22nd June – Today In Our Footballing History

22/06/1966 Belfast Mexico 4-1 Billy Johnston, Alex Elder, Jimmy Nicholson, Billy Ferguson

Jack McClelland, Jimmy Magill, Alex Elder, Martin Harvey, Terry Neill, Jimmy Nicholson, Eric Welsh, Billy Ferguson, Willie Irvine (Billy Johnston), Derek Dougan, Dave Clements (Sammy Todd)

Author: John Duffy ( Northern Ireland Programme Collectors Club Secretary)

Author: John Duffy ( Northern Ireland Programme Collectors Club Secretary)

* Trivia –

Only 12,000 fans turned up to watch this match and the IFA lost £3,000 on the venture. IFA President Harry Cavan warned, “If Northern Ireland fans don’t want matches of this kind, they won’t get them.”

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