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January 17, 2022

Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish titles list.

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Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish Titles list



By Bill Turianski on the 17th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 La Liga (en.wikipedia.org).
-La Liga – Summary: matches, table, players, etc. (soccerway.com).
-Sid Lowe at theguardian.com/football [Spanish football coverage] (theguardian.com/profile/sidlowe).

The map shows the twenty clubs in the current season of the Spanish La Liga [2021-22].
The map features the locations and crests of the 20 current La Liga clubs. Plus, the recently-promoted and -relegated teams are noted. (Promoted in 2021: Espanyol, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano; relegated in 2021: Eibar, Valladolid, Huesca).

The 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain are shown {Autonomous communities of Spain} (en.wikipedia.org).

Also shown on the map are the 20 largest Spanish metropolitan areas.
{source: Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org)}. Those 20 largest Spanish metro-areas, with their 2018 population estimates, are listed at the top-centre of the map-page.

On the main map of Mainland Spain and on the inset-map showing the Canary Islands, those 20 metro-areas are shown via circles which denote the city-centre. In some cases, there is more than one city-centre for the metro-area (as with Oviedo–Gijón–Avilés up in the north of Spain; and as with both Murcia–Orihuela and with Alicante–Elche in the south of Spain).

There are two charts on the right-hand side of the map page .
One chart shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs]. (2021-22 is the 91st season of La Liga.) The second chart is the All-time Spanish professional titles list (1929 to 2020-21).

Currently [17 January 2022], after 20 or 21 matches, and with ~52-to-55% of the 2021-22 season played, Real Madrid leads the league by 5 points over Sevilla, although Sevilla has one game in hand. Third place is Real Betis, stuck 15 points behind Real Madrid, so it looks like only Sevilla has a chance to catch los Blancos (the Whites).

If the season were ended right now, the four Champions League spots would go to Real Madrid, Sevilla, Betis, and reigning champions Atlético Madrid. The remaining lower-tier-European places would go to the current #5 and #6-place teams: Real Sociedad and the still-imploding Barcelona.

There are several others who could challenge for a spot in Europe next season, including recently-promoted dark-horses Rayo Vallecano (of Vallecas, a working-class neighborhood on the south-east side of Madrid). Current relegation-zone dwellers are: Alavés, Cádiz, and Levante.
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Thanks to all at the following links
-Blank map of Spain, by NordNordWest at File:Spain location map.svg;
-Globe-map of Spain, by Rob984 at File:EU-Spain (orthographic projection).svg;
-Map of the Community of Madrid, by Miguillen at File:Spain Madrid location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Map of Canary Islands, by Miguillen at File:Canarias-loc.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org).
-Autonomous communities of Spain;
-List of metropolitan areas in Spain (en.wikipedia.org).

January 5, 2022

2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures & current home league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 5th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…
bbc.com/fa-cup.


Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, there will be no more re-plays in the tournament this season. Matches will be decided on the match-day, with aet and penalty-kicks used, if necessary. Of the four non-League clubs still alive in the tournament, the lowest-placed team is Kidderminster Harriers (of Worcestershire), who are a 6th-level side in the National League North. But Kidderminster’s home match versus Reading will not be televised. The only non-League sides involved in a televised match are Chesterfield (away v Chelsea), and Yeovil Town (home v Bournemouth). {Televised matches.}
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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[Premier League].

December 23, 2021

American Football League: 1964 AFL season, map with helmets/jerseys & final standings + offensive stats leaders + attendances. Champions: Buffalo Bills.

Filed under: AFL (gridiron football),AFL, 1964 map/season,Retro maps — admin @ 8:12 am

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American Football League: 1964 AFL season, map with helmets/jerseys & final standings + offensive stats leaders + attendances. Champions: Buffalo Bills



By Bill Turianski on the 23rd of December 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-1964 AFL season
-1964 AFL Championship Game (en.wikipedia.org).
-1964 AFL season (pro-football-reference.com).

The map… The map shows the primary helmets and jerseys worn by the 8 teams in the 1964 AFL, the fifth season of the American Football League. Also shown on the map page are the final standings of the 1964 AFL season, the Offensive leaders of the 1964 AFL season, the home jerseys of the 8 AFL teams that season, and the average attendances of the 8 teams 1964 AFL season (compared to the previous season).

AFL attendances in 1964
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Source for attendance figures: pdf at ProFootballResearchers.org [Coffin Corner newsletter, Sept 1991, by Bob Carroll], profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf. Helmet illustrations from gridiron-uniforms.com.


Average Attendance, NFL vs. AFL (the 10 years they were in competition: 1960-69); plus NFL/AFL/Super Bowl title-winners in the 1960s…
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Source for attendance figures: pdf at ProFootballResearchers.org [Coffin Corner newsletter, Sept 1991, by Bob Carroll], profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf. Helmet illustrations from gridiron-uniforms.com.



    1964 AFL Championship Game: Buffalo Bills 20, San Diego Chargers 7.

AFL West winners…The 1964 San Diego Chargers were coached by Sid Gillman. The Chargers had gone 8-5-1 in the regular season. The Chargers were reigning champions, but they limped into the 1964 title game, losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Chargers’ offense was powered by WR Lance Alworth (with an AFL-best 15 TD), and the rushing tandem of Keith Lincoln and Paul Lowe (who combined for 1,128 yards), but Alworth was injured for the title game. Three Chargers made the 1964 AFL All-Star Team: T Ron Mix, DE Earl Faison, and DT Ernie Ladd.

AFL East winners…The 1964 Buffalo Bills were coached by Lou Saban. The Bills went 12-2, and had the AFL’s best defense (the only defense in the AFL that yielded less than 1,000 yards rushing). And the Bills’ ground-based offense scored a league-best 400 points, and featured FB Cookie Gilchrist (with an AFL-best 981 yards rushing). Six Bills made the 1964 AFL All-Star Team: RB Cookie Gilchrist, G Billy Shaw, T Stew Barber, DT Tom Sestak, LB Mike Stratton, and S George Saimes.

