Anglo-Franco-Scottish Friendship Cup

1960-1962

 

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In the summer of 1960, the French Federation decided to organise a competition that would pit eight of their clubs against four from each of Scotland and England. Individual clubs wouldn’t win the trophy, instead each country was awarded 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Originally, the format was of all the British clubs competing under the one umbrella, however the Scottish League objected to this and so two trophies were cast.

 

Invites went out to Dundee, Motherwell and Clyde, who all accepted. Ayr United initially accepted but had to pull out because of the lack of floodlights and were to be replaced by Hibernian. The Edinburgh side though were involved with an Edinburgh select v Chelsea match so Celtic were admitted instead.

 

The first season was disappointing, attendances were generally poor, and with bookings high, could hardly be classed as a tournament of friendship. However the Scottish clubs came out top by winning 5 and drawing 1 of the 8 games.

 

The second season saw Aberdeen and Third Lanark replace Clyde and Dundee, however Celtic’s matches with Reims never took place after disagreements on when the games were to be played. This season, the French triumphed with 3 wins and a draw.

 

Thanks to Bob Rutherford for supplying results of the Scottish matches, and Steve Bell for the English ones

 

 

1960-61

1st legs   

6 Aug 1960 Sedan 3  Celtic  0

7 Aug 1960 Toulouse1  Motherwell 2

7 Aug 1960 Lens  0  Clyde  4 

7 Aug 1960 Valencienes 1  Dundee  0     

 

2nd legs    

27 Sep 1960 Clyde  2  Lens  1 agg 6-1

18 Oct 1960 Celtic  3  Sedan  3 agg 3-6

19 Oct 1960 Motherwell 4  Toulouse 1  agg 6-2

7 Dec 1960 Dundee 4  Valencienesagg 4-3.

 

Scotland took the series by 3-1     

1961-62

1st legs 

10 Oct 1961  Aberdeen  2  Le Havre 0

7 Nov 1961  Third Lanark  1 Rouen  2

4 Apr 1962 Motherwell 1  Nimes  2

Celtic v Reims not played

 

2nd legs

6 May 1962 Le Havre  2 Aberdeen  5 agg 2-7

9 May 1962 Rouen  2 Third Lanark  1, agg 4-2

9 May 1962 Nimes  3  Motherwell  3 agg 5-4

Reims v Celtic not played

 

France win the series 2-1,

 

English club results

1960-61

 

1960 August 10th Wednesday

Racing Club de Paris 2 Newcastle United 3

 

1960 August 11th Thursday

Nantes 0 Liverpool 2

 

1960 August 14th Sunday

Le Havre 1 Bolton Wanderers 1

Lille Olympique 1 Middlesbrough 2

 

1960 September 28th Wednesday

Newcastle United 2 Racing Club de Paris 1

 

1960 October 12th Wednesday

Middlesbrough 4 Lille Olympique 1

 

1960 November 30th Wednesday

Liverpool 5 Nantes 1

 

1961 March 15th Wednesday

Bolton Wanderers 4 Le Havre 0 

 

1961-62

 

1961 November 13th Monday

Southampton 2 Bordeaux 1

 

1961 December 4th Monday

Blackburn Rovers 3 Nancy 1

 

1961 December 13th Wednesday

Lens 2 Cardiff City 4

 

1962 March 7th Wednesday

Cardiff City 2 Lens 0

 

1962 April 11th Wednesday

Derby County 1 AS Béziers 0

 

1962 May 1st Tuesday

Bordeaux 2 Southampton 0

Nancy 1 Blackburn Rovers 0

 

1962 May 12th Saturday

AS Béziers 2 Derby County 1

 

 

 

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