Portsmouth v Newcastle United 1956
First Floodlit Football League Fixture in England In 1955 Sunderland made a proposal that led to the formal introduction of floodlit fixtures to the league calendar. They suggested that if the two clubs agreed then postponed fixtures could be played under floodlights. It was their North East rivals Newcastle who made history along with Portsmouth when the two met at Fratton Park for the...
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The first football match in the world to attract a crowd of 100000 plus. Click the link to see & read more
Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly....– FIFA.com - Fair Play Code
Pele 1000th GOAL
40 years ago today Pele scored his 1000th goal in all matches. Popularly called O Milésimo (The Thousandth)tt came with a penalty strike for Santos in a game against Vasco da Gama at the legendary Maracana Stadium. Some great footage below.
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Sheffield FC v Queen's Park 1957
< Sheffield FC celebrate their 100th birthday. Held at Bramall Lane on the 24th October 1957. Exactly 100 years to the day that Sheffield FC were officially founded. This match versus Queen’s Park of Scotland is the World’s first ever football club centenary celebration fixture. Bramall Lane was also the venue for Sheffield FC’s 125th anniversary match against...
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Honved 1954
In 1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers were proclaimed in the English press as ‘Champions of the World’ following a thrilling 3-2 floodlit friendly win over Honved of Hungary. Honved boasted many of the ‘Magical Magyars’ that had humilated England 6-3 at Wembley and then 7-1 in Hungary. In front of 55000 people and the cameras of the BBC, English pride was restored. Read...
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Footysphere supports The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust. This is the first time that fans, no matter who you support or where you are in the world, will have the chance to own a football league club. With our campaign you will know exactly what you are buying. The long-established SAFC Supporters Trust not only want to save the club- but to restructure it in a way that means Stirling...
Linfield v Tampa Bay Rowdies 1980
The 3rd match of the Rowdies Tour of the UK in 1980. Linfield won 3-1. More on footysphere tagged NASL