Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oriundis and Other Naturalized Internationals, Part Eight

1- Antonio Valentin Angelillo -Argentina and Italy 1950s and 1960s
Argentina forward Antonio Angelillo was born in Buenos Aires and represented for Argentina in the 1950s.
He joined Internazionale Milano in 1957 and played in the Italian League for over a decade.
He took up Italian Citizenship and played twice for his new Nation in the 60s.

(Antonio Valentin Angelillo at AC Milan)

2- Ferenc Puskas-Hungary and Spain, 1950s and 1960s
The Hungarian Legend played for his Nation in the 40s and 50s. He fled Hungary at the onset of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.
He made his way to Real Madrid and in time became a Spanish citizen.
He represented Spain on four occasions in the 60s.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 36, January 1992 
(Ferenc Puskas)

3- Jean Tigana-Mali and France, 1980s
French star from the 1980s Jean Tigana was raised in France but was actually born in Bamako in Mali.

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 53, August 1984
(Jean Tigana, June 27, 1984, UEFA European Championships, France 2-Spain 0)

4- Miroslav Klose-Poland and Germany, 1990s/2000s/2010s
German striker Miroslav Klose was born in Opole in Poland and arrived in Germany as a young boy in the 80s. His father Josef was a Polish International who had a spell in France with Auxerre.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 192, January 2005
(Miroslav Klose)

5- Omari Tetradze-Georgia and Russia, 1980s/1990s/2000s
Omari Tetradze was a Georgian defender in the 80s and 90s. He opted for Russian Nationality after the break-up of the Soviet Union and played for his new Nation for over a decade.
Note: He changed his last name from Osipov to Tetradze at the age of 18.

Teams of the year, Part Eleven

France Football annually ranks National Teams per calendar year, and ESM (European Sports Magazines) select the ‘Team of the season’ by position

France Football’s Team of the Year

Year 1979:
Europe: Yugoslavia

The rankings and matches of the year
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 1760, January 1, 1980 / French) 
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 1761, January 8, 1980 / French) 

Photo From: World Soccer, June 1995
(Yugoslavia Manager in 1979, Milan Miljanic)

ESM’s Team of the Year

Season 2004/05
Petr Cech (Czechsolovakia and Chelsea)
Carles Puyol (Spain and Barcelona)
John Terry (England and Chelsea)
Fabio Cannavaro (Italy and Juventus)
Ronaldinho (Brazil and Barcelona)
Deco (Portugal and Barcelona)
Mark van Bommel (Holland and PSV Eindhoven)
Frank Lampard (England and Chelsea)
Andrei Shevchenko (Ukraine and AC Milan)
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon and Barcelona)
Arjen Robben (Holland and Chelsea)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Panini Copa America, Part Four

Panini Copa America 1999:

1999 Nation: Bolivia 

Panini Copa America 2001:

2001 Nation: Canada  

Panini Copa America 2004:

2004 Nation: Bolivia  

Panini Copa America 2007:

2007 Nation: Peru  

Panini Copa America 2011:

2011 Nation: Bolivia 

Panini Copa America 2015:

2015 Nation: Bolivia   

Panini UEFA European Championships, Part Four

Panini Europeo 1980:

Nations: Greece   

Panini Euro 1984:

Nations: Yugoslavia 

Panini Euro 1988:

Nations: Spain 

Panini Euro 1992:

Nations: England  

Panini Euro 1996:

Nations: Romania and France  

Panini Euro 2000:

Nations: Turkey and Italy 

Panini Euro 2004:

Nations: Switzerland and Croatia  

Panini Euro 2008:

Nations: Germany and Poland   

Panini Euro 2012:

Nations: Germany and Portugal  

Panini Euro 2016:

Nations: Spain and France  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panini World Cups, Part Nine

Panini World Cup 1974:

Nations: Yugoslavia and Scotland 

Panini World Cup 1978:

Nations: Tunisia and Hungary

Panini World Cup 1982:

Nations: Northern Ireland and Honduras 

Panini World Cup 1986:

Nations: Paraguay and USSR 

Panini World Cup 1990:

Nations: Brazil and Scotland  

Panini World Cup 1994:

Nations: Republic of Ireland and Norway 

Panini World Cup 1998:

Nations: France and South Africa  

Panini World Cup 2002:

Nations: Brazil and Turkey  

Panini World Cup 2006:

Nations: Trinidad and Tobago and Sweden 

Panini World Cup 2010:

Nations: South Korea and Greece  

Panini World Cup 2014:

Nations: Chile and Australia  

Cartoons and Diagrams, Part Nine

Cartoon I:

Photo From: World Soccer, March 1995

Explanation: This cartoon shows Eric Cantona’s statue crumbling. This was just after the Kung-Fu kick incident at Crystal Palace in January 1995.

