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Appendix - FIFA

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Appendix – Rule changes

Appendix – Transfer fees

 

27/8/2019, Bury Football Club, facing severe financial difficulties, was ejected from the English football league. Its problems, akin to those of nearby Bolton Wanderers (which was rescued at the last minute) were typical of smaller lower league clubs, in a sport where the vast majority of TV broadcasting, sponsorship and advertising revenues were hoovered up by the top league clubs.

13/7/2014, Germany beat Argentina to win the World Cup in Brazil. There had been unrest amongst Brazil’s poor over the money spent on the Games.

2007, Limerick 37 football club, Ireland, was formed, after Limerick FC were refused admission to the reconstituted League of Ireland. Their name commemorates Limerick FC’s first League participation in 1937.

2007, Wexford Youths football club, Ireland, was formed.

2/7/2003. Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovitch bought Chelsea Football Club.

2002, Airdrie United football club was formed, after Airdrieonians FC went bankrupt and Clydebank FC relocated to Airdrie.

2002, Kildare County football club, Ireland, was formed.

2001, Southampton football club moved to their new St Marys Stadium.

22/8/1998, Madjeski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, opened. It was named after the Club’s Chairman, John Madjeski.

1995, Middlesborough FC moved to a new ground on the edge of town. Many football clubs were doing the same, capitalising on the sale of former inner city grounds as the UK property market boomed, and getting new state of the art racilities at the same time. Sometimes the club could obtain a sponsorship deal at the same time.

1994, Inverness Caldeonian Thistle football club was formed, from a merger of Caledonian FC and Inverness Thistle FC.

1992, Chester City FC moved to a new ground, known as the Deva Stadium until 2004 when it was renamed the Saunders Honda Stadium.

1998, Havant and Waterlooville football team (Hampshire) was formed.

1995, Livingston football club was formed when Meadowbank Thistle FC moved from Edinburgh to Livingston.

13/2/1994. Liverpool FC signed record £4m shirt sponsorship deal with Danish brewers Carlsberg.

22/9/1993. The Albanian national football team were banned from swapping shirts with their opponents, because the authorities couldn’t afford replacements.

1992, The League of Wales was formed.

1992, Rushden and Diamonds football club was formed, from the merger of Rushden FC (formed 1889) and Irtthlingborough Diamonds FC (formed 1946).

1992, New Cefn Druids football club was formed, from a merger of Celtic Albion FC and Druids United FC.

8/7/1990, One billion people watched Germany defeat Argentina to win the World Cup.

1988, Scunthorpe United moved from the Old Show ground to a new premises at Glanford Park.

1984, Cork City football club, Ireland, was formed (there was an earlier Cork City FC in the 1930s).

1980, Eastliegh football team (Hampshire) was formed.

1979, Monaghan United football club, Ireland, was formed.

25/6/1978, Argentina won the World Cup.

1976, Stevenage Borough football club was formed.

1966, Kilkenny City football club, Ireland, was formed.

30/7/1966. England beat West Germany 4 – 2 in extra time (towards the end of normal time England were 2-1 ahead, but Germany secured a last-minute equaliser) to win the World Cup at Wembley Stadium, London.

27/3/1966, The football World Cup, which had been stolen a few days earlier, was discovered in a south London garden by a sniffer dog.

1963, Welling United football club, Kent, was formed.

1961, The maximum £20 wage for footballers in England was abolished. Johnny Haynes of Fulham became the first player to earn £100 a week (approximately £4,400 a week in 2016 salaries).

1959, New Saints football club was founded, as Llantsaintffraid FC. In 1996 theyb change dtheir name tomTotal Network Solutions FC, under a sponsorship agreement. Under this name, they merged with Oswestry Town FC (formed 1860). In 2006 Total Network Solutions was taken over by BT and the club took its present name.

1956, The Asian Cup began.

30/11/1955, Floodlights were used for the first time at Wembley Stadium, London, towards the end of an international match against Spain.

1955, The European Cup began.

4/8/1955, The 1955 Mitropa Cup football competition was won by Vörös Lobogo.

1954, Finn Harps football club, Ireland, was formed.

1953, The Mediterranean Cup began.

1951, Cwmbran Town football club was formed.

