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OLKOK Charles William

( football player)

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As you know, the first in the history of football teams match was played in 1872. England and Scotland split the world 0:0. The day when the meeting took forever entered the history of the most popular game in the world. But, of course, is not the only historical date of the XIX century worthy of mention. There are other ...

March 6, 1875 at the Stade Kennington Oval in London, met the same teams. It ended with the score 2:2. One of the goals in the gate Scots scored frontline England Charles William Olkok. Precisely one of the Frontline, because at that time played with one defender, midfielder and two seven attackers, three of which were central. What was remarkable about this match, and why the name Olkoka was to go down in history? After all, this game became the only international career 32-year-old player. Needless to say, not much of a achievement, and modern statistics, this fact might seem to most that neither is on ordinary. The point is that, according to the statistical service of FIFA, Charles William Olkok is the earliest-born player on Earth - a party matches.

. He was born in Sunderland 2/12/1842 year. The game began at Harrow School, then became one of the key players in the London club "Wanderers"
. Olkok famous reputation as a stable and rapid striker, whose impact is almost always reached the goal. In 1872, he helped his club win the first ever FA Cup, which we now call the FA Cup. Olkok was a prominent figure not only on the football field. From 1870 to 1895 he was occupying the post of Secretary, headed the administration of the English Football Association, and in 1896 became vice-president of that organization and remained in that post until his death - 26 February 1907. Olkok was also a qualified football referee, and he trusted service finals of the FA Cup from 1875 to 1879. But this is not limited to the transfer of talent Olkoka. Sports journalist by profession, he in 1868 became the author of the first football yearbook. Also in 1872, he was concurrently secretary of Surrey County Cricket Club. That's so interesting and versatile was this man.

So Charles William Olkok - first appeared on Earth footballer international level. Second historians FIFA called the Welshman James Davis (1845-1910). Together with several friends, he founded a year 29.09.1872 Club Rekshem "And in 1878, as part of this club won the Cup in Wales. As Olkok, Davis had only one match for the national team - 23/03/1878 year against Scotland. He went down in history as one of the founders of the Football Association of Wales.


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