20 years ago Francesco Totti scored his first goal in serie A Roma-Foggia

20 years ago Francesco Totti scored his first goal in serie A Roma-Foggia

France National Team in 1900-1908

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By the end of the 20th century meetings involving French teams were organized, particularly under the watch of L’Union des sociétés françaises de sports athlétiques (USFSA). In 1895 , a "selection of Paris" , composed mainly of British players residing in Paris, faced small selections of English clubs. Between 1900 and 1904 USFSA played in 5 international matches,(including the 1900 Summer Olympics)  but FIFA and statistics do not recognize these as official matches. 

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Louis Van Gaal’s stance in 1994 
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Louis Van Gaal’s stance in 1994 

Van Gaal’s expression, March 1989. Photo: Paul Stolk/ANP 
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Van Gaal’s expression, March 1989. Photo: Paul Stolk/ANP

President(or Dictator, whichever you prefer) Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and Pele in 1968

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President(or Dictator, whichever you prefer) Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and Pele in 1968

AC Milan’s Gianni Rivera anoints Franco Baresi as Player of the Year, 1979. Photo: FourFourTwo 
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AC Milan’s Gianni Rivera anoints Franco Baresi as Player of the Year, 1979. Photo: FourFourTwo

Inside a factory where they make balls in Borough, London. 1937 
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Inside a factory where they make balls in Borough, London. 1937 

History of Cuba’s football (soccer) 1907-1938

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Before reading this, we highly recommend that you are using a computer or iPad. Statistics in this article may be very difficult to interpret on a mobile device.

When we speak of Cuba, never do we talk about the history of sports in the country. The Pearl of the Antilles will always be associated with their socialist regime. Cuba’s most popular sport has always been baseball even with Spanish influence.

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Pelé for Flamengo in a friendly in 1979. Source: Placar.br 
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Pelé for Flamengo in a friendly in 1979. Source: Placar.br

William “Fatty” Foulke was Chelsea’s 1st ever goalkeeper. He weighed 308Ibs(139kgs) and played Cricket. Photo: EMPICS 
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William “Fatty” Foulke was Chelsea’s 1st ever goalkeeper. He weighed 308Ibs(139kgs) and played Cricket. Photo: EMPICS