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This day in European football history - February 5

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What happened on February 5
YearEvents
1884
Foundation day of Derby County FC. The club from England have won 2 domestic championship titles.
1903
Birthday of the international referee Otto Remke from Denmark, who refereed 17 football games of European national teams
1924
International football referee Leo Callaghan from Wales was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (13 games in total). Passed away on January 8, 1987.
1927
Former Sweden footballer Nils Åke Sandell was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1952 and earned 20 caps, scoring 21 goals. Date of his death: May 29, 1992.
1933
International footballer Miloš Milutinović was born 89 years ago. He played 33 matches for Yugoslavia national team and scored 16 goals. He was also a national team manager. Died on January 28, 2003, aged 69 years.
1953
Birthday of the Czech Republic football referee Václav Krondl, who was an official at 12 international games of European association football teams.
1961
Savvas Kofidis, former Greece national football team player (67 caps and 1 goal), born this day.
1965
57 years ago, the Romania football player Gheorghe Hagi is born. He appeared for 124 matches in total and scored 35 international goals for Romania. He was also a national team manager.
1975
Birthday of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who played for Netherlands national team in period 1996-2010 (106 caps and 6 goals).
Czech Republic referee Radek Matějek is born 47 years ago. He is known to have officiated 5 international matches of European teams during the period from 2006 to 2010.
1979
Former Denmark national team player Michael Rohde died on this day aged 84. He earned 40 caps and scored 22 goals in total. Born on March 3, 1894.
1981
Greece footballer Loukas Vyntra is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2005 and earned 57 caps.
1985
International footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is born 37 years ago. He played 191 matches for Portugal national team and scored 117 goals.
Estadio Corregidora was opened in Santiago de Querétaro. The venue hosted 10 football matches of European national teams.
1986
Vedran Ćorluka, Croatia national football team player (103 caps and 4 goals), born this day.
1987
Gustav Lechner died at the age of 73. He appeared in 55 international football games for Croatia and Yugoslavia teams. Date of his birth: February 17, 1913.
1990
32 years ago, the Luxembourg football player Lars Krogh Gerson is born. He appeared for 90 matches in total and scored 4 international goals for Luxembourg.
1992
Birthday of Stefan de Vrij, who played for Netherlands national team in period 2012-2022 (59 caps and 3 goals).
2015
Rik Coppens passed away at the age of 84. He played for Belgium national team in period from 1949 to 1959 (47 caps and 21 goals). Born on April 29, 1930.
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