soccer history Archives ⋆ An Old International

40 Years – 7 Tears: Magdeburg Pay double Penalty

It was all set: The champagne in the fridge, the venue for the after match party. The sun was doing her best on this early May weekend. The veterans from Rotterdam 1974 played the warm-up game for the men’s team. Albeit, all this turned out to be premature. The ground, the old Ernst-Grube-Stadion, was decently…

Bundesliga 50: the 1970s

Part 2 of the anniversary series Bundesliga 50 has a look at the 1970s, a period during which German football came to the fore once more but only after some scandalous revelations were shaken off. The 1970s were arguably Germany’s most successful decade, in club as well as international terms. Never before and not since…