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This day in European football history - September 9

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What happened on September 9
VfB Stuttgart were established on this day. The club from Germany have won 5 domestic championship titles.
126 years ago today, IFK Eskilstuna were formed. They were winner of Sweden football championship 1 time.
Birthday of Blagoje Marjanović, who played for Yugoslavia national team in period 1926-1938 (57 caps and 36 goals). Date of his death: October 1, 1984.
Birthday of the international referee Gottfried Dienst from Switzerland, who refereed 24 football games of European national teams The referee died on June 1, 1998.
International football referee Neil Midgley from England was born on this day. He refereed matches of European national football teams (11 games in total). Passed away on July 8, 2001.
Birthday of the Norway football referee Reidar Bjørnestad, who was an official at 6 international games of European association football teams. The referee died on March 9, 2005.
Former Denmark footballer Kristen Nygaard is born today. He made his debut for national team in 1970 and earned 36 caps, scoring 11 goals.
International footballer Silviu Lung is born 67 years ago. He played 76 matches for Romania national team.
Estadio Carlos Belmonte was opened in Albacete. The venue hosted 5 football matches of European national teams.
Roberto Donadoni, former Italy national football team player (63 caps and 5 goals), born this day. He was also a national team manager.
Turkey referee Bülent Demirlek is born 48 years ago. He is known to have officiated 5 international matches of European teams during the period from 2004 to 2007.
47 years ago, the Finland football player Aki Riihilahti is born. He appeared for 69 matches in total and scored 11 international goals for Finland.
Birthday of Luka Modrić, who played for Croatia national team in period 2006-2023 (163 caps and 23 goals).
The 500th ever game of the Scotland national football team was held in Glasgow vs Hungary.
Birthday of the international referee Robert Harvey from Rep. of Ireland, who refereed 6 football games of European national teams
Portugal footballer Danilo Pereira is born today. He made his debut for national team in 2015 and earned 66 caps, scoring 2 goals.
Former Italy football referee Concetto Lo Bello died this day at the age of 67. He officiated in matches of national football teams. Born on May 13, 1924.
Iuliu Bodola died at the age of 80. He appeared in 61 international football gamesand scored 35 goals for Hungary and Romania teams. Born on February 12, 1912.
The match Bulgaria vs France in Sofia was the 500th ever international match of Bulgaria.
Erik Nilsson passed away at the age of 79. He played for Sweden national team in period from 1938 to 1952 (57 caps). Date of his birth: August 6, 1916.
International football venue Estadi Nacional was inaugurated in Andorra la Vella. Since opening, 35 games of European national football teams were played on the stadium.
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