On this day in football history - 22nd January

Birthdays / Born on this day - 22nd January

  • 1914 - Legendary keeper Sam Bartram.
  • 1939 - Gigi Simoni. As a player he's best known as an attacking midfielder for Torino, Brescia and Genoa, as a coach he won the Panchina d'Oro in 1998 after guiding Inter to UEFA Cup glory.
  • 1961 - Elzo, defensive midfielder who played in all five matches of Brazil's 1986 World Cup campaign.
  • 1968 - Mauricio "Chicho" Serna, yhe Colombian was a cult hero at Boca Juniors for his all-action midfield displays.
  • 1968 - Frank Leboeuf.
  • 1971 - Stan Collymore.
  • 1973 - Free-scoring goalkeeper Rogério Ceni. A São Paulo legend, Ceni played more than 1000 games for the club and scored an incredible 131 goals!
  • 1977 - Hidetoshi Nakata. The attacking midfielder was one of the first real superstars of Japanese football as he made a name for himself playing with five Serie A clubs in the late 1990s and 2000s - Perugia, Roma, Parma, Bologna and Fiorentina.
  • 1980 - Jonathan Woodgate.
  • 1982 - Fabricio Coloccini.
  • 1988 - Marcel Schmelzer.

Football Events - 22nd January

  • 1927 - Arsenal vs Sheffield United became the first football match to be broadcast live on radio. To help the listeners, they published a numbered grid of the Highbury pitch in the Radio Times so the numbers could be included in the commentary!
  • 1994 - After suffering seven League defeats on the trot, Blackpool tried something new to drum up some support for the Second Division visit of Swansea City - free admission. The crowd of 7080 was to be their third highest League crowd at Bloomfield Road that season...and they picked up a point in the 1-1 draw.

Football Photos - 22nd January