Thursday, September 22, 2011

Interviews-Part 4

An  interview with then Brazil Manager Carlos Alberto Pareira
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, January 1992 / English)

Photo from: World Soccer, January 1992
(Carlos Alberto pareira)

An interview with Italian Striker Paolo Rossi
(Magazine / Language : Onze, June 1982 / French)

Interview with Paolo Rossi

Photo from:Onze, April 1980
(Paolo Rossi during his Perugia days)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Old team and match Photographs-Part 5

Photo From: Todo Sobre La Seleccion Espanola, Felix Martialay, 2006 
(Spanish national team, Olympics Games, August 29, 1920-Belgium 3-Spain 1)

Photo from: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(From left to right: Martim, Meazza, Domingos and Walter, June 16, 1938-
World Cup- Semi-final-Italy 2-Brazil 1)

Photo From: Shoot, June 18, 1977
(Argentina squad 1977, Standing left to right: Rene Houseman, Daniel Killer, Jorge Olguin, Jorge Carrascosa, Hugo Gatti, Alberto Tarantini
Front Row: from left to right: Americo Gallego, Osvaldo Ardiles, Leopoldo Luque, Ricardo Villa, Daniel Bertoni)

Photo from: Mondial, December 1985
(Brazil lineup, June 8, 1985, Brazil 3-Chile 1, Back Row: From left to right: Leandro, Oscar, Carlos, Edinho, Cerezo, Junior, Front Row: from left to right: Renato, Careca, Zico, Socrates, Eder)

Photo From: Onze, June 1982
(Bordeaux midfielder Jean Tigana)

Photo From: Onze, April 1980
(Internazionale FC Milano midfielder Gabriele Oriali)
Photo From: Onze, April 1981
(Hugo Gatti and Diego Maradona)

Photo From: World Soccer, April 1993
(England and AC Milan midfielder Ray Wilkins vs. Udinese, most likely 1984/85 season)

Photo From: World Soccer, February 1993
(PSV Eindoven Lineup, December 9, 1992-Champions League-PSV 1-AC Milan 2, Back Row: From left to right: Wim Kieft, Ernst Faber, Juul Ellerman, Gheorge Popescu, Hans Van Breukelen,  Front Row: from left to right: Romario, Arthur Numan, Edward Linskens, Gerald Vaneneburg, Raymond Beerens, Jan Heintze)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trivia and Facts-Part 5

1-Dutchman Ronald Koeman has played for all three big clubs in Holland (Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord).
With his current appointment as Feyenood manager, he has also managed all these three clubs.

Photo From: Voetbal Magazine, Nr. 30, July 1988
(Ronald Koeman between teammate van Tiggelen and soviet Litovchenko, June 12, 1988, Euro Championships, USSR 1-Holland 0)

2-In an interview, Andrei Shevchenko claimed that his manager at Dinamo Kiev, Valeri Lobanovsky, once forced him to train while he was clearly flu/fever stricken to make a statement that he does not show favoritism to anyone.

Photo from: World Soccer, February 2003
(Andrei Shevchenko in AC Milan colors)

3-Current Manchester City manager, the Italian Roberto Mancini was axed from the Italian National team in 1984 after manager Enzo Bearzot caught him break curfew, while the national team was touring North America to play vs. USA and Canada.
He vowed that he would never select him while he was still in charge and kept his word.
Mancini was recalled to the national team after Bearzot’s retirement and Azeglio Vicini’s appointment as national team manager in 1986.

Photo From: World Soccer, April 1997
(Roberto Mancini in his Sampdoria days)

4-Italy and Lazio defender Luciano Re Cecconi was killed on January 18, 1977  aged 28 due to a prank gone wrong.
He and a friend went to a jewerely store and pretended they had guns and they were robbing the owner.
The owner unknowingly pulled a gun and shot him.

