Huddersfield Town super-fan and ‘football archeologist’ Michael Scott is touring all 1966 World Cup grounds as part of the 50th anniversary of England’s historic victory.
And not content with simply visiting each venue, Michael has been visiting as many stadia as possible on the day the matches were played during England’s most significant tournament.
So far Michael, from Mirfield, has been to Old Trafford, Manchester, on July 13, where Portugal beat Hungary 3-1, 50 years ago.
He visited Hillsborough, Sheffield, on July 15 where Spain beat Switzerland 2-1 and Villa Park, Birmingham, the following day, 50 years after Argentina played out a goalless draw against West Germany.
On July 19, Michael, visited the site of Ayresome Park, where Middlesbrough once played and where North Korea made a rare World Cup appearance to send Italy to a shock 1-0 defeat.
The ground is now a housing estate but the gates of Ayresome Park were reassembled at Middlesbrough’s current Riverside Stadium, which Michael also visited.
Michael, an accountant, went to Roker Park on July 23, where the quarter-finals took place. The former Sunderland ground is also now a housing estate.
And Michael visited Goodison Park, Liverpool, on July 26, 50 years and a day after West Germany defeated the Soviet Union 2-1.
Michael, who has been touring with his wife Angela, said: “I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of it. We’ve both enjoyed the National Football Museum in Manchester and Roker Park, even though it’s a housing estate now.
“Unfortunately I didn’t go to the games in 1966, but my uncles did.
“I wanted to see it again through my 10-year-old eyes – but after two cataracts operations!”
On Saturday, Michael, 60, will visiting the site of White City Stadium in West London followed by a pilgrimage to Wembley where England beat West Germany 4-2, 50 years ago.
As it is the anniversary of the only time England has won the World Cup, Michael expects he won’t be alone in celebrating the event at its location.
Michael said: “I’m looking forward to going down to Wembley and I understand there’s going to be an exhibition on there.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a lot of people there on Saturday.”
Amazingly, Michael doesn’t drive and makes all his trips by bus and train.