19.5.15

1914



The football authorities came in for a great deal of criticism when play continued following the outbreak of war in 1914. There was no reluctance, however, to exploit the potential of the game as a vehicle to promote voluntary enlistment (conscription was not introduced until 1916).
The above posters appealed to the patriotic inclinations of supporters of Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur.



17.5.15

O ataque dos 100 gols

In the 1927 Campeonato Paulista (the version run by APEA) Santos racked up 100 goals in 16 games, an average of  6.25 goals per game. Remarkably this wasn't enough to secure the title. Palestra Itália were champions, having lost 1 game fewer than Santos (and done the double over them).







03.05.27
Santos
12
1
Ypiranga

Araken [7], Feitiço [2], Hugo, Camarão,Evangelista

13.05.27
Santos
10
2
República

Marino (og), Araken [5] , Feitiço [4]

22.05.27
Santos
4
2
Primeiro de Maio

Feitiço [2], Araken , Omar

05.06.27
Santos
11
2
Barra Funda

Feitiço [4], Araken [2], Evangelista [2], Camarão [2] , Omar

26.06.27
Santos
5
2
Portuguesa

Evangelista, Hugo, Omar, Feitiço [2]

03.07.27
Santos
11
3
Americano

Feitiço [3], Araken [6], Camarão [2]

31.07.27
Santos
9
3
São Paulo Alpargatas

Araken [4], Feitiço [3],Omar [2]

14.08.27
Comercial
3
4
Santos

Feitiço [4]

21.08.27
Santos
10
1
Guarani

Araken [4], Feitiço [3], Camarão [2]. Omar

29.08.27
Santos
4
1
Corinthians

 Araken [2], Caio (og), Camarão

04.09.27
Corinthians
3
8
Santos

Camarão [3], Araken [3], Feitiço ,Omar

27.11.27
Santos
4
1
Sílex

Siriri [2], Evangelista, Araken

22.01.28
Palestra Itália
4
1
Santos

Araken

At the end of the regular season Santos were in 4th place in the league and progressed into a quadrangular play off.

Second Tournament (Play offs)

05.02.28
Guarani  
2
4
Santos

Siriri [2], Camarão, Evangelista

26.02.28
Santos
1
0
Corinthians

Evangelista

04.03.28
Santos
2
3
Palestra Itália

Siriri , Camarão
P
W
D
L
F
A
16 
14  
 
 
100  
33  
The front line, known as  O ataque dos 100 gols (the attack of 100 goals) is generally listed as Omar, Camarão, Feitiço, Araken and  Evangelista. Siriri also deserves to be included. The principal scorers shared the goals as follows: Araken Patusca – 36, Feitiço - 28,  Camarão - 15, Evangelista - 7, Siriri - 6, Omar - 6.   
Araken
Araken Patusca (Abraham Patusca da Silveira)
Santos was in the genes of Abraham Patusca da Silveira. His father was founder and president of the club. Araken made his debut as a 15 year old, scoring 4 goals in his first match. In all he scored 177 goals in 193 matches for Santos. In 1925 he had toured with Paulistano , and wrote a book about  the tour called Os reis do futebol. Unsurprisingly he was top scorer in the Campeonato Paulista of 1927. My calculation of his tally for that season is 36. Araken played 1 game for Brazil, at the 1930 World Cup. 

Feitiço
Feitiço (Luís Macedo Matoso)
The name Feitiço translates to something like 'magic spell'. Wikipedia states that he represented Uruguay but this is incorrect (he did spend some time at Peñarol). He played 1 official international for Brazil. Feitiço got off to a ridiculously good start in the 1927 season, scoring 27 goals in 9 consecutive matches. In the Paulista v Carioca match of  November 13th a remarkable incident occured. Rio were awarded a penalty and the resulting dispute held the game up for 30 minutes. The President of Brazil was in attendance, and even he was unable to persuade the Paulista players to continue. They left the field. Feitiço was then suspended by Santos for his role in this incident. 
Feitiço was a consistently prolific scorer. In 151 games for Santos he scored 214 goals. He was top scorer in the Campeonato Paulista in 6 seasons.

Camarão (Aníbal de Andrade Torres)

Camarão, whose nickname means Shrimp, was a versatile player, a capable half back, outside right or centre forward. He played 270 games for Santos, scoring 150 goals. He later managed the club. 

Evangelista (João Evangelista Rocha dos Santos), Siriri (Jose Torres) and Omar played their part, sharing 19 goals, but at present I have been unable to unearth much information about them. 




15.5.15

Die Pfarrwiese


Simply adore this panoramic postcard of Rapid Vienna's Pfarrwiese ground. Football in La Belle Époque. 


There is an air of gentility about the scene. People in their Sunday best attending the game.


An assortment of headwear and plenty of walking-canes...

... and this lady has really made an effort!



Note the high fences to prevent the ball being booted out of the ground- this was before Jimmy Hogan taught the Austrians to play it on the carpet.

























Rapid moved to this ground  in the Hütteldorf area of Vienna in 1911. The initial capacity was 4,000,


This site has some pictures of the ground as it is today. 


14.5.15

Invincibles - John Goodall & Jimmy Ross


In the first ever season of the Football League John Goodall was the leading scorer, with 20 goals in 21 games for Preston North End.
He scored 2 hat tricks


Jimmy Ross was Preston's next highest scorer, with 19 goals in 21 games.

