1979–80 European Cup
The 1979–80 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by holders Nottingham Forest in the final against Hamburg. The winning goal was scored by John Robertson, who drilled the ball into the corner of the Hamburg net from outside the penalty area. Forest became the only side to win the European Cup more times than their domestic top flight league, a record which still stands. Dundalk won 3–1 on aggregate. Nottingham Forest won 3–1 on aggregate. Argeș Pitești won 3–2 on aggregate. Dynamo Berlin won 4–1 on aggregate. Servette won 4–2 on aggregate. Dukla Prague won 4–3 on aggregate. Strasbourg won 6–1 on aggregate. Ajax won 16–2 on aggregate. Omonia won 7–3 on aggregate. Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate. Dundalk won 2–1 on aggregate. Porto won 1–0 on aggregate. Real Madrid won 3–0 on aggregate. Hamburg won 5–1 on aggregate. Dinamo Tbilisi won 4–2 on aggregate. Vejle won 4–3 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 2–0 on aggregate. Nottingham Forest won 4–1 on aggregate. Dynamo Berlin won 4–3 on aggregate. Strasbourg won 2–1 on aggregate.
Ajax won 10–4 on aggregate. Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate. 2–2 on aggregate. Real Madrid won on away goals. Hamburg won 6–3 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 4–2 on aggregate. Nottingham Forest won 3–2 on aggregate. Ajax won 4–0 on aggregate. Real Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate. 3–3 on aggregate. Hamburg won on away goals. Nottingham Forest won 2–1 on aggregate. Hamburg won 5–3 on aggregate; the top scorers from the 1979–80 European Cup are as follows: 1979–80 All matches – season at UEFA website European Cup results at Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation All scorers 1979–80 European Cup according to protocols UEFA 1979/80 European Cup - results and line-ups
Belper Town F.C.
Belper Town Football Club is a football club based in Belper, England. They are members of the Northern Premier League Division One East and play at Christchurch Meadow; the club are nicknamed the "Nailers" due to the town's nail-making industry. The club were formed in 1883 and reached the first round of the FA Cup in 1887–88, losing 3–2 to The Wednesday, they were founder members of the Derbyshire Senior League in 1890, finished as runners-up in 1895–96. By the mid-1900s the club were playing in the Mid-Derbyshire League and were league champions in 1904–05. In 1906–07 they were runners-up, The league was rebranded as the Derbyshire Alliance in 1907 and merged with the Notts & District League in 1908 to form the Notts & Derbyshire League, with Belper as founder members. However, they left the league midway through the 1911–12 season and folded due to financial difficulties; the club reformed in 1951 and joined Division One of the Central Alliance, taking over the fixtures of Mansfield Town'A', who had withdrawn from the league.
In 1956 the league was restructured, with Belper placed in Division One North. They finished as runners-up in 1956–57 and were champions in 1958–59, a season in which they won the Derbyshire Senior Cup for the first time; when the Midland League was re-established in 1961, Belper joined the league. They finished bottom of the league in 1969–70. After it was split into two divisions, Belper were placed in the Premier Division, of which they finished bottom in 1978–79. However, they were not relegated, went on to win the Premier Division and the Derbyshire Senior Cup the following season. In 1982 the league merged with the Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties East League, with Belper placed in the Premier Division, they won the Premier Division in 1984–85 and the President's Cup in 1995–96. The following season they finished as runners-up in the Premier Division and were promoted to Division One of the Northern Premier League; when Division One was split in 2007, the club were placed in Division One South.
After finishing as runners-up in 2008–09 they qualified for the promotion play-offs. Although they beat Rushall Olympic 1–0 in the semi-finals, they lost the final 1–0 to Stocksbridge Park Steels. A third-place finish in 2012–13 led to another play-off campaign, which resulted in them losing 4–2 to Stamford in the semi-finals. However, after finishing fourth the following season, they defeated Leek Town 2–0 in the semi-finals and Mickleover Sports 1–0 in the final to earn promotion to the Premier Division; the club's first season in the Premier Division saw them finish bottom of the table, resulting in relegation back to Division One South. The club played at the Acorn Ground, before moving to Christchurch Meadow in 1951, taking over from a junior team, Field Head; the ground had a single stand on the northern side of the pitch, but it was demolished in the early 1960s to allow the adjacent West Mill to be extended. Parts of it were reused to build a new stand on the opposite side, although the stand ran from the halfway line to one corner rather than being positioned centrally.
