Deaths in Sport in September 2006

  • Sep 2 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 4 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • Sep 8 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • Sep 8 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sep 9 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • Sep 10 Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
  • Sep 16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • Sep 22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)

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Sep 25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

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Sep 26 Byron Nelson, American PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

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  • Sep 29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1915)