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This day in European football history - May 20

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What happened on May 20
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1888
Former Netherlands footballer Mannes Francken was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1906 and earned 22 caps, scoring 17 goals. Died on November 19, 1948, aged 60 years.
1903
International footballer Hans Horvath was born 117 years ago. He played 46 matches for Austria national team and scored 29 goals. Date of his death: July 30, 1968.
1923
International football venue Estadio de Mestalla was inaugurated in Valencia. Since opening, 33 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1927
Léon Letsch, former Luxembourg national football team player (53 caps and 10 goals), born this day.
1942
Former England national team player John Goodall died on this day aged 78. He earned 14 caps and scored 12 goals in total. Date of his birth: June 19, 1863.
1950
Walter Ulbricht Stadion was opened in Berlin. The venue hosted 13 football matches of European national teams.
1952
Belarus and Russia referee Vadzim Zhuk is born 68 years ago. He is known to have officiated 23 international matches of European teams during the period from 1984 to 1997.
1953
Birthday of the international referee Serge Muhmenthaler from Switzerland, who refereed 15 football games of European national teams
International football referee Michał Listkiewicz from Poland is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (14 games in total).
1956
64 years ago, the former Norway football player Pål Jacobsen is born. He appeared for 42 matches in total and scored 13 international goals for Norway.
1957
Birthday of the England football referee Dermot Gallagher, who was an official at 11 international games of European association football teams.
1964
Birthday of Miodrag Belodedici, who played for Romania national team in period 1984-2000 (55 caps and 5 goals).
1966
Former Austria footballer Peter Artner is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1987 and earned 55 caps, scoring 1 goal.
1972
International footballer Serghei Cleşcenco is born 48 years ago. He played 69 matches for Moldova national team and scored 11 goals.
1977
Serghei Rogaciov, Moldova national football team player (52 caps and 9 goals), born this day.
1981
39 years ago, the Spain football player Iker Casillas is born. He appeared for 167 matches in total for Spain.
1982
Birthday of Petr Čech, who played for Czech Republic national team in period 2002-2016 (124 caps).
1994
Poland footballer Piotr Zieliński is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2013 and earned 51 caps, scoring 6 goals.
2000
Charles Antenen died at the age of 70. He appeared in 56 international football gamesand scored 22 goals for Switzerland team. Born on November 3, 1929.
2001
International football venue Nuevo Estadio Antonio Amilivia was inaugurated in León. Since opening, 3 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
2006
Stadionul Zimbru was opened in Chișinău. The venue hosted 42 football matches of European national teams.
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