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Football Events - 2nd October

Birthdays / Born on this day - 2nd October

  • 2nd October 1935 - Omar Sívori. One of the most skilful and creative forwards of the 1950s and 1960s, he was born in Argentina but took Italian citizenship after moving from River Plate to Juventus. Sívori was also named as Ballon d'Or winner in 1961.
  • 2nd October 1943 - Paul Van Himst. The legendary Belgian and Anderlecht forward was nicknamed “Polle Gazon”, and scored 233 goals for Anderlecht, and 30 for Belgium. Van Himst also appeared in the 1981 film Escape to Victory, as Michel Fieu.
  • 2nd October 1948 - Trevor Brooking. West Ham legend. Thoroughly nice bloke. And scorer of that iconic "Stanchion goal" for England against Hungary in 1981.
  • 2nd October 1961 - Dan Corneliusson. The Swedish striker was number 9 for that great IFK Göteborg side that won the 1982 UEFA Cup / Europa League final. Went on to play for VfB Stuttgart, Como, Wettingen, Malmö and Karlstad BK. Corneliusson also had one of Serie A's fastest red cards. He was a sub for Como, came on, an opponent said something to him as he went past him, Corneliusson lashed out at him and was then sent straight off!
  • 2nd October 1991 - Roberto Firminho. The Brazilian forward's clubs so far in his career: Figueirense, 1899 Hoffenheim, Liverpool.


Football Photos - 2nd October