The club bought the freehold to the ground in 1986 for £6,000. New dressing rooms were built in 1999 and new 500-seat stand opened in 2003; the ground has a covered stand, the Reg Walker Stand, with a capacity of 300. The record attendance of 3,200 was set for a match against Ilkeston Town in 1955. Northern Premier League President's Cup winners 2009–10 Northern Counties East League Premier Division champions 1984–85 President's Cup winners 1995–96 Midland League Premier Division champions 1979–80 Central Alliance Division One North champions 1958–59 Mid-Derbyshire League Champions 1904–05 Derbyshire Senior Cup Winners 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1979–80, 2007–08 Best FA Cup performance: First round, 1887–88 Best FA Trophy performance: Second round, 2000–01 Best FA Vase performance: Semi-finals, 1994–95 Record attendance: 3,200 vs Ilkeston Town, 1955 Biggest win: 15–2 vs Nottingham Forest'A', 1956 Worst defeat: 12–0 vs Goole Town, 1965 Most appearances: Craig Smithurst, 678 Most goals: Mick Lakin, 231 Record transfer fee received: £2,000 from Hinckley United for Craig Smith Record transfer fee paid: £2,000 to Ilkeston Town for Jamie Eaton, 2001 Belper Town F.
C. players Belper Town F. C. managers Official website
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champions of the strongest UEFA national associations. Introduced in 1955 as the European Champion Clubs' Cup, more known as the European Cup, it was a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each national championship; the competition took on its current name in 1992, adding a round-robin group stage and allowing multiple entrants from certain countries. It has since been expanded, while most of Europe's national leagues can still only enter their champion, the strongest leagues now provide up to five teams. Clubs that finish next-in-line in their national league, having not qualified for the Champions League, are eligible for the second-tier UEFA Europa League competition.
In its present format, the Champions League begins in late June with four knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round. The 6 surviving teams enter the group stage; the 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams and play each other in a double round-robin system. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match in May; the winner of the Champions League qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The competition has been won by 22 clubs. Real Madrid is the most successful club in the tournament's history, having won it 13 times, including its first five seasons. Real Madrid are the reigning champions. Spanish clubs have the highest number of victories, followed by Italy. England has the largest number of winning teams, with five clubs having won the title; the first pan-European tournament was the Challenge Cup, a competition between clubs in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Mitropa Cup, a competition modelled after the Challenge Cup, was created in 1927, an idea of Austrian Hugo Meisl, played between Central European clubs.
In 1930, the Coupe des Nations, the first attempt to create a cup for national champion clubs of Europe, was played and organised by Swiss club Servette. Held in Geneva, it brought together ten champions from across the continent; the tournament was won by Újpest of Hungary. Latin European nations came together to form the Latin Cup in 1949. After receiving reports from his journalists over the successful Campeonato Sudamericano de Campeones of 1948, Gabriel Hanot, editor of L'Équipe, began proposing the creation of a continent-wide tournament. After Stan Cullis declared Wolverhampton Wanderers "Champions of the World" following a successful run of friendlies in the 1950s, in particular a 3–2 friendly victory against Budapest Honvéd, Hanot managed to convince UEFA to put into practice such a tournament, it was conceived in Paris in 1955 as the European Champion Clubs' Cup. The first edition of the European Cup took place during the 1955–56 season. Sixteen teams participated: Milan, AGF Aarhus, Djurgården, Gwardia Warszawa, Partizan, PSV Eindhoven, Rapid Wien, Real Madrid, Rot-Weiss Essen, Saarbrücken, Sporting CP, Stade de Reims, Vörös Lobogó.
