The FA Cup has long been loved for providing lower league clubs a chance to play the big boys although most of these fixtures go the way of favorite. But this was not the case in 1992 when Wrexham, the 92nd rated team, faced mighty Arsenal, the league holders, at the Racecourse Ground in Wales and won 2-1 on January 4.

After going down 1-0, the home side looked beaten but two second half goals from Steve Watkin and Mickey Thomas sent them to their greatest victory.

The celebration was short lived as West Ham United defeated them in the next round.

Soccer Birthdays for January 4


1953 – Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
1969 – Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
1980 – Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
1982 – Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
1982 – Richard Logan, English footballer
1986 – James Milner, English footballer
1990 – Toni Kroos, German footballer

January 4 Soccer Deaths


2007 – Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)