Cartoon II:

Photo From: Azzuri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983

Explanation: This cartoon references Italy’s problem Georgia Chinaglia during the 1974 World Cup. After being substituted by Pietro Anastasi in the first match vs. Haiti, Chinaglia had attacked and hurled insults towards the Italian bench. The catoon shows his coach from Lazio, Tommaso Maestrelli arriving to calm things down.

 Cartoon III:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2679, August 12, 1997

Explanation: This cartoon shows France’s Robert Joncquet being injured in France’s match vs. Brazil in the 1958 World Cup (June 24, 1958, World Cup, Brazil 5-France 2)

 Cartoon IV:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1972, January 24, 1984

Explanation: This cartoon shows France and Bordeaux’s Bernard Lacombe shooting their way into the League title in 1983/84.

 Cartoon V:

Photo From: Onze, Issue 157, January 1989

Explanation: This cartoon shows Bordeaux President Claude Bez as Obelix (from Asterix and Obelix comics) ahead of Bordeaux’s clashes vs. Napoli in the UEFA Cup in November-December 1988.

 Cartoon VI:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 2, May 1981

Explanation: This cartoon shows Belgium’s Wilfred van Moer.

 Cartoon VII:

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 521 (Number 1), December 25, 1984-January 8, 1985

Explanation: This cartoon shows England’s Mark Hately at AC Milan (1984/85).

Cartoon VIII:

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 3, April 1989

Explanation: This cartoon references on the verge of missing out on the 1990 World Cup.

 Cartoon IX:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1679, June 13, 1978

Explanation: This cartoon shows Argentina’s and Leopoldo ‘Lucky’  Luque (as the graphic Novel character Lucky Luke)’ and Argentina Manager Cesar Luis Menotti (as his horse).

Cartoon X:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1848, September 8, 1981

Explanation: This cartoon shows France captain Michel Platini and Manager Michel Hidalgo ahead of France’s World Cup qualifier at Brussels vs. Belgium on September 9, 1981 (2-0 Belgium win).
It shows one of Platini’s Sports clothing shops, Hidalgo tells him ‘Let’s not take a beating at Brussels’ (The French term ‘veste’ stands for clothing as well as a beating).

Cartoon XI:

Photo From: World Soccer, May 1995

Explanation: This cartoon references Italian Star Roberto Baggio being rumored to join the Japanese J-League in 1995.
It shows him in a stereotypical Japanese custom.

Cartoon XII:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2033, March 26, 1985

Explanation: This cartoon references Tottenham Hotspur’s elimination in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in March 1985 at the hands of Real Madrid (showing a broken egg).

Cartoon XIII:

Photo From: Placar, Issue 631, June 26, 1982

Explanation: This diagram shows Pele’s goal vs. Italy in the Final of the 1970 World Cup (June 21, 1970, World Cup, Brazil 4-Italy 1).

Cartoon XIV:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 15, July 1982

Explanation: This diagram shows USSR’s Khoren Oganesian’s goal vs. Belgium (July 1, 1982, World Cup, USSR 1-Belgium 0)

 Cartoon XV:

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 320, July 5, 1977

Explanation: This cartoon shows Real Madrid star Pirri.

 Cartoon XVI:

Photo From: Hajduk Split, Izlazi IV, 1983

Explanation: This cartoon shows Hajduk Split goalkeeper Zoran Simovic.

 Cartoon XVII:

Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer (special thanks to Daniel Antonio Escobar Riquelme)

Explanation: This cartoon shows West Germany Manager Helmut Schoen.

Cartoon XVIII:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1720, March 27, 1979

Explanation: This diagram shows Moenchengladbach’s Hans-Gunther Bruns’ goal vs. Manchester City in the UEFA Cup (March 21, 1979, UEFA Cup, Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-Manchester City 1)