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This day in European football history - August 22

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What happened on August 22
YearEvents
1894
125 years ago today, First Vienna FC Wien were formed. They were winners of Austria football championship 2 times.
1914
International football referee Gérard Versyp from Belgium was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (12 games in total).
1920
International football venue Jules Ottenstadion was inaugurated in Gentbrugge. Since opening, 4 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1936
Kurt Wabbel Stadion was opened in Halle. The venue hosted 5 football matches of European national teams.
1941
Birthday of the East Germany football referee Klaus Scheurell, who was an official at 10 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on August 12, 2016.
1960
Wales referee Alan Howells is born 59 years ago. He is known to have officiated 5 international matches of European teams during the period from 1993 to 1998.
1964
International football venue Estadio Luis Tróccoli was inaugurated in Montevideo. Since opening, 1 game of European national football teams was played on the stadium.
1965
Ólafur Þórðarson, former Iceland national football team player (72 caps and 5 goals), born this day.
1968
51 years ago, the Russia football player Aleksandr Mostovoy is born. He appeared for 65 matches in total and scored 13 international goals for Russia.
1977
Birthday of Heiðar Helguson, who played for Iceland national team in period 1999-2011 (55 caps and 12 goals).
1987
Arne Brustad passed away at the age of 75. He played for Norway national team in period from 1935 to 1946 (33 caps and 17 goals). Date of his birth: April 14, 1912.
1988
Russia footballer Artyom Dzyuba is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2011 and earned 42 caps, scoring 24 goals.
2010
Former Yugoslavia national team player Stjepan Bobek died on this day aged 86. He earned 63 caps and scored 38 goals in total. Born on December 3, 1923.
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