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This day in European football history - March 3

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What happened on March 3
YearEvents
1894
126 years ago, the former Denmark football player Michael Rohde was born. He appeared for 40 matches in total and scored 22 international goals for Denmark. Date of his death: February 5, 1979.
1896
FK Lyn Oslo were established on this day. The club from Norway have won 2 domestic championship titles.
1912
Birthday of Lauro Amadò, who played for Switzerland national team in period 1935-1948 (54 caps and 20 goals). Died on June 6, 1971, aged 59 years.
1914
Birthday of the Netherlands football referee Jan Bronkhorst, who was an official at 20 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on January 6, 1986.
1922
Former Hungary footballer Hidegkuti Nándor was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1945 and earned 69 caps, scoring 39 goals. Date of his death: February 14, 2002.
1953
Birthday of Brian Kerr from Rep. of Ireland, who managed Faroe Islands and Rep. of Ireland national teams in 52 international football matches.
1956
International footballer Zbigniew Boniek is born 64 years ago. He played 80 matches for Poland national team and scored 24 goals. He was also a national team manager.
Germany referee Hartmut Strampe is born 64 years ago. He is known to have officiated 18 international matches of European teams during the period from 1994 to 2001.
Birthday of the international referee José María García-Aranda from Spain, who refereed 14 football games of European national teams
1957
Atli Eðvaldsson, former Iceland national football team player (70 caps and 8 goals), born this day. He was also a national team manager. Date of his death: September 2, 2019.
1959
61 years ago, the former Soviet Union football player Vagiz Khidiyatullin is born. He appeared for 58 matches in total and scored 6 international goals for Soviet Union.
Paul Nicolas died at the age of 59. He appeared in 35 international football gamesand scored 20 goals for France team. He was also known as a national team manager. Born on November 4, 1899.
1965
Birthday of Dragan Stojković, who played for Yugoslavia national team in period 1983-2001 (84 caps and 15 goals).
1972
International football referee Alexandru Deaconu from Romania is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (5 games in total).
1976
The 300th ever game of the Northern Ireland national football team was held in Tel Aviv vs Israel.
1978
Former West Germany football referee Werner Treichel died this day at the age of 57. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on January 14, 1921.
1981
Albania footballer Ervin Bulku is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2002 and earned 56 caps, scoring 1 goal. He was also a national team manager.
1982
Birthday of the Finland football referee Antti Munukka, who was an official at 6 international games of European association football teams.
1984
Marcel Bois passed away aged 65. He was a well-known international football referee from France. Date of his birth: July 18, 1918.
1986
International footballer Mehmet Topal is born 34 years ago. He played 81 matches for Turkey national team and scored 2 goals.
2005
Rinus Michels from Netherlands, who managed Netherlands national team in 54 international football matches, passed away. He was also a national team player. Born on February 9, 1928.
2010
The match Italy vs Cameroon in Monaco was the 700th ever international match of Italy.
Switzerland national team played their 700th international match in St. Gallen against Uruguay.
The 200th goal of Malta national team was scored by Michael Mifsud in international match vs Finland.
2017
Raymond Kopa passed away at the age of 85. He played for France national team in period from 1952 to 1962 (45 caps and 18 goals). Date of his birth: October 13, 1931.
2019
Národný futbalový štadión was opened in Bratislava. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
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.
England
-2
3.7137England national football team
5.
Spain
-2
3.7127Spain national football team
6.
Italy
-1
3.5857Italy national football team
7.
Switzerland
3.4842Switzerland national football team
8.
Netherlands
+1
3.4711Netherlands national football team
9.
Ukraine
-1
3.3987Ukraine national football team
10.
Germany
+1
3.2586Germany national football team
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