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On this day in football history
- 1888 Celtic beat Rangers 5-2 in the first meeting between the two rivals now known as the "Old Firm".
- 1930 Grimsby Town signed inside-forward Charlie Craven from Midland League side Boston. He became a regular in their team and, with Ernie Glover and Jackie Bestall, formed one of the best inside trios in the Football League. For five seasons Grimsby enjoyed one of the best periods in their history, winning the Second Division in 1934 and finishing 5th in the First Division the following year; their highest position ever. In the summer of 1938 he moved to Birmingham but remained only a short time before joining Manchester United. The Second War ended his career after 283 League matches and 98 goals; 94 in 255 for Grimsby.
- 1955 Walter Schlienz, a one-armed player, appeared at right-half for West Germany against Eire in Hamburg. West Germany won 2-1.
- 1958 Real Madrid win the European Cup Final against AC Milan 3-2 after extra time in Brussels.
- 1965 Inter Milan retain the European Cup when they beat Benfica 1-0 in the final.
- 1969 Ac Milan win the European Cup after winning the final 4-1 against Ajax.
- 1975 Bayern Munich win the European Cup after winning the final 2-0 against Leeds United.
- 1997 Borussia Dotrmund win the European Cup after winning the final 3-1 against Juventus.
- 1998 Jupp Heynckes is sacked by Spanish giants Real Madrid only eight days after winning the European Cup.