Saturday, March 31, 2012

Articles on Teams and Events-Part 10

An article about Scotland’s Willie Johnston’s drugs ban during the 1978 World Cup
(Magazine / Language : Goal, April 1996 / English)

Photo from:  Goal, April 1996
(Scotland’s Willie Johnston)

An article about Iran-Australia World Cup Qualifier from 1977
(Magazine / Language : Onze, September 1977 / French)

Photo from:  Onze, September 1977
(August 14, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, Australia 0-Iran 1)

An article about AS Roma’s title winning season of 1982/83
(Magazine / Language : Calcio 2000, February 2000 / Italian)

AS Roma 1982/83

Photo from:  Calcio 2000, February 2000
(AS Roma squad  1982/83)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Player Profiles-Part 10

A profile on Swiss striker Stephane Chapuisat
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, March 1992 / English)

Photo from: World Soccer, December 1996
(Stephane Chapuisat, October 9, 1996, World Cup Qualifier, Finland 2-Switzerland 3)

A profile on 1980s Iceland star Asgeir Sigurvinsson
(Magazine / Language : Foot Magazine, January 1982 / French)

Photo from: Foot Magazine, January 1982
(Asgeir Sigurvinsson in action for Bayern Munich)

A profile on Belgian goalkeeper Michel Preud’homme
(Magazine / Language : Voetbal International, February 18, 1989/ Dutch)

Photo from: Voetbal International, February 18, 1989
(Michel Preud’homme)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Interviews-Part 13

An interview with West German defender Berti Vogts
(Magazine / Language : World Soccer, February 1974 / English)

Photo from : Onze, August 1976
(Berti Vogts, May 22, 1976, EC Quarterfinals, West Germany 2-Spain 0)

An interview with Argentina’s Mario Kempes
(Magazine / Language : Mondial, March 1983 / French)

Photo From: El Grafico, LA Historiade Argentina en Los Mundiales, de Uruguay 30 a Corea-Japon 2002, April 2006
(Mario kemps, June 14, 1978, World Cup, Argentian 2-Poland 0)

An interview with Brazilian Tostão
(Magazine / Language : Don Balon, Chile Edition, April 24, 1997 / Spanish)

Tostão Interview

Photo From: Don Balon, Chile Edition, April 24, 1997
(Tostão in action fro Brazil)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Old Team Photographs-Part 3

Photo from: World Soccer, August 1973
(Portugal squad)
Photo from: Shoot, November 20, 1993
(AC Parma squad, 1993/94)

Photo from: Le Livre d’or du Football 1978
(AS Monaco , France Champions 1977/78)
Photo from: Le Livre d’or du Football 1992
(Werder Bremen and AS Monaco squads before the 1992 Cup Winners Cup Final)
Photo from: Soccer International, July 1993
(Mexico squad, May 9, 1993, World Cup Qualifier, Canada 1-Mexico 2)

Photo from:Onze, September 1988
(Norway squad from 1988, it is possible that this is the lineup for the Brazil match)
Photo from : Onze, April 1976
(France squad, March 27, 1976, France 2-Czechoslovakia 2)
Note : Platini and Bossis’ debut for France, 3 future national team managers (Platini, Henri Michel and Domenech in the starting lineup)

Photo From: Ireland on the Ball, Author: Donal Cullen
(Ireland squad, October 30, 1968, Poland 1-Republic of Ireland 0)
Photo from : World Soccer, November 1993
(Hungary squad for THAT match, November 25, 1953, England 3-Hungary 6)

Photo From: Deutschlands Fussball Landerspiele, Eine Dokumentation von 1908-1989
(Germany squad, April 6, 1941, Germany 7-Hungary 0)

Photo From: Forever England, A History of the National Side, Authors Mark Shaoul, Tony Williamson
(England squad, May 6, 1936, Austria 2-England 1)

Photo From: Les Bleus, Le livre official de l'equipe de France, Author: Dominique Grimault, 1997
(France squad, March 28, 1920, France 2-Belgium 1)

Photo From: El Grafico, Historia de la Seleccion Argentina
(An Argentina squad from 1910)


Photo from: Onze, June 1981
(Anderlecht, Belgium Champions 1980/81)

Photo from: France Football, November 30, 1982
(FC Nantes, 1965/66)

Photo from: Don Balon, Chile Edicion, April 24, 1997
(VfB Stuttgart squad, 1996/97)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Old Match Photographs-Part 3

Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Gino Cappello IV celabrating after scoring, May 22, 1949, Dr. Gerö Cup, Italy 3-Austria 1)

