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75th anniversary of the Welsh FA. Wales won 3-2. Rare outing for a United Kingdom team. Mixed teams of the home associations usually took to the field as Great Britain. Wales again played a Rest of United Kingdom team in 1969 at Ninian Park.

75th anniversary of the Welsh FA. Wales won 3-2. Rare outing for a United Kingdom team. Mixed teams of the home associations usually took to the field as Great Britain. Wales again played a Rest of United Kingdom team in 1969 at Ninian Park.

Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1951: Floodlit Friendly
Programme cover from Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv Sept 1951. Arsenal were the first English top flight club to install floodlights and this was the first major fixture to be held at Highbury under floodlights. Arsenal won 6-1.
Arsenal finished the 51/52 season as FA Cup runners-up and had to settle for 3rd place in the First Division. Pipped to 2nd by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal average. Hapoel Tel Aviv competed in the the inaugural edition of the Liga Alef and finished in 5th place.
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Highbury’s first game under floodlights
1951/52 in English football
Hapoel Tel Aviv - Wikipedia
Israeli Liga Alef 1951/52

Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv 1951: Floodlit Friendly

Programme cover from Arsenal v Hapoel Tel Aviv Sept 1951. Arsenal were the first English top flight club to install floodlights and this was the first major fixture to be held at Highbury under floodlights. Arsenal won 6-1.

Arsenal finished the 51/52 season as FA Cup runners-up and had to settle for 3rd place in the First Division. Pipped to 2nd by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal average. Hapoel Tel Aviv competed in the the inaugural edition of the Liga Alef and finished in 5th place.

Read more …

Highbury’s first game under floodlights

1951/52 in English football

Hapoel Tel Aviv - Wikipedia

Israeli Liga Alef 1951/52