Football

Lot 1794:
Lot 1794
Manchester United pennants. Selection of seven match pennants for European Finals and Semi-finals bought by the vendor when attending the finals, odd one signed by a United player. The pennants are Champions League Quarter-final v Real Madrid 2002-2003, Champions League Semi-final v A.C,. Milan 2006-2007, Champions League Semi-final v Barcelona 2007/2008, Champions League Final v Chelsea, Moscow 2007/2008, Champions League Quarter-final v F.C. Porto 2008/2009, Champions League Final v Barcelona 2008/2009 and Champions League Final v Barcelona 2010/2011. Sold with a match ticket for the 2011 Champions League Final v Barcelona at Wembley. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1795:
Lot 1795
Kenneth Wolstenholme and Nat Lofthouse. Original single page typed letter dated 23rd December 1957 nicely signed in ink by Wolstenholme, and a single page handwritten letter from Lofthouse dated 29th May 1958. Both are writing to 'Mr Stollery' thanking him for the gifts of hand crafted and embroidered newspaper props. Some creasing and adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1796:
Lot 1796
Norwich City F.C. Selection of five real photograph postcards of pre first world war players published by Hayward Kidd of Bank Plain, Norwich. The players are W.R. Bibby, A. Kirkman, J.W. Potts, P. Sutcliffe, C.B. Potter. Two postcards, half length and the other three, full length. Each player in playing attire. Some surface marks to cards, some corner wear with small loss. Rare early player postcards
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
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'The Treble 1999. Manchester United'. Black 'Futera Platinum' limited edition album containing full set of fourteen cards of the players plus larger additional card featuring Alex Ferguson to centre. Each page is separated by a special interleaved page and each page has a players biography. Limited edition Imperial Bonded Leather album with silk lining, each card edge is 22 carat gold gilded. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1798:
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Football boys' annuals 1950s/1990s. Titles include 'Every Boy's Book of Sport', Denis Compton 1951 and 1952, 'The Boy's Book of Soccer for 1959', 'Charles Buchan's Soccer Gift Book', 1967/68, 1968/69 and 1970/71, 'Football Champions' 1968/69, 'Kenneth Wolstenholme's Book of World Soccer' 1969, 'David Coleman's World of Football' 1969 and 1972, 'Jimmy Hill's Football Review' 1974, 'The Topical Times Football Book' 1972/73, 1976-1978, 1981, 1982, 1984 and 1990, 'Shoot Soccer Quiz Book' 1979, 1980 (2 copies) and 1982 etc. Qty 31. Sold with Football League Review 1965/66-1974/75. Box comprising over two hundred issues of the official journal of the Football League for 1965/66 (2 issues), 1966/67 (5), 1967/68 (29), 1968/69 (32), 1969/70 (33), 1970/71 (26), 1971/72 (29), 1972/73 (26), 1973/74 (25) and 1974/75 (7). Very good condition Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1799:
Lot 1799
Athletic News Football Annuals. The rare Wartime issued for seasons 1939/40, 1940/41, 1941/42, 1942/43, 1943/44, 1944/45 and 1945/46. Also the Sunday Chronicle Football Annual for 1946/47 and 1947/48. Loss to spine of the 1939/40, some wear, otherwise in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1800:
Lot 1800
'Sport Association Football Year Book 1949. The Blue Book of Soccer'. Scarce first year of issue. The yearbook was only issued for two years, in 1949 and 1950. Good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1801:
Lot 1801
James 'Jerry' Dawson. Rangers, Falkirk & Scotland 1929-1949. 'Jerry Dawson's Memoirs'. Published by the Scottish Daily Record, Glasgow 1949. Illustrated. 64pp with decorative wrappers. Creasing and wear to wrappers, tape repair to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1802:
Lot 1802
Football histories and biographies. Three titles, 'Soccer at War 1939-45', Jack Rollin, London 1985. Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper. 'The Stanley Matthews Story', Stanley Matthews, London 1960. Original hardback. Some staining and small loss to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'Blessed', George Best, London 2002, softback. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1803:
Lot 1803
Charles Buchan's Football Monthly 1951-1971. Three large boxes comprising a good run of loose copies of the magazine from September 1951 (first issue, in good condition) to 1971, incomplete and with duplicates. Also 'Football' August 1974- July 1975, Vol. 1 nos. 2-12 in official binder etc. Some faults, generally good condition. Large quantity
