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German Tour team group photograph 5th May 1910

18 May 2017

Historic moment from Blues' 110 year history...

During the close season, we will be bringing you some historic images throughout Southend United's history.

Every Thursday will see a different image uploaded from a memorable game, moment or event.

Southend United became one of the first British teams to tour abroad when they visited Germany in 1910. They played six matches altogether, including the first ever match between two British clubs on foreign soil.

International Football Tournament held in Berlin: 
Wed. 4 May 1910 - Southend 3 Hertha FC 1 
Thurs. 5 May 1910 - Southend 0 Union FC 4 
Sun. 15 May 1910 - Southend 10 Oxford City 1 

Southend also played three friendlies - 
Sun. 8 May 1910 - Southend 8 Victoria 1896 2 (in Magdeburg) 
Wed. 11 May 1910 - Southend 3 Hohenzollern 1 (in Halle) 
Mon. 16 May 1910 - Southend 4 Hamburg Combine 1 (in Hamburg)

The team photograph shows the Southend United team before their 0-4 defeat against Union FC.

Thanks to David Goody and Peter Miles.

If the history of Southend United Football Club fascinates you, please follow @SUFC_History on Twitter, where David and Peter regularly post photos from the club's 110 year history. 

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