12.5.15

De Bal van Cyril Bernard Morrogh

College Melle

Royal Antwerp were formed in about 1880 by British expatriates and the Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond was established in 1895. Football had first arrived in Belgium in 1863. One football, a leather ball, a luxury item, was taken to The College of the Josephite Fathers at Melle by Cyril Bernard Morrogh . Morrogh was a young student from Ireland. Apparently it was his English classmates who showed most enthusiasm for the game. How closely their activities adhered to the Association Laws of the Game we will never know. Very little, I suspect. 
The information, illustration and post title are taken from Kroniek van het Belgisch Voetball (Fraiponts & Willcox, 2003)


Not the actual ball. This one dates from the 1880s

10.5.15

Металлист Хабаровск


Khabarovsk is 7,000 kilometers east of Moscow, just 30 km from the border with the People's Republic of China.  This is the Metallist Khabarovsk team of 1927. Notice they wear striped shorts- very unusual in any era.

9.5.15

Colo-Colo Tour, 1927


Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo only came into being in 1925 when David Arellano and others defected from the Magallanes club. In only their second year of existence Colo-Colo undertook a tour of Central America, Iberia and South America. 

The party, led by President of the Chilean Football Federation, Carlos Cariola and  Secretary Alberto Parodi, included the following players:


Manuel ‘Maestro’ Guerrero*
GK
Roberto Cortés*
GK
Ulises Poirier*
D
Ernesto Chaparro*
D
Jorge Linford*
D
José Rosetti*
D
Francisco ‘Mono’ Arellano*
D
Togo Bascuñán
D
Manuel Figueroa*
D
Víctor Morales*
HB
Waldo ‘El Indio’ Sanhueza
HB
Oscar ‘Colo-Colo’ González
HB
Guillermo Saavedra*
CH
Carlos Schneeberger*
F
Guillermo Subiabre*
F
Horacio Muñoz*
F
David Arellano*
F
José Miguel Olguín*
F
Humberto Moreno*
F

* denotes Chilean international.


 






Ecuador

14.01.27
Norte América
0
7
 Colo-Colo
Guayaquil
15.01.27
Córdova / Racing
0
7
 Colo-Colo
Guayaquil

Cuba
28.01.27
Iberia - Juventud Asturiana
1
4
 Colo-Colo
Havana
30.01.27
Sport Fortuna
3
2
 Colo-Colo
Havana

Mexico
12.02.27
Necaxa
0
3
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
13.02.27
Real España
1
0
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
20.02.27
América
1
6
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
22.02.27
Club México
1
3
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
25.02.27
Atlante
0
4
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
27.02.27
Asturias
1
1
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
01.03.27
Selección de Guadalajara
1
4
 Colo-Colo
Guadalajara
03.03.27
Selección de Guadalajara
0
4
 Colo-Colo
Guadalajara
08.03.27
Club México - Necaxa
1
3
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
11.03.27
Ejército y Armada
2
3
 Colo-Colo
Mexico City
12.03.27
Albinegros de Orizaba
0
5
 Colo-Colo
Orizaba
13.03.27
Albinegros de Orizaba
0
8
 Colo-Colo
Orizaba

Spain
03.04.27
Pontevedra
3
4
 Colo-Colo
La Coruña
07.04.27
Deportivo de La Coruña
2
0
 Colo-Colo
La Coruña
10.04.27
Deportivo de La Coruña
2
2
 Colo-Colo
La Coruña

Portugal
13.04.27
Oporto /Salgueiros
2
1
 Colo-Colo
Porto
15.04.27
Sporting /Benfica
2
4
 Colo-Colo
Lisbon
17.04.27
Vitória Setúbal
2
1
 Colo-Colo
Lisbon

Spain
24.04.27
Atlético
3
1
 Colo-Colo
Madrid
01.05.27
Real Unión Deportiva
2
6
 Colo-Colo
Valladolid
02.05.27
Real Unión Deportiva
3
3
 Colo-Colo
Valladolid
08.05.27
Valencia C.F.
3
4
 Colo-Colo
Valencia
09.05.27
Valencia C.F.
3
1
 Colo-Colo
Valencia
13.05.27
Valencia Select
2
4
 Colo-Colo
Valencia
15.05.27
Club Deportivo Castellón
2
1
 Colo-Colo
Castellón
17.05.27
Puerto de Sagunto
0
1
 Colo-Colo
Sagunto
22.05.27
Madrid Select
1
3
 Colo-Colo
Madrid
27.05.27
Real Murcia
4
1
 Colo-Colo
Murcia
29.05.27
Real Murcia
2
4
 Colo-Colo
Murcia
31.05.27
Murcia Select
2
4
 Colo-Colo
Murcia
05.06.27
Elche
2
2
 Colo-Colo
Elche
09.06.27
Catalunya
4
5
 Colo-Colo
Barcelona
12.06.27
Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII
2
5
 Colo-Colo
Palma
14.06.27
Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII
2
3
 Colo-Colo
Palma

Uruguay
04.07.27
Uruguay Select
5
1
 Colo-Colo
Montevideo
07.07.27
Uruguay Select
4
0
 Colo-Colo
Montevideo
10.07.27
Peñarol
6
1
 Colo-Colo
Montevideo

Argentina
17.07.27
Boca Juniors
6
0
 Colo-Colo
Buenos Aires

Chile
24.07.27
Unión Española /Audax Italiano
0
4
 Colo-Colo
Santiago



P
W
D
L
F
A
43
26
4
13
130
83


Vs. Necaxa  

Front page news as Mexico's Real España beat the tourists 1-0.

Vs Catalunya at Les Corts

The tour was marred by a tragedy. In the match with Real Unión on May 2nd David Arellano was involved in an aerial collision with the Spanish centre half ,Hornia . As they landed Homia's knee hit Arellano in the stomach.  Arellano  was stretchered off and taken to hospital, where peritonitis was diagnosed. The condition was inoperable and David Arellano passed away the following day. He was 24 years old.