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1804:
Lot 1804
Bobby Moore. West Ham United & England. Mono bookplate printed photograph of Bobby Moore playing for West Ham United talking to Tommy Taylor and along side Gordon Hill, referee. Caption at base of image. Signed by Moore in blue ink. 8"x10.5". Good condition. Previously sold by Vennet-Smith auctions in March 2004
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
The following two items were obtained from the Fulham kit man in return for payment of framing of various items by the vendor
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Steve Marlet. Red Star, Auxerre, Fulham & France 1991-2005. Pair of match worn 'Nike Air Zoom' football boots worn by Martlet whilst playing for Fulham. Signed to the tongue of one boot. Name printed to the heal of each boot. Sold with Bjarne Goldbaek. Chelsea, Fulham & Denmark 1998-2003. Pair of match worn 'Adidas' football boots worn by Goldbaek whilst playing for Fulham. Signed to the tongue of both boots. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1806:
Lot 1806
Swindon Town Football Club 1895/96. Metal machine decorated tobacco tin featuring to front an image of the Swindon Town to centre printed in white and brown with printed details to borders 'Head Quarters. Swindon Town Football Club, Eagle Tavern. H.W. Thomas Proprietor. Results of all League matches, Telegraphic results of all matches'. Some wear to image and tin otherwise in good condition. A rare tobacco tin, another is held at The National Football Museum
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £60
It is assumed this is the Eagle Tavern in Regent Street, Swindon where on Wednesday 9 September 1891, a meeting was held, the object of the meeting was to form a football Challenge Cup Competition, the name of which was to be 'The Swindon and District Football Cup Competition'. It would be for players aged 20 years on 1st January of each season and all players were to live within five miles of their Club Headquarters (Eagle Tavern) and each competing club would be a Swindon Club or within a twelve-mile radius of Swindon. Swindon Town & Swindon Town Reserves were two of eight teams who entered the competition. The cup for this competition was given by Swindon Town Football Club. Swindon had only turned professional in 1894 as they entered the Southern League which had also just been formed. More than two decades passed before the side joined the Football League in 1920.
Lot 1807:
Lot 1807
Tom Brown. Assistant trainer. East Stirlingshire Football Club (Falkirk) 1920/1930's. Gold double hunter pocket watch with Brown's initials 'T.B. ' to front lid of case. To the back of the watch is inscribed 'Presented by E.S.F.C. Supporters Club on winning 2nd Division Championship 1931-32'. Swiss made. Makers marks for A.L. Dennison of Birmingham. No 867667. Sold with a further and similar pocket watch by the same company, again with Brown's initials 'T.B. ' to front lid of case and the date '26th June 1925' engraved to the back of the watch. A.L. Dennison of Birmingham. No 801601. This date could signify there promotion from Division three to Division Two at the end of the 1924/25 season. Neither pocket watch appears to be in working order. Neither has hallmarks. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £190
East Stirlingshire played regional football until 1900 when the club was elected into the Scottish Football League, taking the place of Linthouse. They have competed in Scotland's top-tier on two occasions in 1932-33 and 1963-64. With reference to the second pocket watch, in 1922-23, the club finished second-bottom in Division Two and was relegated to the newly created, but short lived, Division Three, earning promotion back to Division Two after only one season. It was during this season the East Stirlingshire recorded its longest unbeaten home record with 23 games without a loss. Had they not achieved promotion they would almost certainly have lost their place in the Scottish Football league when this level was abandoned in 1925. The club has suffered financially in the past decade and has regularly finished bottom of the Scottish Football League during this period. East Stirlingshire now play in the Scottish Lowland League.

Both watches are marked 'Star' to inside. According to research there were three grades of case produced by Dennison:-

The 'Star' case has a the layer on the outside of the case 9 carat gold, guaranteed to wear for 10 years. The inside of the 'Star' case, which of course was subject to less wear, was electroplated for further economy'.
