Sport Archive

Superga Tragedy 1949

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They were sporting legends in their own lifetimes – which would be tragically cut short in 1949. Italy’s Torino football club – popularly known as Il Grande Torino (The Great Turin) – had won the last wartime Serie A...

Burnden Park Disaster 1946

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The years immediately following World War II saw vast crowds flocking to football games in Britain, as entertainment-starved working men (yes, soccer was a male preserve back then) in flat caps flocked to see their sporting heroes in action....