Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Camacha
(Santa Cruz)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

Largo Conselheiro Aires de Ornelas

Monumento ao Futebol

Football Monument

Amândio de Sousa
1969

Camacha /  Monumento ao Futebol   Camacha /  Monumento ao Futebol

Description

Stone all with text:

AQUI SE JOGOU FUTEBOL PELA PRIMEIRA VEZ
EM PORTUGAL
1875
CAMACHA
(Here is for the first time in Portugal played football - 1875 - Camacha)

In front of the wall stands an abstract sculpture.

Annotation

The first organized game in the country took place in 1875 in Camacha, organized by Madeira-born Harry Hinton, who would go on to become Honorary President of CS Marítimo. The monument was inaugurated 6 July 1969.

Camacha - Monumento ao Futebol

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Location (N 32°40'46" - W 16°50'41")

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Item Code: ptma119; Photograph: 12 January 2014
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