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On This Day - Nov 19 1969: Pele scores his 1,000th goal for Santos

Brazil's star Pele being hoisted on shoulders of his team-mates after Brazil won the ninth World Cup final against Italy 4-1 in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca Mexico on June 21 1970

BIRTHDAYS

Laurent Blanc (soccer) - former France and Paris St Germain coach who won the World Cup with Les Bleus as a player in 1998, born 1965.

Gail Devers (athletics) - American who won gold in the women's 100 metres at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, born 1966.

Kerri Strug (gymnastics) - American who was part of the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning team, born 1977.

Mahe Drysdale (rowing) - New Zealand rower who won Olympic gold in the single sculls at London 2012 and Rio 2016, born 1978.

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (rugby union) - Toulon and Argentina back-rower, born 1981.

Mark Wallace (cricket) - former Glamorgan wicketkeeper who appeared in 230 consecutive County Championship matches between 2001-2015, born 1981.

Chandra Crawford (skiing) - Canadian cross-country skier who won gold at the 2006 winter Olympics, born 1983.

Chris Eagles (soccer) - former Manchester United, Burnley and Bolton winger, born 1985.

Jessicah Schipper (swimming) - Australian Olympic gold medallist in the 4x100m medley at the 2004 and 2008 Games, born 1986.

ON THIS DAY 

1969: Pele scored his 1,000th goal with a penalty for Santos against Vasco da Gama. The Vasco goalkeeper responded by taking off his jersey to reveal a shirt underneath with a message congratulating Pele on his achievement.

1997: Gerry Francis resigned as Tottenham manager, with chairman Alan Sugar announcing Grasshopper Zurich coach Christian Gross would be taking over at White Hart Lane.

2003: Scotland were thrashed 6-0 by Holland in Amsterdam, the Dutch qualifying for Euro 2004 6-1 on aggregate after the two-legged play-off.

2007: Wigan chairman Dave Whelan announced Steve Bruce as the club's new manager as the Latics agreed to pay £3million in compensation to Birmingham.

2007: Former Great Britain rugby league captain Mike Gregory died aged 43 after a four-year battle with a neurological disease.

2008: John Terry nodded home a late winner as England beat Germany 2-1 in a friendly in Berlin.

2010: Indian poultry firm Venky's completed their buy-out of Blackburn. Within a month the new owners had sacked Sam Allardyce as manager and replaced him with Steve Kean.

2011: South Africa-born former England all-rounder Basil D'Oliveira died at the age of 80 after a long battle against Parkinson's disease. D'Oliveira, of Indian-Portuguese heritage, made headlines in 1968 when he was included in the England squad for the tour of South Africa, which had to be called off as the apartheid-era South African government refused to accept his presence.

2013: Per Mertesacker headed the only goal as England were beaten 1-0 by Germany in a friendly at Wembley.

2015: Batsman Ian Bell was dropped from England's Test squad to tour South Africa, with Gary Ballance and Nick Compton returning to vie for the number three position.

2017: England's Tommy Fleetwood won the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

QUICK QUIZ

1. Who won the men's 200 metres silver medal at the Olympics in Athens in 2004?

2. How many medals did Team GB win at the London 2012 Olympics?

3. Who scored Ireland's try in their historic win over the All Blacks in Dublin on November 17 2018?

4. Which horse did Lester Piggott ride to win the English Triple Crown in 1970?

5. Who are the reigning Irish Premiership soccer champions?

(See quiz answers at bottom)

SPORT ON TV 

Today (Monday, November 19)

SOCCER: Nations League, Georgia v Kazakhstan - Sky Sports Main Event 1700; Denmark v Republic of Ireland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

GRIDIRON: NFL, Los Angeles Rams v Kansas City Chiefs - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action - 0100 (Tue).

CURLING: Women's European Championships - Eurosport 1 1000; Men's European Championships - Eurosport 1 1400.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 20)

SOCCER: Denmark Under-21 v England Under-21 - BT Sport 1 1645; Albania v Wales - S4C 1835; Nations League, Scotland v Israel - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; FA Cup, Oxford City v Tranmere - BT Sport 1 1930.

CURLING: Women's European Championships - Eurosport 1 1200; Men's European Championships - Eurosport 1 1700.

HOCKEY: FIH Women's Hockey Champions Trophy, Australia v Holland - BT Sport 1 0600; Argentina v China - BT Sport 1 0800; Japan v Great Britain - BT Sport 1000.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Bernard Williams 2. 65; 3. Jacob Stockdale; 4. Nijinsky; 5. Crusaders FC.

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