One Day In Septembre
3 September 1907
Twenty-eight years after the club’s foundation, Fulham lose 1 -0 to Hull City on their English league second-division debut.
3 September 1946
Peter Baines becomes the first Aborigine to appear in the English league, playing for Wrexham against Rochdale.
4 September 1927
Italy win the first World University Games by beating Hungary 1-0. Austria had beaten Switzerland 11-0 in the preliminary round.
4 September 1977
Nigeria beat Ghana 2-1 in the first ever ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Cup final.
5 September 1948
Schubert Gambetta deliberately misses a penalty awarded to his side, Nacional, against Penarol. He and his team-mates believe that the referee, Juan Castaldi, was wrong to send off Walter Gomez and award Nacional an undeserved penalty. After that incident, no penalty was awarded against Nacional in a Uruguayan derby until 11 December 1966.
5 September 1976
Pat Dunne becomes the first woman to referee a match for England’s Football Association when she officiates a Dorset county league game.
6 September 1930
For the second time in seven days, Tom Waring nets four goals for Aston Villa, this time against West Ham, having also scored four against Manchester United on 31 August.
8 September 1937
Yugoslavia win the first King Carol Cup by beating Romania 2-1 in Belgrade.
9 September 1907
Founded in 1895, Oldham Athletic play their first English league match, losing 3-1 to Stoke City.
9 September 1994
Yasser Arafat kicks off the first ever match played in • • Palestine, featuring Jabalya and the Qatar national team.
10 September 1956
Bulgaria play their 100th match, beating Romania 2-0 in the capital, Sofia, in front of 45,000 spectators.
12 September 1907
Spanish club Real Betis is founded in Seville.
12 September 1990
The Faroe Islands line up against Austria in the 1992 European Championship qualifiers in Landskrona, Sweden, in front of a crowd of 1,544 and cause a major upset by winning their first official match 1-0.
16 September 1921
The first ever Central American Games are staged in Guatemala City, with Costa Rica beating El Salvador 3-0 and Guatemala celebrating a 9-0 victory over Honduras.
16 September 1922
John Mclntyre of Blackburn Rovers scores four goals within five minutes in his team’s victory over Everton in the English league.
17 September 1977
Bolivia launch their first league championship with 16 teams split into two groups of eight teams. Blooming beat Real Santa Cruz 3-1 in the first match.
19 September 1951
New Caledonia beat New Zealand 2-0 at home in their international debut.
19 September 1991
UEFA amends its statutes so as to admit Israel into its competitions.
20 September 1997
FIFA launches its first Fair Play Day to spread the message of fair play around the world.
21 September 1946
For the first time in the history of the English league, a pair of twins score a goal each, when Alfred and William Stephen find the net for Swindon Town in their 2-0 victory over Exeter City.
22 September 1990
A women’s league sees the light of day in Italy. With only one foreigner featuring in each team, favourites Reggiana beat Torino 4-0.
28 September 1930
Hungary’s 4-1 victory over Czechoslovakia in Budapest gives the first amateur Central European International Cup title to Poland, who have 7 points with one game to play, ahead of Hungary and Austria with 6 points and Czechoslovakia with 3.
30 September 1922
The Dick Kerr’s ladies team from England prove themselves a match for the J&P Coates men’s side by drawing 4-4 in Rhode Island, USA.