Saturday, October 17, 2015

1920 First International Football Match - Moscow V British-American

Moscow V British-American Communist's

In 1920 the first football match after the 1917 Revolution was played between a British-American team and a Moscow team. Despite the British-American boasting John Reed (author of ten days that shock the world), Jack Tanner, Tom Quelch and Willie Gallacher in goal the Soviets ran out winners by 11-1.

Willie Gallacher who was in goal for the first half let in six, but scored his teams solitary goal in the second half

Gallacher (front row 3rd left)
Tom Quelch (back row, second from left)
Jack Tanner (back row third from left)
John Reed (back row fifth from left)