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

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Walter Tull: Footballer And First Black British Army Officer

In 1999, Northampton Town Football Club dedicated a garden of memory to those football players who had lost their lives in the First World War. The centerpiece was a memorial to Walter Tull, a player of Afro Caribbean descent who …

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Ebenezer Cobb Morley: The Founding Father Of Modern Football

Having spent his formative years in a religious home in Hull, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, seen as the founder of the modern game, inherited important qualities, beneficial qualities which no doubt helped him during his future organizational roles. Initially, Ebenezer Cobb …

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Is Carli Lloyd Retired: One of US Women’s All-Time Players

People knew she would make history when Carli Lloyd grabbed a hat trick in the sixteenth minute of the 2015 World Cup final against Japan. The game is still one of the most memorable for her and soccer fans everywhere. …

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Arthur Kinnaird: Soccer’s First Superstar Winning 5 FA Cups

This pioneer of soccer Arthur Kinnaird was born at 35 Hyde Park Gardens on 16 February 1847 and baptized at St. James’s, Paddington, being educated at Cheam Preparatory School in the 1850s. Not only was he the first superstar in …

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What Happened On This Day In The History Of Soccer On March 26

Let’s review what happened on this day in the history of soccer on March 26th. 1900 In front of 6,000 screaming fans, at Cardiff Arms Park, England drew with Wales 1-1. Despite being with 5 regular players, Sheffield United defeated …

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Walking Football: A Slower Version Of The Beautiful Game

Think of football; the high-speed, high-intensity game that everyone knows. Now, think of playing that game, but without running! Walking football is a variation of regular football, just with this little twist. Even though a walking football session is played …

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1960s Football: The Golden Decade We Discovered New Talent

A lot more talent was discovered or brought to the world’s attention during 1960s football. Due to the tremendous changes in football during the 1950s, the following decades were sure to reap the rewards of the alterations in style, tactics, …

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Frank Wignall: England’s Contribution To Football In Qatar

The professional footballing career of Frank Wignall includes Everton, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Derby County, and Mansfield Town. He also represented England at the international level. For a club-record fee of around £20,000, he signed for Nottingham Forest from Everton …

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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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February 22: Breaking Stories On This Day In Soccer History

We review the breaking stories on this day in soccer history for February 22. 1958 Two weeks after the tragic Munich Disaster, Manchester United returned to the pitch for the first time. Assistant manager Jimmy Murphy takes control, and Alex …

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