Before The 'D'...Association Football around the world, 1863-1937.
The city of Donetsk was originally known as Hughesovka in honour of John Hughes, the Welsh industrialist who founded the settlement in the 1860s.
The city is home to
, founded in 1936 as
In the photograph below we see a pre revolutionary Hughesovka team. The year was 1916. Some lovely hats on display in the background.
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