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This day in European football history - August 28

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What happened on August 28
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1896
127 years ago, the former Netherlands football player Harry Dénis was born. He appeared for 56 matches in total for Netherlands. Died on July 13, 1971, aged 74 years.
1906
117 years ago today, Moss FK were formed. They were winner of Norway football championship 1 time.
1910
Birthday of Karl Zischek, who played for Austria national team in period 1931-1945 (40 caps and 24 goals). Date of his death: October 6, 1985.
1918
Foundation day of FC Spartak 1918 Varna. The club from Bulgaria have won 1 domestic championship title.
1920
The 1st ever international game of the Spain national team was held in Forest vs Denmark.
The 1st ever international game of the Yugoslavia national team was held in Antwerp vs Czechoslovakia.
1921
International football venue Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt was inaugurated in Rocourt . Since opening, 6 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1947
Former England footballer Emlyn Hughes was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1969 and earned 62 caps, scoring 1 goal. Died on November 9, 2004, aged 57 years.
1954
International footballer Jozef Barmoš is born 69 years ago. He played 52 matches for Czechoslovakia national team.
1973
Armen Shahgeldyan, Armenia national football team player (53 caps and 6 goals), born this day.
1977
46 years ago, the Sweden football player Daniel Andersson is born. He appeared for 74 matches in total for Sweden.
1982
Gérard Versyp passed away aged 68. He was a well-known international football referee from Belgium. Date of his birth: August 22, 1914.
1990
Slovenia referee Rade Obrenović is born 33 years ago. He is known to have officiated 8 international matches of European teams during the period from 2018 to 2023.
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