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This day in European football history - January 25

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What happened on January 25
Birthday of the international referee Jacky Pearson from England, who refereed 5 football games of European national teams He was also a national team player. The referee died on June 22, 1931.
International football referee Heinrich Retschury from Austria was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (31 games in total). He was also a national team manager. Passed away on December 15, 1944.
133 years ago today, Sevilla FC were formed. The club from Spain have won 1 domestic championship title. Also they where winners of UEFA Europa League in 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2019/20 and 2022/23; UEFA Cup in 2005/06 and 2006/07.
Former Scotland football referee Tom Robertson died this day at the age of 60. He officiated in matches of national football teams. He also played for national team. Born on December 9, 1863.
Birthday of the Spain football referee Pablo Sánchez Ibáñez, who was an official at 8 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on May 15, 1987.
Former Austria footballer Horst Nemec was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1959 and earned 29 caps, scoring 16 goals. Date of his death: June 23, 1984.
International footballer Eusébio was born 81 years ago. He played 64 matches for Portugal national team and scored 41 goals. Died on January 5, 2014, aged 71 years.
Hans-Jürgen Dörner, former East Germany national football team player (100 caps and 9 goals), born this day. Date of his death: January 19, 2022.
Spain referee Antonio Jesús López Nieto is born 65 years ago. He is known to have officiated 19 international matches of European teams during the period from 1994 to 2003.
61 years ago, the former Belgium football player Georges Grün is born. He appeared for 77 matches in total and scored 6 international goals for Belgium.
Birthday of Václav Němeček, who played for Czech Republic national team in period 1988-1996 (60 caps and 6 goals).
Jaroslav Vlček passed away. He was a well-known international football referee from Czechoslovakia.
Spain footballer Xavi is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2000 and earned 133 caps, scoring 12 goals.
Erich Hof passed away at the age of 58. He played for Austria national team in period from 1957 to 1968 (37 caps and 28 goals). He was also known as a national team manager. Born on August 3, 1936.
Former East Germany football referee Rudi Glöckner died this day at the age of 69. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on March 20, 1929.
Estádio Governador Roberto Santos (de Pituaçu) was opened in Salvador. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
Former Netherlands national team player Wim Jansen died on this day aged 75. He earned 65 caps and scored 1 goal in total. Date of his birth: October 28, 1946.
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