On This Day

December 26, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins award for best European football player ahead of tied fellow German duo of Gerd Müller and Günter Netzer

Birthdays in Sport

  • Burnell Roques, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Claremont, California
  • Derrick Cullors, American football running back (New England Patriots), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer, born in Coronel Dorrego Partido, Argentina