The first European Cup match took place on 4 September 1955, ended in a 3–3 draw between Sporting CP and Partizan. The first goal in European Cup history was scored by João Baptista Martins of Sporting CP; the inaugural final took place at the Parc des Princes between Stade de Real Madrid. The Spanish squad came back from behind to win 4–3 thanks to goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Marquitos, as well as two goals from Héctor Rial. Real Madrid defended the trophy next season in their home stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu, against Fiorentina. After a scoreless first half, Real Madrid scored twice in six minutes to defeat the Italians. In 1958, Milan failed to capitalise after going ahead on the scoreline twice, only for Real Madrid to equalise; the final held in Heysel Stadium went to extra time where Francisco Gento scored the game-winning goal to allow Real Madrid to retain the title for the third consecutive season. In a rematch of the first final, Real Madrid faced Stade Reims at the Neckarstadion for the 1958–59 season final winning 2–0.
West German side Eintracht Frankfurt became the first non-Latin team to reach the European Cup final. The 1959–60 season finale still holds the record for the most goals scored, with Real Madrid beating Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 in Hampden Park, courtesy of four goals by Ferenc Puskás and a hat-trick by Alfredo Di Stéfano; this was a record that still stands today. Real Madrid's reign ended in the 1960–61 season when bitter rivals Barcelona dethroned them in the first round. Barcelona themselves, would be defeated in the final by Portuguese side Benfica 3–2 at Wankdorf Stadium. Reinforced by Eusébio, Benfica defeated Real Madrid 5–3 at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam and kept the title for a second, consecutive season. Benfica wanted to repeat Real Madrid's successful run of the 1950s after reaching the showpiece event of the 1962–63 European Cup, but a brace from Brazilian-Italian José Altafini at the Wembley Stadi
The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and Celtic ethnic group native to Scotland. They emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century; the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation. In modern usage, "Scottish people" or "Scots" is used to refer to anyone whose linguistic, family ancestral or genetic origins are from Scotland; the Latin word Scoti referred to the Gaels, but came to describe all inhabitants of Scotland. Considered archaic or pejorative, the term Scotch has been used for Scottish people outside Scotland. John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Scotch documents the descendants of 19th-century Scottish pioneers who settled in Southwestern Ontario and affectionately referred to themselves as'Scotch', he states the book was meant to give a true picture of life in the community in the early decades of the 20th century.
People of Scottish descent live in many countries. Emigration, influenced by factors such as the Highland and Lowland Clearances, Scottish participation in the British Empire, latterly industrial decline and unemployment, have resulted in Scottish people being found throughout the world. Scottish emigrants took with them their Scottish languages and culture. Large populations of Scottish people settled the new-world lands of North and South America and New Zealand. Canada has the highest level of Scottish descendants per capita in the world and the second-largest population of Scottish descendants, after the United States. Scotland has seen settlement of many peoples at different periods in its history; the Gaels, the Picts and the Britons have their respective origin myths, like most medieval European peoples. Germanic peoples, such as the Anglo-Saxons, arrived beginning in the 7th century, while the Norse settled parts of Scotland from the 8th century onwards. In the High Middle Ages, from the reign of David I of Scotland, there was some emigration from France and the Low Countries to Scotland.
Some famous Scottish family names, including those bearing the names which became Bruce, Balliol and Stewart came to Scotland at this time. Today Scotland is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, the majority of people living there are British citizens; the highest concentrations of people of Scottish descent in the world outside of Scotland are located in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in Canada and Southland in New Zealand, the Falklands Islands, Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom. In the Early Middle Ages, Scotland saw several ethnic or cultural groups mentioned in contemporary sources, namely the Picts, the Gaels, the Britons, the Angles, with the latter settling in the southeast of the country. Culturally, these peoples are grouped according to language. Most of Scotland until the 13th century spoke Celtic languages and these included, at least the Britons, as well as the Gaels and the Picts. Germanic peoples included the Angles of Northumbria, who settled in south-eastern Scotland in the region between the Firth of Forth to the north and the River Tweed to the south.
