Birthday of the Netherlands football referee Christiaan Groothoff, who was an official at 14 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on January 28, 1954.
Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien was opened in Metz. The venue hosted 4 football matches of European national teams.
International football venue Altonaer Stadion was inaugurated in Altona. Since opening, 3 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
Hungary referee Palotai Károly was born 85 years ago. He is known to have officiated 26 international matches of European teams during the period from 1972 to 1984. Passed away on February 3, 2018.
Franz Beckenbauer, former West Germany national football team player (103 caps and 14 goals), born this day. He was also a national team manager.
Former Moldova national team head coach Ion Caras is born 70 years ago.
63 years ago, the former Denmark football player Preben Elkjær is born. He appeared for 69 matches in total and scored 38 international goals for Denmark.
Birthday of Plamen Markov from Bulgaria, who managed Bulgaria national team in 31 international football matches. He also played for national team.
Birthday of Julio Salinas, who played for Spain national team in period 1986-1996 (56 caps and 22 goals).
Birthday of Hennadiy Lytovchenko, who played for Ukraine and Soviet Union national teams in period 1984-1990 (61 caps and 14 goals).
Poland national team played their 200th international match in Erfurt against East Germany.
Former Croatia national team manager Slaven Bilić is born 52 years ago. He also played for national team.
Dejan Stanković, Serbia national football team player (103 caps and 15 goals), born this day.
41 years ago, the France football player Éric Abidal is born. He appeared for 67 matches in total for France.
Birthday of Daniel da Mota, who played for Luxembourg national team in period 2007-2019 (99 caps and 7 goals).
Former France football referee Édouard Harzic died this day at the age of 82. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on September 25, 1906.
The 400th ever game of the Iceland national football team was held in Larnaca vs Cyprus.