30/6/1951, England beat Australia 17 – 0 at Sydney, attaining the highest score ever in a football international.

16/7/1950, 199,850 people watched the Brazil vs. Uruguay World Cup Final in Rio; a world record for a football match.

1949, Dungannon Swifts football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1948, Carmarthen Town football club was formed.

1947, Connahs Quay Nomads football club was formed; originally known as Connahs Quay Juniors until 1951.

1946, Gretna football club was formed.

1946, Airbus Vickers football club was formed. They were promoted to the League of Wales in 2004.

1946, Ebbsfleet football club was formed; known as Gravesend and Northfleet FC until 2007.

1945, Stirling Albion football club was formed, replacing the earlier team Kings Park FC.

1945, Merthyr Tydfil football club was formed.

1942, Bray Wanderers football club, Ireland, was formed.

1937, Galway United football club, Ireland, was formed; known as Galway Rovers FC until 1981.

1937, Colchester United football club was formed.

17/4/1937, A record attendance at a UK football match was set when England played Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow; 149,547 were present.

1934, Peterborough United football club was founded after a predecessor club, Peterborough and Fletton, was disbanded.

1933, Boston United football club was formed.

1932, Wigan Athletic football club was formed.

1930, Waterford United football club, Ireland, was formed; known as Waterford FC until 1982.

13/7/1930. The first World Cup football tournament kicked off in Uruguay.

1929, Balkans Cup began.

1929, St Patricks Athletic football club, Ireland, was formed.

1928, Sligo Rovers football club, Ireland, was formed.

1928, Ballymena United football club was formed.

1928, Derry City football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

25/8/1928, Anfield’s famous Kop terrace at Liverpool football ground opened.  It was probably named after the Battle of Spion Kop in the Boer War (1899-1902); ‘kopje’ means ‘small hill’.

1927, Coleraine football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

18/11/1927. The head of the International Football Association announced the creation of a World Cup.

1924, Longford Town football club, Ireland, was formed.

1924, Hereford United football club was formed.

1923, Newry City football club, Northern Ireland, was formed, as Newry Town. They changed their name in 2002 when Newry gained city status.

28/4/1923. The first major sporting event was held at Wembley Stadium; the FA Cup Final. Bolton played West Ham.

1922, York City football club was formed.

1922, Cobh Ramblers football club, Ireland, was formed.

1920, Morecambe football club was formed.

1919, Drogheda United football club, Ireland, was formed. In 1975 they merged with Drogheda FC (formed 1962).

1919, Queen of the South football club, Dumfries, Scotland, were formed.

1919, Leeds United football club was formed, from the former Leeds City FC.

1913, Arsenal football club moved from Woolwich to Highbury, north London.

1912, Newport County football cliub, Wales, was formed.

1912, Swansea City football club was formed. Originally Swansea Town FC, they changed their name in 1971 when Swansea gained city status.

1912, Cambridge United football club was founded, as Abbey United; changed name in 1951.

1912, Barry Town football club was formed as Barry AFC. It took its current name in 1923.

1910, Ayr United football club was formed.

19/2/1910. Manchester United played their first Football League match at their new stadium, Old Trafford.

1909, Dundee United football club was formed,as Dundee Hibernian; name changed in 1923.

1908, First Scandinavian international match, Sweden vs. Norway.

1908, St Albans City football club was formed.

1908, Hudddersfield Town football club was formed.

1908, First Austria-Hungary international match.

1907, Rochdale football club was formed.

1906, Brechin City football club was formed.

1906, Southend United football club was formed.

3/12/1906, AC Torino football club was founded.

1905, Charlton Athletic football club, London, was founded.

1905, Crystal Palace football club, London, was founded.

1905, East Fife football club was formed.

1905, The first Belgian-Holland international match.

1905, The first South American international football match, Argentina vs Uruguay.

1905, Institute football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

14/3/1905, Chelsea football club, London, was founded.

1904, Exeter football club was formed from the merger of two local clubs, Exeter United FC and St Sidwells FC.

1904, Hull football club was formed.

1903, Bradford City football club was formed.

1903, Aberdeen football club was formed.

1903, Dundalk football club, Ireland, was formed.

1903, Carlisle football club was formed by the merger of two local teams.

