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This day in European football history - October 29

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What happened on October 29
YearEvents
1911
The 1st ever international game of the Luxembourg national team was held in Luxembourg City vs France.
The first international goal of Luxembourg was scored by Albert Elter in football match vs France.
1917
Birthday of Nils Carlsson, who played for Sweden national team in period 1941-1949 (26 caps and 17 goals). Date of his death: May 28, 1999.
1926
Foundation day of GÍ Gøta. The club from Faroe Islands had won 6 domestic championship titles.
1945
Birthday of the international referee Emilio Soriano from Spain, who refereed 16 football games of European national teams
1960
International football referee Ivan Dobrinov from Bulgaria is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (5 games in total).
1962
Former Norway national team player Einar Gundersen died on this day aged 66. He earned 33 caps and scored 26 goals in total. He was also known as a national team manager. Born on September 20, 1896.
1967
Stadionul Central was opened in Craiova. The venue hosted 7 football matches of European national teams.
1970
Netherlands footballer Phillip Cocu is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1996 and earned 101 caps, scoring 10 goals.
International footballer Edwin van der Sar is born 49 years ago. He played 130 matches for Netherlands national team.
1973
Robert Pirès, France national football team player (79 caps and 14 goals), born this day.
1976
43 years ago, the Northern Ireland football player Stephen Craigan is born. He appeared for 54 matches in total for Northern Ireland.
1979
Birthday of Igor Duljaj, who played for Serbia national team in period 2000-2007 (52 caps and 2 goals).
Don Givens scored the 250th goal of Rep. of Ireland in international football match in Dublin against United States.
1981
Ukraine footballer Ruslan Rotan is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2003 and earned 100 caps, scoring 8 goals.
1985
Birthday of the Netherlands football referee Serdar Gözübüyük, who was an official at 10 international games of European association football teams.
1988
International footballer Andy King is born 31 years ago. He played 50 matches for Wales national team and scored 2 goals.
2011
International football venue Arena Lviv was inaugurated in Lviv. Since opening, 15 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
2014
Klas Ingesson died at the age of 46. He appeared in 57 international football gamesand scored 13 goals for Sweden team. Date of his birth: August 20, 1968.
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