On This Day

December 28, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

Sport awardFootball Awards

Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins award for best European football player ahead of Inter forward Sandro Mazzola and Manchester United winger George Best; first Dutch national and Ajax player to win award

Soccer Player and Coach Johan Cruyff
Soccer Player and Coach
Johan Cruyff

Birthdays in Sport

  • Benny Agbayani, American baseball player, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Steve Morrison, US NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • William Gates, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
1971 in Sport