16th October 2004 - Lionel Messi made his official debut for Barcelona in the Derbi Barceloní match against Espanol, coming on as a substitute to replace Deco.
Birthdays / Born on this day - 16th October
16th October 1953 - Paulo Roberto Falcão. Elegant midfielder for Roma and Internacional And, of course, that beautiful Brazil side of 1982 World Cup.
16th October 1966 - Stefan Reuter. Pacy right-back/midfielder who was known as "Turbo". Played more than 500 games for Nürnberg, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, and a World Cup winner with West Germany at Italia '90.
16th October 1970 - Mehmet Scholl. Great attacking midfielder for 15 years at Bayern Munich in the 1990s/2000s. And part of the German team which won Euro '96.