Pia Sundhage at her first ‘elite’ club Jitex, 1981.
Marie Vargas(Hammarby Sports Club) celebrates the first of her two goals against against Gothenburg Athletics & Sports Association (GAIS), 1985/1986, Sweden
Sue Lopez in training, date unknown
Sue Lopez is an former England international footballer. She spent her entire club career with Southampton, except for a season in the Italian Serie A with Roma in 1971.
A leading advocate of the women’s game in England, Lopez has also worked as a coach, administrator and writer (Women on The Ball) since her retirement from playing.
Nigeria starting 11 at the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 1991, China
Top Row (L-R): Omo-Branch, Nkiru Okosieme, Rita Nwadike, Ngozi Uche, Phoebe Ebimiekumo, Mavis Ogun
Bottom row: (L-R): Florence Omagbemi, Ann Mukoro, Lydia Koyonda, Adaku Okoroafor, Diana Nwaiwu
Sue Lopez out jumping Geoff Hurst (date unknown)
Of all the pictures and videos on here this is the one I am most intrigued by if only because it is rare to see images male players playing with female players.
A little bit of history: Geoffrey “Geoff” Hurst is a former England striker perhaps most known for being the only player to score a hat-trick during a World Cup final (England vs Germany 1966). Similarly, Sue Lopez is a former England player, winning 22 caps between 1973-1979.
According to this article, Lopez was unable to play during the England’s first ever international match against Scotland in 1972 because she had sustained an injury while playing against the (England) men and thus was unable to participate in the England trials. It makes sense then that this picture was taken during that aforementioned match. I wonder if there is more information about the match and why it was held.
A Scottish Ladies Team (date unknown)
Briana Scurry making a save WUSA match.
Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the USWNT between 1995-2005. Here she is talking about a save she made during 1999 World Cup final between China and the USA.
Miss Pauline Craske teaches her junior school pupils to play football on the playing fields at Queen’s College, Taunton, England, 1943
Fairey goal keeper Betty Stanhope destroys any hope of a score for the AV Roe team, as she knocks the ball up to hit the cross bar, Fallowfield, Manchester, 1944
The Fairey team with their coach, Mr O’Conner, following their six-nil win over the AV Roe team, Fallowfield, Manchester, 1944
Left to right, they are: Marion Benson (right inside), Doris Beeston (centre forward), Phyllis Hatkinson (centre half), Alice Cocker (left back and captain), Frances Finch (right outside), May Grimwood (left outside), Mr G O’Conner, Helena Griffin (right half), Betty Stanhope (goal), Betty Morley (right back), Vera Hulme (left half) and Sheila Love (left inside).