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Glasgow Eurotour South Side

Point D - Hampden Park

Hampden Park featuring two European records & Rose Reilly, a Scot who played for Italy !

Hampden Park is the national football stadium of Scotland. It now has a 51,866-capacity but the European record attendance for an international football match took place here, with 149,415 attending a Scotland v England match in 1937. And another record crowd of over 127,000 for a European Cup final watched Real Madrid of Spain win 7-3 against Eintracht Frankfurt of West Germany. 

The postponed 2020 UEFA European Football Championship or UEFA Euro 2020 are taking place this year (2021), all being well, at Hampden on the south side of Glasgow:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56656500

Hampden in 2014 for the Commonwealth Games
Photo: J.Wilson

In club football, Glasgow teams like Celtic, Rangers and Partick Thistle have all played in European football and have featured a good number of players from across Europe.

Partick Thistle Link

In Women’s football there have been some fabulous international links including Scottish players who have played in Italy, the most famous probably being Rose Reilly who played for both the Scottish and Italian football teams!:

https://www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/hall-of-fame/rose-reilly/

and

https://www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk/news/women-s-football-in-scotland/

and she was voted as Scotland’s No.1 Sportswoman!

Hampden History Link: https://www.hampdenpark.co.uk/stadium/history/
The Scottish Football Museum is at Hampden Park & can be visited: https://scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk/