On this day in football history - 3rd October

Birthdays / Born on this day - 3rd October

  • 3rd October 1942 - Roberto Perfumo. One of Argentina's greatest defenders, he played for Racing, River Plate and Brazilian club Cruzeiro.
  • 3rd October 1950 - Andrzej Szarmach. Key player in the golden era of Polish football. Great striker at Auxerre. Owner of a classic Euro-tache.
  • 3rd October 1955 - José Daniel Valencia. The attacking midfielder is a club legend of Argentine side Talleres de Córdoba. He's also a World Cup winner, having played on home soil in 1978.
  • 3rd October 1978 - Claudio Pizarro. Peruvian striker who became a real cult hero of German football after moving there in 1999. Pizarro was still playing in the Bundesliga into his 40s for Werder Bremen, he also played for Bayern Munich and 1. FC Köln.
  • 3rd October 1978 - Gerald Asamoah.
  • 3rd October 1983 - Fred.
  • 3rd October 1984 - Antony la Tallec.
  • 3rd October 1986 - Jackson Martínez.

Football Events - 3rd October

  • 3rd October 1909 - Bologna founded. With seven titles, "I Rossoblu" are the joint fifth most successful club in Serie A history.
  • 3rd October 1984 - Chicago Sting beat Toronto Blizzard to win the NASL title. It would be the NASL's final match as it then folded in early 1985.

Football Photos - 3rd October