December 26, 1964…Buffalo hosted the game, at their War Memorial Stadium (aka the Rockpile). ABC broadcast the game. Game time temperature was a warm and unseasonable 47°F (8°C). Rain earlier that day had made the field damp, muddy, and slippery, especially along the sidelines and in the endzones. Sand was spread on the worst spots {see image below}. The game was a sell-out, with 40,242 in attendance in the 37,500-cappacity stadium. (Around 2,700 standing-room-only were tickets sold, thus making the capacity that day an impressive 107%.)

1st Quarter…The Chargers raced out to a quick 7-0 lead, with an 80-yard drive in 4 plays. On the first play of the game, FB Keith Lincoln burst up the middle for a 38-yard gain {see photo below}. Three plays later, QB Tobin Rote connected with TE Dave Kocourek for a 26-yard TD pass. The Chargers took a 7-0 lead after just 2:11.

But on San Diego’s next possession, the Bills’ defense changed the game. On a Chargers pass-play, Bills LB Mike Stratton hit Keith Lincoln just as the Chargers FB was about to catch a swing pass from Rote. Lincoln broke a rib, and had to be helped off the field, and was out for the rest of the game. The Chargers went scoreless after that. Late in the 1st quarter, the Bills scored on a 12-yard FG by Pete Gogolak.
Score at end of 1st Quarter: Chargers 7, Bills 3.

2nd Quarter…Midway through the 2nd quarter, the Bills took the lead on a 52-yard TD drive. The Bills started with an 18-yard pass from QB Jack Kemp to WR Elbert Dubenion. After 3 running plays, a 15-yard pass from Kemp to FB Cookie Gilchrist put the Bills 1st-and-goal at the 4. That set up a 4-yard TD run by HB Wray Carlton {see photo below}. Late in the 2nd quarter, the Bills scored on a 17-yard FG by Pete Gogolak.
Score at Halftime: Bills 13, Chargers 7.

3rd Quarter…no scoring.

4th Quarter… At the start of the 4th Quarter, the Bills got the ball on their own 48. QB Jack Kemp connected with WR Glenn Bass on a slant-pattern, and Bass went 51 yards to the San Diego 1. Two plays later, Kemp scored on a QB sneak {see photo below}. Then the Bills defense held the Chargers scoreless for the rest of the game. With 26 seconds left, Bills fans got through police barricades, and stormed the field, and began tearing down the goalposts.
Final Score: Bills 20, Chargers 7. The Buffalo Bills would repeat as AFL champions the next season (1965).
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Photo and Image credits above – 3 screenshots: shot of ABC television broadcast title graphic, and shot of grounds crew spreading sand on muddy War Memorial turf, and shot Chargers HB Keith Lincoln shaking hands with Bill FB Cookie Gilchrist, 3 images from screenshots of video uploaded by Classic Sports at youtube.com. Keith Lincoln, photo by Walter Iooss Jr. via pinterest.com. Colorized photo of Mike Stratton’s hit on Keith Lincoln, photo unattributed at remembertheafl.com/1964AFLChampions. Wray Carlton scores in 1964 AFL title game; and referee signals touchdown: 2 photos unattributed at pinterest.com. Jack Kemp, photo by Neil Leifer/Sports Illustrated via si.com. Celebratory Bills fans carry QB Jack Kemp off the field, screenshot of video uploaded by Classic Sports at youtube.com.



Credits
Buffalo Bills on map page
1964 Bills uniforms, illustrations by Gridiron Uniforms database at gridiron-uniforms.com/[1964-AFL]. Jack Kemp [photo from 1964 AFL title game], photo by Neil Leifer via gettyimages.com. Jack Kemp & Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964],photo unattributed from ebay.com. Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at pinterest.com. Elbert Dubenion [1965 Fleer card], from espnrochester.radio.com. Daryle Lamonica [photo from 1964], photo unattributed at buffalorumblings.com. Buffalo Bills game-worn 1963 helmet, from helmet hut.com. Billy Shaw [1962 Fleer card], from amazon.com. Stew Barber [1964 Topps card], from amazon.com. Tom Sestack [photo circa 1963], photo unattributed via remembertheafl.com. Mike Stratton [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@HelmetAddict]. Butch Byrd [1964 Fleer card], from remembertheafl.com/[Bills]. George Saimes [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed from amazon.com.

Offensive stats leaders on map page
Len Dawson [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at fs64sports.blogspot.com.
Babe Parilli [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at pinterest.com.
Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at basnnewsroom.com.
Charley Hennigan [1965 team-issue card], from talesfromtheamericanfootballleague.com.
Lance Alworth [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at pinterest.com.

Thanks to
-Blank map by anonymous US federal government employee, at File:StatesU.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Thanks to Sportslogos.net for 1960-era AFL team logos.
-Thanks to the contributors at pro-football-reference.com.
-Thanks to the contributors at AFL 1964 season (en.wikipedia.org).
-Thanks to the Coffin Corner newsletter, for this pdf, profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf [AFL attendance by team 1960-69] .
Special thanks to Tim Brulia, Bill Schaefer and Rob Holecko of The Gridiron Uniform Database, for giving billsportsmaps.com the permission to use football uniforms illustrations from Gridiron Uniform Database {GUD}.

December 9, 2021

France: 2021-22 Ligue 1 – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in-1st-Division (current clubs) & All-time French titles list./+ Illustrations for the two promoted clubs (Troyes, Clermont).

