Anglo-French-Scottish Friendship Cup 1960-2

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Anglo-French-Scottish Friendship Cup 1960-2

Post by Terry Morgan » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:11 pm

I am researching this tournament (which may in fact have been two separate tournaments, one for England and one for Scotland). It was held at least twice, in seasons 1960-1 and 1961-2, and the Scottish teams involved included Celtic, Clyde, Motherwell and Dundee in the first season and Aberdeen, Third Lanark, Celtic and probably Motherwell in the second. They all played two-legged ties against French opposition, and a cup was awarded to the League whose teams scored most victories.
Can you help with any details, either of the Scottish or English involvements?

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Post by Scottish » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:54 pm

This was a bizarre competition involving clubs from France, England and Scotland and modelled on the Franco-Italian Friendship tournament for more details

Celtic and Clyde, as you say, took part in the first competition as did Motherwell and Dundee. Participation was based on league position. The top three in 1959-60 (Hearts, Kilmarnock, Rangers) were entered for the European Cup, New York International tournament and Cup-Winners Cup and 7th-placed Hibs in the Fairs cup so places should have gone to 4th,5th, 6th and 8th (Dundee, Motherwell, Clyde, Ayr United) but as Ayr had no floodlights, 9th-placed Celtic made up the numbers.

The first legs were played in early August a week before the start of the Scottish season. Celtic were beaten 3-0 by Sedan and Dundee lost 1-0 against Valenciennes. It was hardly a popular tournament with just 3,000 at the Celtic match and 2,000 for Dundee’s game.

Attendances were better for the Scottish legs with 27,000 at Celtic Park to see a 3-3 draw and 7,000 for Dundee’s 4-2 home win. The Parkhead match was on October 18th and the Dens Park return not until December 7th.

Clyde and Motherwell won both home and away against Lens and Toulouse respectively to give the Scottish clubs eleven points to the French clubs five.

Based on league positions the participants the next season would have been the clubs finishing 3rd-6th in 1960-61(Third Lanark, Celtic, Motherwell and Aberdeen) but quite what happened I’m not sure. Third Lanark played and lost twice to Rouen, 2-1 on both occasions. Celtic didn’t take part as they couldn’t agree dates with opponents Reims.

I don’t know what happened to Motherwell and Aberdeen.

if anyone has any further information for Terry, including English sides, please add below

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Post by BMCCOLL » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:24 pm

The Scottish Football Historian ran an article on this bizzare tournament an number of years back. I'll dig it out and post the details here.

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Post by BMCCOLL » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:28 pm

Results of the Anglo-Franco-British Friendship Cup

6-8-60 Sedan Torcy 3 Celtic 0 att 3000
18-10-60 Celtic 3 sedan Torcy 3 att 27000

7-8-60 Lens 0 Clyde 4 att 7000
27-9-60 Clyde 2 Lens 1 att 7000

7-8-60 Valenciennes 1 Dundee 0 att 2034
7-12-60 Dundee 4 Valenciennes 2 att 6000

7-8-60 Toulouse 1 Motherwell 2 att 2546
19-10-60 Motherwell 4 Toulouse 1 att 8000

10-10-61 Aberdeen 2 Le Havre 0
6-5-62 Le Havre 2 Aberdeen 5 att 2000

7-11-61 Third Lanark 1 Rouen 2 att 2500
9-5-62 Rouen 2 Third Lanark 1 att 8000

3-4-62 Motherwell 1 Nimes 2
9-5-62 Nimes 3 Motherwell 3 att 4000

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Re: Anglo-French-Scottish Friendship Cup 1960-2

Post by HibeeJibee » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:25 pm

The wonders of Google.

Does anyone know where I could find the English-French results for this tournament?

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