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Luciano Re Cecconi playing for Italy)

5- Englishman David Beckham has scored a goal in three straight World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2006). All three were against South American opposition (Colombia (1998), Argentina (2002), Ecuador (2006).  And all three were dead ball situations, free kicks vs. Colombia, Ecuador and penalty kick vs. Argentina.

Photo From: World Soccer, September 1999
(David Beckham celebrating after scoring vs Colombia in 1998 World Cup)

Monday, September 19, 2011

November 20, 1985-Holland 2-Belgium 1

November 20, 1985
Holland 2-Belgium 1
World Cup Qualifying (Playoff-Second Leg)
Venue: Rotterdam-De Kuip-Feyenoord Stadion    
Attendance: 54,000
Referee: George Courtney (England)
Goalscorers: (Holland): Houtman 60, de Wit 72
 (Belgium): Grun 85
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [20 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Huibertus Johannes Nicolaas ‘Ben’ Wijnstekers (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [36 caps / 1 goals]    
4-Michaël Antonius Bernardus ‘Michel’ van de Korput (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.  / West Germany) [23 caps / 0 goals]    (15-Johannes Maria ‘John ‘ van Loen (Football Club Utrecht) [1 caps / 0 goals] 46)
5-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [14 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Football Club Groningen) [8 caps / 0 goals]    
8-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [20 caps / 5 goals]    
6-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [16 caps / 2 goals]    
10-Machiel ‘Michel’ Valke  (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) [14 caps / 0 goals]    
7-Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam) [19 caps / 2 goals]     (12-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [4 caps / 0 goals]    76)
9-Petrus Johannes ‘Peter’ Houtman (Football Club Groningen) [8 caps / 7 goals]     
11-Robert Leonardus ‘Rob’ de Wit (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) [5 caps / 3 goals]    

Coach: Leo Beenhakker

Other Subs:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Wilhelmus Antonius ‘Willy’ van de Kerkhof (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Ronald Koeman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)  

Team Captain: Huibertus Johannes Nicolaas ‘Ben’ Wijnstekers
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Orange Shirts, White Shorts, Orange Socks

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989

1- Jean-Marie Pfaff (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V. / West Germany) [50 caps / 0 goals]    
2 -Eric Gerets (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland) [53 caps / 1 goals]    
3- Hugo Broos  (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging) [19 caps / 0 goals]    
4- Franky Van der Elst  (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging) [6 caps / 0 goals]     (16-Daniel Veyt (Koninklijke Sportvereniging Waregem) [1 caps / 0 goals]  75)
5- Michel de Wolf (Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent) [15 caps / 0 goals]    
6-Frank Vercauteren (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht) [45 caps / 6 goals]    
7-Rene Vandereycken (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht) [46 caps / 3 goals]    
8- Leo Van der Elst (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging) [4 caps / 0 goals]     (15-Georges Grun (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht) [12 caps / 2 goals]    47)
9-Leo Clijsters (Koninklijke Waterschei Sportvereniging Thor Genk) [11 caps / 0 goals]    
10-Phillipe Desmet (Koninklijke Sportvereniging Waregem) [1 caps / 0 goals]    
11- Jan Ceulemans  (Club Brugge Koninklijke Vereniging) [54 caps / 10 goals]    

Coach: Guy Thys

Other Subs:
12- Jacques Munaron (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht)
13- Michel De Groote (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht)
14-Vincenzo Scifo (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht)

Team Captain: Jan Ceulemans

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts and White Socks


-Match number 427 for Holland and number 451 for Belgium.

-This was the 115th meeting between the nations.

-This was the second leg of playoff series to qualify for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Each team had finished second in their respective groups. Belgium had finished second behind Poland in Group 1 and Holland had finished behind Hungary in Group 5.

