International Football History and Statistics

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On this day in football history

1896 Aston Villa became a limited liability company. They were originally founded in 1874 by a group of young men associated with Aston Villa Wesleyan Chapel.
1934 Rangers set a new benchmark for their record victory when they beat Blairgowrie 15-2 in the Scottish Cup. Fleming(9), Nicholson(2), Venters(2) and Marshall(2) netted for Rangers while Fetcher and Lynd scored for Blairgowrie.
1935 When Sam Roberts was transferred from Newry Town to Glasgow Rangers he set a record of playing for clubs in all four Home countries in just nine months. He had played for both Chester City and Rhyl Athletic in the second half of the previous season.
1954 In their first ever intermediate Under-23 international England were beaten 3-0 by Italy in Bologna. Of the England players on display that night Edwards, Wood, Broadbent, Nicholls and Blunstone went on to win full international honours although only Duncan Edwards became a regular until his untimely death following the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958.
1962 Death of Oswestry Town full-back Geoffrey Bellis during the Cheshire League match against Macclesfield. After ten minutes play he collapsed with the ball nowhere near him and all attempts to revive him failed. At one time he had been on the books of Wrexham but never appeared in their first team. He was 25 at the time of his death.
1974 The first League game ever to be played on a Sunday took place when Millwall met Fulham. Brian Clark of Millwall became the first player to score a Sunday League goal in Millwall's 1-0 victory.