The Lost Lionesses

This article is a fascinating glimpse of soccer history circa the early 1970s in England primarily. It also has a glimpse of the 1971 women’s world cup in Mexico.

Also, typical bureaucrats saying something can’t be done at the same time someone else is making it happen. Then banning the person for making them look dumb.


It’s just before kick-off on a blazing August day in 1971.

Trudy and her mostly teenage team-mates are preparing to walk out in front of 90,000 boisterous fans in Mexico City’s packed, towering stadium for a crucial World Cup match.

Back home, where women’s football is just emerging from a 50-year ban, the girls are used to playing in parks for a handful of spectators. So this is unlike anything they have experienced in England.

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