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Thomas Youdan

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Youdan (centre, in stovepipe hat) and the Surrey Theatre company, in March 1865
Occupation Theatre proprietor

Thomas Youdan was a theatre proprietor in Sheffield, England, known for sponsoring the Youdan Cup, the first ever competition in the history of association football. [1]

Sheffield City and Metropolitan borough in England

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Youdan was the proprietor of the Surrey Theatre, West Bar, Sheffield. [2]

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  1. Murphy, Brendan (2007). From Sheffield with Love. Sports Book Limited. pp. 7778, 117. ISBN   978-1-899807-56-7.
  2. "Picture Sheffield" . Retrieved 17 April 2015.