On This Day in Football History ⭐

This thread aims to celebrate players past achievement, transfers and accolades… It also aim to bring back memories of players, tournaments and everything we might have forgotten about players and some tournaments🏅

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ON THIS DAY: In 2019, Juventus signed Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax for a reported fee of £67.5m.

The most expensive teenage defender in football history. :moneybag:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2012, PSG signed Marco Verratti from Pescara for a reported fee of €12m.

:tshirt: 346 games
:yellow_square: 103 yellow cards
:soccer: 9 goals

He’s won 27 trophies in his nine years at the club. :trophy:

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ON THIS DAY: In 1996, Barcelona signed Ronaldo Nazario from PSV Eindhoven for a then world record transfer fee.

He scored 47 goals in 49 games in his only season with the club, which was enough to win him the Pichichi and the golden shoe. :trophy:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2020, Aubameyang’s brace stunned Man City in the semifinals as Arsenal were on their way to a record 14th FA Cup :boom:

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:date: On This Day On 19th July 2018

Liverpool signed Alisson :writing_hand:

:stadium: 100 PL Appearances
:no_entry: 44 Clean Sheets
:soccer: 1 Goal

The 6th goalkeeper to score in the Premier League

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#OnThisDay on 19th July 2003, Ronaldinho touched down in Spain to sign with Barcelona :flight_arrival:

And what a career he had :raised_hands:t3:

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ON THIS DAY: On 19th July 2019. Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the second time in their history.

:trophy: 1990
:trophy: 2019

Champions.

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That was one hell of a goal!! :heart_eyes:

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More crazy because that was arguably the goal that turned their season around and secured the champions league spot for them :grinning:

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ON THIS DAY: On July 19th 1993, Manchester United signed Roy Keane from Nottingham Forest for a fee of just £3.75m.

◉ 470 games
◉ 51 goals
◉ 17 trophies

Only John Terry has lifted the Premier League more times as captain. ©

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On this day on 20th July 2004, Chelsea signed Didier Drogba from Marseille :blue_heart:

:tshirt: 381 appearances
:soccer: 164 goals
:a: 86 assists

Premier League :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy:
Champions League :trophy:
FA Cup :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy:
League Cup :trophy::trophy::trophy:
Community Shield :trophy::trophy:

One of the greatest strikers the Premier League has seen :crown:

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#OnThisDay in 20th July 2012 :hourglass_flowing_sand:

Swansea City signed Michu for just £2.2m…

He scored 18 goals in one of the most iconic debut seasons in Premier League history :heart_eyes:

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ON THIS TRANSFER DAY: In 2017, Liverpool signed Andy Robertson from Hull City for an initial £8m.

He has provided more Premier League assists than any other Liverpool player since his debut (35).

Bargain. :moneybag:

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ON THIS DAY: On July 22 2002, Manchester United signed Rio Ferdinand from Leeds United for £30m.

◉ 12 seasons
◉ 455 games
◉ 14 trophies

A Rolls-Royce of a defender.

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ON THIS DAY: On July 24th 2013, Arsenal offered £40,000,001 for Liverpool’s Luis Suárez.

It was rejected. :upside_down_face:

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ON THIS DAY: On July 24th 2008,
Lionel Messi wore Barcelona’s No.10 shirt for the first time in a 6-0 win against Hibernian.

The rest, as they say, is history. :goat:

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:date: On This Day In 2018

Everton signed Richarlison from Watford :writing_hand:

He has been directly involved in 40 goals in 105 PL games for the club:

:soccer: 33 Goals
:a: 7 Assists

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:date: On This Day In 2003

Arsenal signed Jens Lehmann :writing_hand:

:stadium: 148 PL Appearances
:no_entry: 54 Clean Sheets

He became an invincible in his first season. :trophy:
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:date: On This Day Last Year

Leighton Baines announced his retirement from football

:stadium: 420 PL Appearances
:soccer: 32 Goals
:a: 53 Assists

The only defender to provide 50+ assists in Premier League history.

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