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France: 2021-22 Ligue 1 – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in-1st-Division (current clubs) & All-time French titles list




By Bill Turianski on the 9th of December 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 Ligue 1 (en.wikipedia.org).
-Ligue 1 – Summary: matches, table, players, etc. (soccerway.com).
-Get French Football…your home of French football in English (getfootballnewsfrance.com).
-Football en France: Histoire, stats et classement sur la Ligue 1 (pari-et-gagne.com).

The map shows the twenty clubs in the current season of the French Ligue 1 [2021-22].
The map features the locations and crests of the 20 current Ligue Un clubs, plus the recently-promoted and -relegated teams are noted. (Promoted in 2021: Troyes and Clermont; relegated in 2021: Nîmes and Dijon.) Also shown on the map are the 10 largest French cities, and the 13 Regions of Metropolitan France (aka European France). {Largest French cities’ metropolitan area populations from 2016 census, here}. The major French rivers are also shown on the map, and at the foot of the map the 10 longest rivers in France are listed (with brief descriptions).

There are two charts on the right-hand side of the map page….
One chart shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs]. (2021-22 is the 84th season of Ligue 1.) Marseille has spent the longest time in the French top flight, with 72 seasons. Second-most seasons in the French top flight goes to two clubs – Saint-Étienne, and Bordeaux – both with 69 seasons.

Also shown on the top chart are the consecutive seasons each club has currently spent in the top tier…
PSG are the current longest-serving member of Ligue 1, with 48 straight seasons (PSG have also won 7 of the last 9 French titles). Second-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Lyon, with 33 straight seasons (Lyon won 7 straight French titles from 2002 to ’08). Third-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Bordeaux, with 30 straight seasons (Bordeaux have won 6 titles, their last in 2009). Fourth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Rennes [of Brittany], with 28 straight seasons (Rennes is the largest [ie, the best-supported] French club without a Ligue Un title). Fifth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Olympique Marseille, with 26 straight seasons (OM have won 9 titles; last in 2010). And sixth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to the reigning French champions Lille, with 22 straight seasons. (Lille won their 4th French title, in May, beating out 3-time-straight champions PSG, by one point.)

The second chart is the All-time French professional titles list.
Saint-Étienne have won the most French titles: 10. But Saint-Étienne’s last title came 41 seasons ago, in 1981. Two clubs have won the second-most titles – Marseille, and PSG – with 9. Marseille last won it in 2010; PSG last won it in 2020. Paris Saint-Germain are by far the most wealthy club in the country, to the point of making a mockery of any notion of a balanced competition. (PSG are owned by a subsidiary of the slave-owning Gulf state Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.)

Currently [9 December 2021], after 17 match-weeks, and with 45% of the 2021-22 season played, PSG are leading Ligue Un by a commanding 11 points {Ligue 1 table}. So, with PSG en route to their 8th title in a decade, the only things to play for in Ligue Un now are A) who will get the other 2 Champions League spots (it would be Rennes and Marseille, if the current table holds), B) who would also play in Europe (Nice and Lens, currently), and C) who would get relegated (Metz & Saint-Étienne, currently, with top-flight newcomers Clermont now in the 18th-place/relegation-play-off-place).

Below are shown the two clubs that won promotion last season (Troyes and Clermont).

2021: Troyes – promoted back to Ligue Un after 3 years…
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Image credits above – Jersey illustration, by Mikhail Sipovich at colours-of-football.com/[Troyes]. Stadium, photo unattributed at lest-eclair.fr.




2021: Clermont Foot – promoted to Ligue Un for the first time ever…
December 2021…Clermont have been playing to 94%-capacity in their debut season in Ligue Un so far (8 home matches), at 11,558 per game {attendances}.
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Photo credit above – Jersey illustration, by Mikhail Sipovich at colours-of-football.com/[Clermont]. Stadium, photo unattributed at wolves.co.uk/news.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Blank map of France by Superbenjamin at File:France location map-Regions and departements-2016.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Globe-map of France by Rob984 at File:EU-France (orthographic projection).svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Seasons-in-1st-division data, from pari-et-gagne.com/[Bilan historique Ligue 1].
-Longest rivers in France, from worldatlas.com/[longest-rivers-in-france].
-Largest French cities (2016 census figures of metropolitan-areas), from insee.fr via en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_area_(France)#List_of_France’s_aires_urbaines_(metropolitan_areas).
-2021-22 Ligue 1 (en.wikipedia.org and fr.wikipedia.org).

November 30, 2021

2021-22 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances.+/Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances




By Bill Turianski on the 30th of November 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-2021–22 FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup Factfile…FA Cup 2021-22 2nd Round Proper, Tie-by-Tie-preview (facupfactfile.wordpress.com).

    Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.

6th-tier/ Conference-North side St Albans City (of Hertfordshire) beat League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers – a club 2 levels and 46 league-places above them. And in doing so, St Albans beat a Football League side in the FA Cup for the first time in their 113 year history. In the 2nd Round, on Monday the 6th of December, in a televised match, St Albans have been drawn to play at Boreham Wood FC, which is just 8 miles down the road from them. (St Albans manager Ian Allinson was manager of Boreham Wood from 2008 to 2015.)

Below: Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.
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Photo and Image credits above – St Albans High Street, photo by MJT Photography/Alamy via theguardian.com/business. Satellite view of St Albans City’s Clarence Park ground, screenshot from Bing Bird’s Eye View at bing.com/maps. Ian Allinson, photo from stalbanscityfc.com. Main Stand at Clarence Park (2 photos), photos from footballgroundmap.com. -Zane Banton goal (29′), photo by Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo at hertsad.co.uk. Shaun Jeffers scores winning goal, screenshot of video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. Players celebrate with Weiss after 3rd goal, screenshot of video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com.



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[EFL League One]; Soccerway.com/[EFL League Two] (current average attendances for the 3rd, the 4th division, the 5th division, and the 6th level).
-nonleaguematters.co.uk (current average attendances for the 7th level).

