On this day in football history - 6th October




Birthdays / Born on this day - 6th October

  • 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 1967 - Kennet Andersson. The Swedish star was a proper old-fashioned centre forward in the 1990s - brilliant in the air, fantastic hold-up play, and a decent strike-rate. Five goals at USA '94 and fine spells with Göteborg, Norrköping, Lille, Bari, Bologna and Fenerbahçe.



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