Friday, January 20, 2012

Articles on Teams and Events-Part 7

An double article about the retirement of Frenchman Jean Tigana and Northern Ireland’s Norman Whiteside
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, August 1991 / English)

Photo from : Onze, April 1986
(Northern Ireland’s Norman Whiteside)

Photo From: L'Integrale de L'Equipe de France de Football, Authors: J.M. and Pierre Cazal, Michel Oreggia, 1998
(Jean Tiagan in action for France vs. Northern Ireland, July 4, 1982, World Cup France 4-Northern Ireland 1)

An article about the France and Soviet Union match from September 23, 1987
(Magazine / Language : Onze, October 1987 / French)

Photo from: Mondial, October 1987
(Luis Fernandez and Gennadi Litovchenko, September 23, 1987, EC Qualifier, USSR 1-France 1)

An article about Parma’s first season in the Serie A in 1990/91
(Magazine / Language : Guerin Sportivo, February 6, 1991 / Italian)

Photo from: Guerin Sportivo, February 6, 1991
(Belgian defender Georges Grun, one of the first foreigners in Parma’s inaugural season in Serie A in 1990/91)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Player Profiles-Part 7

A profile on Welsh Striker Dean Saunders
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, September 1991 / English)

Photo : from World Soccer, September 1993
(Dean Suanders after scoring for Wales vs. Faroe Islands, June 6, 1993, World Cup Qualifier, Faroe Islands 0-Wales 3)

A profile on Frenchman Eric Cantona early in his career
(Magazine / Language : Onze, October 1987 / French)

Photo from:Onze, October 1987
(Eric Cantona, in action during his first cap in 1987,  August 12, 1987, West Germany 2-France 1)

A profile on Bayern Munich’s Thomas Strunz
(Magazine / Language : Fussball Magazin, April 1990 / German)

Thomas Strunz Profile

Photo from: Fussball Magazin, April 1990
(Then up and coming Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Strunz in action vs. Koln during 1989/90 season)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interviews-Part 10

An double interview with Liverpool Stars Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman
(Magazine / Language : Goal, April 1996 / English)

Photo from: Goal, April 1996
(Liverpool and England teammates Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman)

An interview with the late Belgian defender Leo Clijsters
(Magazine / Language : Foot Magazine, October 1989 / Belgian French)

Photo from: Foot Magazine, October 1989
(Mechelen’s Leo Clijsters in action vs. Ajax during the 1988 Cup Winners Cup Final)

An interview with Italian Roberto Mancini
(Magazine / Language : Calcio 2000, April 1999 / Italian)

Roberto Mancini Interview

Photo from: Calcio 2000, April 1999
(Roberto Mancini in Sampdoria uniform)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Old Team and Match Photographs-Part 12

Photo from:  Guerin Sportivo, February 6, 1991
(Genoa’s Branco, between AC Milan’s Angelo Carbone and Tassoti, January 27, 1991, Genoa 1-AC Milan 1)
Photo from:  Fussball Magazin, April 1990
(Koln midfeilder Thomas Haessler)
Photo from: Tele Poche
(Saint Etienne’s Jean-Francois Larios in action vs. Sochaux, to the right is Sochaux’s Bernard Genghini)

Photo from:  Soccer International, May 1990
(Hungarian lineup, March 20, 1990, Hungary 2-USA 0)

