Political players: serving MPs in football’s forgotten first international

In 1870, two MPs played in a “Great International” between England and Scotland that has been omitted from the record books but can be considered the first proper international football match.

Read the full story in issue 3 of NPLH.

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football and history. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, The Guardian etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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