo only came into being in 1925 when David Arellano and others defected from the Magallanes club. In only their second year of existence Colo-Colo undertook a tour of...

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Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas was born in County Durham.He played for Brighton and Hove Albion in the Southern League before joining Newcastle United for the 1911-12 season.He made one first team appearance, playing at...

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Football In Many Lands

Nottingham Evening Post 23.05.30

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The Great Victory

I have seen all the best sides in Football but I have never seen a side that compared to Preston North End at their best. We beat them but I do not pretend for a moment that we deserved to beat...

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Металлист Хабаровск

Khabarovsk is 7,000 kilometers east of Moscow, just 30 km from the border with the People's Republic of China.  This is the Metallist Khabarovsk team of 1927. Notice they wear striped shorts- very...

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De Bal van Cyril Bernard Morrogh

College Melle Royal Antwerp were formed in about 1880 by British expatriates and the Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond was established in 1895. Football had first arrived in Belgium in 1863. One...

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Football In Many Lands

Nottingham Evening Post 23.05.30

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English High School AC

Alexander Watson Hutton When the Scottish educationalist Alexander Watson Hutton became aware that the Saint Andrew's Scots School (Buenos Aires) of which he was director, had insufficient funds to...

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Invincibles - John Goodall & Jimmy Ross

In the first ever season of the Football League John Goodall was the leading scorer, with 20 goals in 21 games for Preston North End.He scored 2 hat tricks Jimmy Ross was Preston's next highest...

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