The letters that form the name of Eindhoven football club PSV stand for Philips’ Sport Vereniging (association) - the club was set up in 1913 for workers at the Philips factory as a celebration for the Dutch 100 years independence from France. Outsiders first played for the club in 1928 which took the first of its many national titles the following year. Currently Dutch premier league leader, the club’s golden era was in the late 1980s when it took the Dutch league title six times between 1986 and 1992.
(Electronics giant Philips was founded in 1891 in Eindhoven. I also learned that they claim royalty for every DVD produced!)
Well, they took about 70 years to be one of the Europe's major football club. Now, here's a thought....let's say Petronas started the same in Kerteh back in 1980, do you think Petronas Sport Club or PSC Kerteh be one of the Asian major football club in 2050? Wouldn't that be something eh?
Sunday, 9 September 2007