Monday, October 31, 2011

Trivia and Facts-Part 8

1-Welshman Ryan Giggs represented England at School boy level.

Photo from:World Soccer, October  994
(Ryan Giggs celebrating after scoring vs. Albania, September 7, 1994, EC Qualifier Wales 2-Albania 0)

2-During the 1983-84 season, Barcelona’s Diego maradona was savagely fouled by Athletic Bilbao’s Andoni Goikoetchea, who was nicknamed “The Butcher of Bilbao”.
Maradona was essentially out injured for the better part of that season.
Initially Goikoetchea was suspended for 18 matches, however after multiple appeals the ban was reduced to a handful of matches.
This prompted Maradona to remark that one more appeal and he would have been suspended for having gotten injured.

Photo From: Mondial, December 1982
(Diego maradona and FC Nantes’ Maxiem Bossis during a friendly match)

Photo From: France Football, January 1, 1985, Issue 2021
(Andoni Goikoetchea, June 17, 1984, UEFA European Championships -Spain 1-Portugal 1)

3-Dutch and AC Milan Legend Marco van Basten officially retired in the summer of 1995. However, the last official match that he ever played was the Champions League Final on May 26, 1993 vs . France’s Olympique de Marseille, aged only 28.
He was considered as an active player though he was out injured for two full seasons, finally being forced to retire at the age of 30.

Photo From: World Soccer, April 1993
(Marco van Basten in his last season as a player, October 4, 1992-Fiorentina 3-AC Milan 7)

4- In Girondins de Bordeaux’s Round 35 match of the 1981-82 French season on April 16th with RC Lens, Bordeaux’s Yugoslav goalkeeper Dragan Pantelic was accused to have kicked one of the linesmen on the way to the dressing room at the conclusion of the match. He was susbsequently banned and suspended for one year. As a sign of protest, on May  7th, 1982, for the last match of the season vs. Nantes, Bordeaux’s controversial president Claude Bez forced captain Alain Giresse to play as goalkeeper.
After an hour Libero Marius Tresor replaced Giresse “in goal”.
Needless to say Bordeaux lost 0-6.

Photo From:  Mondial, August 1982
(Bordeaux Captain Alain Giresse, August 10, 1982-Bordeaux 3-Monaco 1)

Photo From: Mondial, November 1981
(Dragan Pantelic in action for Bordeaux)

5-During his three seasons at Juventus (1982-85),  Polsih star Zbigniew Boniek was somewhat incosnistant for Italian Serie A League matches , but always seemed to perform better in European Cup matches.
This prompted Juventus and Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli to dub Boniek as “night time beauty”, in reference to the Euroepan Cup matches which were played in midweek in the evenings.

Photo From: Onze, June 1983
(Juventus’ Zbigniew Boniek in one off his rare off-days in European Competition vs. Hamburg’s Manfred Kaltz-May 25, 1983-Hamburg 1-Juventus 0)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

April 16, 1983-Romania 1-Italy 0

April 16, 1983
Romania 1-Italy 0
European Championship Qualifying-Group 5
Venue: Bucuresti (Bucharest)-Stadionul 23 August (August 23rd Stadium)
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Goalscorers: (Romania): Ladislau Boloni 23
 (Italy): None
1-Dumitru Moraru (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucuresti)   [23 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Mircea Rednic (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [18 caps / 0 goals]    
6-Gino Iorgulescu (Clubul de Fotbal Sportul Studentesc- Bucuresti)   [18 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Costica Stefanescu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)   [40 caps / 0 goals]    
4-Nicolae Ungureanu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)   [12 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Ionel Augustin (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucuresti)  [21 caps / 2 goals]    (14-Ioan Andone (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [15 caps / 1 goals]    70)
10-Ladislau Boloni (Asociatia Sportiva Armata Tîrgu-Mures)    [60 caps / 15 goals]    
8-Michael Klein (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [18 caps / 4 goals]    
11-Ilie Balaci (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)   [61 caps / 8 goals]    
7-Ion Geolgau (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [9 caps / 0 goals]       (16-Sorin Cirtu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)  [6 caps / 0 goals]    87)
9-Rodion Doru Gorun Camataru (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [27 caps / 8 goals]    

Coach: Mircea Lucescu
Booked: Ungureanu,Camataru

Other Subs:
12-Vasile Iordache (Clubul Sportiv al Armatei Steaua- Bucuresti)
13-Nicolae Negrilla (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)  
15-Zoltan Crisan (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)  

Team Captain: Costica Stefanescu
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

