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This day in European football history - October 27

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What happened on October 27
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1865
Tinsley Lindley, former England national football team player (13 caps and 14 goals), born this day. Date of his death: March 31, 1940.
1905
115 years ago, the former Finland football player Max Viinioksa was born. He appeared for 50 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for Finland. He was also an international referee. Died on December 1, 1977, aged 72 years.
1915
Birthday of the Austria football referee Josef Stoll, who was an official at 9 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on November 12, 1994.
1921
Czechoslovakia referee Václav Korelus was born 99 years ago. He is known to have officiated 5 international matches of European teams during the period from 1961 to 1965.
1922
Birthday of George Young, who played for Scotland national team in period 1946-1957 (54 caps). Date of his death: January 10, 1997.
1929
Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre was opened in Rosario. The venue hosted 5 football matches of European national teams.
1952
International football venue Estadio Nacional was inaugurated in Lima. Since opening, 17 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1957
Former England footballer Glenn Hoddle is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1979 and earned 53 caps, scoring 8 goals. He was also a national team manager.
1960
National Kaftanzogleio Stadium was opened in Thessaloniki. The venue hosted 19 football matches of European national teams.
1971
International footballer Thodoris Zagorakis is born 49 years ago. He played 120 matches for Greece national team and scored 3 goals.
1981
Volkan Demirel, Turkey national football team player (63 caps), born this day.
1982
The 400th ever game of the Italy national football team was held in Rome vs Switzerland.
1989
31 years ago, the San Marino football player Matteo Vitaioli is born. He appeared for 67 matches in total and scored 1 international goal for San Marino.
1990
Birthday of Jóhann Guðmundsson, who played for Iceland national team in period 2008-2021 (80 caps and 7 goals).
1998
Reidar Kvammen died at the age of 84. He appeared in 51 international football gamesand scored 17 goals for Norway team. Born on July 23, 1914.
2002
Former West Germany football referee Albert Dusch died this day at the age of 89. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on December 6, 1912.
2012
International football venue Friends Arena was inaugurated in Solna. Since opening, 42 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
2020
David Syme passed away aged 76. He was a well-known international football referee from Scotland. Date of his birth: June 15, 1944.
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