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This day in European football history - April 16

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What happened on April 16
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1909
International footballer Beb Bakhuys was born 112 years ago. He played 23 matches for Netherlands national team and scored 28 goals. Died on July 7, 1982, aged 73 years.
1929
Italy referee Aurelio Angonese is born 92 years ago. He is known to have officiated 11 international matches of European teams during the period from 1968 to 1974.
1938
Steve Bloomer passed away at the age of 64. He played for England national team in period from 1895 to 1907 (23 caps and 28 goals). Date of his birth: January 20, 1874.
1944
Birthday of the international referee Marcel Van Langenhove from Belgium, who refereed 20 football games of European national teams
1958
The match Northern Ireland vs Wales in Cardiff was the 200th ever international match of Northern Ireland.
1960
Pierre Littbarski, former West Germany national football team player (73 caps and 18 goals), born this day.
1965
International football referee Manuel Enrique Mejuto González from Spain is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (32 games in total).
1968
53 years ago, the former Sweden football player Martin Dahlin is born. He appeared for 60 matches in total and scored 29 international goals for Sweden.
1969
Giorgos Sideris scored the 150th goal of Greece in international football match in Piraeus against Romania.
1974
Birthday of Sébastien Rémy, who played for Luxembourg national team in period 2002-2008 (52 caps).
1977
Sweden footballer Fredrik Ljungberg is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1998 and earned 75 caps, scoring 14 goals.
1978
International footballer Igor Tudor is born 43 years ago. He played 55 matches for Croatia national team and scored 3 goals.
1985
Andreas Granqvist, Sweden national football team player (88 caps and 9 goals), born this day.
1995
Former Switzerland national team player Josef Hügi died on this day aged 65. He earned 34 caps and scored 23 goals in total. Born on January 23, 1930.
2016
Louis Pilot died at the age of 75. He appeared in 50 international football gamesand scored 7 goals for Luxembourg team. He was also known as a national team manager. Date of his birth: November 11, 1940.
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