Thursday, October 26, 2017

The First Time ….., Part Eighteen

1-The First time that a Cameroon player joined the Ecuadorean League was in 1996 when Cyrille Makanaky joined Barcelona Guayaquil.

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1990
(Cyrille Makanaky)

2- The first time that a Manager won the World Cup and the UEFA European Championships was on July 7, 1974 when West Germany’s Helmut Schoen guided his team to win the World Cup vs. Holland (2-1). He had led West Germany to win the UEFA European Championships in 1972.
Spain’s Vicente Del Bosque is the only other Manager to have achieved the same heat (World Cup 2010, UEFA European Championships 2012).

Photo From: Bild am Sonntag-EM 1972 Viertelfinale
(Franz Beckenbauer and Helmut Schoen)

3-The first time that the previous World Cup’s Finalists met in the following World Cup was on June 14, 1970 at Mexico when 1966 World Cup Finalists England and West Germany met one another (this time the Germans edging out the English 3-2).

Photo From: The best of enemies, England V Germany, Author David Downing
(June 14, 1970, World Cup, West Germany 3-England 2)

 4- The First time that a defender in the English League scored a hat trick in a match against three different goalkeepers was in April 21, 1986, when West Ham United’s Alvin Martin achieved this feat in a (8-1) win over Newcastle United.
He had scored his first against Martin Thomas (who had to be substituted due to injury). He scored his second and third against outfield players (Chris Hedworth and Peter Beardsley) who had been forced to play as goalkeepers as the two permitted substitutions had already been made.

Photo From:  english football panini 82-83
(Alvin Martin at West Ham United)

5- The first time that a player of African descent ever played for West Germany was in 1974, when Kickers Offenbach’s Erwin Kostedde was selected by Helmut Schoen.

Kostedde was the son of a German mother and an American GI of African descent.

Photo From:  Mondial, New series, issue 21, December 1981
(Erwin Kostedde at Werder Bremen)

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