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The VIII CCCF Championships 1957

First Day Cover - Central American & Caribbean Football Championships 1957

A lovely first day cover of commemorative stamps issued for the VIII Central American and Caribbean Football Championships in 1957. This now defunct competition started in 1941 and ended in 1961 and was organised by the CCCF (Confederacion Centroamericana y del Caribe de Futbol). The CCCF merged with the NAFC (North American Football Confederation) in 1961 to form CONCACAF.

These 1957 Championships were played in Curacao capital city of Willemstad and were won by Haiti with the hosts finishing second.

Sheffield FC v Queen’s Park 1957

<Sheffield FC v Queen's Park - Centenary Celebration Match 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 Manchester United and the 150 years celebration game against Inter Milan.

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