Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Trivia and Facts-Part 33

1- In Italian Football commentary there is a term called ‘Zona Cesarini’ that is used when a goal is scored in injury time.
Renato Cesarini was a Juventus player in the 1930s who had a knack of scoring late goals.
The term itself was coined by Italian journalist Eugenio Danese after Cesarini’s injury time winner for Italy in a Dr. Gerö Cup match vs. Hungary on December 13, 1931 that Italy won 3 to 2.

Photo From: Cesarini photo 100 Anni del Campionato del Calcio
(Renato Cesarini)

Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di Calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983
(Diagram of Cesarini’s goal vs. Hungary)

2-After Raymond Goethals was appointed as Belgium’s National Team manager in 1968, he insisted on Belgium to wear an all white strip for its home matches instead of the traditional Red.
After Guy Thys was appointed as Manager in 1976, Belgium slowly reverted back to its original Red, most notably during the 1980 Europeo.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 50, March 1993
(Raymond Goethals managing Olympique Marseille, 1993)

3- Olympique Marseille striker Jean-Pierre Papin had been called up for France’s World Cup Qualifier on April 29, 1989 vs. Yugoslavia.
He had to withdraw from the squad due to angina.
The Federation doubted his claim, so they sent a doctor to verify his claims. The doctor came back infected with the angina.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 7, August 1989
(Olympique Marseille Captian Jean-Pierre Papin leading out his club, July 22, 1989, Olympique Lyonnais 1-Olympique Marseille 4)

4- Scotland played a Friendly vs. Switzerland in Berne on May 17, 1948 that they lost 1 to 2.
According to Scotland Captain George Lewis Young, the Austrian match referee Alois Beranek jumped in the air with joy and shook hands with the swiss goalscorer after their winning goal.

Photo From: Scotland, The Team
(George Young)

5- Belgian defender Leopold Anoul from the 1940s is known ‘L’Homme de Colombes’ (Man of Colombes). This was after he scored a beautiful goal from a shot from 30 meters out vs. France in Paris’ Stade de Colombes. (October 17, 1948, France 3-Belgium 3).

This type of a goal was specially rare for a defender. When, he opened up his own Restaurant in Liege, he named it ‘Colombes’.

Photo From: Le Dictionanire des  Diables Rouges
(Leopold Anoul)

Photo From: Le Siecle des Diables Rouges, Author: Christian Hubert
(Leopold Anoul’s famous goal)

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