1- Dino Zoff  (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [111 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [67 caps / 1 goals]    
3-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [43 caps / 4 goals]    
4- Giampiero Marini (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  [20 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Fulvio Collovati (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [38 caps / 3 goals]       
6-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [60 caps / 2 goals]    
7-Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)  [24 caps / 3 goals]    
8-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [67 caps / 6 goals]    
9-Paolo Rossi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [32 caps / 13 goals]    
10-Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) [71 caps / 7 goals]    (15-Giuseppe Dossena (Torino Calcio 1906) [12 caps / 1 goals]     56)
11-Roberto Bettega (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [42 caps / 19 goals]    (16-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [17 caps / 4 goals]  69)

Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Booked: Collovati, Antognoni

Other Subs:
12-Ivano Bordon (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)   
13-Pietro Vierchowod (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 
14-Carlo Ancelotti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 

Team Captain: Dino Zoff 

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts and Blue Socks


-Match number 315 for Romania and number 404 for Italy.

-This was only the ninth meeting between the nations.

-This was Romania’s first win ever vs. Italy.

- The previous match between the nations was the first leg of this European Championship qualifier  on December 4, 1982 in Florence, that ended in a scoreless tie.
Italian players: Zoff, Gentile, Marini, Collovati, Conti, Tardelli, Rossi, Antognoni and Altobelli and Romania players: Rednic, Ungureanu, Iorgulescu, Stefanescu, Andone, Klein, Camataru, Augustin, Boloni and Balaci were the players still remaining from that match.
Italian players Bordon and Vierchowod again stayed on bench for that macth as well.
Romanians Moraru and Geolgau remained on the bench for that match.

- Italy’s previous win over Romania had been a 2-1 win in a friendly in Naples on February 16, 1980.
Italian players: Zoff, Bordon, Gentile, Cabrini, Collovati, Scirea, Tardelli, Rossi, Antognoni and Bettega and Romania players: Boloni, Stefanescu, Camataru and Balaci were the players still remaining from that match.
Fulvio Collovati scored one of Italy’s goals and Boloni again scored Romania’s goal.

- the previous match between the nations in the same stadium was a friendly on June 17, 1972 that ended in a 3-3 tie.
Italy’s Dino Zoff was the only remaining player from that match.
Romania’s manager Mircea Lucescu captained Romania in that match.

- The next match between the nations would be a 1-0 Friendly win for Romania on March 29, 1989.
Romania players: Rednic, Klein and Camataru were the players still remaining from that match.
Romania’s Ungureanu would remain on the bench for that match.

Photo : from Mondial, June 1983

-Romania qualified from this UEFA European Championship qualifying group. Besides Italy and Romania, the rest of the group consisted of Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Cyprus.

-This was Italy’s first loss in a official competitive match since a 1-3 loss on  June 3, 1981 vs. Denmark in a World Cup qualifier.

-Italy had not won a single match since the 1982 World Cup Final vs. West Germany on July 11, 1982 (3-1 win). They would not win a match until a friendly vs. Greece on October 5, 1983 (3-0 win).

-Italy’s Gabriele Oriali, Giuseppe Bergomi and Francesco Graziani were unavailable for this match. While Franco Causio had played his last match for Italy in the previous qualifier vs. Cyprus in February.

-This was Roberto Bettega’s first appearance for Italy since his injury in fall of 1981. It would also be his last.

- This was also Giampiero Marini’s last appearance for Italy.

-This was also Dino Zoff’s penultimate match for Italy. He would retire outright at the end of the season at age 41.

-Dino Zoff would manage Italy’s national team from 1998-2000. He managed Italy in a 2-0 win vs. Romania on June 24, 2000 in the 2000 UEFA European Championships. This would also be Italy’s first win over Romania since the friendly in 1980.

-Romanian goalkeeper Silviu Lung of Universitatea Craiova missed this match through injury.

-Romania’s Aurel Ticleanu was suspended for this match. He was sent off in the previous meeting between the nations in December of 1982.

-Romanian goalscorer Ladislau Boloni managed Romania’s national team in 2000-01. He managed Romania in two losses vs. Italy on October 7, 2000 in Milan (0-3 loss) and March 24, 2001 in Bucharest (0-2 loss).

-Ladislau Boloni scored off an indirect free kick.

-Marco Tardelli is the current assistant manager of Republic of Ireland’s national team.

-Dino Zoff and Marco Tardelli both managed Italy’s Olympic team in the 1988 and 2000 Olynmpics respectively.

-Italy’s only win in this qualifying group would be on its very last match vs. Cyprus on December 22, 1983 (3-1 win).

