International Football History and Statistics

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On this day in football history

1908 England beat Bohemia 4-0 in Prague. This was the only England match against a country which was part of the Austro- Hungarian Empire before the First War. After hostilities Bohemia became part of new country Czechoslovakia.
1910 Elections for the post of President of the Football League were held for the first time and Mr John McKenna (Liverpool) was duly elected.
1925 At a meeting of the International Board in Paris it was agreed to amend the offside law. The basic change was that two and not three opponents had to be between the player receiving the ball and the opposition goal line. A player could not be offside in his own half, if the ball was last played by an opponent or if he received the ball directly from a goal kick, corner kick or throw-in.
1956 The first European Cup Final was palyed between Stade de Reims and Real Madrid. Real Madrid won the match 4-3 with goals from Di Stefano, Marquitos and Rial (2).
1959 Billy Wright, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England captain, was awarded the C.B.E. for services to football just a few weeks before he decided to retire. Joined Wolves as a groundstaff boy in 1938 and, having narrowly avoided the sack as being unlikely to make the grade, signed professional forms in February 1941. Originally an inside-forward he reverted to wing-half at the end of the War and centre-half in 1954. Made his first England appearance in 1945 (unofficial) and his first full cap was awarded in 1946. From then on he was automatic first choice for virtually his entire career. In April 1959 he became the first player to represent his country in 100 full internationals and had 105 caps when he retired. For his only club Wolves he played 490 League matches and led them to two Cup wins and three League Championships.
1975 Leeds United are banned from European Competition for four seasons after their fans riot after the teams defeat in the European Cup Final against Bayern Munich in Paris.
1975 The British International Championship was declared void following the refusal by England and Wales to play in Northern Ireland due to the "troubles".