Bailey Wright marked his first game as captain of Bristol City with a win. The Robins claimed a comprehensive 3-1 home win over Barnsley as Wright played 90 minutes.
There was no such luck for Jackson Irivine and Burton Albion, who lost first up against Cardiff City at the Pirelli Stadium. Irvine played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat.
There was a full shift too for Massimo Luongo as QPR downed Reading 2-0 at Loftus Road.
It was a terrible start to life at Wigan Athletic for Callum Elder, who was shown a straight red card in the 44th minute against MK Dons. The Latics still won the match 1-0 thanks to a Nick Powell goal.
Cameron Burgess enjoyed a strong start at Scunthorpe United, completing 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw against AFC Wimbledon.
Ryan Williams saw his first competitive minutes for Rotherham United, deployed in the dying stages of their 2-0 loss at Fleetwood Town.
Bradden Inman was an unused substitute for Rochdale in their 2-0 loss against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Harry Kewell‘s Crawley Town started the season in disappointing style, humbled 3-1 at home by Port Vale.
Further north in Scotland, Tom Rogic played the final 15 minutes for Celtic as they downed Hearts 4-1 at Parkhead.
In Germany, Robbie Kruse made his starting debut for VfL Bochum, completing 65 minutes in their 1-1 draw against MSV Duisburg.
Ben Halloran was a 76th-minute introduction for Heidenheim in their 2-0 loss against Eintracht Braunschweig.
In Austria, James Holland completed 90 minutes for LASK Linz, who defeated St Polten 2-0