November 16, 2021

Italy: Serie A, 2021-22 season – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in 1st-Division [current clubs] & All-time Italian Titles list./ + Illustrations for the 3 promoted clubs (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia), plus the one promoted club, from 2020, which stayed up in 2021 (Spezia).

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Italy: Serie A, 2021-22 season – Location-maps, with 2 charts: Seasons-in 1st-Division [current clubs] & All-time Italian Titles list



By Bill Turianski, on the 17th of November 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2021-22 Serie A (en.wikipedia.org).
-Serie A page at WorldFootball.net.
-Table, fixtures, results, stats, etc…Serie A/summary (soccerway.com).
-English-speaking coverage of Italian football…Forza Italian football.com.

The map page has a location-map of 2021-22 Serie A.
The location-map features each club’s home kit [2021-22]. The map also shows the 20 Regions of Italy. And the map also shows the 11 largest cities in Italy (2019 metropolitan-area figures) {Metropolitan cities of Italy}. The cities’ population figures can be seen at the top of the location-map.

Finally, the map shows the locations of both the promoted clubs and the relegated clubs from 2021…
Promoted to Serie A for 2021-22 (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia); relegated to Serie B for 2021-22 (Benevento, Crotone, Parma).

The right-hand side of the map page has 2 charts.
The top chart shows each of the 20 clubs’ total seasons in Serie A, with consecutive top-flight seasons also listed. The other chart is the All-time Italian titles list (1898-1915; 1920-43; 1946-2021).

    Below: the 3 promoted clubs of 2021 (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia), plus the one promoted side, from 2020, which stayed up in 2021 (Spezia)…

2021: Empoli FC, promoted back to Serie A after 2 years…
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Photo credits above – 2020-21 Empoli jersey, photo unattributed at footballkitarchive.com. Stadium photo by Simone Bergamasco at google.com/maps.



2021: US Salernitana, promoted back to Serie A after 23 years…
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Photo credits above – 21/22 Salernitana jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Stadium photo by Luiz Paolo at google.com/maps.



2021: Venezia FC, promoted back to Serie A after 19 years…
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Photo credits above – 21/22 Venezia jersey, photo unattributed at soccerbible.com. Stadium image from screenshot of drone video uploaded by Stadiums from the Sky at youtube.com.



2019-20: Spezia Calcio are promoted to Serie A for the first time ever.
2020-21: Spezia Calcio finishes 6 points above the relegation-zone (15th place).
2021-22: Spezia Calcio plays their second-ever season of top-flight football…
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Photo credits above – 2021-22 Spezia jersey, photo unattributed at footballkitarchive.com. Stadium image, from a screenshot of video uploaded by
EspritScapes – Stadionlandschaften at youtube.com. La Spezia Coat of Arms, image from araldicacivica.it.

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Thanks to all at the links below…
Sources:
-Blank map of Italy by TUBS, at File:Italy provincial location map.svg.
-Globe-map of Italy by Rob984 at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EU-Italy_(orthographic_projection).svg.
-Populations of Italian cities’ metro-areas from Metropolitan cities of Italy (en.wikipedia.org).
-Seasons in Italian 1st division: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_A#Seasons_in_Serie_A; it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_A#Le_squadre.
-General info, crests, kit illustrations, from 2021-22 Serie A (en.wikipedia.org).

November 2, 2021

2021-22 FA Cup, 1st Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances./ + The two clubs making their FA Cup 1st Round debuts (Bowers & Pitsea, and Stratford Town).

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2021-22 FA Cup, 1st Round: location-map, with fixtures & current league attendances




By Bill Turianski on the 2nd of November 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-2021–22 FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup Factfile…FA Cup 2021-22 1st Round Proper, Tie-by-Tie-preview (facupfactfile.wordpress.com).

    Two clubs are making their FA Cup 1st Round debuts: Bowers & Pitsea FC (7th level), of Essex; and Stratford Town FC (7th level), of Warwickshire…

5 Nov. 2021: FA Cup 1st Round debut for Bowers & Pitsea FC.
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Photo and Image credits above – Aerial shot of ground, from isthmian.co.uk. Pitch-side shot of ground, by Rob Bernard [2019] at worldgroundhop.blogspot.com/[Bowers & Pitsea]. Old Bowers United crest, photo by the Wycombe Wanderer at footygrounds.blogspot.com/2016/10/bowers-pitsea-len-salmon-stadium.html. -Rob Small, photo from bowersandpitseafootballclub.com. -Quentin Monville, photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via gettyimages.com. -Lewis Manor, photo by alamy.com. 80′: Quenten Monville scores the game-winner, catching the keeper out: screenshot from video uploaded by Aldershot Town F.C. at youtube.com. Pitch invasion, screenshot from video uploaded by Bowers & Pitsea FC at youtube.com.




7 Nov. 2021: FA Cup 1st Round debut for Stratford Town FC.
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Photo and Image credits above – Henley Street in Stratford, photo from burnsidestratford.co.uk. Satellite image of ground, screenshot from bing.com/maps. Pitch-side shot of ground, from twitter.com/[@strafordtownfc]. Paul Davis, screenshot from video uploaded by Stratford Town FC at youtube.com. 1st goal celebration, screenshot from video uploaded by Craig Newton at youtube.com. 2nd goal by Jaanai Gordon, photo by Granty & Woody at stratfordtownfc.co.uk/gallery. Game-winner by Will Dawes, photo by Stratford Herald via twitter.com/[@seatedly].



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[EFL League One]; Soccerway.com/[EFL League Two] (current average attendances for the 3rd, the 4th division, the 5th division, and the 6th level).
-nonleaguematters.co.uk (current average attendances for the 7th level, and the 8th level).

