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Quick footy trivia question, Answer needed!!

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Admiral Huddy, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. Admiral Huddy

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    Who was the first International signing by an English club?

    I have no idea who but i'm sure Ipswich signed a couple of Russians in the late 70s under Bobby Robson.


    Anyone?
     
  2. Vandle

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    Not sure mate but it was way before that.
    Newcastle had the Robledo brothers in the late 40's and early 50's.
    Chillians they were.
     
  3. kaiowas

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    I guess the question could do with some clarification. By "International signing" do you mean a foreign born player signing for an English club or does it have to be a transfer from a foreign club to an English one?

    Found a couple of names for you to look into anyway:

    Nils Middelboe, (Denmark) played for Chelsea from 1913-1921 but he was an Amateur and I can't find anything regarding a transfer other than that he signed for Newcastle before he played for Chelsea.

    Also, Max Seeburg who was born in Germany but moved to London as a child and played for Spurs in 1908/9.
     
  4. Gooner14

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    Andrew Watson, born in 1857, in the (then) British Colony of British Guyana - and who won three international caps for Scotland signed as a semi-professional for Preston in 1886.
     
  5. Admiral Huddy

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    I'm sure it was only in the 70s :confused: 2 russians i'm sure ???

    what year was the rule to only allow 3 foreign players in the side dropped?
     
  6. Kerplunk

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    Location: Bournemouth tbh

  7. Gooner14

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  8. Kerplunk

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    Oh...

    Im your biatch. :(
     
  9. Admiral Huddy

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    but he was British :confused:

    Another one.. who was the first foreigner to manage an English club?
     
  10. Kerplunk

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    Quote Gooner14, not me. He said it first.
     
  11. Gooner14

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    No he wasn't. He wasn't born here ;) You said England in your question :p
     
  12. Gooner14

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    First Foreign Player - Tony Whitson (v Notts County April, 14th 1906)

    For years it was thought the Robledo bothers (George and Ted), born in Iquique in Chile, were the first foreign players ever to play for Newcastle. But, after intense research, we've come across information concerning left-back Tony Whitson who signed for Newcastle in February 1905 and went on to play 145 games for the club. Although of Geordie parents and raised in the north-east, he was born in Capetown in South Africa. He appeared in both FA Cup finals of 1909/10 and 1910/11, but missed the replay against Barnsley because of injury and didn't receive a winners medal. Even before Whitson we found Ten Birnie (born 1878) who also came into contention. He made his Newcastle debut in 1898 and was born in … Sunderland!
     
  13. Admiral Huddy

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    He was born in a British colony which makes him British.. but still a foreigner I suppose :confused:

    So how are these Russians i'm thinking of then? I'm sure they made headline news for being the first foreign signings.. Maybe it was the price..
     
  14. Davey_Pitch

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    If it's the 70's are you sure you're not thinking of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa, 2 Argentinian's signed by Spurs in the late 70's (1978 I think it was).
     
  15. Admiral Huddy

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    Nope it was def Ipswich.. been googling like mad!!.. oh well..
     
  16. Vandle

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    Everyday's a schoolday!

    I didnt use google though ;)
     
  17. daz

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    Maybe you're thinking about the Dutch players we had in the 70's - Thijssen and Muhren?