How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW

July 26, 2012
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Patrick O'Connell

Jimmy Burns, a veteran writer for the Financial Times, is attempting to revive the memory of Irish football coach Patrick O’Connell whose grave remains unmarked and forgotten in London’s Highgate Cemetary.  O’Connell was FC Barcelona’s club manager during the Spanish Civil War, organizing the club’s tour of the United States and Mexico not only leading the team to victory in New York City, but also helping over half the team successfully apply for political asylum.

To read more about O’Connell and the history of Spanish soccer, click here.

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One Response to “ How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW ”

  1. Rob Innis on August 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

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