On this day in football history - 5th November




Birthdays / Born on this day - 5th November

  • 5th November 1936 - Uwe Seeler. Legendary one club man with Hamburger SV, and another German striker who had a phenomenal strike rate - over 400 goals in less than 500 matches for Hamburger SV.
  • 5th November 1938 - César Luis Menotti. The legendary fag-smoking manager of Argentina in their 1978 World Cup triumph. Nicknamed "El Flaco" (the slim one).
  • 5th November 1952 - Oleg Blokhin. The all-time top goalscorer for both Dynamo Kiev and the Soviet Union national team.
  • 5th November 1953 - Antonio Carbognani.
  • 5th November 1954 - Alejandro "Alex" Sabella. The attacking midfielder had five years at both River Plate and Estudiantes. He was 1 of 4 Argentinian players to move to England in 1978 - Sheffield United bought him after they decided Diego Maradona was too expensive. Hmm...
  • 5th November 1963 - Hans Gillhaus.
  • 5th November 1963 - Jean-Pierre Papin. The French striker is a Marseille great, his volleys were so special they got their own name - "Papinades".
  • 5th November 1964 - Abedi Pele.
  • 5th November 1966 - Nayim.
  • 5th November 1972 - Sergen Yalçin. The "Turkish Maradona".
  • 5th November 1974 - Dado Prso.
  • 5th November 1986 - Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 5th November 1992 - Marco Verratti.



Football Events - 5th November

  • 5th November 1875 - A meeting at the St. Leger Hotel led to the founding of Blackburn Rovers.



Football Photos - 5th November