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Peter Reid
Peter Reid (born 20 June 1956) is an English football manager, pundit and retired player. A defensive midfielder in his playing days, Reid enjoyed a long and successful career. He built his reputation as one of England's brightest midfield talents of the time at Bolton Wanderers,[1] before signing for Everton in 1982. It was there that he enjoyed the most fruitful spell of his career, as he helped the club win domestic and European honours, including the Football League
Football League
twice. He was voted as the PFA Players' Player of the Year
PFA Players' Player of the Year
in 1985 and came fourth in the World Soccer Player of the Year award, behind Michel Platini, Preben Elkjær and Diego Maradona. He also received his first senior England call-up that year, and represented his country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and 1988 UEFA
UEFA
European Championship. He won 13 caps in total
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Preben Elkjaer
Preben Elkjær
Preben Elkjær
Larsen (born 11 September 1957) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker. Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona
Verona
in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A. Additionally, Elkjær scored nearly 40 goals for the Danish national team in 11 years, being a leading figure for the Danish side under coach Sepp Piontek that played at the Euro 1984 and the 1986 World Cup (a first-ever appearance), often hailed as the golden generation of Danish football by their countrymen. Elkjær won the Bronze Ball award at the latter competition. Elkjær finished second in the European Footballer of the Year awards in 1985, having placed third the previous year. In Verona
Verona
he is still remembered, having earned the persisting nickname "Il sindaco" (the mayor) during his stint for the club
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Association Football
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer,[a] is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport.[5][6][7][8] The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football
Association football
is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity. The modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football
Football
Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area
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Manchester United F.C.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Nicknamed "the Red Devils", the club was founded as Newton Heath
Newton Heath
LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. Manchester United have won a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three UEFA
UEFA
Champions Leagues, one UEFA
UEFA
Europa League, one UEFA
UEFA
Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup
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Football League First Division
The Football League
Football League
First Division is a former division of the Football League. Between 1888 and 1992 it was the top-level division in the English football league system. Following the creation of the FA Premier League
Premier League
it was a second-level division. In 2004 it was rebranded as the Football League
Football League
Championship.Contents1 History 2 Trophy and Player's medals 3 First Division champions3.1 1888–1992 3.2 1993–20044 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Further information: Football in England
Football in England
§ History of English football The Football League
Football League
was founded in 1888 by Aston Villa
Aston Villa
director William McGregor
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Elland Road
Leeds
Leeds
United AFC [2]Operator Leeds
Leeds
UnitedCapacity 37,890[3]Record attendance 57,892 ( Leeds
Leeds
United vs Sunderland, 15 March 1967)Field size 115 yd × 74 yd (105 m × 68 m)[4]Surface Grass and astro turf mixScoreboard Philips VideoTronConstructionBuilt 1897[1]Opened 1897[1]Renovated 1920s, 1953, 1971, 1994, 2006, 2011–2012[1]Expanded 1905, 1920s, 1957, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1989, 1991, 1994[1]TenantsFootball Leeds
Leeds
City (1904–1919) Leeds
Leeds
United (1919–present) Huddersfield Town (1950; 2 games) Bradford City (1985; 3 games) Rugby League Holbeck (1897–1904) Hunslet (1983–1994) Elland
Elland
Road is a football stadium in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which has been the home of Leeds
Leeds
United F.C
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Maine Road
Maine Road
Maine Road
was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England, that was home to Manchester
Manchester
City F.C. from 1923 to 2003. It hosted FA Cup semi-finals, Charity Shield matches, a League Cup final and England matches and, because of its high capacity, gained the nickname Wembley of the North.[1] Maine Road
Maine Road
holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup
FA Cup
Sixth Round match between Manchester
Manchester
City and Stoke City. By Manchester
Manchester
City's last season at Maine Road
Maine Road
in 2002–03, it was an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 35,150 and of haphazard design with stands of varying heights due to the ground being renovated several times over its 80-year history
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Caps (sport)
In British sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance in a game at international level. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap. An early illustration of the first international football match between Scotland and England in 1872 shows the Scottish players wearing cowls, and the English wearing a variety of school caps. The practice was first approved on 10 May 1886 for association football after a proposal made by N. Lane Jackson, founder of the Corinthians: [1]That all players taking part for England in future international matches be presented with a white silk cap with red rose embroidered on the front
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UEFA Euro 1988
The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship
UEFA European Football Championship
final tournament was held in West Germany
West Germany
between 10 and 25 June 1988. It was the eighth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA. The tournament crowned the Netherlands
Netherlands
as European champions for the first time
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1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, the 13th FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June 1986. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. With European nations not allowed to host after the previous World Cup in Spain, Colombia
Colombia
had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA
FIFA
but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico
Mexico
was selected as the new host in May 1983
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BBC
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[4] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Preben Elkjær Larsen
Preben Elkjær
Preben Elkjær
Larsen (born 11 September 1957) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a striker. Amongst others, he played with Hellas Verona
Verona
in Italy, helping it to the only major title of its history, the 1985 Serie A. Additionally, Elkjær scored nearly 40 goals for the Danish national team in 11 years, being a leading figure for the Danish side under coach Sepp Piontek that played at the Euro 1984 and the 1986 World Cup (a first-ever appearance), often hailed as the golden generation of Danish football by their countrymen. Elkjær won the Bronze Ball award at the latter competition. Elkjær finished second in the European Footballer of the Year awards in 1985, having placed third the previous year. In Verona
Verona
he is still remembered, having earned the persisting nickname "Il sindaco" (the mayor) during his stint for the club
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Michel Platini
Michel François Platini (born 21 June 1955) is a French former football player, manager and administrator. Nicknamed Le Roi (The King) for his ability and leadership, he is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Platini won the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985,[3] and came sixth in the FIFA
FIFA
Player of the Century vote.[4] In recognition of his achievements, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
in 1985 and became Officier in 1988. During his career, Platini played for the clubs Nancy, Saint-Étienne, and Juventus
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2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
was the 18th FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany
Germany
staged the competition (the first was in 1974 as West Germany
Germany
and also a re-FIFA World Cup), and the tenth time that it was held in Europe. Italy
Italy
won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title
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Football League
The English Football League
English Football League
(EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England
England
and Wales. Founded in 1888 as the Football League, the league is the oldest such competition in world football. It was the top-level football league in England
England
from its foundation in the 19th century until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split away to form the Premier League. The three leagues below the Premiership League are known as the Championship, League One and League Two, with 24 clubs in each division - 72 clubs in total
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Pundit (expert)
A pundit is a person who offers to mass media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences, technology or sport) on which he or she is knowledgeable (or can at least appear to be knowledgeable), or considered a scholar in said area. The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities.[1] In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well, as the political equivalent of ideologue.Contents1 Origins 2 Current use in the United States 3 See also 4 ReferencesOrigins[edit] The term originates from the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
term pandit (paṇḍitá पण्डित), meaning "knowledge owner"
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