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This day in European football history - February 2

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What happened on February 2
YearEvents
1903
Hughie Gallacher, former Scotland national football team player (20 caps and 23 goals), born this day. Died on June 11, 1957, aged 54 years.
1921
International football referee Karol Galba from Czechoslovakia was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (9 games in total). Passed away on November 15, 2009.
1929
Birthday of the Netherlands football referee Leo van der Kroft, who was an official at 5 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on November 24, 2016.
1936
88 years ago, the former Turkey football player Metin Oktay was born. He appeared for 36 matches in total and scored 19 international goals for Turkey. Date of his death: September 13, 1991.
1937
Northern Ireland referee Malcolm Moffatt is born 87 years ago. He is known to have officiated 7 international matches of European teams during the period from 1977 to 1985.
1939
Birthday of the international referee Adolf Prokop from East Germany, who refereed 25 football games of European national teams The referee died on January 23, 2002.
1946
Foundation day of KF ÍA Akranes. They were winners of Iceland football championship 18 times.
1952
Birthday of Reinhard Häfner, who played for East Germany national team in period 1971-1984 (58 caps and 5 goals). Died on October 24, 2016, aged 64 years.
1961
Former Denmark footballer Lars Olsen is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1986 and earned 84 caps, scoring 4 goals. He was also a national team manager.
1969
International footballer Valeriy Karpin is born 55 years ago. He played 73 matches for Russia national team and scored 17 goals. He was also a national team manager.
International football referee Knut Kircher from Germany is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (12 games in total).
1974
Radosław Kałużny, Poland national football team player (41 caps and 11 goals), born this day.
1987
37 years ago, the Spain football player Gerard Piqué is born. He appeared for 102 matches in total and scored 5 international goals for Spain.
Birthday of Alexandru Suvorov, who played for Moldova national team in period 2006-2020 (59 caps and 5 goals).
1989
Croatia footballer Ivan Perišić is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2011 and earned 130 caps, scoring 33 goals.
1992
International footballer Joonas Tamm is born 32 years ago. He played 58 matches for Estonia national team and scored 4 goals.
1993
Former Romania national team player Michael Klein died on this day aged 33. He earned 89 caps and scored 5 goals in total. Date of his birth: October 10, 1959.
1994
Elseid Hysaj, Albania national football team player (83 caps and 2 goals), born this day.
1999
FC Midtjylland Herning were established on this day. The club from Denmark have won 3 domestic championship titles.
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