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This day in European football history - April 7

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What happened on April 7
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1902
Eduard Eelma, former Estonia national football team player (59 caps and 21 goals), born this day. He was also an international referee. Date of his death: November 16, 1941.
1903
118 years ago today, Fredrikstad FK were formed. The club from Norway have won 9 domestic championship titles.
1929
The 1st ever international game of the Greece national team was held in Athens vs Italy*.
The first international goal of Greece was scored by Alvertos Nahmias in football match vs Italy*.
1960
Nicolas Kettel passed away at the age of 34. He played for Luxembourg national team in period from 1946 to 1959 (57 caps and 15 goals). Born on December 17, 1925.
1967
54 years ago, the former Germany football player Bodo Illgner is born. He appeared for 54 matches in total for Germany.
1968
Birthday of Christophe Ohrel, who played for Switzerland national team in period 1991-1997 (56 caps and 6 goals).
Slovenia footballer Aleš Čeh is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1992 and earned 74 caps, scoring 1 goal.
1982
International footballer Franz Burgmeier is born 39 years ago. He played 112 matches for Liechtenstein national team and scored 9 goals.
1983
Franck Ribéry, France national football team player (81 caps and 16 goals), born this day.
1986
35 years ago, the Austria football player Christian Fuchs is born. He appeared for 78 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for Austria.
1992
Birthday of William Carvalho, who played for Portugal national team in period 2013-2021 (68 caps and 4 goals).
1994
Former Romania national team player Ştefan Dobay died on this day aged 84. He earned 41 caps and scored 19 goals in total. He was also known as a national team manager. Date of his birth: September 26, 1909.
2012
Former Sweden football referee Bertil Lööw died this day at the age of 87. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on June 15, 1924.
2013
Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira (Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova) was opened in Salvador. The venue hosted 8 football matches of European national teams.
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