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This day in European football history - June 17

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What happened on June 17
YearEvents
1905
Foundation day of ESV Admira Energie Wien. The club from Austria have won 7 domestic championship titles.
1909
Birthday of the international referee Helge Andersen from Denmark, who refereed 7 football games of European national teams The referee died on October 25, 1966.
1920
International football referee Martin Macko from Czechoslovakia was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (6 games in total). Passed away on June 18, 1977.
1923
Estadio El Madrigal was opened in Villareal . The venue hosted 3 football matches of European national teams.
1929
Tomislav Crnković, former Yugoslavia national football team player (51 caps), born this day. Date of his death: January 17, 2009.
1933
Birthday of the Italy football referee Gianfranco Menegali, who was an official at 6 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on November 1, 2016.
1944
78 years ago, the former Finland football player Matti Paatelainen is born. He appeared for 47 matches in total and scored 11 international goals for Finland.
1959
International football venue Laugardalsvöllur was inaugurated in Reykjavík. Since opening, 207 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1966
Switzerland referee Markus Nobs is born 56 years ago. He is known to have officiated 5 international matches of European teams during the period from 2001 to 2006.
1972
Birthday of Adoram Keisi, who played for Israel national team in period 1994-2006 (55 caps and 4 goals).
1975
Albania footballer Altin Haxhi is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1995 and earned 67 caps, scoring 3 goals.
1984
West Germany national team played their 500th international match in Lens against Romania.
1990
International footballer Alan Dzagoev is born 32 years ago. He played 59 matches for Russia national team and scored 9 goals.
Jordan Henderson, England national football team player (70 caps and 2 goals), born this day.
1995
27 years ago, the Hungary football player Ádám Nagy is born. He appeared for 66 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for Hungary.
2002
Former West Germany national team player Fritz Walter died on this day aged 81. He earned 61 caps and scored 33 goals in total. Born on October 31, 1920.
2010
The 500th ever game of the Greece national football team was held in Bloemfontein vs Nigeria.
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