They occupied the south-west of Scotland up to and including the Plain of Kyle and their language, Old English, was the earliest form of the language which became known as Scots. Use of the Gaelic language spread throughout nearly the whole of Scotland by the 9th century, reaching a peak in the 11th to 13th centuries, but was never the language of the south-east of the country. King Edgar divided the Kingdom of Northumbria between England. South-east of the Firth of Forth in Lothian and the Borders, a northern variety of Old English known as Early Scots, was spoken; as a result of David I, King of Scots' return from exile in England in 1113 to assume the throne in 1124 with the help of Norman military force, David invited Norman families from France and England to settle in lands he granted them to spread a ruling class loyal to him. This Davidian Revolution, as many historians call it, brought a European style of feudalism to Scotland along with an influx of people of Norman descent - by invitation, unlike England where it was by conquest.
To this day, many of the common family names of Scotland can trace ancestry to Normans from this period, such as the Stewarts, the Bruces, the Hamiltons, the Wallaces, the Melvilles, some Browns and many others. The Northern Isles and some parts of Caithness were Norn-speaking. From 1200 to 1500 the Early Scots language spread across the lowland parts of Scotland between Galloway and the Highland line, being used by Barbour in his historical epic The Brus in the late 14th century in Aberdeen. From 1500 on, Scotland was divided by language into two groups of people, Gaelic-speaking "Highlanders" and the Inglis-speaking "Lowlanders". Today, immigrants have brought other languages, but every adult throughout Scotland is fluent in the English language. Today, Scotland has a population of just over five million people, the majority of whom co
1980 European Cup Final
The 1980 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on 28 May 1980, that saw Nottingham Forest of England defeat Hamburger SV of West Germany 1–0. In the 21st minute, John Robertson squeezed a shot past Hamburg keeper Rudolf Kargus for the only goal of the game, to give Nottingham Forest back-to-back European Cup titles; the victory meant that Forest became the first club that had won the European Cup more times than their domestic first division. 1979–80 European Cup Nottingham Forest F. C. in European football 1979–80 season at UEFA website
David Francis "Dave" Langan is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a right-back for the Republic of Ireland, for whom he won 26 caps. Langan won his first cap against Turkey in April 1978 and was a regular in the squad until he sustained a knee injury in a 3–2 victory over France. For four years he was in the international wilderness until his move to Oxford regenerated the form that earned him his first caps, he remained an ever-present throughout the course of the qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 1988 in which he played four games. Despite public outcry, Langan was dropped for the adventure in the summer of 1988 in Germany and there ended his international career. Langan played youth football with the Cherry Orchard club and was a youth international before going to England to join Derby County, for whom he made his debut in 1977 as a 19-year-old and went on to make over 150 senior appearances. Jim Smith paid a club record £350,000 to take him to Birmingham City, for whom he played over 100 games, but when his career was disrupted by injury such that he missed a full 18 months, he was released by manager Ron Saunders.
Jim Smith, by managing Oxford United, signed him. He played 136 games for Oxford, winning the Second Division championship in 1984–85 and the League Cup the following year, he played for A. F. C. Bournemouth and Peterborough United, but his knee and back injuries put an early end to his career, he is now registered disabled. On 14 June 1999, a benefit night was held in Ballyfermot for Dave in which his old teammate Paul McGrath showed up. In late 2006, an interview with Langan entitled "I Was Just Unlucky" hit the press; this article inspired Ireland fans, many remembering that Langan "would have run through a wall for Ireland," to start campaigning to get Langan a testimonial. This campaign picked up speed in early 2008 when some of the people at its forefront went on RTÉ radio and started an online petition; this petition had over 1,000 signatures at the time this was written. Oxford United held a joint testimonial for Langan and Joey Beauchamp in 2011. In 2012 Langan's autobiography Running through Walls was released.
