Spectacular Sport Contents Slide 1: Title Slide 2: Contents Slide 3: General Introduction Slide 4: 1950’s Slide 5: 1966 World Cup Slide 6: 1990’s Slide 7: Today Slide 8: Bibliography General Introduction
Sport has changed a lot over some decades with lots of people over the world watching different kind of sports. One of the most popular sport is football therefore it is on television a lot.
1950: Joe Mercer (Arsenal) was voted footballer of the year. England were knocked out of the World Cup by USA.
1951: Harry Johnston (Blackpool) was voted the footballer of the year.
1952: Billy Wright (Wolves) was voted the footballer of the year.
1953: Nat Lofthouse (Bolton) was voted footballer of the year. Stanley Matthews helped Stoke beat Bolton 4-3 in the F.A Cup final.
1954: Lester Piggot was 18 when he won his first Derby. He was a
1955: Don Revie (Manchester City) was voted footballer of the year.
1956: Ray Booty was the first man to cycle 100 miles in less than four hours.
1957: Tom Finney (Preston) was voted footballer of the year.
1958: In tennis, 17 year old Christine Truman beat the Wimbledon champion Althea Gibson in the Wightman Cup.
1959: Billy Wright captained England on his 100th cap.
Most of the 1960’s was dominated by the World Cup. The 1966 World Cup was a huge success for the England football team. In the group stages England were drawn in a group with France, Mexico and Uruguay. England blitzed through the group and advanced into the quarter finals where they faced Argentina at Wembley Stadium. 90,000 fans watched England win 1-0 with an amazing goal by Geoff Hurst. After that victory they faced Portugal where they won 2-1. In the final they faced West Germany where they beat them
4-2 after extra time and Geoff Hurst scored a classic hat-trick. It was an amazing victory for England. The top scorer was Portugal’s Eusebio with 9 goals.
Who was the top scorer in the 1966 World Cup?
Who was player of the year in 1950?
Who scored against Argentina when England won
1-0 in the quarter finals?
Sport has changed a colossal amount since it started. There have been changes like it used to be in black and white but now it is in colour.
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