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This day in European football history - December 4

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What happened on December 4
YearEvents
1886
Birthday of Jan Thomée, who played for Netherlands national team in period 1907-1912 (16 caps and 16 goals). Died on April 1, 1954, aged 67 years.
1887
132 years ago today, Örgryte IS Göteborg were formed. They were winners of Sweden football championship 12 times.
1905
Former Denmark footballer Pauli Jørgensen was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1925 and earned 47 caps, scoring 44 goals. Date of his death: October 30, 1993.
1935
The match England vs Germany in Tottenham was the 200th ever international match of England.
1943
Austria referee Fritz Kaupe is born 76 years ago. He is known to have officiated 8 international matches of European teams during the period from 1987 to 1993.
1953
International footballer Jean-Marie Pfaff is born 66 years ago. He played 64 matches for Belgium national team.
1958
Carlo Weis, former Luxembourg national football team player (88 caps and 1 goal), born this day.
Birthday of the international referee Miroslav Liba from Czech Republic, who refereed 7 football games of European national teams
1959
60 years ago, the former Rep. of Ireland football player Paul McGrath is born. He appeared for 83 matches in total and scored 8 international goals for Rep. of Ireland.
1960
Helmut Müller scored the 50th goal of East Germany in international football match in Tunis against Tunisia.
1965
Birthday of Ulf Kirsten, who played for Germany and East Germany national teams in period 1985-1990 (100 caps and 34 goals).
Soviet Union national team played their 100th international match in Montevideo against Uruguay.
1970
Former Italy national football team technical commissioner Augusto Rangone died at the age of 49. Date of his birth: December 11, 1885.
1974
Andorra footballer Txema García is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1997 and earned 71 caps.
1976
International footballer Mbo Mpenza is born 43 years ago. He played 56 matches for Belgium national team and scored 3 goals.
1991
Cliff Bastin passed away at the age of 79. He played for England national team in period from 1931 to 1938 (21 caps and 12 goals). Date of his birth: March 14, 1912.
1995
Former Netherlands national team player Roel Wiersma died on this day aged 63. He earned 53 caps in total. Born on April 15, 1932.
2005
Pietro Bonetto passed away aged 83. He was a well-known international football referee from Italy. Date of his birth: December 11, 1921.
2016
Former Hungary football referee Petri Sándor died this day at the age of 88. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on January 5, 1928.
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