October 20, 2021

Germany: 2021-22 Bundesliga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 18 clubs & All-time German Titles list./+ the venues of the 2 promoted clubs (Bochum, Greuther Fürth), and the new venue for SC Freiburg.

Filed under: Germany — admin @ 8:50 am

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Germany: 2021-22 Bundesliga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 18 clubs & All-time German Titles list



By Bill Turianski on the 20th of October 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 Bundesliga (en.wikipedia.org).
-World Football.net site…worldfootball.net/bundesliga.
-Official site of Bundesliga (English)…bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga.
-Deutsche Welle [in English]…DW/en/sports.

Germany: 2021-22 Bundesliga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 18 clubs & All-time German Titles list…
The map page is pretty self-explanatory, it being my usual basic location-map. The map-page also includes 2 charts – one chart which shows each current club’s Seasons-in-1st-division; the other chart shows the full German football titles list (including the pre-Bundesliga/amateur years from 1903 to 1963).

There is one small addition I have made: on the map I have shown the promoted and relegated teams, via small color-coded boxes…green-edged boxes for the two promoted sides (Bochum and Fürth), and red-edged-boxes for the two relegated sides (Schalke and Bremen). Also shown, not on the map-page but further below, are captioned photos of the promoted clubs’ venues [Bochum and Fürth]. Those features I will continue to show in three upcoming maps, which are for the top-flight leagues in Italy, France, and Spain. However, my next post is for the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round, and that will be out in about a fortnight.

    2021-22 Bundesliga – the 18 clubs, with the 14 largest cities in Germany…

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Credits above – Location-map by Bill Turianski. Blank map of Germany by NordNordWest at File:Germany location map.svg (Wikimedia Commons). Populations of 14 largest German cities from List of cities in Germany by population (en.wikipedia.org).




VfL Bochum – promoted back to the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 years…
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Photo credit above – Imago images at transfermarkt.us/vfl-bochum/stadion.

Greuther Fürth – promoted back to the Bundesliga for the first time in 8 years…
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Screenshot credit above – from video uploaded by Stadiums from the sky at youtube.com.




New stadium for SC Freiburg (opened October 2021)…
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Photo credits above – Picture Alliance/DPA/SC Freiburg via heidelberg24.de/sport. Andreas Schwarzkopf at File:Europa Park Stadion in Freiburg von der Georges-Köhler-Allee gesehen 8.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).
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Thanks to all at the following links
-Blank map of Germany, by NordNordWest at File:Germany location map.svg (Wikimedia Commons).
-Globe-map of Germany by Rob984 at File:EU-Germany (orthographic projection).svg.
-Populations of 14 largest German cities from List of cities in Germany by population (en.wikipedia.org).
-Bundesliga;
-List of German football champions (en.wikipedia.org).
-(West) Germany – List of Champions (rsssf.com).

October 5, 2021

1968 MLB Location-map with Jersey-logos & Attendances, featuring the ’68 World Series champions the Detroit Tigers & AL and NL Stats Leaders.

Filed under: Baseball,Baseball-1968 MLB season,Retro maps — admin @ 7:22 pm

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1968 MLB Location-map with Jersey-logos & Attendances, featuring the ’68 World Series champions the Detroit Tigers & AL and NL Stats Leaders




By Bill Turianski on the 5th of October 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-1968 MLB season (en.wikipedia.org).
-1968 MLB (baseball-reference.com).
-Year in Review: 1968 American League (baseball-almanac.com).
-Year in Review: 1968 National League (baseball-almanac.com).
-1968 MLB logos (sportslogos.net).

-Baseball: 1967 map w/ jersey-logos & attendances (billsportsmaps.com).

1968 MLB Location-map with jersey-logos with 1968 attendances, featuring the ’68 World Series champions the Detroit Tigers & AL and NL stats leaders.
The map shows the locations of the 20 Major League Baseball teams of 1968. On the map, next to each MLB team’s location-dot there are 3 things: their cap-logo, one of their jersey-logos (either home or away jersey), and a rectangular box (listing: ballpark, win total in 1968, and home average attendance in ’68). Any other logos on the team’s uniforms in 1968 are also shown (specifically, shoulder-patch-logos, of which there were 5 of such in 1968: for the Astros, the Braves, the Cubs, the Mets, and the Twins).

The jersey-logos are either from a photo of the old jerseys (see 16 photo credits at the foot of this post) or illustrations of such (mainly from sportslogos.net). The jersey-logo for each team is sized to reflect that team’s 1968 average attendance: the larger the jersey-logo, the higher the attendance that year.

There was one new Major League team in 1968: the relocated Kansas City Athletics, who moved from Missouri to Oakland, California, as the Oakland Athletics (four years later in 1972, the Oakland A’s would be champions). I included both the Kansas City A’s and the Oakland A’s locations on the map. Here is the logo history of the Oakland Athletics.

The best drawing MLB team in 1968 were the eventual champions, the Detroit Tigers, at 25,085 per game. Second-best drawing ball club in 1968 were the NL pennant-winning St. Louis Cardinals, who drew 24,8291 per game. The Cardinals had been the top-drawing ball club the year before in 1967, when they had won the title. Worst-drawing ball club in 1968 were the eventually-relocated Washington Senators, who drew an abysmal 6,749 per game, and in three years’ time would be leaving Washington, DC. (The Washington Senators (II) franchise, est. 1961, moved to Arlington, Greater Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX in 1972, as the Texas Rangers.)

The whole list of 1968 attendance-figures – by-team – is found at the far right-hand side of the map-page. Also listed there are each team’s Win total for that year, as well as their Numerical Change-in-average-attendance from the previous season (of 1967).

