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This day in European football history - October 7

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What happened on October 7
YearEvents
1883
Jan Studnicka, former Austria national football team player (28 caps and 18 goals), born this day. Date of his death: October 18, 1967.
1890
Birthday of the Netherlands football referee Willem Boas, who was an official at 10 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on January 8, 1962.
1893
126 years ago today, HBS Den Haag were formed. The club from Netherlands have won 3 domestic championship titles.
1900
Foundation day of KSV Holstein Kiel. They were winner of Germany football championship 1 time.
1909
110 years ago, the former Latvia football player Ēriks Pētersons was born. He appeared for 63 matches in total and scored 24 international goals for Latvia. Died on June 29, 1987, aged 77 years.
1921
Former Belgium national team head coach Raymond Goethals was born 98 years ago. Died on December 6, 2004.
1923
Estadio de Torrero was opened in Zaragoza. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
1939
Netherlands referee Bep Thomas is born 80 years ago. He is known to have officiated 8 international matches of European teams during the period from 1982 to 1988.
1941
Birthday of Boris Gaganelov, who played for Bulgaria national team in period 1963-1970 (51 caps). Date of his death: June 5, 2020.
1946
International football venue Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa was inaugurated in Tirana. Since opening, 131 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1952
Former Sweden footballer Ralf Edström is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1972 and earned 40 caps, scoring 15 goals.
1957
International footballer Faruk Hadžibegić is born 62 years ago. He played 61 matches for Yugoslavia national team and scored 6 goals. He was also a national team manager.
1964
Andreas Ogris, former Austria national football team player (63 caps and 11 goals), born this day.
1973
46 years ago, the Finland football player Sami Hyypiä is born. He appeared for 105 matches in total and scored 5 international goals for Finland.
1980
Birthday of Kristján Sigurðsson, who played for Iceland national team in period 2003-2011 (53 caps and 4 goals).
1981
The match Turkey vs Soviet Union in Izmir was the 200th ever international match of Turkey.
1982
England footballer Jermain Defoe is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2004 and earned 57 caps, scoring 20 goals.
1986
International footballer Gunnar Nielsen is born 33 years ago. He played 58 matches for Faroe Islands national team.
1988
Bíró Sándor passed away at the age of 77. He played for Hungary national team in period from 1932 to 1946 (54 caps). Born on August 19, 1911.
2000
Stade Louis Dugauguez (Duguau) was opened in Sedan. The venue hosted 1 football match of European national teams.
2006
Israel national team played their 400th international match in Moscow against Russia.
2011
The 900th ever game of the England national football team was held in Podgorica vs Montenegro.
2017
The match Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Belgium in Sarajevo was the 200th ever international match of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The 250th goal of Belarus national team was scored by Maksim Valadzko in international match vs Netherlands.
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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