21.8.14

Los grandes centre- forwards

This page is taken from an edition of Mundo Uruguayo published in 1930, the centenary of the nation. The issue was titled 'The Resurgence of the Nation' and focused on the triumphs of the Uruguay national team in the 1920s. The magazine was published on July 18th, the day of the hosts' first ever World Cup match.

The 4 centre forwards featured are:

Jose Piendibene (Peñarol )
Over 500 games for Peñarol . 
40 Uruguay caps (1909-21), 20 goals. 
South American Championship Winner 1916, 1917 & 1920

Pedro Petrone (Nacional) 
29 international appearances (1923-30, his last appearance being on the day the article appeared, 18.07.30).
24 goals.
World Cup winning squad 1930.
Olympic Gold Medalist 1924,1928.
South American Championship Winner 1923,1924.

Carlos Scarone (Nacional) 
25 appearances (1909-22) 18 goals
South American Championship Winner 1917 


Rene Borjas (Wanderers)
7 appearances (1923-28) 3 goals.
Olympic Gold Medalist 1928.
South American Championship Winner 1926.


19.8.14

Sheffield and England in the 19th Century...

The City of Sheffield was a major centre of footballing development , and its influence on the evolution of the Association game cannot be overlooked.  There were Sheffield men present in the England XI right from the very start. Charlie Clegg played in the 5th 'Alcock International' and also in the first official international in 1872. Clegg, who went on to be a massively influential administrator, later complained about the snooty attitude of his southern teammates. 
During the 19th century 7 Sheffield based clubs had players capped by England:

Reverend John Robert Blayney Owen


Jack Hunter - in the 7 internationals in which he played England won only once and conceded 31 goals! He went on to lead Blackburn Olympic to FA Cup victory, being largely responsible for the professional approach they took to the game. 


Billy Mosforth-The Little Wonder, often described as England's first working class player (more on this matter in the near future) and the first player to represent both Wednesday and Sheffield United.

United's first international- Harry Lilley

 Michael Whitham


Raby Howell- the first Roma to play for England.

England's most famous 1 cap wonder? Billy Foulke

The Wednesday

Charles Clegg
Forward
1 cap
1872
William Clegg
Half Back
1 cap
1873
Billy Mosforth
Outside Left
5 caps
1877-82
Teddy Brayshaw
Centre Half
1 cap
1887
Billy Betts
Centre Half
1 cap
1889
Fred Spiksley
Outside Left
7 caps
1893-98
Tom Crawshaw
Centre Half
10 caps
1895-1904

Sheffield FC

John Owen
Forward
1 cap
1874
John Hudson
Half Back
1 cap
1883

Owlerton

William Carr
Goalkeeper
1 cap
1875

Heeley

Jack Hunter
Half Back
7 caps
1878-1882

Sheffield Albion

William Clegg
Forward
1 cap
1879
Billy Mosforth
Outside Left
4 caps
1879-80

Thursday Wanderers

Thomas Heathcote Sorby
Forward
1 cap
1879

Sheffield United

Harry Lilley
Left Back
1 Cap
1892
Michael Whitham
Right Back
1 Cap
1892
Ernest Needham
Half Back
16 Caps
1894-1902
Raby Howell
Right Half
1 Cap
1895
Billy Foulke
Goalkeeper
1 Cap
1897
Tommy Morren
Centre Half
1 Cap
1898
Harry Thickett
Right Back
2 Caps
1899




17.8.14

Hakoah All-Stars in South America, 1930


Hakoah All Stars with the flag of Uruguay

Bela Guttmann at the Estadio Centenario

There was a Jewish Sports club based in New York as early as 1921 (Maccabean Athletic Club).
In July 1926 The Hakoah Athletic Club formed, joining the  International Soccer League of New York, the Empire State League and the German-American League.
The club was modeled on Hakoah Wien. 
Hakoah Wien had enjoyed a successful visit to the USA in May 1926, and a number of the players were attracted to life there. 
These players, many of whom had represented Austria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, were central to the development of  2 clubs, New York Hakoah  and Brooklyn Hakoah. Both clubs enjoyed success and merged in 1930 to form Hakoah All-Stars.
Touring was a lucrative business, and in 1930 Hakoah had 3 offers to consider- Australia, Europe and South America.
They settled for South America. 
I have found some records of the matches in Brazil which suggest that the squad was composed as follows: 


Hakoah  regulars:
International caps
Lajos Fischer

Hungary (9)
Laszlo Sternberg

Hungary (19)
Pepi Schneider

Austria (11)
Rudolph Nickolsburger (aka Nikolsburger Rezső , aka Rudy Nichols)

Hungary (2)
Leopold Drucker

Austria (1)
Pavel Mahrer

Czechoslovakia (6)
Bela Guttmann

Hungary (4)
Leo Grünfeld

German born, formerly of Stuttgart Kickers

Moritz Häusler

Austria(7)
Erno Schwarz

Hungary (2)
Sándor Nemes (aka Alexander Neufeld)

Hungary (3) Austria (2) 

Siegfried Wortmann

Austria (1)
Max Grünwald

Austria (1)
Guests:
Murren Carlsson  (New York Giants)

Sweden (20)
Walter Dick  (Providence Gold Bugs)

USA (1)
Red McMillan (New Bedford Whalers)


A Scot who had played for Dunfermline Athletic before emigrating.

Vickers

I suspect this to be an Englishman, James Vickers, who played for Fall River Marksmen.









19.06.30
Seleção Paulista
3
1
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil

São Paulo select including Friedenreich.


22.06.30
Seleção Da AMEA
2
0
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil

Associação Metropolitana de Esportes Athleticos was the Rio League. This was a selection of players who had not made the World Cup squad.


28.06.30
Vasco Da Gama
0
1
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil



29.06.30
Seleção Carioca Da Zona Norte
0
0
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil

 Northern Rio select.


05.07.30
Combined Palestra Itália/São Paulo
2
3
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil



06.07.30
Corinthians
5
1
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil



12.07.30 (?)
Santos
2
2
Hakoah All Stars
Brazil

One Brazilian source I read has this match taking place after the games in Argentina and Uruguay, as a stop-off on the return voyage to New York, which would make this date incorrect. The Brazilian source dates the game as 17.08.30, in which case the Peñarol date below is wrong.


13.07.30
Argentina Select
3
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina

Argentine historian Héctor Darío Pelayes dates this game at 30.07.30


14.07.30
Rosario Central
1
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina



20.07.30
Newell’s Old Boys
1
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina



21.07.30
Rosario Combined
1
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina



27.07.30
Belgrano
1
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina



28.07.30
La Plata
3
1
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina

Not to be confused with River Plate


10.08.30
Independiente
0
0
Hakoah All Stars
Argentina



20.08.30
Peñarol
0
0
Hakoah All Stars
Uruguay




Not a great success then, an abundance of draws.

P
W
D
L
F
A
15
2
8
5
14
24

Guttmann would return to Uruguay , Brazil and Argentina after the War as a manager, most notably with Peñarol.