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This is a list of all the European soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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AIK Fotboll: Playing In The Top Flight Of Swedish Soccer

AIK Fotboll, or Allmänna Idrottsklubben, is a Swedish soccer club that competes in the top flight of Swedish football, Allsvenskan. The club’s full name is Allmänna Idrottsklubben, which translates to “Public Sports Club.” The other sports played under this team …

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Peter Withe: Center Forward Who Was Dangerous In The Air

Having failed to make an impression at Southport, Barrow, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Peter Withe spent 1975 with the USA soccer team Portland Timbers in a season that would revolutionize his career. When he got the call from America, Peter Withe …

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Euro 1972: West Germany Win First European Championship

The fourth UEFA European Football Championship tournament, widely known as Euro 1972, was held in Belgium between June 14-18, 1972. UEFA Euro 1972 was only contested by four countries, with the tournament consisting of a semi-final, a third-place play-off, and …

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Tord Grip: How English Soccer Shaped His Coaching Philosophy

When Tord Grip was appointed second-in-command to England’s national team boss Sven Göran Eriksson, it was not his first direct experience of English soccer. Some 40 years previously in 1961, while a promising young Swedish player, he had spent three …

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Zlatan Ibrahimović: Sweden’s Immigrant Superstar Striker

A boy can be removed from Rosengård, but Rosengård cannot be removed from Zlatan Ibrahimović. In Sweden, Rosengård, a suburb notorious for its crime and poor economy, has these words painted at the entrance to a tunnel leading to it. …

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AC Milan: Official History, Facts And Rivals

The Milan Football and Cricket Club on 16 December 1899 was founded by Erbert Kilpin. The club, AC Milan would become one of the most prestigious in the world within a few decades. A young squad named Penvhyn Neville, Formenti, …

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Euro 2000: Regarded Best Tournament In Modern Times

Twenty-two years have passed since UEFA Euro 2000, a tournament many regard as one of the greatest soccer finals in modern times. Despite leading a charmed life at times, France’s ability to play the most attractive, attacking soccer made them …

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Valery Karpin: Helping Russia To Qualify For Qatar 2022

Barely three years after hanging up his boots, the Russian Valery Karpin is a successful businessman with a profile very different from your typical ex-player. The former Real Sociedad, and Celta Vigo star whose career took off at FC Spartak …

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History Of Soccer World Cup: Countries Who No Longer Exist

The world has changed a lot over the last century, and this is reflected in the history of soccer World Cup, with some countries that played in the early days no longer playing the game today. These include: West Germany’s …

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Marc Wilmots: Belgian World Cup Soccer Player/Manager

Having played in three World Cups over the course of his 16-year career, Marc Wilmots epitomizes the fine crop of Belgian talent that succeeded the legendary Mexico 1986 squad. Although he proved to be a divisive figure before retiring at …

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