Photo from: Onze-Mondial, December 1994
(Croatia’s Alen Boksic in action vs. Spain, March 23, 1994, Spain 0-Croatia 2)
Photo from: Mondial, October 1984
(Walsh in action vs. USSR, September 12, 1984, World Cup Qualifier, Republic of Ireland 1-USSR 0)
Photo from: Onze, April 1985
(Uruguay squad, March 10, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Uruguay 2-Ecuador 1)
Photo : from Onze-Mondial, April 1977
(Swiss lineup, March 30, 1977, Portugal 1-Switzerland 0)
Photo : from Onze, August 1976
(West Germany’s Berti Vogts in action vs. Soain, May 22, 1976, European Championship –West Germany 2-Spain 0)
Photo : from World Soccer, November 1969
(Brazilian lineup from 1969)
Photo From: Les Bleus, Le livre official de l'equiep de France, Author: Dominique Grimault, 1997
(Di Nallo scoring France’s equalizer, April 6, 1968, European Championship-France 1-Yugoslavia 1)
Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974
(Italy squad, June 17, 1954, World Cup, Switzerland 2-Italy 1)
Photo From: The Essential History of England, Authors Andrew Mourant and Jack Rollin
(May 9, 1956, England 4-Brazil 2)
Photo From: El Grafico, Historia de la Seleccion Argentina
(February 25, 1945, Copa America Argentina 1-Uruguay 0)
Photo From: Landsholdet-I medgang og modgang, Author: Palle "Banks" Jorgensen
(Denmark aquad, July 1, 1945, Denmark 3-Sweden 4)
Photo From: The best of enemies, England V Germany, Author David Downing
(December 4, 1935, England 3-Germany 0)
Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austrian squad, March 20, 1932,  Dr. Gerö Cup, Austria 2-Italy 1)
Photo From: Oranje Toen En Nu, Deel 3, 1927-1932, 2002-2003, Author: Matty Verkamman
(April 18, 1927 Holland 8-Czechoslovakia (Amateur) 1)
Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 1993, Author: Anton Egger
(Austria and Italy squads, January 15, 1922, Italy 3-Austria 3)

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(March 24, 1913, Holland 2-England (Amateur) 1 )

Photo From: Forever England, A History of the National Side, Authors Mark Shaoul, Tony Williamson
(England squad, October 25, 1919, Home Championship, Ireland 1-England 1)

Photo from: Capitaines des bleus depuis 1904, Author Vincent Duluc
(France squad, February 12, 1905, France 1-Switzerland 0)

Photo From: Rode Duivels & Oranje Leeuwen., 100 jaar Derby der Lage Landen, Authors Ralf Willems, Matty Verkamman
(March 21, 1909, Belgium 1-Holland 4)

Photo from:  Calcio 2000, April 1999
(1920s and 1930s Juventus goalkeeper, Giampiero Combi)

Photo from:  Goal, April 1996
(Alberto Tarantini in action for River Plate)
Photo from:  Mondial, April 1983
(Paris St. Germain’s Luis Fernandez in action vs. Watershei in March 1983 for Cup Winners Cup Quarterfinals)
Photo from:  Onze, April 1986
(Internazionale’s Alessandro Altobelli in action vs. Nantes in UEFA Cup Quarterfinals in March 1986)
Photo from:  Onze, October 1979
(SV Hamburg squad, 1979/80)
Photo from:  World Soccer, August 1991
(Southampton teammates Matt Le Tissier and Neil Ruddock in an ad)
Photo from:  Onze, October 1979
(Bayern Munich’s Gerd Muller celebrating after scoring)
Photo from:  Onze, December 1979
(PSV Eindhoven’s Ernie Brandts)
Photo from:  Onze, December 1979
(Benfica’s Joao Alves with his customary black gloves)

Photo from:  Foot Magazine, November 1982
(Wendt of Standard Liege and Sergio Brio of Juventus, October 20, 1982, Champions Cup, Standard Liege 1-Juventus 1)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Trivia and Facts-Part 12

1-In May 1964 before England’s trip to Lisbon for a match vs. Portugal, six members of the national team (Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Gordon Banks, Ray Wilson, George Eastham and John Byrne) broke curfew and slipped out of the team hotel for a night on the town in London’s West End.
This was discovered when routine inspections were made.
When the six players returned passed curfew, they saw that Ramsey had placed each players passport on their bed.
This was a way of letting them know that he knew.
The next day after breakfast, he announced that they were people he needed to see and they know who they are.
The players followed him out of the room and he made them understand that it better not happen again.

Photo From: England Expects, Author James Corbett
(Alf Ramsey attempting to stop George Cohen from swapping jerseys with Argentina’s Alberto Gonzalez after the ill-tempered World Cup Quarterfinal match on July 23, 1966)

2- The controversial Atletico Madrid Chairman Jesus Gil hired and fired managers at will during his tenure.
During just the two seasons 1992/93 and 1993/94, he changed coaches 11 times.

