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’s 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 33-1 outsider. 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.
1966 World Cup 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.
Sport Quiz 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?
Today 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.
Bibliography Here are some fun sites that I used: www.andmas.co.uk/sport/1950/1950.htm www.englandfc.com/nostal/wc/wc1966. html