On this day in football history - 8th November

Birthdays / Born on this day - 8th November

  • 8th November 1922 - Ademir de Menezes. Skilful, pacy and powerful Brazilian forward, he was the Golden Boot winner at the 1950 World Cup, forming a terrific attacking trio with Zizinho and Jair. Club legend of Vasco da Gama, scoring more than 300 goals in 11 seasons.
  • 8th November 1942 - Sandro Mazzola. Brilliant attacking midfielder or forward. Inter legend. Italian legend. And a great tash.
  • 8th November 1943 - Martin Peters. 1966 World Cup final winner and goal-scorer. A complete midfielder would could play anywhere, his career included long stints with West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City.
  • 8th November 1946 - Guus Hiddink.
  • 8th November 1957 - Alan Curbishley.
  • 8th November 1980 - Luis Fabiano.

Football Events - 8th November

  • 8th November 1996 - Gianfranco Zola waved arrivederci to Serie A as Parma sold him to Chelsea for £4.5m. What a bargain that would prove to be.

Football Photos - 8th November