On this day in football history - 5th October

Birthdays / Born on this day - 5th October

  • 5th October 1958 - Antonio Di Gennaro. The Italian midfielder was a legend for Verona in the 1980s, starring in the playmaker role for them as they claimed the Serie A title in 1985.
  • 5th October 1960 - Careca. A tremendous forward with São Paulo and Napoli. Brilliant for Brazil too, but if only he'd made that 1982 World Cup squad...

Football Events - 5th October

  • 5th October 1973 - The great Mario Kempes made his top-flight debut in Argentina for Instituto de Córdoba. They beat Newell's Old Boys 1:0.

Football Photos - 5th October