Lot 1808:
Lot 1808
Frederick William McKee. Linfield F.C. 1914-15 to 1922-23. Fifteen carat gold medal awarded to McGee for winning the Irish Cup with Linfield in 1915-16. The gold medal in the shape of a celtic cross with 'Irish Football Association Limited' to face and to verso 'F.W. McGee. L.F.C. 1916'. Fifteen carat hallmarks and makers mark 'G&Co' for Garrard & Co. The medal has a later badge fastening to back and a thin chain suitable for a pocket watch or lapel. Total weight 11 grams. Very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £650
Fred McKee was an Irish Association football goalkeeper who played for, among others, Belfast-based clubs Cliftonville, Celtic and Linfield, and the national team of Ireland. He played five matches for Ireland 1906-1914. 'A rather eccentric tea-merchant by day, Fred McKee was famed for his Saville Row suit and the cigarette holder that invariably projected from the side of his mouth. He also took these flamboyant characteristics onto the football field, where he earned the nickname 'Lizzie', his tall, pencil-thin frame clad in long black stockings and topped with a red-white-and-blue hooped jersey!'. McKee transferred to Linfield during the 1914 close-season and went on to claim three Irish Cups during the years of the Great War. Although he was never called on for another full international appearance he did win further amateur recognition after hostilities had ended
Lot 1809:
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Scotland v Sweden 1953. Excellent set of four silver teaspoons, each with a 'football' to handle and below 'Sverige' (Sweden), contained in silk lined presentation box. Presented to Tommy Docherty for his appearance in the game. The spoons measure 4.5" long and were made by Gunnar Fahlstrom of Stockholm. Each spoon hallmarked. The presentation box has 'Skottland v Sverige, 6-5-1953' in gold lettering to box lid. G. Previously sold by Knights in October 2003
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Sweden beat Scotland 2-1 in the match played at Hampden Park in front of a crowd of 83,800.

A similar set of spoons is illustrated in the FIFA Museum collection book. page 249
Lot 1810:
Lot 1810
'Sheffield Wednesday. F.A. Cup Winner 1935'. Commemorative stainless steel bread knife with white/cream handle with inscription to blade 'Sheffield Wednesday. F.A. Cup Winner 1935' and Owl club motif, two club blue decorative lines to handle. 9.75" long. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1811:
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Football. Two early metal matchbox holder with celluloid scenes of unknown football teams to side and flags to other. Approx 2.5"x1.5". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1812:
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France v Wales 1933. Highly decorative oblong bronze medal/plaque produced for the first meeting between the two sides which took place at the Stade de Colombes in Paris on the 25th May 1933. To one side there is a scene of a football match being played, 'F.F.F.A.' and a football below and below that the inscription 'France-Pay De Galles [Wales]- Paris- 25.5.1933. vis animi cvm corpore crescit [the force of the body increases]. To the verso is the figure of a robed woman holding a laurel wreath with the wording 'Federation Francaise de Football Association. Federation Francaise de Football Association Instituee le 7 Avril 1919'. Design by Abel Le Fleur, name to medal/plaque. This medal/plaque was presumably awarded to a Wales player who played in the match, player unknown. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
The match was drawn 1-1, with Tom Griffiths giving Wales the lead after 57 minutes
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Early football pin badges. 'Arsenal Football Club. London'. Red white and gold enamel pin badge with 'Cannon' symbol to centre. Produced in Austria by L. Premar of Wien [Vienna]. Sold with a further pin badge for I.F.K. Goteborg (Sweden) made by Alois Ritter of Stockholm and a further lapel pin FOR A.I.K. Fotboll (Sweden)by C.G.Hallberg. All three in good condition. Sold with three modern pin badges
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1814:
Football medals. Selection of medals, some with enamel decoration, some gold and some silver hall marked including Essex & Suffolk Border Football League 1937-38, Winnipeg & District Amateur Football League 1928, Western India Football Association 1929 etc. Nine in total, one is a cricket medal and another a variety of sports, the remainder all football contained in a blue lined box. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1815:
Football. Mixed selection, a toby jug of Tom Finney, head and shoulders, with football boot handle, a small Arthur Wood dish featuring a footballer to centre and a glass bottle with footballer moulded to side. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1816:
Lot 1816
Manchester United Treble Season 'Gold' Coin Set. A complete set of four gold and silver coins, each coin encapsulated in plastic case. Each coin states one troy ounce and .999 fine silver. Coin one features Sir Alex Ferguson, Coin two is the for the FA Cup win, Coin three is the Champions League Cup win and Coin four is the Premiership League win. There is also a fifth coin which is very rare as it states '43rd' European Cup Final and the new one with '44th', the correct number replaced it. The entire set is boxed in a red case with the Manchester United logo adorning the inside cover. Five coins in total. Minor wear and marks to box otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils managed to win the English Premiership, the European Cup and the FA Cup all in the same season.
