The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars 1971/1972
Welcome to the The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars Picture Stamp Album 1971/1972.
The 1971/1972 football season was won by Derby County with 58 points from 42 games with Leeds United again taking the runners up spot. Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town were both relegated. These were the days when teams got 2 points for a win and only 2 teams were relegated.
During the 1971/1972 football season:
- The television music show The Old Grey Whistle Test was aired for the first time on BBC 2
- The Spaghetti Junction motorway interchange was opened north of Birmingham city centre
- Britain officially joined the European Economic Community
- Rev. Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland
- Led Zeppelin releases their Fourth Studio album “Led Zeppelin IV” which goes on to sell 23,000,000 copies
- Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered in Guam; he had spent 28 years in the jungle
- Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
- The last trolleybus system in the United Kingdom closes in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire after over 60 years of operation
- Ceylon becomes the republic of Sri Lanka under prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
- The Who released their critically acclaimed album Who’s Next
- Showjumper Harvey Smith was stripped of his victory in the British Show Jumping Derby by judges for making a V sign
- Leeds United won the FA Cup for the first time with a 1-0 win over last year’s winners Arsenal at Wembley Stadium
- Born this season: Stella McCartney, Mackenzie Crook, Sacha Baron Cohen, Steve McManaman, James Cracknell, Geri Halliwell, Roy Keane, Pete Sampras, Henrik Larsson, Tiffany, Snoop Dogg, Darren Anderton, Joe Calzaghe, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Carmen Electra,