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===Association Football/Soccer Media===
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*[[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)]]
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*[[1939 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1939)]]
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*[[1947 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1947)]]
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*[[1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966)]]
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*[[Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937)]]
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*[[Barbados 4–2 Grenada (partially found soccer match footage; 1994)]]
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*[[Barnet 3-2 Wealdstone (lost footage of Athenian League football match; 1946)]]
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*[[Brian Clough's Football Fortunes (lost DOS port of football management game; 1987)]]
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*[[Charlton Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (lost footage of FA Cup match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 0-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1938)]]
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*[[England 1-1 Scotland (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 3-0 France (partially found footage of international football match; 1947)]]
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*[[England 3-0 Rest of Europe (partially found footage of international football match; 1938)]]
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*[[Hallo! Bundesliga (lost GolTV series; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)]]
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*[[Juventus 1-7 A.C. Milan (partially found footage of Serie A football match; 1950)]]
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*[[Scottish Universities 1-1 English Universities (lost footage of international football match; 1952)]]
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*[[Serbia vs Albania (partially found footage of abandoned UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match; 2014)]]
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*[[United! (lost British soap opera; 1965-1967)]]
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===Early BBC Television Media===
 
*[[An Inspector Calls (lost television adaptation of play; 1948)]]
 
*[[An Inspector Calls (lost television adaptation of play; 1948)]]
 
*[[Ann and Harold (lost early BBC drama television series; 1938)]]
 
*[[Ann and Harold (lost early BBC drama television series; 1938)]]
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*[[The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937)]]
 
*[[The Wasp's Nest (lost early BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie short story; 1937)]]
  
==See Also (Early Sports Television Media)==
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===Early Sports Television Media===
 
*[[1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931)]]
 
*[[1931 Epsom Derby (lost televised footage of horse racing event; 1931)]]
 
*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
 
*[[1934 Philo T. Farnsworth broadcasts (lost early television demonstrations; 1934)]]
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*[[Indianapolis 500 WFBM-TV Broadcasts (lost racing footage; 1949-1950)]]
 
*[[Indianapolis 500 WFBM-TV Broadcasts (lost racing footage; 1949-1950)]]
 
*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
 
*[[The Boat Race 1938 (partially found footage of rowing race; 1938)]]
 
==See Also (Association Football/Soccer Media)==
 
*[[1938 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1938)]]
 
*[[1939 FA Cup Final (partially found footage of football match; 1939)]]
 
*[[1966 FIFA World Cup Final (partially found original colour film of international football match; 1966)]]
 
*[[Arsenal vs Arsenal Reserves (lost footage of early BBC televised football match; 1937)]]
 
*[[Barbados 4–2 Grenada (partially found soccer match footage; 1994)]]
 
*[[Brian Clough's Football Fortunes (lost DOS port of football management game; 1987)]]
 
*[[England 0-1 Scotland (partially found international football match; 1938)]]
 
*[[Hallo! Bundesliga (lost GolTV series; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)]]
 
*[[United! (lost British soap opera; 1965-1967)]]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:30, 6 February 2022

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Raich Carter scoring for Sunderland

Status: Partially Found

The 1937 FA Cup Final culminated the end of the 62nd FA Cup season. Occurring on 1st May 1937, it featured Sunderland facing and ultimately beating Preston North End at Wembley Stadium in front of an audience of 93,495 to win its first FA Cup.[1] it provided television history by being the first competitive football match to be broadcast, as well as the first FA Cup Final shown on television too.

Background[edit | edit source]

Both Sunderland and Preston North End, as First Division members, entered the tournament in the Third Round proper. Sunderland defeated Southampton, Luton Town, Swansea Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Millwall to reach the Final. Meanwhile, Preston North End's journey to the Final consisted of beating Newcastle United, Stoke City, Exeter City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion.[2] Prior to the Final commencing, Sunderland had never won the competition,[3] whereas Preston North End were looking to add to their 1889 win.[4]

Meanwhile, the BBC were looking to broadcast football matches for its new Television Service. The 1937 FA Cup Final would be the first match to be televised, albeit only partially.[5][6] Nevertheless, the broadcast on 1st May 1937 meant it became the first competitive football match to be broadcast. It would also begin the trend of the FA Cup Final being annually broadcast, a staple of free-to-air television. Oddly, the BBC does not recognise its partial broadcast of the 1937 FA Cup Final, stating its first was indeed the 1938 edition.[7] However, both The Guardian and England Football Online claim that it did.[5][6]

The Match[edit | edit source]

Ultimately, Sunderland would go on to win its first FA Cup. Preston North End had taken the lead on the forty fourth minute thanks to a Frank O'Donnell, but a strong second half for The Black Cats resulted in three goals, coming from Bobby Gurney, Raich Carter and Eddie Burbanks. The club would later win its second, and to date last, FA Cup, in 1973.[8] Meanwhile, Preston North End would redeem itself by winning the 1938 Final, which following the success of the prior FA Cup Final broadcast, would become the first to be fully televised.[9]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Like other early BBC television broadcasts, the 1937 FA Cup was broadcast live and was not recorded. Therefore, any televised footage of the event is most likely permanently missing. However, a fragment of the match itself was recorded for film reels, and is still publicly accessible.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Footage of the match.


Images[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Association Football/Soccer Media[edit | edit source]

Early BBC Television Media[edit | edit source]

Early Sports Television Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]