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banner Tuesday, 1 January, 2002, 10:38 GMT
Happened on this day - 1 January
It happened on this day in history
1999: Notts County name 15-year-old Jermaine Pennant in their squad for the FA Cup tie at Sheffield United.

A week later he is sold to Arsenal for 2m.

1996: Alan Shearer becomes the first player to score 100 Premier League goals when he hits the target in Blackburn's 2-1 victory against Tottenham.

1992: England and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker celebrates his OBE in the Honours list by scoring in his side's 2-1 win at Coventry.

1989: Eric Bristow, the 'Crafty Cockney', becomes the first darts player to receive an honour - an MBE.

1965: Stanley Matthews becomes the first footballer to receive a knighthood.

1953: Sunderland and Aston Villa become the first two Football League clubs to play each other for the 100th time in the league, drawing 2-2 at Roker Park.

1890: Football goal nets are used for the first time in a senior match at Bolton.

1863: Baron Pierre de Courbertin, founder of the Modern Olympic Games, is born.

A keen all-round sportsman, he was also a top-class rugby referee and took charge of France's first home international in 1906.

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