International Football History and Statistics

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This site is driven by a unique database of international football and the English Football League including the FIFA World Cup and FA Premier League since their inception.

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On this day in football history

1884 The Glasgow Evening News, now defunct, put out the first ever issue of a special Saturday night football paper.
1924 Jack Fowler, Swansea Town centre forward scored 5 goals against Charlton Athletic in a Third Division South match. Began his career with Plymouth Argyle in 1921 but it was after he moved to Swansea in 1923 that he gained fame. He scored 102 goals in 167 League games for the Swans and played in six internationals for Wales. In the summer of 1930 he joined Clapton orient and spent two seasons with them. Final record 142 goals in 279 League games.
1951 Don Mills, Cardiff City inside forward transferred to Leeds United. From 1946 until 1962 he was one of the most consistent players in the game. First appeared in League soccer with Queens Park Rangers and was loaned to Torquay United in 1949 and transferred to Cardiff a year later. Returned to Torquay after two years with Leeds and played out his career there eventually joining their coaching staff. Played in 464 League games and scored 96 goals, 3 goals in the FA Cup and 1 in the League Cup enabled him to reach 100 in first class football.
1961 Chelsea sacked their manager, Ted Drake, who had had nine years with the club and who guided them to their only League Championship to date - 1954-55. In the 1930s he was a famous centre forward with Southampton and Arsenal and with the latter won League and Cup medals and England caps. In nine seasons he scored 171 goals in 240 League matches then came the war. In 1945 he hurt his back in a match at Reading and the injury ended his playing career. Within a short space of time he began his managerial career with Reading.