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Blackburn Rovers V. West Bromwich 1898

A little piece of football history from the people's game: possibly the earliest surviving game on film

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent


Take your place in the stands for what might be the earliest surviving football match on film. Welsh-based filmmaker Arthur Cheetham had been experimenting with film since January 1898 and on the 24th September of that year set his camera up behind the goal at Blackburn’s 4-1 defeat of the Baggies at Ewood Park.