- The first leg of the series, also the previous match between the nations, Belgium had won 1-0 at Brussels on October 16, 1985 on a goal by Frank Vercauteren.
Holland players: Van Breukelen, Wijnestekers, Spelbos, van de Korput, van Tiggelen, Gullit, Rijkaard, van de Kerkhof, de Wit, Tahamata, Hiele and Valke and Belgium players: Pfaff, Gerets, Grun, Clijsters, Vervoort, Vercauteren, vandereycken,, Leo van der Elst,Ceulemans, Munaron, de Wolf and Frank van der Elst were the players remaining from that match.

-The next match between the two nations, as well the next in Rotterdam, would be a friendly in the same stadium on September 9, 1987 that ended in a 0-0 tie.
Holland’s van Breukelen, van Tiggelen and Rijkaard and Belgium players: Pfaff, Gerets, Grun, Clijsters, Vercauteren, Frank van der Elst, Desmet , Ceulemans, de Wolf and Veyt were the players still remaining from that match.

-The previous World Cup qualifier between the nations in the same stadium was on October 14, 1981 and a 3-0 dutch victory.
Holland’s van Breukelen, van de Korput and Wijnestekers and Belgium players: Pfaff, Gerets, Vercauteren, Vandereycken and De Groote were the players still remaining from that match.

-Franck Vercauteren and Frank Rijkaard went on to manage their respective national teams.

-As pointed on previous postings Belgian manager Guy Thys and Belgian defender Leo Clijsters have both passed away since.

-Belgium qualified for the World Cup in Mexico due to the away goals rule.

-Holland failed to qualify for the World Cup for the second straight time.

-Dutch striker Wim Kieft was suspended for this match as he was sent of in the October 16, 1985 match for hitting Vercauteren in the throat In the 4th minute.

-Dutch striker Marco van Basten was suspended from next match due to yellow cards accumulation.

-Belgium Player Gerard Plessers was suspended for this match.

-Belgium players Erwin vandenbergh and DeGrijse missed this match through injury.

-Former Belgian International Ludo Coeck was killed in a car accident on October 9, 1985. His BMW ploughed into crash barriers near the Belgian town of Rumst, while he was on his way to sign for Lierse.
He was born on September 25, 1955, he was 30 years old.

-In the fall of 1985, Belgium defender Eric Gerets earned recall to the national team back from suspension. Though he was stripped of the captaincy for good.
He was suspended for over a year for his role in the Standard-Watershei bribery scandal.

-Dutchmen and Feyenoord players Wijnestekers, Tahama and Hiele were playing in their club’s home stadium.

Photo From: Le Siecle des Diables Rouges, Author: Christian Hubert
(George Grun scoring Belgium’s goal)

-This was Hugo Broos’ first match for Belgium since 1979.

-This was Belgian players Daniel Veyt and Phillipe Desmet’s first match for Belgium. Both were Waregem players.-

-Dutchman Willy van de Kerkhof announced his international retirement after Holland failed to qualify for Mexico.
He was the last player from the 70s glory years to be still in the national team set up.

-Holland manager Leo Beenhakker was interim Coach while Rinus Michels was recovering from surgery.
He also managed Holland during the 1990 World Cup; he has also managed the Polish National team.

Photo From: Rode Duivels & Oranje Leeuwen

-This was John van Loen’s first match for the Dutch national team.

-Belgium’s Eric Gerets was playing for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and was teammates with Gullit, van Breukelen and Valke. 
He had been teammates with Tahamata at Standard Liege as well.
He went on to manage PSV Eindhoven.

-Dutch unused substitute Ronald Koeman also managed PSV Eindhoven.

-Dutchman van Loen and van Tiggelen went on to play in the Belgian league for Anderlecht.

-Ronald Koeman, Gullit and Leo Beenhakker have all managed Feyenoord Rotterdam.

-This was Dutch defender Ben Wijnestekers last match for Holland.

-Belgium’s Pfaff and the Dutch van de Korput were both players in the West German Bundesliga.

- The Dutch van de Korput and unused Belgian substitute Enzo Scifo were past and future players for Italian Serie A club Torino.

