Football database offers a slice of sporting history

By Jon Bauckham, 30 August 2012 - 2:37pm

Family historians can now uncover the careers of their footballing forebears following the launch of a new online database
 

Wednesday 29 August, 2012
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Family historians can now uncover the careers of their footballing forebears following the launch of a new online database containing the details of players, match line-ups and goals dating back to the late 19th century.

The records from the English National Football Archive, available to view at www.enfa.co.uk, include data for every Football League and Premier League game since 1888, together with tournament fixtures such as the FA Cup.

The service combines match-by-match line-ups and scorer information with a unique player database to ensure that each of the 41,000 players on record can be correctly identified. Users can search for players by name, date of birth and year of death, with an option also available for viewing a summary of the footballer’s career.

Those behind the initiative hope that the database, which has taken 20 years to compile, will be expanded further to include the details of pre-season tournaments and charity cup matches, alongside digital content such as match videos and player photographs.

 
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► Explore the records online at www.enfa.co.uk
 

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