On this day in 2007, Spanish forward Fernando Torres left his home nation and boyhood club of Atletico Madrid to join Premier League side Liverpool.
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On this day in 2001, Sol Campbell crossed the north London divide as the England defender switched from Tottenham to Arsenal on a free transfer.
On this day 20 years ago world champions France beat Italy 2-1 with a golden goal from substitute David Trezeguet in the final of Euro 2000 in Rotterdam.
It was the ‘goal’ that changed everything.
Greece caused a huge upset on this day 16 years ago when they defeated reigning champions France 1-0 in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals.
Just when a technicality looked to have denied Inverness Caledonian Thistle their first Scottish Premier League stint, the very same issue came to their rescue on this day in 2004.
When Steve McClaren took over as manager of FC Twente he followed a not-so well-trodden path of British bosses moving to Holland.
An era ended in English football on this day 17 years ago as a new one was set to begin in the life of David Beckham.
Given their apparent determination to make an almighty mess of another World Cup qualifying campaign, hopes were not exactly sky-high when Ron Greenwood’s squad arrived in Spain in 1982.
England secured qualification for the last 16 of the World Cup on this day (June 15) in 2006.
Harry Redknapp was riding high in early 2012, on course for the Champions League with Tottenham and favourite for the England job.
Roy Keane brought the curtain down on his illustrious career on this day 14 years ago, the former Manchester United captain claiming medical advice on a long-standing hip injury meant retirement was his “only option”.
On June 7, 2000 former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright announced he was quitting professional football to concentrate on a television career.
Two days after Sven-Goran Eriksson was shown the door against the wishes of most fans, Manchester City appointed his replacement when Mark Hughes joined the club on this day in 2008.
On June 3, 2004 Tottenham announced that France coach Jacques Santini would become their new manager after Euro 2004.
A petition signed by thousands of fans was not enough to save Sven-Goran Eriksson’s job as Manchester City manager as he left the club on this day in 2008.
Jose Mourinho was appointed Chelsea manager for the first time on June 2, 2004.
Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as Chelsea boss on this day in 2009.
On May 31, 2004 Chelsea sacked Claudio Ranieri after four years in charge.
Ryan Giggs announced on this day in 2007 that he was bringing an end to his international playing career with Wales.