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This day in European football history - August 5

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What happened on August 5
YearEvents
1903
Birthday of the international referee Edvin Pedersen from Norway, who refereed 9 football games of European national teams The referee died on October 5, 1984.
1906
Former Czechoslovakia footballer František Svoboda was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1926 and earned 43 caps, scoring 22 goals. Date of his death: July 6, 1948.
1917
International football referee Bengt Lundell from Sweden was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (7 games in total). Passed away on October 1, 1994.
1931
International footballer Billy Bingham is born 90 years ago. He played 56 matches for Northern Ireland national team and scored 9 goals. He was also a national team manager.
1947
Former Austria national team player Toni Schall died on this day aged 40. He earned 28 caps and scored 27 goals in total. Born on June 22, 1907.
1948
Ray Clemence, former England national football team player (61 caps), born this day. Date of his death: November 15, 2020.
1965
56 years ago, the former Romania football player Dorin Mateuţ is born. He appeared for 56 matches in total and scored 10 international goals for Romania.
1968
Birthday of Oleh Luzhnyi, who played for Soviet Union and Ukraine national teams in period 1989-2003 (60 caps).
1974
Armenia footballer Roman Berezovsky is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1996 and earned 94 caps.
1976
International footballer Marians Pahars is born 45 years ago. He played 75 matches for Latvia national team and scored 15 goals. He was also a national team manager.
Birthday of the Slovenia football referee Damir Skomina, who was an official at 58 international games of European association football teams.
1978
Ernst Melchior died at the age of 58. He appeared in 36 international football gamesand scored 16 goals for Austria team. He was also known as a national team manager. Date of his birth: June 26, 1920.
1979
David Healy, Northern Ireland national football team player (95 caps and 36 goals), born this day.
1985
Estadio Héroe de Nacozari was opened in Hermosillo. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
1992
29 years ago, the Luxembourg football player Laurent Jans is born. He appeared for 86 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for Luxembourg.
1995
Birthday of Pierre Emile Højbjerg, who played for Denmark national team in period 2014-2022 (54 caps and 4 goals).
2012
International football venue Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange was inaugurated in Oberkorn. Since opening, 1 game of European national football teams was played on the stadium.
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