21 July 1960 – Trevor Fords The North Sea

On 21 July 1960, striker Trevor Ford returned to Great Britain after serving a three-year ban related to an illegal payment scheme.A Welsh international considered by many to be one of the greatest forwards of his era, Ford once set a British transfer record for his position when Sunderland paid £30,000 to sign him from Aston Villa in 1950. He justified ...

20 July 2011 – There’s Something To Be Said For Consistency

On 20 July 2011, Paraguay advanced to the Copa América Final despite not winning any of their previous matches in the tournament. They didn't win the Final either, losing to Uruguay 3-0.Paraguay, who won the tournament in 1953 and 1979, opened their 2011 campaign by drawing 0-0 with Ecuador. They followed that with draws with Brazil (2-2) and Venezuela ...

19 July 2009 – We’re Not Saying Nepotism Had Anything To Do With It

On 19 July 2009, striker Mauricio Baldivieso became the youngest professional player in South American history, making his debut three days short of his thirteenth birthday.Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia on 22 July 1996, he joined the youth side of his hometown team, Club Aurora, in 2007. After Aurora won the Bolivian Clausura in 2008, the manager, Julio ...

18 July 2007 – San Jose Shakes Again

On 18 July 2007, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that the San Jose Earthquakes would be returning to the league after a two-year absence.The Earthquakes were one of the ten founding members of MLS, though they were initially known as the San Jose Clash. In 1999, they changed their name to the Earthquakes, taking it from the defunct NASL team. ...

Glodis Perla Viggosdottir

Icelandic Football/Soccer playerFactfileName: Glodis Perla ViggosdottirNationality:  IcelandDate of Birth: 27 June 1995Place of Birth: IcelandSport: FootballHeight: 1m72cm (5'8)Position : DefenceClub: Fc Rosengard22 year old Glodis is and Icelandic international footballer, who plays her club football in Sweden for FC Rosengard. Her career ...

Paula Findlay

Canadian TriathleteFactfileName: Paula FindlayNationality: CanadaDate of Birth: 26 May 1989Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaSport: TriathlonHeight: 1m70cm (5'7)Paula is a Canadian Triathlete. In 2010 and 2011 she won many medals at World Championship level, but going into the 2012 Olympics she was carrying an injury and Irony Defiency so was ...

Hilary Knight

American Ice Hockey playerFactfileName: Hilary KnightNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: 12 July 1989Place of Birth: Palo Alto, California, USASport: Ice HockeyHeight: 1m80cm (5'11)Position : ForwardClub: Boston PrideHilary is a Forward for both NWHL side Boston pride and the national US side. A California native, she has played her hockey outside her ...

17 July 2011 – The World Cup Turns Japanese

On 17 July 2011, Japan won the Women's World Cup, beating the US on penalties, 2-2 (3-1).It was the capstone of a remarkable run for Japan, whose history in the competition included one quarterfinal appearance (in 1995) to go with four group-stage exits. But they had put the rest of the world on notice by reaching the semi-finals in the 2008 Olympics ...

Shelina Zadorksy

Canadian Soccer PlayerFactfileName: Shelina ZadorksyNationality:  CanadaDate of Birth: 24 October 1992Place of Birth: London, Ontario, CanadaSport: Football/SoccerHeight: 1m73cm (5'8)Position : DefenceClub: Washington SpiritDefender Shelina is the latest in a steady stream of Canadian soccer players to be featured on this site. The 24 year ...

Puck Moonen

Dutch CyclistFactfileName: Puck MoonenNationality: NetherlandsDate of Birth: 20 March 1996Place of Birth: Sint Michielsgestel, netherlandsSport: CyclingHeight: unknownTeam: Lotto Soudal21 year old Puck is a Cyclist with a ever growing online popularity. not only because for her sporting acumen, but also due to her Social media presence. Puck ...

16 July 2004 – For Lippi, The First Time’s The Charm

On 16 July 2004, Juventus manager Marcello Lippi took charge of the Italian national team and guided them to World Cup glory two years later.The 56-year old manager had been well-traveled, coaching eleven different teams in Italy since the start of his managerial career in 1982. But his greatest success had come with Juventus, where he won five Serie ...

15 July 2007 – Thanks, Argentina, But They Didn’t Need The Help

On 15 July 2007, Brazil won their fourth Copa América with a dominating 3-0 victory over Argentina.The Brazilians stumbled out of the gate at the start of the tournament, losing 2-0 to Mexico, but rallied with wins over Chile (3-0) and Ecuador (1-0) to finish second in their group and advance to the knockout rounds, where they beat Chile again (6-1), ...

14 July 2005 – We Knew The Brazilians Were Going To Win

On 14 July 2005, São Paulo won their third Copa Libertadores, beating Atlético Paranaense in the tournament's first all-Brazilian final.Eight days earlier, the teams met at Atlético's Estádio Beira-Rio for the first leg, where the hosts were unlucky not a claim a win. After taking a 14th-minute lead, they surrendered an own-goal in the 52nd ...

13 July 2003 – The Hammer Falls On Maine Road

On 13 July 2003, Manchester City auctioned off their Maine Road stadium in bits and pieces, raising approximately £400,000 for charity.City had used Maine Road since its construction in 1923. With an original capacity of 84,000, it set the record for a club ground when 84,569 people watched City beat Stoke in the FA Cup on 3 March 1934. It also set ...
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