The ‘Decade by Decade’ series continues in April with a look at football in the 1960s.

A decade which produced immense technological advancements, the rapidly globalising sport reflected the optimism of the age with a period now characterised by lovably roguish players and some of the most entertaining football Europe has ever seen.

The era which gave rise to Beatlemania, saw an American president assassinated and man set foot on the moon had also seen football reach an important juncture in its development. A game becoming increasingly professional but clinging on to its innocence until the last possible moment, the 1960s could be said to have brought the curtain down on the last vestiges of amateurism at the very top levels of the game.

From the glorious Benfica side of the early 60s to England’s golden summer of ’66; the birth of Match of the Day to Celtic’s heroes of 1967, there are numerous areas of interest to explore from this most engaging of eras. If you’d like to contribute an esoteric and informative piece then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at equaliserfootball[at]gmail[dot]com.