Census records show Scot 'started football in Brazil'





Historic census records have helped to identify the Scot who introduced football to Brazil, it has emerged.

Data from the 1891 census has confirmed that Thomas Donohoe, originally from Busby, Renfrewshire, arranged Brazil's first organised football match.

The Scottish Football Museum said the information had added a new chapter to Scottish football history.

The link was announced as Scotland prepared to play Brazil in a friendly on Census Day.

The football museum used the 1891 census to piece together the story of Mr Donohoe's links with Brazil.

It confirmed research that Mr Donohoe organised Brazil's first football match, a five-a-side game in April 1894....



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