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Established in 1884, the Buenos Aires English High School was located on Sante Fe Avenue in Palermo, with room for 50 boarders and 500 students. Self-described as the largest private school in Argentina, BAEHS grounds included a tennis court for…
Select articles from the publication El Hogar that offer the history of soccer in Argentina, as well as the origin of association football in England. These pieces are some of the earliest examples of the mythmaking that took pace when recounting the…
The 1950 film "Escuela de campeones" premiered at the Broadway cinema. The film recounts the origins of association football in Argentina by Anglo-Argentines who, in the process of developing and nurturing the sport in the country, became Argentines…
This scene shows how education and schooling became important vehicles for the dissimination of football. Here, Scotsman Alexander Watson Hutton teaches his young "criollo" pupils a lesson about sports and life in general.
Escuela de campeones helped immortalize Alexander Watson Hutton as the "father" of fútbol in Argentina, making him criollo by virtue of his commitement to Argentina and its people.
Like many Anglo-Argentine footballers of the early 20th century, Watson Hutton was praised as a legendary teacher of the game by what he did on the field (but also for the lessons he learned from his father: Alexander Watson Hutton)
Peronist literature often viewed the past through an ultra-nationalist lens. Here, this article labels the Argentine players leaving for England as the "spiritual children" of Watson.
Very helpful series of articles to see how the Argentine press characterized player violence (highlighting Celtic's infractions) and the importance paid to Argentina's first "world" title in soccer.
Celtic, the European champions from Scotland, remind Argetines of Alexander Watson Hutton and the beginning of organized football in Argentina. This is the preview on the day of the match.
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