On This Day in Football: Chapman arrives, Donovan creates US history

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On this day in 1878, legendary Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman was born near Rotherham in Yorkshire.

A miner’s son, and one of 11 children, Chapman was a bright young lad who grew up to study mining engineering at the Sheffield Technical College. The Chapman family boasted many footballers with Herbert’s younger brother Harry, a Sheffield Wednesday legend having won two league titles and an FA Cup.

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