31/10/1903, Hampden Park, home of Glasgow’s Queen’s Park football ground, was opened.

1902, Real Madrid Football Club was formed.

1902, Norwich City football club was formed.

1902, Ards football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1901, Barrow football club, Cumbria, was founded.

1901, Brighton and Hove Albion football club was founded.

1901, Port Talbot Town football club was formed as Port Talbot Athletic FC, changing their name in 2001 to mark the club;s centenary.

1901, Shamrock Rovers football club, Ireland, was formed.

9/1/1900, The Italian football club Lazio was founded.

1899, Torquay United football club was formed from a  merger of two clubs, Torquay and Babbacombe.

1899, Bournemouth football club was formed.

1899, Cardiff City football club was formed as Riverside FC, taking its present name in 1908.

1899, Haverdfordwest County football cliub was formed, originally known as Haverfordwest FC

1899, Scunthorpe United football club was formed.

16/10/1899, Milwall beat Tottenham 2 to 1 at the Tottenham ground.

1898, Portsmouth football club was founded.

1897, Northampton Town football club was formed.

1897, Mansfield Town football club was formed.

1896, Crawley Town football club was formed.

1896, Llanelli football club was formed.

1895, University College Dublin football club, Ireland, was formed.

1895, Shelbourne football club, Ireland, was formed.

1895, Oldham Athletic football club was formed.

1895, West Ham United football club, London, was founded.

1894, Bristol City football club was formed.

1893, Dundee football club was formed.

1893, Oxford United football club was formed, then known as Headington FC.

5/1893, Gillingham football club, Kent, was formed. They were known as New Brompton FC until 1913.

1892, Liverpool football club was founded.

1892, Newcastle United football club was formed.

24/8/1892, Goodison Park, the home of Everton Football Club, Liverpool, opened.

1891, Goal nets were first used. Linesmen (now ‘assistant referees’) replaced umpires. The FA adopted the ‘penalty kick’.

1890, Larne football club, Northern Ireand, was formed.

1890, Bohemian football club, Ireland, was formed.

26/8/1890, Weymouth football club, Dorset, was founded.

1889, Woking football club was formed.

1889, Sheffield United football club was formed.

1889, Brentford football club, London, was formed.

1888, Barnet football club was formed..

1888, Walsall football club was formed.

1888, Celtic football club was formed by the irish community in Glasgow.

1888, Arsenal football club was founded, by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

17/4/1888, The first formal meeting of the UK Football league took place in the Royal Hotel, Manchester.

22/3/1888. The English Football League was founded by 12 clubs meeting in Anderton’s Hotel, Fleet Street, London.

1887, Wycombe Wanderers football team was founded, in High Wycombe.

1887, Athlone Town football club, Ireland, was formed.

1887, Caersws football club was founded, as Caersws Amateurs.

1887, Cheltenham Town football club was formed.

6/11/1887, Celtic Football Club, Glasgow, was founded by Catholic Irish immigrants, to help the poor of Glasgow’s East End.

1886, Shrewsbury Town football club was formed.

1886, Motherwell football club was formed.

1886, Linfield football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1886, Kidderminster Harriers football club was formed.

1886, Plymouth Argyle football club was founded.

1886, The first international football match between Canada and the USA was played, in New York.

1885, Luton Town Football Club was formed.

1885, Southampton football club was formed.

1885, St Johnstone football club, Perth, Scotland, was formed.

1885, Millwall football cliub, London, was founded.

1885, Forfar Athletic football club was formed.

1885, Dumfermline Athletic football club was formed.

1885, Tranmere Rovers football club was founded as Belmont FC

1885, Bury football club was formed.

20/7/1885, Professional football was legalised in England.

1884, Leicester City football club was founded,as Leicester Fosse FC.

1884, Stenhousemuir football club was formed.

1884, Limavady football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1884, Porthmadog football club was formed.

1884, Lincoln City football club was formed.

1884, Aberystwyth Town football club was formed.

1884, Chester City football club was founded (formerly Kings School Old Boys). See 1992.

28/1/1884, The first Ireland versus Scotland football international took place at Belfast; Scotland won 5 – 0.

1883, Darlington football club was founded.

