English: The British Ladies Football Club North Team - Mrs Graham's XI was a women's football (soccer) team formed by Helen Matthews in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1881. It is considered the first British women's football team and a pioneering team in the history of the sport. Because it was not safe for women to play football without harassment, the players used pseudonyms to protect their identities. Matthews, also a goalkeeper for the team, claimed to be 'Mrs Graham' The historic information was gathered by football historian Stuart Gibbs, 47, while completing an art exhibition called Moving the

English: The British Ladies Football Club North Team - Mrs Graham's XI was a women's football (soccer) team formed by Helen Matthews in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1881. It is considered the first British women's football team and a pioneering team in the history of the sport. Because it was not safe for women to play football without harassment, the players used pseudonyms to protect their identities. Matthews, also a goalkeeper for the team, claimed to be 'Mrs Graham' The historic information was gathered by football historian Stuart Gibbs, 47, while completing an art exhibition called Moving the Stock Photo
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History and Art Collection / Alamy Stock Photo

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P8226Y

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2750 x 1817 px | 23.3 x 15.4 cm | 9.2 x 6.1 inches | 300dpi

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8 December 2011

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English: The British Ladies Football Club North Team - Mrs Graham's XI was a women's football (soccer) team formed by Helen Matthews in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1881. It is considered the first British women's football team and a pioneering team in the history of the sport. Because it was not safe for women to play football without harassment, the players used pseudonyms to protect their identities. Matthews, also a goalkeeper for the team, claimed to be 'Mrs Graham' The historic information was gathered by football historian Stuart Gibbs, 47, while completing an art exhibition called Moving the Goals Posts. Note anonymous. 1895 278 Mrs Graham's XI in 1895

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