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Major history of European Championship

In this article, we continue to pass some major events of the European Cup which is one of the biggest football festivals in Euro.

If anyone is fan of football, you can’t miss any league of European championship because this event collects top the best clubs from other nations in the West.

In the former article, we refer the origin of European Cup as well meaning of this name.

Now, we discuss some format changed through per season.

As introduced, European Cup was founded in the first time in 1960 at France. 

From 1960 to 1976 seasons:

The rule was the same when there were total three matches in one tournament phase. It consisted of one match in semi-finals, one match on third place game and one final match. 

So, lead time of one tournament was short.

1980 season:

Two highest score teams in the round met in the finals. And the second highest score teams met in third-place match.

There was no semi-finals to be organized. It meant there was no title for the 2ndbest team.

1984-1992 seasons:

There was two group split and played in the table rounds. Finishing it, there were two highest teams in per group to go the semi-final and final match. This was knockout stage to find the winner.

1996-2012 seasons:

There were 4 groups split. Then finding two best teams of per groups to go the quarter-finals, then semi-finals and one final match.

2016 season until now:

There were 6 groups split. Depending on the goals and scores, there were two or three teams in advance to go the knockout stage.

They continued to meet in round of 16 teams, then quarter-finals, semi-finals and one final to find the winner.

Above all nations in the European Cup, Germany and Spain are the two most successful football teams with three times for Championships.

Major history of European Championship

One of the most famous football events in the world is the European Championship. 

In general, the European Championship has a full name as the UEFA European Championship. However, some people confuse with the European Cup. Actually, they are different tournament.


According to survey of FIFA, frame and reputation of the European Championship is the next to World Cup when they own top the best prestigious teams to join. All players come to the European Championship with the largest target for winning. They consider it looks like compulsory job need to reach in pro football career.

To understand more information about this tournament, following our analysis about major history of the European Championship.

Origin of the tournament

The first championship was established in 1980 with being present of 4 teams, including in Czechoslovakia, France, Soviet and Yugoslavia. Then it was expanded with more teams in the next tournaments.

However, the idea was inspired from Henri Delaunay in 1927s. He proposed to organize a football festival for the European as a way to connect people in there to become friendly and supportive. Until 1960, his proposal was approved then 1980 started the first championship.

To honor his contribution to this tournament, the first trophy was named after him. It was also called “the Henri Delaunay” trophy.

In the trophy, there was a figure of a dynamic boy in the behind with the words

“Championnat d’Europe” and the front with the words “Coupe Henri Delaunay”. Any team can win the champion, they should be engraved name of country on the back.

Through series of tournament, the trophy was be rebuilt and redesigned to become more sophisticated and fashionable. In 2008, the federation decided to restore the first trophy to make it more modern like new trophies in the recent time.

History of World Cup

The FIFA World Cup or stands for World Cup is he biggest football tournament in the world held every-four-years. If football is the king of all sports, World Cup is the king of all football tournament.

At every World Cup event, we can see the best national team of football which has valid within 4 years. Because it’s international competition among the football national team, all locals and fans of football expect and welcome this event warmly. Estimated there are about drawing billions of fans and viewers following from TV or the Magazine.

In this article, we continue to discuss major events about history of the biggest football tournament in the world. From some previous article, we have ever referred the reason why World Cup was established naturally and so fast. It’s the most remarkable to adjust to new period of World Cup in 1950 when this event started after the II War.

The forth World Cup in 1950

Overcoming chaos or accidents in the Europe the 4thWorld Cup was held in 1950 at Brazil so that they could be far from the war from the Europe. The comeback was expected the most after many years in delays.

Due to the actions in the war and political reasons, Soviet Union, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Argentina refrained from this tournament. France and India also withdraw as if being excluded. Finally, there were total 13 teams in participating.

According to the rule of World Cup 1930, total 13 teams were split into two group. Out of four groups of winning had the ticket to go to final stage.

All matches were played in six cities with six stadiums accordingly. The host country were serious to follow the tournament by building a new stadium- Maracana Stadium with estimated capacity about 200,000 viewers.

Finally, Brazil, Spain, Sweden and Uruguay met each other in the final round. At the last game, Brazil defeated Uruguay to become the Champion for the tournament.

History of World Cup

World Cup FIFA is the biggest football festival in the world. It is only held once every four years, so it becomes interesting and loved by both fans of footballs and normal spectators.

Although World cup has been well-known widely, rarely people can know detail about history of this event. In this article, we continue to share basic events about growth of World cup.

If in the previous article, we have ever referred to reasons why setting up a football festival as well stories about the first World cup. Now, let us share other events about history of World cup.

The second time in 1934

The second took place in June 1934 in Italy with total 16 football teams. This event was arranged by Benito Mussolinis party.

There were many drama stories related this event. It was the match between Italy and Austria, the coach had dinner with referee Ivan Eklind in Swedish. Then people saw a few decision favored for the Italians.

Even Ivan Eklind was voted as referee in the finals while plan was one Belgian referee before.

