Video of Rare Full Matches

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  1. Dearman

    Dearman Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Argentina
    Feb 24, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Country:
    Thailand
    Hi, I try to find all important historical full-matches. I'm acknowledged that not all are available particularly during the 1950s and early 1960s but let me check if I miss some available matches.

    The oldest available full-match I found in internet is the 1953 Match of Century between Hungary and England and only two matches of World Cup 1954 (Final and Semi-Final) are found. I understand no full-match available before 1953 such as the 1930s World Cup, Central European International Cup and Mitropa Cup ?

    The European Cup final between 1956 and 1959 and the 1st half 1960s Intercontinental Cup final are seemingly unavailable ?

    Is there any available full-matches of Copa America before 1979 tournament ?

    Please contribute any link of full-match or long highlight if you have some videos I have missed.
    Thanks you very much for your time.
     
  2. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    The earliest recording of a complete football game that I know of is form 1920 if I remember correctly, the 1920 German championship final between Nürnberg and Fürth (local rivalry). Unfortunately the footage is lost.

    The European Cup finals from 1956 to 1959 have yet to appear in full length. That's one of the stranger things out there, because other European Cup games from that period (semi finals, quarterfinals) have appeared in full length. I can't believe that the final games are not available in some European tv vault. They should be.

    One of the most sought-after games is the 1962 demolition of Benfica by Santos of which we have highlights but not the full game. It has peak Pelé in arguably his greatest game for Santos thus it would be really a treat to see the complete game.
     
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  3. Dearman

    Dearman Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Argentina
    Feb 24, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Country:
    Thailand
    That is a great information to know the first ever record of football game.
    Could you share me about semi-finalist and quarter-finalist of the 1956 -1959 European Cup videos.
     
  4. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    The 1941 German championship final (Schalke v Rapid Vienna 3-4) was recorded in colour and full length by a film production team and they cut out highlights of that game for a ficticious movie about a football star.



    Since they only needed a handful of highlights they cut the footage down to a few minutes.

    It gives a hint how good footage from that era could have been if it had been recorded professionally by a film crew. It would be quite a treat if the complete recording of the game would surface one day...
     
  5. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    There is an even older game available and that's the 1953 FA Cup final (full length on YouTube):

     
  6. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Real Madrid vs OGC Nice 1959-60 (full length)



    Nice vs Real 1959-60

     
  7. Dearman

    Dearman Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Argentina
    Feb 24, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Country:
    Thailand
    Thanks you. Anyway I actually ask about the 1956 - 1959 European Cup season in seasonal year. Is any of them available ?
     
  8. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    I have not updated my database in ages because I have stopped trading games ca. 4 years ago but if I remember correctly there are games from season 1958-59 but I can't find them on YouTube. I have to look at my notes of games.
     
  9. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Going through my notes I found only one more game from 1959-60:

    1959-60 FC Barcelona - Real Madrid semi 50 minutes

    The other games up to 1959 are either friendlies (both clubs/countries), World Cup qualifiers or World Cup games.
     
  10. Dearman

    Dearman Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Argentina
    Feb 24, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Country:
    Thailand
    I can't find the demolition link of this match. Could you provide here ?
    There are available two full-matches of Santos in its peak era, 1962 Friendly against Hamburge and 1963 Copa Libertadores Cup final but the second one is too unclear.
     
  11. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=benfica+santos+1962
     
  12. Dearman

    Dearman Member

    Red Star Belgrade
    Argentina
    Feb 24, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Country:
    Thailand

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