When were penalty shoot-outs first used in football?



When were penalty shoot-outs first used in football?

It’s 40 years since Czechoslovakia beat West Germany on penalties in the 1976 European Championship Final – the first international title to be settled in a shoot-out. Why were penalty shoot-outs first introduced? As fixture lists became increasingly crowded, there was less and less scope for replays after drawn matches.

What is the record for consecutive penalties scored in a shoot-out?

The record number of consecutive penalties scored in a single shoot-out is thought to be 29 in a match between English sides Brockenhurst and Andover Town in 2013. Brockenhurst won 15-14.

When did FIFA start using penalties to decide draws?

On 24 July 1969, FIFA received a proposal written by Michael Almog, who went on to become the Israel Football Assocation’s Chairman between 1973 and 1982, outlining his proposal for using penalties to decide drawn matches