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This day in European football history - February 18

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What happened on February 18
YearEvents
1882
The 1st ever international game of the Ireland national team was held in Belfast vs England.
1901
International football referee Giovanni Galeati from Italy was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (12 games in total). Passed away on January 7, 1959.
1923
International football venue Estadio de Sarriá was inaugurated in Barcelona. Since opening, 6 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1926
Birthday of Jan Zwartkruis from Netherlands, who managed Netherlands national team in 26 international football matches. Passed away on March 7, 2013.
1930
90 years ago, the former Norway football player Arne Bakker was born. He appeared for 54 matches in total for Norway. Died on October 9, 2009, aged 79 years.
1933
Former England national team manager Bobby Robson was born 87 years ago. He also played for national team. Died on July 31, 2009.
1936
Birthday of Jozef Vengloš from Czech Republic, who managed Czech Republic and Slovakia national teams in 91 international football matches.
1951
César scored the 200th goal of Spain in international football match in Madrid against Switzerland.
1957
Birthday of the Ukraine football referee Vasyl Melnychuk, who was an official at 10 international games of European association football teams.
1963
Sweden referee Anders Frisk is born 57 years ago. He is known to have officiated 38 international matches of European teams during the period from 1991 to 2004.
1967
Birthday of Roberto Baggio, who played for Italy national team in period 1988-2004 (56 caps and 27 goals).
1973
France footballer Claude Makélélé is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1995 and earned 71 caps.
1974
Bernard Voorhoof died at the age of 63. He appeared in 61 international football gamesand scored 30 goals for Belgium team. Date of his birth: May 10, 1910.
1975
International footballer Gary Neville is born 45 years ago. He played 85 matches for England national team.
Keith Gillespie, Northern Ireland national football team player (86 caps and 2 goals), born this day.
1978
42 years ago, the Croatia football player Josip Šimunić is born. He appeared for 105 matches in total and scored 3 international goals for Croatia.
Kamarás Árpád passed away. He was a well-known international football referee from Hungary.
1981
The match France vs Spain in Madrid was the 400th ever international match of France.
1982
Birthday of Aleksandr Dmitrijev, who played for Estonia national team in period 2004-2019 (107 caps).
1986
Kohut Vilmos passed away at the age of 79. He played for Hungary national team in period from 1925 to 1938 (26 caps and 14 goals). Born on July 17, 1906.
1988
Israel footballer Bibras Natkho is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2010 and earned 66 caps, scoring 2 goals.
1996
Former Scotland football referee Hugh Phillips died this day at the age of 74. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on April 4, 1921.
1999
Nikolay Latyshev passed away aged 85. He was a well-known international football referee from Soviet Union. Date of his birth: November 22, 1913.
2004
Northern Ireland national team played their 500th international match in Belfast against Norway.
2018
Former Bulgaria national team player Pavel Panov died on this day aged 67. He earned 44 caps and scored 13 goals in total. Date of his birth: September 16, 1950.
Ranking of national teams
1.
Belgium
3.8462Belgium national football team
2.
Portugal
+2
3.7238Portugal national football team
3.
France
+3
3.7218France national football team
4.
Spain
-2
3.7127Spain national football team
5.
Italy
-1
3.5857Italy national football team
6.
Switzerland
3.4842Switzerland national football team
7.
Netherlands
+1
3.4711Netherlands national football team
8.
Ukraine
-1
3.3987Ukraine national football team
9.
Germany
+1
3.2586Germany national football team
10.
Denmark
-1
3.2507Denmark national football team
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