A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama.
No Pompey games have previously played on this day.
Due to this lack of games, well, none of them it will be straight onto the other feature – again courtesy of PompeyRama – looking at those Pompey personalities – past or present – who have a birthday on this day.
26/7/1971: Mladen Rudonja
Happy birthday to Mladen Rudonja – the Pompey player from the Blues’ past born on this day.
I remember Rudonja pretty well. I certainly recall how excited I was about an international footballer arriving at Fratton Park at the time as we didn’t have too many of them, did we.
His relationship with Milan Mandaric helped facilitate this deal but it wasn’t one that really worked as he wasn’t the greatest of success stories for Pompey was he?
Despite spending a long enough spell with the Blues he didn’t feature too much, if I recall correctly. I do have a feeling injuries didn’t help him though.
What are your memories of Rudonja from his Pompey days?
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