Dates

January

2 1971 The second Ibrox disaster 2 1951 Kenny Hibbitt born 5 1965 Vinnie Jones born 7 1950 Malcolm ‘Supermac’ Macdonald born 9 1900 SS Lazio founded 1978 Gennaro Gattuso born 11 1941 Gerson born 17 1948 83,260 watch Manchester United vs Arsenal 1948 Eddie Gray born 18 1964 Best, Charlton and Law together for the first time 20 1874 Steve Bloomer born1974 First Football League match played on a Sunday 22 1907 Dixie Dean born 25 1997 Trevor Sinclair scores the goal of the season 26 1919 Bill Nicholson born 28 1961 Dennis Law scores six and loses 29 1986 Danny Wallace and Peter Beardsley make England debuts 30 1981 Peter Crouch born 2008 David James makes 500th Premier League appearance

February

1 1958 The Busby Babes play their final match on Bristish soil 2005 Keane and Vieira exchange words in the tunnel 3 2008 Breakdancing badger holds up play 5 1984 Carlos Tevez born 1985 Cristiano Ronaldo born 6 2008 Capello’s first match in charge of England 10 1929 The Spanish La Liga starts 15 1992 Arsenal score six in 18 minutes 17 1940 The Arsenal Stadium Mystery is released 18 1933 Bobby Robson born 24 1940 Denis Law born 2007 Fowler scores his final Liverpool goal 26 1983 Pat Jennings plays 1000th game 27 1900 Bayern Munich founded 1999 First Football League pay-per-view match

March

1 1952 Martin O’Neill born 2 2002 Dennis Bergkamp scores Goal of the Season 3 1953 Zico born 10 1981 Samuel Eto’o born 11 1963 Third round of the FA Cup finally completed 17 2007 Rooney scores 2006-07 Goal of the Season

August

20 1977 Kenny Dalglish scores on Liverpool debut 28 1920 Leeds United Play First League Match 29 1956 Viv Anderson Born

September

1 1996 Beckham and Hoddle make England debuts 2 1893 Liverpool Play First League Match – 1913 Bill Shankly is Born 4 1935 Manchester City Legend Tony Book is Born 5 1961 Aston Villa Win First League Cup 6 2003 Wayne Rooney Scores His First England Goal 2003 Torres makes international debut 7 1977 Ian Callaghan Returns to the England Team after a record gap of 11 years and 49 days 8 1888: Gershom Cox Scores First League Goal 1958 Bobby Moore makes West Ham debut 10 1910 Spanish club Cadiz established 1960: First English League match to be televised live – Blackpool 0 Bolton 1 11 1945 Franz Beckenbauer born 12 1956: First English club competes in Europe – Anderlecht 0 Manchester United 2 1989 Aldridge goes out with a bang 14 1891: First penalty in a Football League match scored by John Heath of Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 1951: Johan Neeskens born 16 1958 Neville Southall born 17 1946: Billy ‘Bonzo’ Bonds born. 18 1949 Peter Shilton born 1962 John Fashanu born 20 1950 England Win Charity Shield 21 1994 Scholes scores two on United debut 22 1891 Charles Buchan born 1976 Brazil’s Ronaldo Born 23 1995 Yeboah scores Goal of the Season 24 1983 Phil Neal makes 417th consecutive appearance 27 1976: Francesco Totti born 29 1939: Jim Baxter born 30 1944 Jimmy Johnstone born

October

1 1936 Duncan Edwards born 1995 Cantona returns from ban 2 1976 First red card in English football 3 2007 Dida slapstick at Celtic Park 6 1956 Bobby Charlton makes debut for Manchester United 7 2000 England lose last international at old Wembley 10 1950 Charlie George born 1966 Tony Adams born 11 1924 Huddersfield’s Billy Smith scores first goal direct from a corner kick. 12 1935: Don Howe born. 13 1931: French playmaker Raymond Kopa born. 14 1968 Matthew Le Tissier born. 18 2005 Henry breaks Wright’s record 20 1900 Upton Park win Olympic Gold 21 1933 Francisco Gento born 22 1929 Lev Yashin born 1980 Chris Waddle makes Newcastle debut 23 1940 Pele born 2003 Fabregas makes Arsenal debut 27 1957: Glenn Hoddle born. 29 1943: Norman Hunter born.

November

6 1986: Alex Ferguson takes over as manager of Manchester United 7 1963: John Barnes born. 8 1943: Martin Peters born. 12 1990: Arsenal and Manchester United deducted points. 14 1973 Bobby Moore wins final cap for England 1984 England score eight in Istanbul15 1969 Match of the Day in colour for the first time 1972 Kevin Keegan makes England debut 16 2002 Henry scores 2002-03 Goal of the Season 19 1887 First North London derby 1969: Pele scores his 1000th goal. 20 1971: Ted MacDougall scores nine. 23 1948: Frank Worthington born. 2004 Ferguson’s 1000th match in charge of Manchester United 24 1951: The Busby Babes are born. 2001 Ten goals in ten games 25 1953: Hungary give England a football lesson. 1998 Arsenal’s record home attendance 26 1986: Jan Molby scores a hat-trick of penalties. 29 1973 Ryan Giggs born. 30 1994 Iain Dunn scores first Golden Goal in British football.

December

1 1911: Franz ‘Bimbo’ Binder born 3 1981 David Villa born 4 1997 Shankly statue unveiled 5 1908 Five goals in eight minutes 1931 A game without a corner 6 1977: Liverpool 6 Hamburg SV 0 9 1942 Billy Bremner born 12 1925 Hughie Gallacher makes Newcastle debut 13 1989: Bryan Robson scores fastest goal at Wembley 1998: Parachutist crash lands at Villa Park 15 1982: First black player scores for England 24 1948 Stan Bowles born 25 1957 Final full programme on Christmas Day

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