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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…
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)
This piece highlights the mythaking that was already taking place in 1920, looking back at a mostly Anglo-Argentiine team as an ideal lost in Argentine football.
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