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13 November 1982 – Being First Isn’t Always Best

On 13 November 1982, Real Madrid won the first Supercopa de España match, beating Real Sociedad 1-0. Unfortunately for them, it was only the first of two legs.The winners of the league and Copa del Rey had met in previous competitions over the years, most notably the Copa Eva Duarte, which had been played from 1947 to 1953. But that was the last time ...

12 November 1939 – A Fitting Mark For The Occasion

On 12 November 1939, forward Josef Bican commemorated his appearance for a third national team by scoring a hat-trick.Bican, who was born in Vienna in 1913, made his first national team appearance for Austria in 1933. He went on to play for them a total of nineteen times--and scoring a total of nineteen goals--through 1936. The following year, he left ...

11 November 2011 – Maybe They Needed A Longer Break

On 11 November 2011, São Tomé and Príncipe played their first World Cup qualifier after an eight-year hiatus. They lost 5-0.An African island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe formed their football team in the 1970s and played their first match, a 5-0 loss to Chad, in 1976. They either did not enter or withdrew from ...

10 November 2007 – Cobh Rambles To The Top Flight

On 10 November 2007, Cobh Ramblers beat Athlone Town 0-1 to win the League of Ireland First Division title, securing promotion to the top flight. Founded in 1922, Cobh joined the league in 1985 and had played only three seasons in the Premier Division, with their last spell in the top flight ending in 1995. But they started the 2007 season in excellent ...

9 November 2003 – The Earthquakes Shake Up The Playoffs

On 9 November 2003, the San Jose Earthquakes staged the biggest comeback in MLS playoff history to beat the Los Angeles Galaxy in the semifinals. As the league's only California teams, San Jose and Los Angeles had developed a strong rivalry, nicknamed the California Clásico and capped two years earlier when the Earthquakes, making their first appearance ...

8 November 2005 – Votes Are Harder To Get Than Goals

On 8 November 2005, George Weah, the 1995 World Player of the Year, lost his bid to become president of Liberia.The striker enjoyed a long and successful career in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from 1985 to 2003, including lengthy and prominent spells at Monaco (1988-92), Paris Saint-Germain (1992-95), and Milan (1995-2000). He also made 60 appearances ...

Marsha Hudey

Canadian Speed SkaterFactfileName: Marsha HudeyNationality: CanadianDate of Birth: 03 August 1990Place of Birth: White City, Saskatchewan, CanadaSport: SpeedskaterHeight: 1m71cm (5'7)Marsha skates the 500m in the Long Track Speed Skating, and is likely to appearing in Pyeongchang in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She ended last season as Fourth ...

Marte Løvberg

Norwegian SwimmerFactfileName: Marte LovbergNationality: NorwayDate of Birth: 30 April 1999Place of Birth: Bergen, NorwaySport: SwimmingHeight: 1m67cm (5'5)Marte is a Norwegian swimmer. Despite being just 18 she has swum competitively for Norway for several years, previously appearing at the European Games in 2015. Marte swims Freestyle, and has ...

7 November 1984 – Rapid Slows Down Celtic’s Travel Plans

On 7 November 1984, Celtic beat Rapid Wien 3-0 to advance in the European Cup Winners' Cup, but it didn't count.The teams met in the tournament's second round, with Rapid winning the first leg in Vienna on 24 October, 3-1. Thirteen days later, Celtic hosted the second leg in Glasgow, where they drew level on aggregate with first-half goals from Brian ...

6 November 1960 – Camp Nou Was A Fortress

On 6 November 1960, Barcelona recorded their Spanish-record 39th straight home league victory, beating Espanyol 4-1.The record run started during in 1958 with a 3-0 win over Sporting Gijón at Camp Nou on 16 February, then extended through the entire 1958-59 and 1959-60 seasons (Barcelona won the league in both, as well as the 1959 Copa del Rey). Along ...

Daniela Haralambie

Romanian Ski JumperFactfileName: Daniela HaralambieNationality: RomaniaDate of Birth: 14 August 1997Place of Birth:Brasov, RomaniaSport: Ski JumpHeight: unknownDaniela is a Romanian  Ski Jumper, who has competed since 2010. At just 20 now, that means she was competing as a teenager. She finished 37th in the World, and so will be unlikely to win ...

Sarah Hendrickson

American Ski jumperFactfileName: Sarah HendricksonNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: 01 August 1994Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, USASport: Ski JumpHeight: 1m63cm (5'4)Sarah is an American Ski Jumper, who after being the World leading female Ski Jumper in 2012 has had several years blighted by terrible knee injuries. Although she made it to ...

Cassie Sharpe

Canadian Freestyle SkierFactfileName: Cassie SharpeNationality: CanadianDate of Birth: 14 September 1992Place of Birth: Vancouver, CanadaSport: SkiingHeight: 1m75cm (5'9)Cassie is a Freestyle Skier specialising in the Halfpipe. She is succesful winning Gold at the X-Games Europe in 2016 in Oslo, Norway. She also won Silver at the World Championships ...

5 November 1875 – They Would Probably Be Happy With A Little Less Roving

On 5 November 1875, a meeting at the St. Leger Hotel led to the founding of Blackburn Rovers. They went on to become the only Premier League champions to drop out of the top flight.Arthur Constantine and John Lewis organized that first meeting--with fifteen other people in attendance--for the purpose of forming a new association football club. Although ...
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