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Roy Leslie McFarland is an English former football manager and former player. With Derby County, he played 442 league games. Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, McFarland was a player for Tranmere Rovers, Derby County and Bradford City, he represented England at full international level. Brian Clough and Peter Taylor signed him for Derby on 25 August 1967, when they were a Second Division side preparing for a challenge to win promotion to the First Division, he was famous during the late 1960s and 1970s as a central defender in the Derby side which won promotion to the First Division in 1969 and followed this success with two league titles. He won 28 caps for England, he is noted for having the earliest known booking for time wasting when he humorously kicked the ball out of play after Derby had taken the lead against Liverpool in a game Derby were unlikely to win. McFarland had been deemed responsible for putting Włodzimierz Lubański, Poland's best striker at the time, out of football for two years after an apparent poor tackle damaged Lubański's cruciate ligament during a World Cup qualifying match in June 1973.
Lubanski missed the 1974 FIFA World Cup where Poland captured third place, but Lubanski himself wrote in his memoirs published in Poland that his leg was injured without McFarland's involvement as a result of an earlier injury and resultant insufficient preparation for the big game. He came on for a short substitute appearance in a benefit match for Ted McMinn at Pride Park on 1 May 2006 against Glasgow Rangers; the game finished 3–3. McFarland started his managerial career at Bradford City as player manager when he took over from George Mulhall in May 1981, he played 40 games for Bradford in a brief spell as manager which brought the club promotion in 1981–82 via the runners-up spot in the Fourth Division. The season included a nine-game winning run, a club record at the time. McFarland's reign was a launchpad for the club during the 1980s but he left in controversial circumstances with allegations former club Derby County had tapped up him and assistant Mick Jones. Derby had to pay a large fine and compensation for taking the pair back to the Baseball Ground.
He became assistant manager at the club during Arthur Cox's reign as manager, was promoted to the manager's seat when Cox quit in October 1993. McFarland lasted two seasons as Derby manager, with significant amounts of money having been spent on the team. In his first season, they reached the Division One play-off final but lost 2-1 to neighbours Leicester City, they missed out on the playoffs a year and McFarland moved to Bolton Wanderers. Bolton had just been promoted to the Premier League under previous manager Bruce Rioch, McFarland was unable to establish them at this level despite making several new signings, he was dismissed in January 1996 after just six months in charge, with Bolton bottom of the Premiership and heading for relegation. McFarland's next management job came at Cambridge United, where he arrived just before Christmas in 1996. In his third season, 1998–99, they won promotion as Third Division runners-up, he remained in charge for two years before being replaced by John Beck in February 2001.
He took over as manager of Torquay United in July 2001, but resigned in April 2002 after Torquay chairman Mike Bateson decided that if McFarland was to have an assistant he had to have a playing one, meaning McFarland's assistant David Preece had to leave as he had just retired as a player. From June 2003 to March 2007, McFarland was manager of Chesterfield and did well to keep the club in the third tier of the league, with Chesterfield's severe lack of resources, when most pundits have tipped them for relegation, he left the club after the poor set of results on 12 March 2007, leaving caretaker boss Lee Richardson to try and save the struggling Chesterfield. In 2009, after a spell out of football McFarland was appointed the caretaker manager until the end of the 2008–09 season of Burton Albion on 6 January, filling the gap created by Nigel Clough who had moved along the A38 to McFarland's former club Derby County earlier in the day, his first game in charge ended in a 3–0 victory for Burton against Salisbury City in the FA Trophy second round.
McFarland helped to extend Burton's unbeaten run to 17 games, which dated back to October 2008, before his side were beaten 2–0 by his former team Cambridge United in March 2009. McFarland managed the side to promotion to the Football League, after which he said he was interested in staying at the club for the 2009–10 season, he turned down the opportunity to continue as manager, as he "did not want the full-time commitment of running a League Two club on a permanent basis." He was succeeded by Paul Peschisolido. McFarland was appointed to the Derby County board of directors in May 2017. 1968–69: Football League Division Two Champion – Derby County 1971–72: Football League Division One Champion – Derby County 1974–75: Football League Division One Champion – Derby County 1981–82: Football League Division Four 2nd – Bradford City 1998–99: Football League Division Three 2nd – Cambridge United 2008–09: Conference National 1st – Burton Albion Roy McFarland management career statistics at Soccerbase