Luis Aragones (Sacked February 1, 1993)
Iselin Santos Ovejero (Caretaker, February 1 to February 8)
Jose Omar Pastoriza (Argentina) (February 8 to March 23)
Iselin Santos Ovejero (Caretaker, March 23 to March 29)
Ramon Heredia (Argentina) (March 29 to the end of the season in June)

Jose Pereira (Brazil) (Sacked October 21, 1993)
Ramon Heredia (Argentina) (October 21 to November 14)
Emilio Cruz (November 14 to January 17, 1994)
Jose Luis Romero (January 17 to February 27) 
Iselin Santos Ovejero (Caretaker)
Jorge d’Alessandro (Argentina) (until end of season)

3-After the World Cup Qualifier on October 19, 1988 between West Germany and Holland, the customary exchanging jerseys did not take place.
The Germans boycotted it for that match because months earlier on June 21st after the European Championship Semi Final between the two nations Dutch player Ronald Koeman was seen wiping his backside with West German Olaf Thon’s jersey in a disrespectful way

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Ronald Koeman scoring from the spot, June 21, 1988 UEFA European Championship, West Germany 1-Holland 2)

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Ronald Koeman, Between Guido Buchwald, Johnny Bosman and Frank Rijkaard, October 19, 1988, World Cup Qualifier, West Germany 0-Holland 0)

4- After Brazil’s dismal showing during the Confederations Cup of 2001 at Japan and Korea Republic, Brazil manager Emerson Leao resigned while at the Tokyo airport before the trip back to Brazil.
He resigned on the spot after being told by national team co-coordinator Antonio Lopes that he would be fired upon his return to Brazil.

Photo From : Mondial, July 1978
(Emerson Leao)

5-For about 12 days between May 6th and May 18th, 1985, Argentina teammates and Italian Serie A players: Diego Maradona and Daniel Passarella traveled back and forth between Europe and South America to play for the National team as well as their respective clubs of Napoli and Fiorentina.
They traveled in excess of 40,000 km and 65 hours of flight.
On May 6th: Flight from Rome to Buenos Aires.
May 9th: Friendly vs. Paraguay (1-1 tie, Maradona scoring)
May 10th: Flight back to Rome
May 11th: Mardona back at Naples and immediately travel to Udine for match with Udinese
May 12th: Napoli match w/ Udinese (2-2 tie, 2 goals by Maradona)
May 13th: Flight from Rome to Buenos Aires.
May 15th: Friendly vs. Chile (2-0 win, 1 goal by Maradona)
May 18th: Flight back to Rome to be ready for the last match of Italian season

Photo From: France Football, May 21, 1985, Issue 2041
(Trajectory of Maradona’s flights during may 1985)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

March 16, 1986-Hungary 3-Brazil 0

March 16, 1986
Hungary 3-Brazil 0
Venue: Budapest – Nepstadion
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Franz Wöhrer (Austria)
Goalscorers: (Hungary): Detari 5, Kalman Kovacs 60, Esterhazy 73
 (Brazil): None
1-Peter Disztl (Videoton Sport Club- Székesfehérvári) [13 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Sandor Sallai (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [31 caps / 0 goals]    
3-Joszef Kardos (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest) [27 caps / 3 goals]    
6-Imre Garaba (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [53 caps / 3 goals]    (12-Joszef Csuhay (Videoton Sport Club- Székesfehérvári) [9 caps / 0 goals]  66)
4-Joszef Varga (Denizlispor Kulübü / Turkey) [29 caps / 1 goals]    
5-Peter Hannich (Raba Eto Gyor)  [23 caps / 2 goals]    
8-Antal Nagy (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [25 caps / 2 goals]    
10-Lajos Detari (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [17 caps / 5 goals]    
7-Jozsef  Kiprich  (Tatabányai Bányász Sport Club) [14 caps / 5 goals]     (17-Kalman Kovacs (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) [8 caps / 3 goals]  46)
9-Gyorgy Bognar (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre )-VM (Voros Meteor) -Budapest) [7 caps / 1 goals]    (14-Gyozo Burcsa (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise / France) [11 caps / 3 goals]  9)
11-Marton Esterhazy (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)- Athina / Greece) [21 caps / 10 goals]    

