On this day in football history - 24th January
Birthdays / Born on this day - 24th January
- 1928 - Tommy Docherty.
- 1947 - Giorgio Chinaglia. A proper old fashioned centre-forward, the Italian had great spells with Lazio and New York Cosmos. He actually grew up in Wales and was on Swansea's books before moving back to Italy.
- 1959 - Michel Preud'homme. World-class keeper who had a fantastic career with Belgium, Standard Liège, Mechelen and Benfica, playing until he was 40.
Football Events - 24th January
- 1955 - Stoke City finally knocked Bury out of the FA Cup. The two clubs had played each other an incredible seven times in one month - twice in the League over Christmas, then five times in the Third Round of the FA Cup after four replays replays, including three on neutral turf at Goodison Park, Anfield and Old Trafford.
- 2000 - The great Rivaldo was named FIFA World Player of the Year, ahead of Beckham, Batistuta, Zidane and Vieri.
Football Photos - 24th January