At the top-left of the map-page are the 1968 AL and NL final standings. Then there is a section which shows the 1968 World Series result (Tigers defeated Cardinals in 7 games), and features shots of Tiger Stadium, and some photos from the ’68 Series, including shots of ’68 World Series MVP Mickey Lolich. Below that are listed the 1968 major award-winners (the MVP award winners, the Cy Young award winners, and the Rookie of the Year award winners).

At the foot of the map-page are 1968 MLB Statistical Leaders (in both the American League and the National League), in the following categories: Wins, ERA, WAR for Pitchers; Batting Average, Home Runs, RBIs, WAR for Position Players. A photo of each player is shown, with stats; photo credits are at the foot of this post. There are 14 photos there, featuring 10 players: Luis Tiant (CLE), Bob Gibson (STL), Denny McLain (DET), Juan Marichal (SF), Carl Yastrzemski (BOS), Pete Rose (CIN), Frank Howard (WAS), Ken Harrelson (BOS) Willie McCovey (SF), Roberto Clemente (PIT).

And at the top of the map-page is a section for the 1968 MLB champions, the Detroit Tigers. I featured photos of the 12 players on the ’68 Tigers with the highest WAR [Wins Above Replacement], plus World Series MVP Mickey Lolich and the Tigers’ manager, Mayo Smith. Photo credits are at the foot of this post. The players are: Denny McLain (RHP/ ’68 AL MVP & ’68 AL Cy Young winner), Bill Freehan (C), Jim Northrup (RF), Dick McAuliffe (2B), Willie Horton (LF), Mickey Stanley (CF/SS), Norm Cash (1B), Earl Wilson (RHP), Al Kaline (CF/1B), Gates Brown (OF/PH), Pat Dobson (RHP), John Hiller (LHP), Mickey Lolich (LHP/ ’68 WS MVP).




    The 1968 Detroit Tigers

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Photo and Image credits above – -Denny McClain 1968 Tigers home jersey, photo from sports.ha.com. -Al Kaline 1968 Tigers road jersey, photo from amazon.com. -Denny McLain [1968 Sports Illustrated cover], from sicovers.com. -Mickey Lolich [photo from 1968 WS], unattributed at vintagedetroit.com. -Mayo Smith (manager) [photo fom 1968 WS], photo by Walter Iooss, Jr./Getty Images (unattributed) at pinterest.com. -Bill Freehan [photo circa 1966], unattributed at notinhalloffame.com. -Jim Northrup [photo circa 1967], unattributed at ebay.com. -Dick McAuliffe [1967 Dexter Press card], from tcdb.com. -Willie Horton [photo circa 1968], unattributed at vintagesportsimages.com. -Mickey Stanley [1968 Topps card], from amazon.com. -Norm Cash [photo circa 1968], unattributed at bestsportsphotos.com. -Al Kaline [1967 Sports Illustrated cover], from sicovers.com. -Earl Wilson [photo from 1968 WS], photo by Focus on Sports/Getty Images via gettyimages.com. -Gates Brown [photo circa 1969], unattributed at detroitcitysports.com. -Pat Dobson [photo circa 1968], unattributed at sportscollectibles.com. -John Hiller [1969 Topps card], from kronozio.com.

Detroit Tigers – 1968 World Series champions.
1968 was known as “the Year of the Pitcher”. Pitching was absolutely dominant, to the point where only one batter in the entire American League hit over .300, and the overall batting average in the AL was an all-time low .230. Meanwhile in the National League, Bob Gibson had the lowest ERA (1.12) since 1915 (which was during the dead-ball era). The pitching dominance stemmed from the enforcing of a larger strike zone (top of armpit to bottom of knee), that had begun in 1963. In both leagues, the Cy Young winner was also the MVP (Denny McLain & Bob Gibson). Major League Baseball responded to this offensive drought by introducing two measures to be implemented the following season of 1969: the pitching mound was lowered from 15 to 10 inches, and the strike zone was shrunk (to the area over home plate between the armpits and the top of the knees).

So in 1968, the year of the pitcher, it was appropriate that the Tigers won the title on the strength of two exemplary pitching performances. In the regular season, righthander Denny McLain became MLB’s last 30-game winner (and the first since Dizzy Dean in 1934), and the Tigers won the AL pennant by 12 games over the Orioles. And in October, lefthander Mickey Lolich won all three of his starts, gave up just 5 runs in 27 innings (1.67 ERA), and became the last pitcher to have 3 complete game victories in a World Series.

The 1968 Detroit Tigers season was the team’s 75th season in Detroit, Michigan, and its 68th season in the American League. In the season before (1967), the Tigers had narrowly missed out on the pennant, finishing one game behind the Red Sox. Then in 1968, the Tigers started out at 9-1, and on the 10th of May, they moved into first place and never lost the lead.

In this year of the pitcher, the Tigers had the offensive clout to stand out. The Tigers had the most home runs in 1968 (185 HR), and led that category by a considerable margin of over 50 HR. Home run leaders for the Tigers were OF Willie Horton (35 HR), 1B Norm Cash (25 HR), and C Bill Freehan (25 HR). And the Tigers had the knack for comeback wins, winning 40 games from the 7th inning on. The ’68 Tigers won 30 games with their final at bat, with many of those game-winning RBIs by their clutch pinch hitter Gates Brown (who went 34 for 92, with a .685 SlPct).

The 1968 Tigers were a tight crew: the starting lineup had been mostly intact since 1965, and several of those starters had grown up in Michigan, as Tigers fans. Willie Horton was from inner city Detroit; Bill Freehan grew up in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak; Jim Northrup was from the small town of Holly, 54 miles (87 km) NW of Detroit, and Mickey Stanley was from the city of Grand Rapids (140 mi/225 km west of Detroit).

