Ayresome Park hosted several international and representative games during the years.

Shaun Wilson



Schoolboy internationals were one such honour bestowed upon the famous old ground and a programme cover (pictured above) features a game between England and Holland in April 1977.

The game itself was an entertaining 2-2 draw and featured a certain Ruud Gullit, along with Erwin Koeman in the Holland line-up. Included in the England squad was future international player Mark Chamberlain and Geoff Lilley, who was a regular member of the Middlesbrough Schools side.