Vancouver Whitecaps Tours of England
Canadian NASL side Vancouver Whitecaps travelled to England twice in the early eighties. Their first tour was a three game tour in March 1980 and less than a year later they returned for another three games. All six games are listed below with the Whitecaps score first. 05/03/80 Leeds United 1-2 10/03/80 Bristol City 0-0 11/03/80 Southampton 1-3 13/03/81 Wycombe Wanderers 4-0 16/03/81...
Tampa Bay Rowdies UK Tour 1980
Tampa Bay Rowdies toured the UK as the NASL American Conference Eastern Division Champions in the Autumn of 1980. This programme is from the final fixture of the tour against the reigning European Champions Nottingham Forest. These are the games they played, Rowdies score first. 28/09/80 Luton Town 1-0 01/10/80 Birmingham City 0-0 06/10/80 Linfield (Northern Ireland) 1-3 08/10/80 St Mirren...
York City v Hvidovre of Copenhagen 1971
History was made on Tuesday 30th November 1971 when Hvidovre of Copenhagen became the first continental visitors to play a game at York City’s Bootham Crescent ground. Hvidovre were at the time of this game second in the Danish top flight & during the sixties had enjoyed a remarkable run of success. They won the Danish 4th division championship in 1962, followed by the 3rd division in...
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Fort Lauderdale Strikers Tour England
Fort Lauderdale Strikers became the first club from the North American Soccer League (NASL) to tour England when they played a series of games during February 1978. This game at Port Vale saw Gordon Banks return to Stoke as the NASL all-star goalkeeper. These are the games the Strikers played, their score first. 06/02/78 Stockport County 4-2 08/02/78 Blackpool 2-3 10/02/78 Workington 0-0 ...
First floodlit fixture at White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur v Racing Club de Paris 29/09/53 A thrilling game that Spurs won 5-3 in front of nearly 28000 fans. It is claimed that the 2nd half was televised which would make this the first instance of a floodlit match shown on the television. However in the book A Complete Record of Sheffield United (page199) it is claimed that the 2nd half of the Millwall v Sheffield United game played...
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Sheffield United v River Plate 1978
30/08/78. Grand challenge match. River Plate’s first visit to England. 2-1 to the visitors in front of 22244. The match was organised as part of the deal that took Alejandro Sabella to Bramall Lane. The River Plate team: 1: Ubaldo Filliol; 2: Roberto Perfumo; 3: Pablo Cosellos; 4: Eduardo Saporiti; 5: Reinaldo Merlo; 6: Daniel Passarella; 7: Pedro Gonsales; 8: Victor Merchati; 9: Leopoldo...
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Gordon Banks Testimonial 1973
Testimonial programme for Gordon Banks. England’s 1966 world cup winner. Stoke City v Manchester United at the Victoria Ground in 1973. Scanned pages from the programme. Easiest way to read this is to toggle full screen using the icon in the top right then zoom in to increase the text size. try the footysphere lucky dip
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday 91
Some photos here from the Steel City Derby on 17th November 1991. Taken by Sensiblade off S24SU.com using a disposable camera and then years later scanned hence the rather grainy images. He has kindly allowed me to post them here on Footysphere. The Blades won 2-0 with goals from Dane Whitehouse and Brian Deane in front off 31832. more Sheffield United on Footysphere