Match Reports:

Match Video / Highlights:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Interviews-Part 3

An  intervierw with Italian Striker Christian Vieri
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, November 1999 / English)

Photo from:Onze-Mondial, July 1998
(Christian Vieri in action during 1998 World Cup, June 27, 1998 World Cup Italy 1-Norway 0)

An interview with French goalkeeper Joel Bats
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, April 1985 / French)

Interview with Joel Bats

Photo from:Onze, June 1985
(Joel Bats unable to stop Bulgaria’s Dimitrov from scoring, May 2, 1985 World Cup Qualifier Bulgaria 2-France 0)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Old team and match Photographs-Part four

Photo from :L’Equipe de France de Football, L’integrale des 497 Rencontres (1904-1991), Authors: Jean-Michel Cazal, Pierre Cazal, Michel Oreggia
(The very famous photo of both Belgium and France teams prior to their respective first ever national team matches, the match ended 3-3 tie)

Photo: From Onze, April 1980
Real Madrid’s Carlos Santillana

Photo from: Bialo Czerwoni 1921-2001, Author Andrzej Gowarzewski
Poland lineup
(September 13, 1936 Friendly-Poland 1-Germany 1)

Photo: From Onze , April 1981
Diego Maradona during his Boca Juniors days

Photo : from World Soccer, March 1968
(July 23, 1966 World Cup USSR 2-Hungary 1)

Photo: From Woirld Soccer, April 1993
(Italian Serie A match during 1992/93 season between Fiorentina  and Genoa)
(on the left the late Andrea Fortunato, who passed away due to Leukemia in 1995 and on the right Fiorentina’s Danish player Brian Laudrup)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Trivia and Facts-Part 4

1-During the 1994 World Cup Brazil’s entire defensive line was changed by the time of the final. Brazil’s manager Carlos Alberto Pareira’s starting defensive line consisted of Jorginho, Ricardo Gomes, Ricrado Rocha and Leonardo. Just before the start of the tournament Ricardo Gomes was injured and was replaced in the starting lineup by Marcio Santos. Ricardo Rocha was injured in the first match vs. Russia and was replaced for the remainder of the tournament by Aldair.
Leonardo was sent off in the second round for elbowing USA’s Tab Ramos.
He was suspended for the rest of the tournament and was replaced by Branco.
Finally during the final match itself vs. italy Jorginho was injured and was replaced by cafu.
Cafu went on to play the 1998 and 2002 World Cup Final matches as well and became the only player to play 3 straight World Cup Final matches.

Brazil Lineup prior to the final vs Italy (July 17, 1994)

2-During the 1978 World Cup match between Italy and Hungary on June 6, 1978 (Italy 3-Hungary 1), Italian Roberto Bettega hit the post 3 times.
He did score once in the match.

Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983
(Bettega scoring vs, Argentina during 1978 World Cup)

3- The 1996 UEFA European Championships was the first Tournament that Italy took part in with not a single Internazionale FC Milano player in the squad.

Photo from:Onze-Mondial, July 1996
(Italy’s Roberto Donadoni -June 14, 1996 UEFA Euro Championship Czech Republic 2-Italy 1)

4-Italian manager Fabio Capello has won league titles with the three teams that he played as a player (Juventus, Roma and AC Milan).
He led AC Milan to titles in 1992, 1993 ,1994 and 1996. He managed Roma to the 2001 League title. He led Juventus to titles in 2005 and 2006.
The Juventus titles were revoked because of the 2006 Calciopoli scandal.

Photo from: World Soccer, June 1993
(Fabio Capello, 1992/93)

5- During the summer of 1995, Italian Serie A club Lazio had agreed to sell their striker Giuseppe Signori to AC Parma for a significant sum.
However, after Lazio fans protested violently the deal was cancelled.

Photo from: World Soccer, March 1993
(Giuseppe Signori, in action with Lazio during 1992/93 season)