Lot 1817:
Manchester United. Large collection of forty eight official 'friendship' (half & half) match scarves for Manchester United match 1990s/2000's. The scarves have all been sown in one continuos length, six high, and were used to decorate around the top of the walls in a pub. The scarves include Finals, Semi-finals, European matches etc. Good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1818:
Lot 1818
Alexander 'Sandy' Archibald. Raith Rovers, Rangers & Scotland 1915-1934. Scottish League Football international cap awarded to Archibald in the 1921/22 season. The cap in black and brown velvet quarters and red embroidered thistle emblem to front. Silver trimming to cap edges and silver wired tassel. '1921-22' embroidered to peak. 'Archibald' handwritten to inside lining. Sold with a letter of provenance from the vendor. Odd marks and blemishes, overall in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Archibald made eleven appearances for the Scottish Football League representative team. The only match played in the 1921/22 season was against the English Football League played at Ibrox 18th March 1922 in which Archibald played. The match ended in a 3-0 defeat. He was a member of the Rangers team from 1917-1934 making 580 appearances, and won thirteen league titles in the seventeen seasons in which he played. He also made eight appearances for the full Scotland international team
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World Cup Brazil 1950. Two commemorative gold metal medal from the World Cup 1950 held in Brazil. One circular and with the stadium design to front with wording to back around the edge 'Campeonato Mundial De Football. Brasil 1950'. The other oblong with an image of a player kicking a ball within a stadium with wording 'Copa Du Mundo 1950' to one side and to verso the wording 'Uruguay campeon Del Mundo 1950. Rio De Janeiro. Brasil'. Plus a official photo I.D. card dated 1953. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1820:
Lot 1820
World Cup 1966. Three original Watney Mann drinking glasses produced to commemorate the World Cup in England 1966. The glasses with 'World Cup Willie' colour logo to centre and the wording 'Watney Mann. World Cup Ale' to circular red border. Copyright F.A. 1966. Gold lustre to rim. 7" tall. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1821:
Lot 1821
World Cup 1966. An original Watney Mann half pint glass tankard produced to commemorate the World Cup in England 1966. The glass with 'World Cup Willie' colour logo to centre and the wording 'World Cup Champions 1966' below. Copyright F.A. 1966. 4.5" tall. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1822:
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'World Cup Championship 1966'. An original ceramic 1966 World Cup Willie tankard with World Cup Willie mascot to one side and title and 1966 flag logo to verso, gold gilt lustre to handle, rim and base. Stamp to base reads 'World Cup Tankard by Gibson & Sons Ltd, Stoke on Trent. With official Gibson stamp. 4.5" tall. Very slight loss to print on title otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1823:
Lot 1823
Marx Toys 'Rolykins World Cup Willie'. Original 1965 issue, World Cup Willie lion character, wearing Union Jack shirt, kicking ball, upon green plastic base with ball bearing wheel with rare original box. Minor wear otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1824:
Lot 1824
World Cup 1966. Two original bottles of 'Watney Mann. World Cup 1966 ale'. Produced to commemorate the World Cup in England in 1966. The bottle has the England mascot symbol of 'World Cup Willie' holding a barrel of Watneys Ale and has 'Watney Mann World Cup Ale' and 'copyright F.A. 1966' printed to labels in red, white and blue. The bottle tops has similar printing. The bottles unopened. Some age toning to one bottle label and top otherwise in good original condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1825:
Lot 1825
'England Football World Cup Champions 1966.' Souvenir coin set to commemorate and celebrate England's 4-2 World Cup victory over West Germany in the Final played at Wembley on the 30th July 1966. The set contains the eight coins all issued and dated from the year namely, halfcrown, florin, English and Scottish shilling, sixpence, threepence, penny and halfpenny and a mint, unused stamp issued shortly after the win with 'England Winners' overprint added to the design. The coins and stamp are housed within a display that is held in a protection case measuring approximately 7"x5". Issued by 'Historic Events of the 20th Century Series'. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1826:
Lot 1826
'World Championship Jules Rimet Cup England 1966'. Original souvenir oblong Union Jack flag with white circular emblem to centre with wording to circular border and a football to centre with an embroidered England three lions emblem and gold World Cup trophy to centre. The piece measures 11"x9". Good condition. Rarely seen World Cup 1966 item
