Inter-Allied Games, 1919

Thanks to Brian D. Bunk of the excellent soccerhistoryusa.org website for drawing my attention to this multi-sport competition, held a hundred years ago, after the cessation of hostilities on the western front. Romania was one of eight countries which sent a team to take part in the football tournament. Although the composition of the team was entirely different from the squads that would line up for the country’s first official internationals in 1922, there are some fascinating stories connected with the characters who took the field at the Pershing Stadium in Paris in the early summer of 1919. I’d welcome any further information readers are able to provide about the Romanian participants. Continue reading

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