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Sheffield United Floodlit Friendlies

Blades v Esbjerg November 1954

Permanent floodlights were installed at Bramall Lane in 1954 & during the fifties the Blades, in common with other clubs, played a series of floodlit friendlies to popularise the game under lights.

  • 16/03/54 Rotherham Utd 2-1 Att: 17787
  • 23/03/54 Hibernian 3-3 Att: 29265
  • 06/04/54 Clyde 0-1 Att: 15237
  • 30/11/54 Esbjerg (Denmark) 7-0 Att: 6237
  • 07/02/55 Graz FK (Austria) 4-0 Att: 7083
  • 29/03/55 Dundee 3-1 Att: 10000
  • 04/04/55 St Mirren 3-1 Att: 7228
  • 06/02/56 Hearts 4-2 Att: 9399
  • 29/11/56 Radnicki (Yugoslavia) 1-2 Att: 8894
  • 08/10/58 Bela Vista (Brazil) 4-0 Att: 9000
  • 05/10/59 Lucerne (Switzerland) 5-1 Att: 8131

Over seventy-five years earlier in 1878 Bramall Lane had been the venue for the World’s first floodlit football match.

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