Coach: Gyorgy Mezzey

Team Captain: Antal Nagy
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

Photo from: Onze, Hors Serie 27, 1986
(Hungary squad)

1- Emerson Leão (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras- São Paulo) [80 caps / 0 goals]    
Édson Boaro (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo) [14 caps / 0 goals]    
José ‘OscarBernardi (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo) [63 caps / 0 goals]    
José Carlos Nepomuceno ‘Mozer’ (Clube de Regatas Flamengo- Rio de Janeiro) [20 caps / 0 goals]    
6-Marco Aurélio Morais dos Santos ’Dida’ (Coritiba Futebol Clube -Curitiba)
[2 caps / 0 goals]    
Elzo’ Aloísio Coelho (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)  [1 caps / 0 goals]    
Ricardo Rogério de Brito Alemão’ (Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas- Rio de Janeiro) [10 caps / 3 goals]    
Paulo ‘Silas’ do Prado Pereira (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)   [1 caps / 0 goals]    
Renato Portaluppi  ‘Renato Gaúcho’  (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense)  [14 caps / 1 goals]       
Wálter ‘Casagrande’ Júnior (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo) [11 caps / 4 goals]    
11-‘Sidney’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube-
São Paulo) [2 caps / 0 goals]     (16-Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa ‘Müller’  (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)  [2 caps / 0 goals]   65)

Coach: Telê Santana da Silva

Team Captain: José ‘OscarBernardi

Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Topper

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts ,White Socks

Other Substitutes:
Carlos’ Roberto Gallo (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
Paulo Victor Barbosa de Carvalho  ‘Paulo Víctor’ (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)  
Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal ‘Branco’ (Fluminense Football Club- Rio de Janeiro)  
Mario Jose dos Reis Emiliano ‘Marinho’ (Bangu Futebol Clube- Rio de Janeiro
ÉderAleixo de Assis (Clube Atlético Mineiro- Belo Horizonte)  
Mauro Geraldo Galvão Mauro Galvão’ (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986
(Brazil Squad)


-Match number 597 for Hungary and number 481 for Brazil.

-This was only the 5th meeting between the nations.

- The previous match between the nations was a Friendly on July 21, 1971 in Rio that ended in a scoreless tie.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986
(Brazil Squad)

-The next match between the nations, as well as the next in Budapest and the last to date, would be a friendly on  April 28, 2004 won 4-1 by Brazil.

-Brazil had not defeated Hungary since November 21, 1965, when they won a friendly 5-3 in São Paulo.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986

-Hungary’s previous victory over Brazil was on July 15, 1966 when they defetaed Brazil 3-1 during the World Cup in Liverpool, England.

-This was Brazil’s first match on Hungarian soil. All previous matches had been in Brazil or Neutral (1954 and 1966 World Cup matches).

-Brazil played West Germany four days before on March 12 as their first match of the European Tour and lost 0-2 in Frankfurt.

-Tele Santana had been opposed to this European tour during the cold European winter and had vetoed it. However, such was the outcry by the West Germans and the threat of $175,000 fine that Brazil had no choice but to participate.
Santana was successful in canceling the match vs. Wales that had also been one of the original opponents on this tour.

-There was such hype for Brazil’s visit that Hungarian Federation had received 300,000 demands for tickets.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986

-This was Brazil’s heaviest defeat since losing to Belgium 1-5 on April 24, 1963.
Their next worst defeat would be on July 3, 1987 vs. Chile (0-4 loss) during Copa America.

-The last time Brazil had conceded three goals was on June 22, 1983 vs. Sweden (3-3 tie).

-France manager Henri Michel and Spain manager Miguel Munoz watched the match from the stands.

-Brazil’s unused substitute Eder, one of the stars of 1982 World Cup, would be sent off, in a friendly vs. Peru in April, for hitting an opponent.
He was excluded from Brazil’s World Cup squad.

