Soccer-Scorer of first league goal identified after 125 years (Reuters)

By Mike Collett LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – A 125-year-old mystery surrounding the scorer of the world’s first league goal has ended with the publication of a new book identifying James Kenyon “Kenny” Davenport of Bolton Wanderers as the man. The world’s first league fixtures took place on Sept.8, 1888 when the English League began with five matches including Bolton Wanderers’ home game against Derby County. …

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