On this day in football history - 6th October
Birthdays / Born on this day - 6th October
- 6th October 1919 - Tommy Lawton. Powerful centre-forward from the 1930s right through to the 1950s, with a terrific scoring record for all his teams, including Burnley, Everton, Chelsea, Notts County, Brentford and Arsenal.
- 6th October 1944 - Victor Esparrago. Uruguayan midfielder who starred for Nacional during the late 1960s and 1970s, winning the Copa Liberatadores twice and the Intercontinental Cup twice, as well as a hatful of league titles.
- 6th October 1957 - Bruce Grobbelaar. The Zimbabwean keeper was one of the English football league's most eccentric characters un the 1980s and 1990s. Best known for winning six First Division titles with Liverpool and a famous wobbly-legged penalty shootout triumph in the 1984 European Cup.
- 6th October 1965 - Jürgen Kohler. A classic defender, both strong amd composed, for Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Germany.
- 6th October 1966 - Niall Quinn. Irish striker who became a cult hero in the 1990s for Manchester City and Sunderland, even having his very own chant sung about his pants.
Football Events - 6th October
- 6th October 1901 - French club Amiens SC was formed.
- 6th October 1956 - An 18 year old with a lovely head of hair made his league debut for Manchester United. His name? Bobby Charlton.
- 6th October 2001 - David Beckham hit a football about as sweetly as it's possible to, his last-gasp free-kick meaning England qualified for the World Cup with a 2:2 draw with Greece at Old Trafford.
Football Photos - 6th October