Football stands named after people other than players, managers and owners

Plus: more clubs a long way from home, multiple sets of siblings in a game and more. Send your questions and answers to or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU

“Do any clubs have a stand named in honour of a person who isn’t an ex-player, manager or owner?” muses Andy Palmer.

The slightly surprising answer to this is: yes, loads. We’ll start with this impressively detailed email from Tim Hoult. “France is a good place to start,” he writes. “Nice’s Allianz Riviera has a stand named after Italian politician Giuseppe Garibaldi. It’s also possible the club’s hierarchy really loved biscuits, especially given the city they play in. Saint Etienne’s Stade Geoffrey Guichard has stands named after a former player, a president and two key men involved in the history of the club, Henri Point and Charles Paret, albeit not as managers or owners.

Continue reading...

About the Author

Comments are closed.