Barcelona and Estudiantes go head-to-head on Saturday in the final of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup. So we’ll take a trip back to yesteryear & revisit the competition in it’s former guise as the Intercontinental Cup. Above you’ll see a rather fetching postal cover commemorating Penarol’s 1966 success.
Penarol had taken part in the first World Club Championship in 1960, losing 5-1 on aggregate to Barcelona’s great rivals Real Madrid. Their victory in 1966 was payback for this defeat as they again met Real Madrid and beat them 4-0 on aggregrate.
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.