The year when Wearside welcomed the footballing world.
The year when Wearside welcomed the footballing world.

11 photos from Sunderland in 1966 - the year the World Cup came to Wearside

What a July that was. The World Cup came to the North East in 1966 and Sunderland was right in the heart of the action.

Saturday, 16th July 2022, 4:55 am

Flags, fans, queues for tickets. It all happened on Wearside as fans from Italy, Chile and the Soviet Union all came to town.

Thanks to Bill Hawkins, from Sunderland Antiquarian Society, we have 11 photos from that year of fantastic football.

Let’s re-live the memories.

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