Photo from:  Landslaget, Det Norske Fotballandslagets Historie, authors Egil Olsen, Arne Scheie,Per Jorsett, Otto Ulseth, 1997
(Karl Hohmann scoring for Germany vs. Norway, surrounded by Norwegians: Nils Erikse, Bernhard Lund and Jean Louis Bretteville, November 5, 1933, Germany 2-Norway 2)
Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005
(September 21, 1952, Poland 3-East Germany 0)
Photo : from World Soccer, August 1965
(Pele in action vs. West Germany, June 6, 1965, Brazil 2-West Germany 0)
Photo from : Mondial, May(extra) 1978
(Hungary’s Peter Török in action vs. Czechoslovakia, April 15, 1978, Hungary 2-Czechoslovakia 1)
Photo from: Mondial, June 1985
(May 1, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, Luxembourg 0-Yugoslavia 1)
Photo from: Soccer International, March 1991
(December 19, 1990, Portugal 1-USA 0)
Photo from: Le Livre D’Or du Football 1992
(AS Roma’s Rudi Voller surrounded by AS Monaco’s Emmanuel Petit, Claude Puel and Marcel Dib, March 4, 1992, Cup Winners Cup, AS Roma 0-AS Monaco 0)
Photo from: Le Livre D’Or du Football 1988
(Former teammates and now rivals, Bordeaux’s Jean Tigana and Olympique Marseille’s Alain Giresse during 1987/88 season)
Photo from: Onze, June 1981
(An old Puma advertisement with Maradona)
Photo from: Don Balon, Chile Edicion, April 24, 1997
(Roberto Carlos in his first season with Real Madrid)
Photo from: Don Balon, Chile Edicion, April 24, 1997
(A young assistant named Jose Mourinho, taking notes from Barcelona head Coach Bobby Robson during 1996/97 season)
Photo from: Foot Magazine, April 1984
(Enzo Scifo of Anderlecht in action vs. Spartak Moscow, UEFA Cup ,March 7, 1984, Anderlecht 4-Spartak Moscow 2)
Photo from: Foot Magazine, January 1982
(Diagrams of France’s goals vs. Holland on November 18, 1981, World Cup Qualifier, France 2-Holland 0)
Photo from: France Football, July 28, 1981
(Juventus’ Antonio Cabrini in action vs. Fiorentina, during 1980/81 season)
Photo from: Sport Bild, August 1990
(Captain Stefan Kuntz of Kaiserslautern)
Photo from: Guerin Sportivo, February 27, 1985
(A dispute between the late Agostino di Bartolomei and Francesco Graziani, with Bruno Conti trying to Intervene, February 24, 1985, AS Roma 0-AC Milan 1)
Photo from: La Glorieuse Epopee de la coupe du monde, by Mondial, 1982
(1920s and 30s Spanish goalkeeper, Ricardo Zamora)
Photo from: Mondial, March 1983
(Action from AS Roma and Sampdoria from 1982/83 season)
Photo from: Mondial, October 1981
(Hansi Muller of Stuttgart)

Photo from: Goal,  September 1996
(Robert Coppée scoring Belgium’s first goal on a penalty kick, September 2, 1920, Olympics Final, Belgium 2-Czechoslovakia 0)

Photo from: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(July 10, 1916, Copa America, Argentina 1-Brazil 1)

Photo from: Die Nati, Die Geschichte der Schweizer Fussball-Nationalmanschaft, author Beat Jung, 2006
(February 12, 1905, France 1-Switzerland 0)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Trivia and Facts-Part 15

1-Real Madrid legend Raul actually played for city rivals Atletico Madrid at youth level.
However, after Controversial President Jesus Gil dismantled Atletico’s youth teams, Raul joined Real Madrid instead.

Photo from: Onze-Mondial, April 1999
(Raul in action for Spain, March 27, 1999, EC Qualifier, Spain 9-Austria 0)

2- Following West Germany’s Friendly match vs. Brazil on May 19, 1981 (lost 1-2), Stuttgart’s Hansi Muller had organized a party for the entire squad. 
West Germany’s Barcelona star Bend Schuster did not attend the celebration.
West German manager Juup Derwall Schuster became angry with him for not attending the party.
Schuster claimed he had informed Harald Schumacher that he could not attend since he had to take an early flight back to Barcelona.
Derwall was so incensed that he did not select him for West Germany’s next match.
A few months later, in an interview, Schuster accused Breitner and Rummenigge of running the team.
This led to his indefinite suspension from the team.
Bernd Dietz also questioned the inclusion of Breitner, since it was alleged by Dietz that Breitner would bring disharmony within the squad.
Derwall dropped Dietz from the squad, ending his international career.

Photo From: Mondial, October 1981
(Bayern and Germany’s stars; Breitner and Rummenigge)

Photo From: Mondial, October 1981
(Barcelona and Germany star Bernd Schuster)

3- For Portugal’s Friendly match vs. West Germany in February 1983, leading Portuguese clubs Benfica, Porto and Sporting omitted majority of their selected players due to dubious ‘injuries.’
Of the original selected players 11 were ruled out by such ‘injuries’.
Benfica players: Pietra, Carlos Manuel, Bastos Lopes, Chalana, Coelho and Carlos Pareira.
Sporting players: Oliveira, Virgilio and Mario Jorge
Porto players: Frasco, Maghalaes
Benfica only authorized their goalkeeper Bento for this match.
The reason for the withdrawals was believed to be both Benfica and Sporting’s concerns due to their involvement in the European Cups.
Portugal Manager Otto Gloria tendered his resignation in anger, which was rejected. Instead the federation picked the remaining players.
Gloria was quoted as saying “how can I work in such a madhouse?”

4- Italians Fabrizio Ravanelli and Roberto Di Matteo were the first players ever to represent Italy while playing for foreign clubs on October 5, 1996 vs. Moldova in a World Cup Qualifier.
They both had joined the English Premier League clubs of Middlebrough and Chelsea respectively in the fall of 1996 following the Bosman ruling.
The year before Italian striker Andrea Silenzi, who earned a cap in 1994, had been the first Italian to join the English Premier League.

Photo from: Onze-Mondial, December 1997
(Roberto Di Matteo, November 15, 1997, World Cup Qualifier, Italy 1-Russia 0)

Photo from: Planete Foot,  April 1996
(Fabrizio Ravanelli, November 15, 1995, EC Qualifier, Italy 4-Lithuania 0)

5-In early 1990, Argentina in its preparations to defend the World Cup title was going through a goalscoring drought as no natural and consistent goalscorers could be found for the national team. In vain, Manager Carlos Bilardo persuaded Jorge Valdano, who had retired almost three years before due to Hepatitis, to come out of retirement as a free agent.
He played a few friendlies but had to give up and retire altogether.

Photo from: Onze-Mondial, May 1990
(Jorge Valdano, June 10, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 2-Bulgaria 0)