-Tele Santana became the second Brazil manager to manage in two consecutive World Cups (1982,1986). Mario Zagallo led Brazil in 1970 and 1974.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986

-Hungarian star Tibor Nylasi missed this match through injury.

-Hungary’s Antal Roth missed this match through injury. Kardos took his spot in the lineup.

-Brazil’s Zico and Leandro missed this tour through injury.

-Brazil captain Socrates missed this match through injury. Some claimed it was a diplomatic injury, as there may have been words exchanged between him and Santana that led to his exclusion.

-Brazil’s Luis Muller who played vs. West Germany four days before, did not start this match. Renato took his place. Muller did however come on as a substitute.

-This was Elzo and Silas’ first caps for Brazil. Dida, Sidney and Muller had earned their first caps just four days prior vs. West Germany.

-Brazil’s Roberto Paulo Falcao who played vs. West Germany four days before was overlooked for this match; Elzo took his place.

-Brazil’s Walter Casagrande who played vs. West Germany four days before as a midfielder played as a striker for this match. Taking Careca’s place from the West Germany match.  Careca was overlooked for this match.

-This was one of the worst displays by a Brazilian national team, who were not match fit and clearly unaccustomed to the cold, as well as missing many experienced players.

-This was the last Hungarian team that has qualified for the finals of a major tournament. The loss vs. USSR (0-6) during the World Cup that year started their two decades long decline.
They had qualified impressively from a group containing Austria and Holland and played well in the friendlies prior to the tournament. Much was expected of them but they performed horribly in the World Cup by losing heavily to USSR and France.

-Gyorgy Mezzey who had been appointed Hungary manager in 1983, resigned after the World Cup Finals later in the year. He subsequently managed Hungary again for a few matches in 1988.

-Both Emerson Leão (2000-01) and Falcao (1990-91) managed Brazil.  

Photo From: Onze, Issue 124, April 1986
(Brazil Bench)

-Elzo and Mozer later became teammates at Benfica.

-Alemao. Silas, Renato, Casagrande and Muller eventually signed for Italian clubs, as did Hungary’s Detari.

-Prior to this tour, Brazil had not played since the World Cup Qualifiers the previous June, almost nine months of inactivity.

-This was Hungary’s first match vs. South American opposition since losing 1-4 to Argentina during 1982 World Cup.

-Hungary’s Varga, Burcsa and Esterhazy were the only foreign-based players on either team.

-Emerson Leao’s first cap since 1983, he would play one more match for Brazil on April 30th vs., Yugoslavia.

-Second and Final cap for Brazil’s Sidney. Sidney was dismissed from Brazil’s world Cup squad after training without permission while recovering from injury.

-Hungary’s Gyorgy Bognar was injured and substituted in the 9th minute by Burcsa.

-Brazil’s squad was entirely made up of home based players.
Italian based Brazilian players Cerezo, Edinho, Dirceu and Junior were not authorized by their clubs to participate on thei tour.

-The original Brazil squad traveling for this European Tour consisted of:
Goalkeepers:  Carlos’ (Corinthians), ‘Paulo Víctor’ (Fluminense) , Emerson Leão (Palmeiras),  ‘Gilmar’ (São Paulo)
Defenders: ‘Édson (Corinthians), Oscar (São Paulo), ’Júlio César’ (Guarani) ‘Mozer’ (Flamengo) ,’Dida’ (Coritiba),  ‘Branco’ (Fluminense),Mauro Galvão’ (Internacional)

Midfielders/Strikers: Falcão  (São Paulo), ’Sócrates (Flamengo), Elzo’ (Atlético Mineiro), Alemão’ (Botafogo), ‘Silas’ (São Paulo), ‘Müller’  (São Paulo), ‘Marinho’ (Bangu), ‘Renato Gaúcho’  (Grêmio) , Careca’ (São Paulo) ,‘Casagrande’  (Corinthians), ’Éder(Atlético Mineiro)  ,‘Sidney’ (São Paulo)

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