Below: 1968 World Series: Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games.
Down 3 games to 1, the Tigers win the last 3 games. Mickey Lolich pitches 3 complete games, wins game 7 on two-days-rest, and is the MVP.
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Photos and image credits above –1968 WS program (Tigers), from baseball-almanac.com/[1968 WS]. -Exterior view of Tiger Stadium prior to 1968 WS game 3, screenshot from video uploaded by Sports History Channel at youtube.com. -Freehan tags out Brock, unattributed at hourdetroit.com. -Mickey Lolich, photo from USA Today Sports via baseballprospectus.com. -Lolich and Freehan celebrating right after final out, photo by Focus On Sport/Getty Images via gettyimages.com/[1968 Detroit Tigers]. -Tigers players and coaches run out of dugout to congratulate players on field, photo unattributed at hourdetroit.com.



Photos of jersey logos used on the map-page…
-Denny McLain 1968 Tigers home jersey, photo from sports.ha.com.
-Al Kaline 1968 Tigers road jersey, photo from amazon.com.
-1968 Atlanta Braves home jersey-logo, photo from customthrowbackjerseys.com.
-1968 Baltimore Orioles road jersey-logo, photo from robertedwardauctions.com.
-1967 Boston Red Sox home jersey-logo, photo from sports.ha.com.
-1967-68 Chicago White Sox road jersey-logo, photo from sports.ha.com.
-1968 Chicago Cubs road jersey-logo, photo from robertedwardauctions.com.
-1968-69 Cleveland Indians road jersey-logo, from lelands.com.
-1968 Houston Astros road jersey-logo, photo from greyflannelauctions.com.
-1968 Minnesota Twins home jersey-logo, from lelands.com.
-ca. 1967 NY Yankees road jersey-logo, photo from customthrowbackjerseys.com.
-1968 NY Mets road jersey-logo, photo from sports.ha.com.
-1968 Oakland A’s road jersey-logo, photo from robertedwardauctions.com.
-1968 Philadelphia Phillies home jersey-logo, photo from sports.ha.com.
-1967-68 Pittsburgh Pirates road jersey-logo, photo from lelands.com.
-1968 St. Louis Cardinals jersey-logo, photo from scpauctions.com.
-1967-68 SF Giants road jersey-logo, photo from sports.ha.com.
-1968 Washington Senators home jersey-logo, photo from mearsonlineauctions.com.

Photos of Tigers players on map page…
-Al Kaline ’68 road jersey, photo from amazon.com.
-Denny McLain [photo circa 1969], unattributed from amazon.com.
-Bill Freehan [photo circa 1966], unattributed at notinhalloffame.com.
-Jim Northrup [photo circa 1967], unattributed at ebay.com.
-Dick McAuliffe [1967 Dexter Press card], from tcdb.com.
-Willie Horton [photo circa 1968], unattributed at vintagesportsimages.com.
-Mickey Stanley [1968 Topps card], from amazon.com.
-Norm Cash [photo circa 1968], unattributed at bestsportsphotos.com.
-Earl Wilson [photo from 1968 WS], photo by Focus on Sports/Getty Images via gettyimages.com.
-Al Kaline [1967 Sports Illustrated cover], from sicovers.com.
-Gates Brown [photo circa 1969], unattributed at detroitcitysports.com.
-Pat Dobson [photo circa 1968], unattributed at sportscollectibles.com.
-John Hiller [1969 Topps card], from kronozio.com.
-Mickey Lolich [photo from 1968 WS], unattributed at vintagedetroit.com.
-Mayo Smith (manager) [photo fom 1968 WS], photo by Walter Iooss, Jr./Getty Images (unattributed) at pinterest.com.
-1968 Detroit Tigers uniforms: illustrations by Marc Okkonen at exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/[1968 Detroit].


Photos of 1968 MLB leaders on map page…
-Luis Tiant [photo circa 1968], unattributed at lavidabaseball.com.
-Bob Gibson [photo circa 1968], unattributed at msblnational.com.
-Denny McLain [1968 Sports Illustrated cover], from sicovers.com.
-Juan Marichal [photo circa 1968], unattributed at pinterest.com.
-Bob Gibson [photo circa 1968], from Major League Baseball via upi.com/Sports_News.
-Carl Yastrzemski [photo circa 1967], unattributed at theathletic.com.
-Pete Rose [photo circa 1968], unattributed at redlegnation.com.
-Frank Howard [photo circa 1968], photo by Focus on Sports/Getty Images via gettyimages.com.
-Willie McCovey [photo circa 1969], unattributed at baseballhistorycomesalive.com.
-Ken Harrelson [photo circa 1968], unattributed at royals.mlblogs.com.
-Willie McCovey [photo circa 1966], AP file photo via denverpost.com.
-Carl Yastrzemski [photo (Sports Illustrated poster) from 1968], from worthpoint.com.
-Roberto Clemente [photo circa 1967], unattributed at apkfunkyb.com.
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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Base map, by US federal government employee at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StatesU.svg.
-Baseball-Reference.com.
-1968 Major League Baseball season (en.wikipedia.org).

September 16, 2021

2021-22 Premier League: Location-map, with League History chart & English Title Winners chart./+ The three clubs promoted to the 1st division in 2021…Norwich City, Watford, Brentford.

Filed under: >2021-22 English football,English Premier League — admin @ 11:49 am

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2021-22 Premeir League: Location-map, with League History chart



By Bill Turianski on the 16th of September 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021–22 Premier League (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – Premier League (ENG): results, fixtures, table, etc (soccerway.com).
-Premier League 2021-22 season previews [20 team previews] (theguardian.com/football).

2021-22 Premier League: Location-map, with League History chart & English Title Winners chart
This is a new template, which features a standard location-map, plus a chart which shows the League History of all the clubs in the division. As well as showing the locations and crests of the 20 Premier League clubs this season, the main map includes the 58 Unitary authorities of England, and shows the major Urban Areas of England and Wales.

