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This day in European football history - September 5

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What happened on September 5
YearEvents
1882
Foundation day of Tottenham Hotspur FC London. The club from England have won 2 domestic championship titles. Also they where winners of UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1962/63; UEFA Cup in 1971/72 and 1983/84.
1921
Birthday of Karl Decker, who played for Austria and Germany national teams in period 1942-1942 (33 caps and 26 goals). He was also a national team manager. Date of his death: September 27, 2005.
1924
Birthday of the international referee Joaquim Campos from Portugal, who refereed 11 football games of European national teams The referee died on March 18, 2016.
1936
Shakhtar Stadium was opened in Donetsk. The venue hosted 2 football matches of European national teams.
1948
CS Universitatea Craiova were established on this day. They were winners of Romania football championship 4 times.
1965
International football venue Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Mineirão) was inaugurated in Belo Horizonte. Since opening, 11 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
1967
International footballer Matthias Sammer is born 52 years ago. He played 74 matches for Germany and East Germany national teams and scored 14 goals.
1969
Rúnar Kristinsson, Iceland national football team player (104 caps and 3 goals), born this day.
1977
42 years ago, the Spain football player Joseba Etxeberria is born. He appeared for 53 matches in total and scored 12 international goals for Spain.
1979
Birthday of John Carew, who played for Norway national team in period 1998-2011 (91 caps and 24 goals).
1980
International football referee Jakob Kehlet from Denmark is born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (14 games in total).
1988
Turkey footballer Nuri Şahin is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2005 and earned 52 caps, scoring 2 goals.
1992
International footballer Aleksandar Trajkovski is born 27 years ago. He played 54 matches for North Macedonia national team and scored 15 goals.
1999
The 150th goal of Cyprus national team was scored by Yiotis Engomitis in international match vs Israel.
2001
Aleksandr Iashvili scored the 100th goal of Georgia in international football match in Tbilisi against Lithuania.
2006
Former Sweden national team player Karl Löfgren died on this day aged 83. He earned 40 caps and scored 13 goals in total. Born on August 29, 1923.
2009
Romania national team played their 600th international match in Saint-Denis against France.
2011
Robert Ballaman died at the age of 85. He appeared in 50 international football gamesand scored 19 goals for Switzerland team. Date of his birth: June 21, 1926.
2019
The 600th ever game of the Luxembourg national football team was held in Belfast vs Northern Ireland.
The match Israel vs North Macedonia in Beersheba was the 500th ever international match of Israel.
Romania national team played their 700th international match in Bucharest against Spain.
The 800th ever game of the Switzerland national football team was held in Dublin vs Rep. of Ireland.
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