Newcastle United played Portsmouth in
the first English League game to be played under floodlights.
Coventry City were the first team to beat Tottenham
Hotspur in an FA Cup final.
Ray Wilkins won 84 England
caps in his career.
QPR were the first English club to install an artificial pitch
Tommy Lawton scored 22 times
in 23 appearances for England
Ian Wright was Arsenal's top scorer for six consecutive
Billy Wright was the first
man to win 100 caps for England
Greece failed to score in the 1994 World Cup
The first corner kick was
taken in the 1870s
Hungary lost just once in 48 matches between 1950
Mark Lawrenson was Liverpool's
only English-born player in the 1986 FA Cup final
Eric Cantona was sent off twice in four days whilst
playing for Man U in 1994
Newport County was John Aldridge's
Andy Cole hit 34 goals in Newcastle's first season
in the Premier League
Real Madrid won the first
five European Cup finals
Ally McCoist was Scotlands only goal scorer in
Tony Adams scored for both
sides in the 1998 friendly between England and Holland
QPR were once known as St Judes
During the 1930-1931 season
Manchester United lost the first 12 games
Bob Paisley took Liverpool to Wembley 12 times
Neville Southall made his
League debut with Bury
Turkey were the only club not to score in Euro
Alan Mullery was the first
England player to be sent off
Numbers were worn on the back of football shirts
for the first time on August 25 1928.
The lowest ever English Premier
League attendance of 3,039 was at Wimbledon v Everton January
The English League adopted 3 points for a win in
Lincoln City were the first
club to be automatically demoted from the League.
Dynamo Berlin won 10 successive League titles in
The first professional to
play for England against Scotland was James Forrest.
Yugoslavia qualified for the European Championship
in 1992 but were excluded. Their replacements were Denmark, who
went on to win the tournament.
Boris Becker had trials with
Bayern Munich before becoming a tennis champion.
Plymouth Argyle were once known as the Argyle
Howard Wilkinson was player/manager
at Boston United during their non-league days?