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A view of Hampden Park in Glasgow
Zinedine Zidane scoring his famous volley against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions' League Final at Hampden Park
An aerial view of a Cup Final at Hampden during the 1930s - Image courtesy of Daily Record

A look at Hampden Park

Date Published: Monday, 5th November, 2018 - 9:31pm

Ahead of Connah's Quay Nomads' Irn Bru Cup Quarter Final fixture with Queen's Park on Friday 16th November, we take a look at the famous home of Scottish Football which will host the match, Hampden Park in Glasgow.

In the lead up to the match, further articles will feature on our progress to date and opposition, but here are a few interesting facts about the iconic stadium in which the game will be played.

  • Hampden Park is the home stadium for the Scottish national team, in fact 4 days later, they play Israel there
  • Current capacity is 52,000, however, when built in 1903, Hampden Park was acknowledged as the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 100,000
  • Further ground developments, increased capacity and in 1937, it hosted what was then and is today, the largest European attendance for an international game, a staggering 150,000 for a Scotland v England game
  • The Scottish Football Association (SFA) and the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) are based here
  • Hampden has hosted 3 European Cup Finals

    Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt - 1960
    The fifth European cup final and acknowledged at the time as one of greatest matches ever played, with legends Puskas and Di Stefano both scoring hat tricks.

    Bayern Munich 1-0 St Etienne - 1976

    Real Madrid 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen - 2002

    This game featured what was acknowledged as one of the great European Cup Final goals by Zinedine Zidane.

    Below is a list of some of the world class players who have trod the turf that The Nomads team will play on in 2018;

  • Alfredo Di Stefano
  • Ferenc Puskas
  • Sepp Maier
  • Franz Beckenbauer
  • Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
  • Gerd Muller
  • Uli Hoeness
  • Dominique Rocheteau
  • Michael Ballack
  • Michel Salgado
  • Fernando Hierro
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Claude Makalele
  • Luis Figo
  • Raul
  • Zinedine Zidane

  • It will certainly be one to tell the kids and grandkids in the future for some of our players, and Danny Holmes could potentially be adding a performance at Hampden Park to his previous performance at Wembley in the 2017 FA Trophy Final for York City.

    The game is scheduled for a 7:30pm kick off on Friday 16th November and will be covered live on BBC Alba (channel 169 on Sky for users outside of Scotland).


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