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First floodlit fixture at White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur v Racing Club de Paris (France) 1953

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 on 29th March 1954 was the first floodlit football match to be televised. I don’t know which claim is correct.

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