1975 FA Cup Final

The 1975 FA Cup Final was the 94th final of the FA Cup. It took place on 3 May 1975 at Wembley Stadium and was contested by London clubs West Ham United and Fulham. The Fulham team contained two former England captains in former West Ham captain Bobby Moore, making his last appearance at Wembley,[1] and Alan Mullery.

West Ham won 2–0, with both goals scored by Alan Taylor. The first came in the 60th minute when Fulham goalkeeper Peter Mellor parried Billy Jennings' shot into Taylor's path; the second came four minutes later when Taylor capitalised after Mellor failed to hold on to Graham Paddon's shot.[2]

The 1975 West Ham team remains the last all-English team to win the FA Cup.[3] It also remains the only occasion that Fulham have appeared in an FA Cup final, and it was their last major final for 35 years, until the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final.

1975 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1974–75 FA Cup
West Ham United Fulham
2 0
Date3 May 1975
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereePat Partridge (Bishop Auckland)

Match details

West Ham United2–0Fulham
A. Taylor Goal 60'64' (Report)
West Ham United
GK 1 England Mervyn Day
DF 2 England John McDowell
DF 3 England Frank Lampard
MF 4 England Billy Bonds (c)
DF 5 England Tommy Taylor
DF 6 England Kevin Lock
FW 7 England Billy Jennings
MF 8 England Graham Paddon
FW 9 England Alan Taylor
MF 10 England Trevor Brooking
MF 11 England Pat Holland
FW 12 England Bobby Gould
England John Lyall
GK 1 England Peter Mellor
DF 2 England John Cutbush
DF 3 England John Fraser
MF 4 England Alan Mullery (c)
DF 5 England John Lacy
DF 6 England Bobby Moore
FW 7 England John Mitchell
MF 8 Republic of Ireland Jim Conway
FW 9 England Viv Busby
MF 10 England Alan Slough
MF 11 England Les Barrett
MF 12 England Barry Lloyd
England Alec Stock


  1. ^ The Claret & Blue Book of West Ham United. Hove: Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Ltd. 2007. p. 47. ISBN 1-905411-02-2.
  2. ^ "Hammers Nail Fulham". TheFA.com. The Football Association. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Hammerabilia Wembley Special". West Ham United. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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1975 in association football

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1975 throughout the world.

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Winning the game has been estimated by accountants Deloitte to be worth £160m to the winners, rising to £280m should they survive at least one season in the Premier League.Fulham won 1–0, the only goal of the game being scored by Tom Cairney in the 23rd minute. It was their first game at Wembley for 43 years since losing the 1975 FA Cup Final.

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A defender in his playing career, Howe turned out for Fulham alongside the likes of George Best and Rodney Marsh. He was a member of the Fulham squad beaten 2–0 by West Ham United in the 1975 FA Cup Final but did not make the team. He was subsequently transferred to Queens Park Rangers and then Portsmouth. Although not known for his goal scoring Howe scored on his Pompey debut at home to Sheffield United in August 1982. He helped Portsmouth win the Division Three championship that season. The following season before leaving Pompey he also scored in his final home game.

After leaving Portsmouth he was appointed coach at Wokingham Town.

Eviva España

"Eviva España" (alternatively "Y Viva España") is a Belgian pop song, originally written by composer Leo Caerts and lyricist Leo Rozenstraten in Dutch. It was first recorded and performed by the Belgian singer Samantha (born Christiane Bervoets) in 1971. Musically, the song has a distinctly Spanish-sounding pasodoble style. The theme of the lyrics are about looking forward to a holiday in Spain.

While Spanish-sounding, the original song title (and chorus line) "Eviva España" does not make sense in Spanish. Although "España" is the correct name of the country in Spanish, there is no such word as "Eviva". The phrase "Que viva España" would have translated to "Long Live Spain", and is probably the meaning that the (non-Spanish-speaking) authors were aiming for. It is not known whether the misspelling was a mistake, or just intended for alliteration.

After widespread success in Dutch-speaking countries, the song was picked up by songwriters in several other European countries. As was the custom of the time, it was translated and performed by local artists for the various markets, achieving mainstream success in numerous countries between 1972 and 1977. Notable versions include the first Spanish version (performed by Hanna Aroni and later by Manolo Escobar), the German version (performed by Hanna Aroni), and the English version (performed by Sylvia).

The Spanish songwriters tasked with adapting the song into Spanish, naturally found it necessary to change the "Eviva España" line. They opted to rename the song "Y Viva España", meaning "And Long Live Spain"—thereby keeping the phrasing of the chorus while having it make sense. The song was extremely successful both in the original 1972 version, and in later versions such as the 1973 version by Manolo Escobar, and became so ubiquitous it is now considered part of Spanish cultural heritage.The creators of the English version also opted for the Spanish title, rather than the original one. It also became very successful, spending six months in the UK Singles Chart and reaching the number four spot. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.The song was adapted for Fulham Football Club by Tony Rees and the Cottagers to "Viva el Fulham" for their run to the 1975 FA Cup Final—a song which is still sung at games to this date.

In Turkey, the song also has been re-written and turned into "Yaşa Fenerbahçe", the official song for the Fenerbahçe S.K. football club.

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Les Barrett

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Les Strong

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Pat Holland

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