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.
117 years ago today, Fredrikstad FK were formed. The club from Norway have won 9 domestic championship titles.
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 Namias in football match vs Italy*.
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.
53 years ago, the former Germany football player Bodo Illgner is born. He appeared for 54 matches in total for Germany.
Birthday of Aleš Čeh, who played for Slovenia national team in period 1992-2002 (74 caps and 1 goal).
Former Switzerland footballer Christophe Ohrel is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1991 and earned 56 caps, scoring 6 goals.
Franck Ribéry, France national football team player (81 caps and 16 goals), born this day.
34 years ago, the Austria football player Christian Fuchs is born. He appeared for 78 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for Austria.
Birthday of William Carvalho, who played for Portugal national team in period 2013-2019 (59 caps and 4 goals).
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.
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.
Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira (Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova) was opened in Salvador. The venue hosted 8 football matches of European national teams.