All arranged stories affected to quality of the event.

The World cup in 1938

After a qualification with 37 teams, the 3rd World cup was held in France with 16 teams in final rounds. People said that this event was dominated by European nations because there were 13 in total 16 teams from European.

This was the first time Indonesia who was in Asia could join this rounds. It made exotic for anyone in Asia.

In the final, Italy was against Hungary. After that, two people Gino Colaussi and Silvio Piola in Italy got 2 goals to make final decision that Italy became winners. The also became the first team had two continuous titles in World cup.

However, effect of 2nd World war so this event was delayed until 1950.

History of World Cup

World Cup is the biggest festival about football in the world which brings happiness and satisfactory for both footballer and fans of football. World Cup league has a long history and tradition so it is close with people as passion. Furthermore, one football team play to represent victory for a whole country. Therefore, players not only flight to reach victory for their nation as well spectators follow to cheer up their national team.

Estimated that there are about 3 billion spectators follow and expect FIFA World Cup on television and about 1 billion to watch the finals at the host nation.

World Cup always brings complicated emotions involving smile, drop of cry, hope and disappointing.

In this article, we discuss brief about history of World Cup.

The first World Cup was founded at Montevideo, Uruguay by the Federation International Football Association.

The idea of FIFA was to organize one football tournament as a part of the Summer Olympics. When they had trials some tournaments, they realized that it was not suitable because we need a professional competition about only football whereas spirit of the Olympic is connected and supported among athletes. Therefore, FIFA decided to organize one unique competition for football, called World Cup. The official letter for this competition was declared in 1928. Then they prepared it within 2 years.

Until 1930, the first champion was held under expectation and welcome of almost football teams and fans. There were 13 nations to register in this competition. The fact that, 13 nations considered and accepted invitations of FIFA without any qualifications took place before. All 18 matches were played at three stadiums with capacity up to 90,000 at Montevideo. Uruguay as the host nation became the first World Cup champions with the first hat-trick of Guillermo

Worst Teams in Premier League History (Part 3)

Sunderland (2002/03)

Despair for Gavin McCann of Sunderland which also has been ugly for Sunderland fans as the 2002/03 season was nothing but a nightmare after just four victories all season.

With the club falling down towards the bottom of the table, manager Peter Reid was fired and replaced with Howard Wilkinson. However, he worked just five months before being relieved of his position, and successor Mick McCarthy also failed to make any progress for the team.

Sunderland finished the year with just 19 points, a shame of 25 points behind the 17th-placed  Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Phillips’ six goals was simply insufficient, and the Black Cats dropped back to the second tier.

 Portsmouth (2009/10)

Portsmouth officially finished the season  with 19 points, which is one of the lowest record in history, but this was no fault of the players.

In fact, the team managed seven wins and seven draws, which should have been counted with 28 points (still they will be played at bottom of the table), but financial problems araised the same year and Portsmouth were eventually deducted nine points after entering administration, dropping their tally down to 19 points.

Players and staff were unpaid for most parts of the year, and the club found themselves in debt to several clubs after they failed to finance their transfer dealings. With 19 points, they will be recorded as one of the worst performing teams in Premier League history.

Aston Villa (2015/16)

 The 2015/16 season was not so memorable for  Aston Villa fans, but they will remember it for all the wrong reasons as the Villains signed a total of 12 new footballers, including current  Everton player Idrissa Gueye and Wolverhampton Wanderers dribbling phenom Adama Traore, but they managed just three wins and 17 points all year, and they slumped to the Championship with little more than whimper.

Worst Teams in Premier League History

We have seen plenty of teams who looked out of their depth in the Premier League, but there have been some clubs who have gone down in flame as the worst ever as they tried their luck in the top flight.

In this post, you will find the worst performing teams in Premier League history.

Watford (1999/00)

In 1997,  Watford were member of the third tier of English football, but two successive promotions enable them to upgrade to the  Premier League. However, the top flight seemed to be a step too far.

Graham Taylor’s side managed to win over both  Liverpool and Chelsea early-season which led many people to believe they could survive in the division, but things didn’t turn out as expected. 

Watford had just six wins all season, ended up with a total of 24 points, which was the lowest points ever recorded by a Premier League at the time. Icelandic forward Heidar Helguson ended up as the team’s top scorer with just six goals, in a season which many fans would want to forget.

Sunderland (2016/17)

Matching Watford’s total of 24 points, Sunderland endured a difficult time during the 2016/17 season, and the Black Cats has yet to fully recovered.

Sunderland quickly found themselves drop to the bottom of the table, and they did not find their first victory until the match against  Bournemouth team in November. That win was one of six prestigious victories which the team managed all season, and they ended up a total of 16 points from survival.