-On September 3,1989, Gaetano Scirea was killed in a car accident on a supervising mission in Poland for Juventus. Scirea (born May 25, 1953) was 36 years old.

- Romanian Michael Klein (born October 10, 1959) died of a heart attack on February 2, 1993 while training with his club, Germany’s Bayer Uerdingen. He was 33 years old.

-Italy manager Enzo Bearzot (born September 26, 1927) passed away on December 21, 2010 at the age of 83.

-Romania manager Lucescu managed a number of clubs in Italy: Pisa (1990-91), Brescia (1991-96), Reggiana (1996-87) and Internazionale FC Milano (1998-99).

-Lucescu’s son Razvan, has also managed the Romanian national team.

-Camataru scored a goal for Romania in the 11th minute that was disallowed. He was ruled to have pushed Zoff in the box.

-In the pre-match lineup Romania’s squad were wearing sweat shirts designed by Le Coq Sportif. However, they are clearly wearing Adidas uniforms.

Match Reports:

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Articles on Teams and Events-Part 2

An article about Bobby Robson as Sporting Lisbon manager
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, March 1993 / English)

Photo From: World Soccer, March 1993
(Bobby Robson)

An article about the first transfers of Soviet players to Western clubs
(Magazine / Language : Onze-Mondial, February 1989 / French)

Soviet players in the west after 1988

Photo From: Voetbal Magazine, Nr. 30, July 1988
(USSR team during 1988 UEFA European Championships, many of these players were the first to join Western clubs)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Player Profiles-Part 2

A profile on German Stefan Effenberg during 1991/92 season, at a time when he was being booed all round German stadiums
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, March 1992 / English)

Photo : from World Soccer, February 1992
(Stefan Effenberg, September 11, 1991, England 0-Germany 1)

A profile on Belgium and Anderlecht midfielder Rene Vandereycken  
(Magazine / Language : Foot Magazine, March 1985 / French)

Rene Vandereycken Profile

Photo : from Onze, March 1981
(Rene Vanderyecken vs. Liam Brady, October 15, 1980 World Cup Qualifier, Republic of Ireland 1-Belgium 1)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interviews-Part 6

A four way interview with Dennis Bergkamp, Romario, Lothar Matthaus and Roberto Baggio
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, July 1994 / English)

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, de histoire van oranje, 1989-1995, Authors: Matty Verkamman and Henk Mees
)Dennis Bergkamp, November 17, 1992 World Cup Quualifier, Poland 1-Holland 3)

Photo from:Onze-Mondial, June 1997
(Romario, April 30, 1997, Brazil 4-Mexico 0)

An interview with French Captain Marius Tresor
(Magazine / Language : Onze, July 1977 / French)

Interview with Marius Tresor

Photo : from Onze, February 1978
(Marisu Tresor and Italy Captain Dino Zoff, February 8, 1978 Italy 2-France 2)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Old Team and Match Photographs-Part 7

Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974
(May 13, 1933 Italy 1-England 1)
Photo From: England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(England and France lineups, May 22, 1949 France 1-England 1)
Photo : from Calcio 2000, November/December 2000
(January 15, 1958 World Cup Qualifier Northern Ireland 2-Italy 1)

Photo from:  år med Svensk Fotboll 1904-84, Author Glanell Thomas red
(Sweden Lineup, June 18, 1911 Sweden 2-Germany 4)

Photo from: Les Bleus Author Denis Chaumier, 2004
(May 13, 1928 France 0-Czechoslovakia 2)

Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005
(June 16, 1973 West Germany 0-Brazil 1)

Photo : from Onze , December 1981
(October 28, 1981 Argentina 1-Poland 2)

Photo from: Onze-Mondial, June 1996
(April 24, 1996, Denmark 2-Scotland 0)
Photo : from Onze , August 1980
(Gary Birtles, May 28, 1980 Champions Cup Nottingham Forest 1-Hamburg 0)
Photo : from Onze , June 1982
(Jesus Zamora of Real Sociedad in action vs. Athletic Bilbao)
Photo : from Onze-Mondial, Septembrer 1992
(AS Monaco’s Luc Sonor and Paris St.Germain’s David Ginola)

Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005
(May 3, 1967 European Championship Qualifier Yugoslavia 1-West Germany 0)

Photo : from World Soccer, January 1992
(Mendoza of Colo Colo vs. Sinisa Mihajlovic of Red Star Belgrade, World Club Cup, 12-8-91 Red Star 3-Colo Colo 0)

Photo : from World Soccer, February 1992
(AC Milan’s Marco van Basten in action vs. Napoli, January 5, 1992, AC Milan 5-Napoli 0)