Thursday, November 26, 2015

The First Time ….., Part Twelve

1-The First time that an Italian player won three Scudetti with three different teams was in 1941, when Giovanni Ferrari won the title with Bologna.
He had previously won the title with Juventus (1931 thru 1935) and Internazionale Milano (Ambrosiana-Inter) (1938, 1940).
Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974
(Giovanni Ferrari)

2- The First Time that a Manager in the French League scored in a match was on June 3, 1975, when Saint Etienne player-Manager Robert Herbin scored a penalty kick in the last match of the season (Troyes 5-1 win).

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2070, December 10, 1985
(Robert Herbin)

3- The First Time that a substitute was sent off occurred during the World Cup finals in 1978. Holland’s Dirk Nanninga had come on as a substitute in the 79th minute for Pieter Wildschut in their match vs. West Germany (June 18, 1978, World Cup, West Germany 2-Holland 2).
He was sent off nine minutes later.

Photo From: World Cup 78, by Phil Soar
(Dirk Nanninga)

4- The First Time that a Belgian player ever played as a professional was in 1910, when Louis van Hege joined AC Milan from Union Saint-Gilloise.
He would remain there until 1915 and then return home.

Photo From: Rode Duivels & Oranje Leeuwen., 100 jaar Derby der Lage Landen, Authors Ralf Willems, Matty Verkamman
(Louis van Hege, August 31, 1920, Olympics, Belgium 3-Holland 0)

5- The First Time that a match by the France National Team was televised (though not live) was for their match vs. England at Wembley on November 27, 1957 (4-0 England win).

The commentary was made by Jacques Sallebert.

Photo From: England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(Bobby Robson scoring England’s Fourth, November 27, 1957, England 4-France 0)

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