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This day in European football history - May 29

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What happened on May 29
YearEvents
1885
Foundation day of Budapesti TC. The club from Hungary had won 2 domestic championship titles.
1897
IFK Norrköping were established on this day. They were winners of Sweden football championship 13 times.
1923
97 years ago today, CA Spora Luxembourg Lëtzebuerg were formed. The club from Luxembourg had won 11 domestic championship titles.
1924
The 200th goal of Sweden national team was scored by Per Kaufeldt in international match vs Belgium.
1928
Birthday of Harald Hennum, who played for Norway national team in period 1949-1960 (43 caps and 25 goals). Date of his death: October 14, 1993.
1929
Birthday of the international referee Tofik Bakhramov from Soviet Union, who refereed 6 football games of European national teams The referee died on March 23, 1993.
1930
Former Norway footballer Asbjørn Hansen was born today. He made his debut for national team in 1952 and earned 52 caps. Died on March 25, 2017, aged 86 years.
Rakvere linnastaadion was opened in Rakvere. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
1945
International football referee José Rosa dos Santos from Portugal is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (10 games in total).
1949
International footballer Wilhelm Kreuz is born 71 years ago. He played 56 matches for Austria national team and scored 10 goals.
1958
International football venue Ullevi Stadion was inaugurated in Gothenburg. Since opening, 66 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1964
Charles Scerri, former Malta national football team player (65 caps and 3 goals), born this day.
1965
Former England football referee Walter Lewington died this day at the age of 73. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on September 2, 1891.
1966
Estadio Azteca was opened in Mexico City. The venue hosted 47 football matches of European national teams.
1973
47 years ago, the Turkey football player Alpay Özalan is born. He appeared for 90 matches in total and scored 4 international goals for Turkey.
1979
Birthday of Martin Stocklasa, who played for Liechtenstein national team in period 1996-2014 (113 caps and 5 goals).
Germany footballer Arne Friedrich is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2002 and earned 82 caps, scoring 1 goal.
1980
Birthday of the Denmark football referee Kenn Hansen, who was an official at 6 international games of European association football teams.
Portugal referee Tiago Martins is born 40 years ago. He is known to have officiated 7 international matches of European teams during the period from 2017 to 2019.
1981
International footballer Andrey Arshavin is born 39 years ago. He played 75 matches for Russia national team and scored 17 goals.
1992
Former Sweden national team player Nils-Åke Sandell died on this day aged 65. He earned 20 caps and scored 21 goals in total. Born on February 5, 1927.
2002
Mátrai Sándor died at the age of 69. He appeared in 81 international football games for Hungary team. Date of his birth: November 20, 1932.
2003
Trevor Ford passed away at the age of 79. He played for Wales national team in period from 1946 to 1956 (38 caps and 23 goals). Born on October 1, 1923.
2005
Former Czechoslovakia national team player Svatopluk Pluskal died on this day aged 74. He earned 56 caps and scored 1 goal in total. Date of his birth: October 28, 1930.
2012
Bulgaria national team played their 700th international match in Wals-Siezenheim against Turkey.
2017
Bogdan Dochev passed away aged 81. He was a well-known international football referee from Bulgaria. Date of his birth: June 26, 1935.
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.
Spain
-2
3.7127Spain national football team
5.
Italy
-1
3.5857Italy national football team
6.
Switzerland
3.4842Switzerland national football team
7.
Netherlands
+1
3.4711Netherlands national football team
8.
Ukraine
-1
3.3987Ukraine national football team
9.
Germany
+1
3.2586Germany national football team
10.
Croatia
+1
3.1269Croatia national football team
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