1883, Bristol Rovers football club was formed.

1883, Stockport County football club was formed.

1883, Rhyl football club was formed.

1883, Raith Rovers football club was formed.

1882, Cowdenbeath football clib, Scotland, was formed from the merger of Cowdenbeath Rangers FC and Cowdenbeath Thistke FC.

1882, Queens Park Rangers football club, London, was founded; initially known as St Judes.

1882, Albion Rovers football club, Scotland, was formed.#

1882, Glentoran football club, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was founded.

1882, Burnley football club was formed.

1882, Tottenham Hotspur football club, London, was founded.

25/2/1882, The first Wales-Ireland international football match took place at Wrexham. Wales won 7 to 1.

1881, Hartlepool football club was founded.

1881, Swindon Town football club was formed.

1881, East Stirlingshire football club was formed, as Bainsford Britannia.

1881, Berwick Rangers football club, Northumberland, was formed.

1881, Leyton Orient football club, London, was founded.

1881, Watford football club was founded, as West Hertfordshire FC.

1880, Manchester City football club was formed, as Gorton St Marks FC.

1880, Lisburn Distillery football club was formed.

1880, The regional balance of British football was changing. Before this year the Southern teams were strongest, but from 1880 on the Northern clubs, financed by gate money from a growing industrial working class, became pre-eminent

1879, Fulham football club, London, was formed.

1879, Montrose football club was formed.

1879, Doncaster Rovers football club was formed.

1879, Cliftonville football cliub, Northern Ireland, was formed.

1879, Sunderland football club was formed.

1879, The sports club KB Copenhagen (Kobenhavn Boldclub or Copenhagen Ball Club) adopted football.

18/1/1879. The first England v Wales football international was played at The Oval, Kennington, London.  England won 2 – 1.

1878, Welshpool Town football club, Powys, Wales, was formed.

1878, Alloa Athletic football club was formed, then known as Clackmannan County FC.

1878, Ipswich Town football club was formed.

1878, West Bromwich Albion football club was formed.

1878, Everton football club, Liverpool, was founded as St Domingo FC.

1878, Arbroath football club was formed.

1878, Manchester United football club was formed, as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorhire Railway FC. In 1890 they became Newton Heath FC, distancing themselves from the railway company.

1878, Grimsby Town football club was formed.

14/10/1878, The first football match played under floodlights took place at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

1877, Blackpool football club was founded. They were known as Blackpool St Johns FC until 1887.

1877, Wolverhampton Wanderers football club was formed; originally known as St Lukes,

1877, Crewe Alexandra football club was founded.

1877, St Mirren football club, Scotland, weas formed.

1877, Clyde football club, Glasgow, were formed.

1876, Accrington football club was formed.

1876, Middlesbrough United football club was formed.

1876, Falkirk football club was formed.

1876, Caernarfon Town football club wasd formed. Originally known as Caernarvon Athletic, then Caernarvon ironopolis and Caernarvon United, they acquired the current name in 1937.

1876, Bangor City football club was formed.

1876, Partick Thistle football club was formed.

1876, Port Vale football club, Burslem, was formed.

25/3/1876, The first international football match between Scotland and Wales at Glasgow, was won by Scotland, four-nil.

1875, Birmingham City football club was formed.

1875, Newtown football club, Powys, Wales, was formed as Newtown White Stars.

1875, Hibernian football club was formed.

5/11/1875, Blackburn Rovers football club was formed.

11/9/1875, Bournemouth Rovers football club was formed.

1874, Macclesfield Town football club was formed.

1874, Hamilton Academical football club was formed.

1874, Greenock Morton football club were formed.

1874, Hearts of Midlothian football club was formed.

1874, Bishops Stortford football club was formed.

7/1874, Bolton Wanderers football club was formed. They were originally called Christ Church FC.

3/1874, Aston Villa football club was formed.

1873, Rangers football club, Scotland, was formed.

1873, Wrexham football club was formed.

1872, Dumbarton football club were formed.

1872, Wrexham football club was formed.

1872, Kettering Town football club was formed.

1872, The first football club outside the UK was formed; le Havre, France.

30/11/1872, The first football international took place at Partick, Glasgow; Scotland and England drew 0 – 0.

