International Football History and Statistics

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On this day in football history

  • 1909 Borussia Dortmund are formed in Germany by eighteen members of a church youth group.
  • 1932 Tottenham Hotspur signed inside-right Willie Hall from Notts County. He was one of the finest ball players of the 1930's who's greatest achievement was scoring five goals for England in their 7-0 over Ireland in November 1938; three of the goals coming in under four minutes. For Spurs he played 205 peacetime League matches and scored 30 goals. he was capped a total of ten times for England. Towards the end of the War he lost both his legs and ran a sports shop and later a pub in the East End of London.
  • 1949 Jack Haines, West Bromwich Albion's English international inside-forward transferred to Bradford. He won his cap against Switzerland in 1948 and scored two goals. Began his career with Swansea Town in 1946, moved to Leicester City in 1947 and Albion in 1948. He spent two seasons at the Hawthorns then three with Bradford, two with Rochdale and finished his League career in 1957 after two seasons with Chester. In all he played 339 League games and scored 91 goals.
  • 1952 Death of Harry Makepeace at the age of 71. He was a brilliant wing-half with Everton from 1903 until the First War and a dour batsman for Lancashire. He was capped by England four times between 1906 and 1912 and won a Cup winner's medal in 1906. He also played in four Test matches for England against Australia and for many years was the Lancashire coach.
  • 1959 In a thrilling First Division match Chelsea beat Preston North End 5-4 at Deepdale. Thompson(3) and Sneddon scored for North End and Jimmy Greaves scored all five for the Pensioners.
  • 1972 Manchester United sack manager Frank O'Farrell, coach Malcom Musgrove and scout John Aston. They were bottom of the First Division. George Best who was on the transfer list announces his retirement from football.
  • 1990 England and Arsenal star Tony Adams is jailed for a drink driving offence.
  • 1995 Roy Hodgson is sacked from his position as Switzerland's manager.
  • 1997 Ronaldo Brazilian striker is named as European Footballer of the year
  • 2014 The Greater Game: Football and the First World War exhibition opens at the National Football Museum, Manchester.