The League History chart lists the total seasons that each club has played in the 1st level [Premier League], the 2nd level [EFL Championship], the 3rd level [EFL League One], and the 4th level [EFL League Two]. Alongside each column there is also listed the most recent season each club has played in each level.

The League History chart also shows the total League seasons of each club (in the dark-blue column). (Total League seasons is: all Football League seasons plus all Premier League seasons that a club has played.) 2021-22 is the 123rd season of League football in England: 1888-89 to 1914-15; 1919-20 to 1938-39; 1947-48 to 2021-22. There were 12 founding members of the Football League in 1888-89, and seeing how one of those clubs is defunct (Accrington FC), and seeing how one of those clubs has been relegated out of the Football League (Notts County), that means there are only 10 clubs in England that have played all 123 seasons of League football. Four of those clubs play in the Premier League this season…Aston Villa, Burnley, Everton, Wolverhampton.

I have also made posts similar to this one, of the 2nd division and the 3rd division. Links to those posts are below…
EFL Championship 21/22 map & chart, w/ the 3 promoted clubs (Hull, Peterborough, Blackpool).
EFL League One 21/22 map & chart, w/ the 4 promoted clubs (Cheltenham, Cambridge, Bolton, Morecambe).

•I also earlier posted a brief look at the 2 clubs in 2021 that were promoted from the 5th tier into the 4th tier (Hartlepool, Sutton).

The only two differences between this 1st division map & chart here, and the ones I made for the 2nd and 3rd divisons are this…
1). In the chart at the top-right, all the 20 current Premier League clubs are listed by total seasons played in the 1st division, and not by total seasons played in the League. It just made sense to do it that way.
2). I made a chart showing the 24 English Title Winners (1889 to 2021). That chart is at the bottom-right of the map page.

    The three clubs promoted to the Premier League in 2021…Norwich City, Watford, Brentford…
    Norwich City: promoted back to the 1st division after 1 year.

[Note: you can click on the image below to view in a separate, scrollable screen.]
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Photo and Image credits above -
21-22 Norwich City jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Panoramic shot of Norwich, by Daniel Tink at scenicnorfolk.co.uk/norwich. Carrow Road, photo by Mike Page via edp24.co.uk/sport. -Daniel Farke (manager), photo unattributed at bt.com/sport. -Tim Krul (GK), photo unattributed at transfermarkt.us. -Max Aarons (LB), photo by PA via telegraph.co.uk/football. -Grant Hanley (CB), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images via lancslive.co.uk/sport. -Emiliano Buendía (RW/LW/AMF), photo by James Chance/Getty Images via dailycannon.com. -Oliver Skipp (DMF/CB/DMF), photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@castcanary]. -Teemu Pukki (CF/LW), photo from canaries.co.uk/news.




    Watford: promoted back to the Premier League after 1 year.

[Note: you can click on the image below to view in a separate, scrollable screen.]
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Photo and Image credits above – Watford, Hertfordshire coat of arms, from civicheraldry.co.uk. 21/22 Watford jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Aerial shot of Watford and Vicarage Road, by webbaviation.co.uk. Vicarage Road, image from video by Getty Images at gettyimages.com/videos. Illustrations of Watford jerseys, by Historical Football Kits at historicalkits.co.uk/Watford/Watford.htm. -Xisco Muñoz (manager), photo by Watford FC via cope.es. -Troy Deeney (captain) (CF), phot by Naomi Baker/Getty Images via birminghammail.co.uk/sport. -João Pedro (CF/LW), photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images via hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/sport. -Ismaïla Sarr (RW/CF/LW), photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images via liverpooloffside.sbnation.com. -Ken Sema (RMF/LMF), photo from Watford FC at watfordfc.com/news.




    Brentford: promoted back to the 1st division after 74 years.

[Note: you can click on the image below to view in a separate, scrollable screen.]
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Photo and Image credits above – 21/22 Brentford jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Location map of both Brentford stadiums: Griffin Park aerial photo by Andreas Praefcke at commons.wikimedia.org; Brentford Community Stadium (still under construction/Jan. 2020), aerial photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@bfcgpg]; map from openstreetmap.org. Exterior shot of Brentford Community Stadium (still under construction), seen from the railway track, photo unattributed at mysportstourist.com. Panoramic view of Brentford Community Stadium (still under construction, September 2019), from brentfordfc.com/news. Aerial view of Brentford Community Stadium from televised broadcast of stadium’s opening match with fans & the Premier League debut of Brentford FC, screenshot of image from video posted at twitter.com/[@NBCSportsSoccer]. -Thomas Frank (manager), photo from brentfordfc.com/news. -Ethan Pinnock (CB), photo from brentfordfc.com/news. -Ivan Toney (CF), photo unattributed at telegraph.co.uk/football. -Rico Henry (LB), photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images via saintsmarching.com. -Sergi Canós (RW/LW), photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images via anfieldcentral.co.uk. -Bryan Mbeumo (RW/LW/CF), photo by Rob Newell/CameraSport/Getty Images via theguardian.com/football. -Ivan Toney scores from the spot (10′), photo unattributed at news.sky.com/story. -20′ Emiliano Marcondes takes a low bouncing cross from Mads Roeslav, and slots it home, screenshot from video uploaded by Brentford FC at youtube.com. Brentford celebrate their promotion, photo by Getty Images via bbc.com/sport.




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Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg (en.wikipedia.org).
-PFA League Two Team of the Year [2021].
-Historical attendance figures, european-football-statistics.co.uk.
-Seasons in Football League by Club: Club League Divisional History Summary 1888-89 to 2020-21 (myfootballfacts.com);
fchd.info (Football Club History Database);
England – First Level All-Time Tables 1888/89-2018/19 (rsssf.com).
-Player-positions: transfermarkt.us.
-Distances: mapdevelopers.com/distance_from_to.php (mapdevelopers.com).

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