16/3/1872, The first English FA Cup Final took place at the Oval. Wanderers, made up of ex public school and university men, beat the Royal Engineers 1-0. The audience numbered just 2,000.

1871, Reading football club was formed.

1870, Stranraer football club, Dumfries, Scotland, were formed.

1870, Rotherham United football club was formed.

1869, Kilmarnock football club was formed.

1868, Preston North End football club was formed, originally as a criket club, switching to football in 1878.

1867, Sheffield Wednesday football club was formed. It was an offshoot of a cricket club whose memers took Wednesday off to play football.

1867, Queens Park football club, Scotland, was formed.

1867, Barnsley football club was formed.

19/10/1866, Chesterfield football club was formed.

22/3/1866, First official match played by Nottingham Forest football club (formed 1865); the match was against Nottingham County FC.

1865, Nottingham Forest football club was formed.

1863, Stoke City football club was formed.

8/12/1863, The newly-formed Football Association issued an agreed code of 14 game rules. These included banning tripping, shin-kicking and ball-hamdling.

1862, Notts County football club was formed.

1860, Oswestry Town football club was formed. In 2003 they merged with Total Network Solutions football club (see New Saints football club, 1959).

24/10/1857, A group of Cambridge University Old Boys formed the first Football Club, in Sheffield.

1457, The Parliament of Scotland banned football, and golf, because they interfered with the sport of archery, which was important for national defence. The ban was lifted in 1491.

1349, In England, King Edward III banned ‘mob football’ (the earliest mention of the word ‘football’) because it was too rowdy and encouraged brawling. Early ‘football’ sides were unlimited in number, and the distance between the goals could be from a few hundred yatrds to a mile or more.

1314, The Lord Mayor of London banned ‘hustling over large balls’ within the city because of the riots it caused.

100AD, Roman soldiers in London played a game called Harpastrum, where two teams tried to force an inflated animal bladder over their opponent’s line.

200 BCE, A Chinese military manual described the game of Tsu Chu, in which a leather ball filled with feathers had to be kicked into a net fixed on bamboo canes. This sport may have been played in China as early as 500 BCE.

 

Disasters

15/4/1989. Football fans were crushed at Hillsborough stadium, Sheffield. 95 Liverpool fans were crushed against steel fences designed to prevent a pitch invasion after police opened gates to let more fans in, to see the semi final of the FA cup. 200 were injured.

29/5/1985. Europe’s worst football riot saw 41 Italian and Belgian football fans dead at the Liverpool versus Juventas match at the Heysel stadium, Belgium. Spectators were crushed when a wall collapsed under the weight of fans trying to escape rampaging British supporters. On 2/6/1985 FIFA imposed a worldwide ban on British football fans.

11/5/1985. Fire broke out in the main stand of Bradford City football ground, killing 56 spectators and injuring over 170.  A cigarette or match ignited accumulated rubbish under the stands.

2/1/1971. 66 people were crushed to death when a barrier collapsed at Glasgow Ranger’s Ibrox Park ground.

6/2/1958, 7 Manchester United players died when the plane bringing the team home from Belgrade crashed on take-off at Munich Airport. Three club officials and 8 sports journalists were also killed.  An eighth team member died of his injuries two weeks later.

9/3/1946, 33 football fans were crushed to death at Bolton Wanderer’s Football Ground when a barrier collapsed.

 

Famous footballers

3/3/1998, Panggih Prio Sembodho, Indonesian footballer, was born.

27/2/1993, Alphonse Areola, footballer, was born.

1/11/1992, Reece Brown, English footballer, was born.

3/7/1992, Crystal Dunn, US soccer player, was born.

7/3/1991, Michele Rigione, Italian footballer, was born.

8/10/1989, Armand Traore, French footballer, was born,

4/7/1989, Rodgers Kola, Zambian footballer, was born.

21/3/1988, Lee Cattermole, English footballer, was born.

3/3/1986, Jed Collins, US football player, was born.

2/4/1983, Felix Borja, Ecuadorian footballer, was born

17/10/1982, Nick Riewoldt, Australian footballer, was born.

28/10/1980, Alan Smith, English footballer, was born.

10/7/1979, Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer, was born.

