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This day in European football history - August 1

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What happened on August 1
YearEvents
1896
124 years ago today, VfR Mannheim were formed. The club from Germany have won 1 domestic championship title.
Foundation day of FC Zürich. They were winners of Switzerland football championship 12 times.
1899
Rugby Park was opened in Kilmarnock. The venue hosted 4 football matches of European national teams.
1900
Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach were established on this day. The club from West Germany have won 5 domestic championship titles. Also they where winners of UEFA Cup in 1974/75 and 1978/79.
1902
International footballer Per Kaufeldt was born 118 years ago. He played 33 matches for Sweden national team and scored 23 goals. Date of his death: March 21, 1956.
1903
117 years ago today, Boavista FC Porto were formed. They were winner of Portugal football championship 1 time.
1908
Birthday of the international referee William Ling from England, who refereed 29 football games of European national teams The referee died on May 8, 1984.
1926
Foundation day of SSC Napoli. The club from Italy have won 2 domestic championship titles. Also they where winner of UEFA Cup in 1988/89.
1936
International football venue Olympiastadion was inaugurated in Berlin. Since opening, 45 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1946
UC Sampdoria Genova were established on this day. They were winner of Italy football championship 1 time. Also the club have won UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1989/90.
1960
Roby Langers, former Luxembourg national football team player (73 caps and 8 goals), born this day.
1962
58 years ago, the former Bulgaria football player Bozhidar Iskrenov is born. He appeared for 56 matches in total and scored 5 international goals for Bulgaria.
1970
Birthday of David James, who played for England national team in period 1997-2010 (53 caps).
1971
International football referee Aleksey Nikolaev from Russia is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (9 games in total).
1982
The 150th goal of Iceland national team was scored by Sigurður Grétarsson in international match vs Faroe Islands*.
1984
Germany footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2004 and earned 121 caps, scoring 24 goals.
2003
Guy Thys from Belgium, who managed Belgium national team in 114 international football matches, passed away. He was also a national team player. Born on December 6, 1922.
2006
Ferenc Szusza passed away at the age of 82. He played for Hungary national team in period from 1942 to 1956 (24 caps and 18 goals). Born on December 1, 1923.
2014
Former Belarus national team player Valyantsin Byalkevich died on this day aged 41. He earned 56 caps and scored 10 goals in total. Date of his birth: January 27, 1973.
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