TV and football

Discussion in 'Soccer History' started by napolisoccer, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. napolisoccer

    napolisoccer Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    What are the oldest immagines about a football match?
  2. Owen Gohl

    Owen Gohl Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    From an Arsenal fan site:

    "Arsenal were also the FIRST team to be covered by television cameras. On the 16th of September 1937 the cameras rolled for the first time for a friendly match arranged specially for the occasion between Arsenal first and Arsenal reserve teams."

    The page also lists a number of other Arsenal radio and television firsts.

    Arsenal's own website says that the first match was televised in I]1927[/I] but this can't be correct. They must mean radio:'s+A+to+Z

    I read recently that 20,000 television sets had been sold in Britain by the start of the war.
  3. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    The oldest known footage comes from the 19th century.


    The year might not be correct, as I have also seen it listed as 1899.

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