29/11/1978, Viv Anderson, of Nottingham Forest, became the first Black footballer to play for England.

19/5/1978, Marcus Bent, English footballer, was born.

19/5/1977, Manuel Almuni, Spanish footballer, was born.

14/4/1972, Paul Devlin, English-Scottish footballer and manager, was born.

2/3/1972, Mauricio Pochettino, Argentinian footballer and manager, was born.

6/10/1971, Takis Gonias, Greek footballer and manager, was born.

9/3/1966, Tony Lockett, Australian footballer, was born.

7/4/1963, Bernard Lama, French Guianese footballer, was born.

30/10/1959, Michael Fiedler, German footballer, was born.

18/3/1957, Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer, was born.

11/1/1957, Bryan Robson, English footballer, was born.

10/1/1943, Jantzen Derrick, English footballer, was born.

22/1/1920, Sir Alf Ramsey, England international footballer and manager, was born.

1/2/1914, Stanley Matthews, professional footballer, was born.

 

FIFA

1960, FIFA now had 95 members.

1954, FIFA now had 85 members.

1950, FIFA now had 73 members.

1938, FIFA now had 50 members.

1930, FIFA now had 41 members.

1914, FIFA now had 24 members.

21/5/1904, The Football Federation (FIFA, Fédération Internationale de Football Association) was founded in Paris, to obtain greater control of the game at international level. It initially had 7 members.

 

National Football Associations

1926, The Austrian Football Association was founded.

1922, The Czechoslovak Football Federation was founded,.

1920, Australian Football Association formed.

1919, The Yugoslav Football Federation was formed.

1919, French Football Association formed.

1914, Portuguese Football Associatrtion formed.

1914, Brazilian Football Association formed.

1912, Russian Football Association formed.

1906, The Swedish Football Association was formed.

1905, The Spanish Football Association was formed.

1901, The Hungarian Football Association was formed

1900, The German Football Association was formed.

1900, The Uruguayan Football Association was formed.

1898, The Italian Football Association was formed.

1895, The Belgian Football Federation was founded.

1895, The Swiss Football federation was formed.

1893, The Argentine Football Association was formed.

1892, The South African Football Association was formed.

1891, The New Zealand Football Association was formed.

1889, The Danish Football Association was formed.

1882, The Natal (South Africa) Football Association was formed.

1882, The New South Wales Football Association, Australia, was formed.

1878, The Irish (now Northern Irish) Football Association was formed.

2/2/1876, The Welsh Football Association was formed.

13/3/1873, The Scottish Football Association was formed at a meeting attended by representatives from eight clubs.

26/10/1863. The English Football Association formed at a meeting at Freeman’s Tavern in Great Queen Street, London.

 

Rule changes

1932, FIFA formally agreed the principle of substitutes.

1928, Player’s numbers were introduced.

1878, The referee’s whistle was first used.

1875, The crossbar replaced a tape across the top of the goal.

1872, The corner kick was introduced to football.

1848, The rules of football were drawn up at Cambridge University.

 

Transfer fees

7/7/1988, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club paid a record £2 million transfer fee to Newcastle United for Paul Gascoigne.

1/7/1984. Argentina’s football star, Diego Maradonna, was signed by Naples for £1million.

14/2/1979, The first £1 million transfer deal in British football. Trevor Francis moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest. Later in 1979 this record was broken when Steve Dudley moved from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Manchester United for £1.45 million, and then Andy Gray moved from Aston Villa to Wolverhampton for £1.47 million.

1966, The first £100,000 transfer fee in English football. Alan Ball moved from Blackpool to Everton.

1957, A record £70,000 transfer fee was paid by Juventus of Italy for the transfer of John Charles of Leeds United.

1947, The first £20,000 transfer fee in English football, Tommy Lawton moved from Chelsea to Notts County.

1928, The first £10,000 transfer fee in English football. David Jack moved from Bolton Wanderers to Arsenal.

1922, The first £5,000 transfer fee in English football. Syd Puddefoot moved from West Ham United to Falkirk.

1905, The first £1,000 transfer fee in English football. Alf Common moved from Sunderland to Middlesborough.

1902, The first £500 transfer fee in UK football. Alf Common moved from Sheffield United to Sunderland.

 

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