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1827:
Lot 1827
World Cup 1966. Mounted display of two England rosettes and two Watney Mann World Cup Ale beer mats featuring 'World Cup Willie' logo. One of the rosettes in red, mauve and white with centre card 'World Championship-Jules Rimet Cup- England- 1966' with small replica trophy to centre and 'England' beneath and the other rosette in black and white with red rose of England to centre and 'England' beneath. Framed and glazed, overall 13"x17". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1828:
Lot 1828
World Cup 1966. Large advertising pennant produced by 'Watney Mann' to commemorate the World Cup in England in 1966. The pennant has the England mascot symbol of 'World Cup Willie' holding a barrel of Watneys Ale and has 'Watney Mann World Cup Special Pale Ale 1966' and 'F.A. 1966' printed in red, white, gold and blue. Tassled edging to lower edge. 9.5"x16" Minor flaws otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1829:
Lot 1829
Brazil v Sweden. World Cup Final 1958. Official programme for the Final played in Stockholm on the 29th June 1958. Good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Brazil won the Final 5-2 with goals from Pele (2), Vava (2) and Zagallo
Lot 1830:
Lot 1830
Geoff Hurst and Bobby Charlton. Two white cards with name printed to lower border signed by England World Cup 1966 players, Geoff Hurst and Bobby Charlton. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1831:
Lot 1831
Alf Ramsey. Typed letter with address 41 Valley Road, Ipswich and dated April 1997, thanking the correspondent for his letter and looking forward to receiving a package before 4th May as he is leaving for a trip to America. Signed in ink by Ramsey. Ramsey died in April 1999
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1832:
Lot 1832
World Cup Sweden 1958. Wales. Two official programmes from the Group 3 matches played at Solna, Mexico v Wales, 11th June (score: 1-1), and the play-off match Hungary v Wales, 17th June (1-2). Also an official programme for the quarter-final match, Brazil v Wales, Gothenburg, 19th June (1-0, Pele scored his first World Cup goal). Very minor wear to the Brazil programme, otherwise in very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1833:
Lot 1833
World Cup Sweden 1958. Two official programmes from the Group 1 matches, Argentina v Northern Ireland, Halmstad, 11th June (score: 3-1), and Czechoslovakia v Argentina, Helsingborg, 15th June (6-1). Also an official programme for the quarter-final match, France v Northern Ireland, Norrkoping, 19th June (4-0). G/VG. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1834:
Lot 1834
World Cup Sweden 1958. England. Three official programmes from the Group 4 matches, Soviet Union v England, Gothenburg, 8th June (score: 2-3), Brazil v England, Gothenburg, 11th June (0-0), and England v Australia, Boras, 15th June (2-2). G/VG. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1835:
Lot 1835
World Cup 1966. Modern mono postcard of Martin Peters scoring for England in the Final against West Germany. Signed by Peters, Jack Charlton and Roger Hunt. Limited edition postcard. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1836:
Lot 1836
World Cup 1966. Modern mono postcard of Geoff Hurst scoring his first goal for England in the Final against West Germany. Signed by Hurst and Roger Hunt. Limited edition postcard. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1837:
Lot 1837
European Cup Finals 1968 and 1999. Manchester United v Benfica 1968. Official programme and match ticket for the game held at Wembley on 29th May 1968 and Manchester United v Bayern Munich 1999. Official programme and match ticket for the European Cup Final held in Barcelona on the 26th May 1999. The four items mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 19.5"x19.5". Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1838:
Manchester United 1960/70's. Good selection of United programmes, home and away, the majority for the period stated. Includes League, Cup, European matches, Finals, semi-finals etc. Waterford, European Cup 1968 (away), F.A. Cup Finals 1976, 1977 1979, semi final v A.C. Milan 1968 (h) etc. Odd ticket included, some other club programmes
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1839:
Lot 1839
Douglas John 'Doug' Insole. Cambridge University, Essex & England 1947-1963. Official folding card itinerary for the Amateur International Trial football match, England v The Rest played at Ilford, 18th December 1948, and an official match programme. Both items signed by Insole who was selected as a reserve for The Rest team. The programme trimmed, adhesive marks to verso of both, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £120
Insole was a noted football player playing for Southend United and Corinthians for whom he appeared in the F.A. Amateur Cup Final in 1955/56

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