The Scottish club Motherwell were first formed in 1886, from the merger of two clubs which were Glencairn and Alpha F.C.. Glencairn were founded in 1877 and were named after Lord John Glencairn Carter Hamilton. Alpha were formed in 1881 by the employees of the George Russell Alpha Steam Crane and Engineering Works. Russell’s companyContinue reading “Motherwell, A Brief History…”
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Argentina, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1986.
When it comes to F.I.F.A. world cups, the 1986 tournament is easily one of the most interesting to say the least. During a meeting in Stockholm during the summer of ’74 Columbia were awarded the thirteenth world cup, it was they who would be hosting the world cup of 1986. However, during the early 1980’sContinue reading “Argentina, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1986.”
The Danish National Football Team, A Brief History…
From its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century, the national football team of Denmark has a very interesting story, a nation with its fair share of great players in its history. The birth of the Danish national side occurred within the realms of amateur football. I suppose it was quite frustrating forContinue reading “The Danish National Football Team, A Brief History…”
Soviet Union, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1986.
The Soviet Union national team manager for the Mexico world cup of 1986 was Valeriy Lobanovskyi, a much respected name of eastern European football. Lobanovskyi began his playing career at Dynamo Kiev in 1957, winning silverware of various types. He was at the Ukrainian club for seven years until he moved to Chornomorets Odessa, onContinue reading “Soviet Union, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1986.”
Hibernian, A Brief History…
Hibernian Football Club is one of Scotland’s most famous football teams. They are an Edinburgh team, formed way back in 1875; the only other club in the Scottish capital is Hearts, or Heart of Midlothian to give them their full name. From about half way through the middle of the 19th century many Irish peopleContinue reading “Hibernian, A Brief History…”
Glasgow Celtic, 1980.
That period between the late ’70’s and early ’80’s was one of the most memorable for the Parkhead club. It was indeed a great time for both Glasgow giants, they were dominating Scottish football. This was at a time when the old firm derby, one of the biggest fixtures in world football, had Scottish playersContinue reading “Glasgow Celtic, 1980.”
A.S. Roma, A Brief History…
A.S. Roma, one of the two major football clubs of the Italian capital, were founded in the July of 1927, the history books giving us the exact date of the 22nd of July. Of course the other major football club in Rome is Società Sportiva Lazio, more commonly known as Lazio. A.S. were founded byContinue reading “A.S. Roma, A Brief History…”
West Germany, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1954.
The World Cup of 1954 took place in Switzerland, home of F.I.F.A. It was the 50th anniversary of world football’s governing body. The Federation of International Football Associations was founded in Paris, during the May of 1904. It was only the second tournament since the end of the war, and F.I.F.A. were eager to makeContinue reading “West Germany, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1954.”
England, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1982.
After the ticker tape filled world cup of Argentina ’78, it was Spain’s turn to host the world cup of 1982. Spain were given the ’82 world cup sixteen years before in 1966 about a week or so before the ’66 world cup began. West Germany and Argentina were given the right to host theContinue reading “England, F.I.F.A. World Cup 1982.”
The Republic of Ireland, U.E.F.A. European Championship 1988.
The first finals of the European Championships took place in 1960, however the call for a Europe wide national football tournament was first made back in 1927 by French football administrator Henri Delaunay. Delaunay was a former footballer, taking to the pitch for the short lived Paris side Étoile des Deux Lacs, after he hungContinue reading “The Republic of Ireland, U.E.F.A. European Championship 1988.”