On This Day @ 28 April 1901 Belgium won first match in its history
Belgium was the first mainland European country to play association football.
26 October 1863: an Irish student called Cyril B. Morrogh walked with a leather ball into the Josephites College of Melle. He were able to popularise soccer in schools helped by British teachers. During first years it was considered as an elitist pastime, but over the following decades, it supplanted rugby as the most popular national football sport.
1895: UBSSA (Union Belge des Sociétés de Sports Athlétiques) was founded as national athletics sports union being predecessor of the later national football association.
1896: UBSSA organised the first Belgian football league.
11 October 1990: Jorge Díaz (Beerschot Athletic Club president of honour) won against organisational difficulties and was able to organize a series of challenge matches in Antwerp with Europe’s best football teams.
28 april 1901: a Belgian selection played against Dutch team and result was in Belgium’s favour, defeating Netherlands by 8–0.
This result (and other matches played later) were not recognised by FIFA because the Belgian team contained some English players.