 Jermain Defoe and  Jordan Pickford were two critical members of David Moyes’ side, but the expensive arrivals of Papy Djilobodji and Didier N’Dong did not bring much value to the club, who now find themselves in League One after suffering relegation from the  Championship for a long time

Most successful club in England (Part 2)

Liverpool Soccer Team (LFC)
Liverpool was established back in 1892, and ever since, the club has always been considered as one of the most successful clubs in England with the main rivalry is MUFC. Therefore, by the time Manchester United led World Cup match and won the striking prize, the number of awards achieved by that team became more than the total of foremost honors won by Liverpool soccer players.

Let’s take a look at the main titles awarded to Liverpool Reds:
League victories – 18 awards
League Cups – 8 awards
FA Cup – 7 awards
European awards – 5 victories

UEFA Cup – 3 victories
Total titles – 41 awards

To gain a comprehensive understanding of which England football club is the most successful one in history, it is better to list the top 5 teams that has won significant awards in the history of soccer:

Manchester United won 42 titles 

Liverpool won 41 titles

Arsenal won 30 titles

Chelsea won 22 titles

Aston Villa won 20 titlesFrom the list, we can see that the difference in only one winning title makes Manchester United FC the best club in England at the moment, but a small effort of Liverpool can completely change the picture, and two famous football clubs can switch places.

Still, both Manchester United and Liverpool are considered the two most successful England football clubs in the history of soccer, if not to take into consideration too precisely the difference in one winning title. They both have been remarkable for the last 10 years, and they might continue to retain their champion statuses for many more years in the future.

Still, no matter how many titles one club won. We believe you have your own reasons to love and support them. Which one of the two teams do you love the most?

Most successful club in England (Part 1)

Who could possibly don’t know about Manchester United (Red Devils) or Liverpool (The Reds)? Even people who are not like football (soccer) know how English clubs are popular all over the planet. The question is which one is the most successful club in England? Are you curious to know about it? Keep on reading, as this article is about to discuss the most successful English football clubs in the last 10 years.

Is it Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool? You know that it is almost impossible to be the winner for consecutive years in a row. However, some clubs have managed to do this. At the same time, times go by, and everything can be completely different in the future. One day luck can be lost and someone’s else become the champion. Success is often a temporary event. Real sportsmen know the price for each win and understand that victory always comes with a loss. When comparing soccer teams and football clubs, experts base their choice on which is the football club in history won the most number of medals.

We all know that Liverpool and Manchester United both can be considered as the most successful England football clubs in the history, but still, which FC has more trophies.
Let take a closer look at the most essential and key trophies in the history of English football to find the answer for the question which club has been playing better in the last 10 years.

After winning Europe League championship last year, this team can be officially considered as the most successful soccer team in England. Obviously, this can change in the future if Liverpool or other teams keep winning the important matches and earning new trophies.

As for now, the Red Devils is considered as the most successful club in England for the last decade. It won the incredible 42 trophies which is impressive honors in the history of soccer.

MUFC was founded since 1878 with a different name back then. It is the most successful football club in England, which has ruled in the nation for the most time within the last 20 years.

Let see MUFC main victories:
League victories – 20 titles
League Cups – 5 titles
FA Cup – 12 victories
Champions League – 3 titles
Europe League – 1 victory
World Cup – 1 victory
Total titles – 42 tiles

The best and weirdest named football clubs in the world (Part 4)

Triangle United F.C. – Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Established in 1972, Triangle United are famous with nickname the ‘Sugar Sugar Boys’.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – London, England
The club are named after Sir Henry Percy, more famous as Sir Harry Hotspur, an English nobleman who is the descendants owner of many land in the area.

Salsa Ballers F.C.- George Hill, Anguilla
This club’s logo actually features a red pepper. How’s weird is that!

Grasshopper Club Zürich – Zürich, Switzerland
Grasshopper are led by Murat Yakin, and is assisted by his little brother, Hakan Yakin. According to FIFA, the origins of the club name are “together in mystery and have sadly evaporated into the course of time”. 

Grenades F.C. – St John’s, Antigua
Founded in 1990, Antigua’s Grenades F.C. currently ranks at second position in the country’s Premier Division.

Club The Strongest – La Paz, Bolivia
Originally named ‘The Strong Football Club’, the founders and co-founder Victor Manuel Franco ultimately decided in 1908 that ‘The Strongest’ was better and they eventually went with it.

Miscellaneous S.C. – Serowe, Botswana
Miscellaneous Sporting Club was established in 1962 by Sir Seretse Khama, the first president of the Republic of Botswana

Hard Rock F.C. – Sauteurs, Grenada
Hard Rock is the three-time winner of the Grenada Premier Division and finished runners-up in the Waggy T Super Knockout Championship in 2016.

Humble Lions F.C. – May Pen, Jamaica
Humble Lions came at eighth place in the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League and famous for having the smallest stadium in the Jamaican top flight with a capacity of 1,000 which named the Effortville Community Centre.

Lincoln Red Imps F.C. – Gibraltar
The name Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps was inspired by the name of English team Lincoln City F.C., with famous nickname is ‘The Imps’.
The crest of the club looks like the Manchester United logo went off the rails, lost its confidence and trying to hard to hold it all together but couldn’t.

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