FOOTBALL MEMORIES 20TH CENTURY
Commemorating 100 years of English Football 1900 - 1999
A Victorian Penny
The Football Association was formed in the year 1862, followed by the Fottball League in 1888. Bothe began during
the reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901
Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of England's World cup victory in 1966.
A penny coin minted in 1966. This was the year England won the Jules Rimet Trophy, football's World Cup by defeating
Germany in the final at Wembley
THE EARLY YEARS
George V was a popular King and he became the first monarch to attend a Cup Final. The year was 1914. The Football
League increased to 44 clubs in 1919.
A farthing from the reign of King George V 1910-1936
Dixie Dean 1907-1980
Born in Birkenhead, he began playing for Tranmere and found fame with Everton. He obtained 16 caps for England
between 1927 and 1934.
The first F.A. Cup Finals was played at Wembley Stadium in 1923. In 1927 Cardiff beat Arsenal in the F.A. Cup and
took the cup out of England for the only time. The first radio commentary on a Cup Final took place in 1928.
A threepence coin which was in use in 1928.
THE MIDDLE YEARS
Billy Wright was born in ironbridge, Shropshire in 1924, he became the first player to win 100 caps playing for England.
Billy Wright captained Wolverhampton Wanderers when they won the F.A. Cup in 1949. In 1950 he skippered England through
the first of three World Cups. He retired in 1959 and died in 1994.
A brass threepence in use during Billy Wright's career.
Duncan Edwards was only 18 1/2when he first played for England against Scotland in 1955. he won two Championship medals
with Manchester United and played for England 18 times. He died in the Manchester United air crash of February 1957.
Duncan Edwards was born in Dudley, Worcestershire in 1936. he joined Manchester United in 1952 as an amateur.
THE HALCYON YEARS.
England did not take part in the World Cup until 1950. After 4 dismal attempts Alf ramsey was appointed manager in 1962.
England won the World Cup in July 1966 defeating the old enemy West Germany 4 - 2 in extra time.
featured is the stamp issued to celebrate the event.
A coin from 1950 when England were defeated in the World Cup by the U.S.A.
England went down 3-2 to Scotland in 1967. The team did not qualify for the 1974 World Cup after which Sir Alf was sacked.
or 1978 and went out before the semis in 1982. They were defeated 2-1 by Argentina in the quarter finals of the competition
A five pence coin from 1970. In the World Cup competition in this year England lost to West Germany 3-2 in the quarter finals.
MORE RECENT TIMES
Bobby Moore was born in Barking in 1941. He signed for West Ham in 1958 and became England captain in 1962.
In 1990 England reached the semi final of the World Cup losing to West Germany in the penalty shoot out.
In Euro 96 England again went out in the semi finals losing 6-5 to Germany on penalties.
A twenty pence decimal coin from 1998.
In the 1998 World Cup competition England qualified but went out to Argentina in the second round by losing 4-3 on penalties.
Danny Blanchflower was born in Belfast in 1926. He played for Barnsley, Aston Villa and then Spurs captaining Northern Ireland in
the World Cup finals in 1958.
He died in 1993.
The team was captained by Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst became the first player to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final.