THE BIG THATCH!

Trump’s cup draw with Saint and Greavsie

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By BECCA STUBBS becca@sun­daysport.co.uk

LONG be­fore he was elected U.S. Pres­i­dent of the United States, Don­ald Trump was pick­ing balls out of a hat.

The Pres­i­dent-elect was a guest on the team who made the draw for the quar­ter fi­nals of the 1992 League Cup, then called the Rum­be­lows Cup.

Trump, now 70, is with­out his in­fa­mous blonde hair and or­ange glow in telly footage of the draw but he did have a hand in the last eight of a ma­jor English foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion.

He ap­peared on the leg­endary Saint & Greavsie show, which was on ITV be­tween 1985 and 1992.

Along­side Jimmy Greaves and Ian St John, for­mer Foot­ball League sec­re­tary David Dent in­tro­duced the live draw with guest star Trump in De­cem­ber 1991.

The Don­ald was tasked with pick­ing the away teams out of the bag af­ter Jimmy had drawn the home teams.

In the clip, Trump ex­presses his love for foot­ball, say­ing: “I used to play – we call it soc­cer. It’s a great game. I love soc­cer.”

USA were the hosts of the 1994 World Cup and Trump also re­vealed his ex­cite­ment at the prospect of the world’s elite de­scend­ing on his coun­try to play the beau­ti­ful game.

Manch­ester United lifted the Rum­be­lows Cup that year af­ter beat­ing Not­ting­ham For­est 1-0 at Wem­b­ley.

Bil­lion­aire ty­coon Trump was also sent home with a tro­phy of his own – a fa­mous Saint and Greavsie mug.

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