On This Day

Deaths in Sport in 2021 (Part 2)

  • Jun 10 Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Jun 12 Jim "Mudcat" Grant, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1963, 65; Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and 5 other teams), singer, and writer (Black Aces), dies at 85 [1]
  • Jun 12 Anatoly Chukanov, Russian cyclist (Olympic gold Soviet Union team time trial 1976; UCI Road World C'ships gold 1977), dies at 67
  • Jun 12 Igor Zhelezovski, Belarusian speed skater (record 6 x World Sprint Champion; Olympic silver 1994; bronze 1988), dies from COVID-19 at 57
  • Jun 14 Markis Kido, Indonesian badminton player (Olympic gold men's doubles 2008 [with Hendra Setiawan]; World C'ships gold 2007; World Cup gold 2006), dies from a heart attack at 36
  • Jun 15 Jim Phelan, American college basketball coach (Mount Saint Mary's University 1954–2003), dies at 92
  • Jun 18 Giampiero Boniperti, Italian soccer striker (38 caps; Juventus 443 games), executive (chairman Juventus) and politician (deputy in European Parliament), dies from heart failure at 92
  • Jun 20 Luis del Sol, Spanish soccer midfielder (16 caps; Betis, Real Madrid, Juventus, Roma) and manager (Betis), dies at 86
  • Jun 21 Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey defenseman (Hobey Baker Award 1984; Stanley Cup 1986 Montreal Canadiens), dies from adenocarcinoma at 58
  • Jun 22 René Robert, Canadian ice hockey winger (NHL All Star 1972-73, 74-75; Buffalo Sabres 1st 100 point player 1974-75), dies after a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 23 Eldon Danenhauer, American football offensive tackle (AFL All Star 1962, 65; Denver Broncos 1960-65), dies at 85
  • Jun 24 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), dies at 73
  • Jun 25 Marcos Ferrufino, Bolivian soccer defender (9 caps; Bolívar 252 games) and manager (San José, Real Potosí), dies from COVID-19 at 58
  • Jun 25 Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 85), dies at 84
  • Jun 26 Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), dies from a heart attack at 63

  • Jun 28 Sergio Victor Palma, Argentine boxer (WBA Super Bantamweight champion 1980-82), dies from COVID-19 at 65
  • Jun 28 Jock Aird, Scottish soccer defender (4 caps Scotland, 2 New Zealand; Burnley), dies at 94
  • Jun 29 Yitzhak "Vicky" Peretz, Israeli soccer striker (40 caps; Maccabi Tel Aviv, Strasbourg, Rennes), dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Goolam Rajah, South African cricket administrator (manager RSA national team 1991-2011), dies from COVID-19 at 74
  • Jun 30 Inge Danielsson, Swedish soccer midfielder (17 caps; Ifö/Bromölla IF, Helsingborgs IF, AFC Ajax, IFK Norrköping), dies at 80
  • Jun 30 Janet Moreau Stone, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1952), dies at 93
  • Jul 1 Marcel Puget, French rugby union halfback and captain (17 Tests; CA Brive, Stade Toulousain, Stade Rodez Aveyron), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • Jul 2 Lehlo Ledwaba, South African boxer (IBF super bantamweight title 1999-2001), dies from COVID-19 at 49
  • Jul 3 Ted Nash, American rower (Olympic gold coxless four 1960), dies at 88
  • Jul 4 Terry Donahue, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (head coach UCLA 1976-96, record 151–74–8; Pac-10 Coach of the Year 1985, 93), dies from cancer at 77
  • Jul 4 Dicky Moegle, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (All-American 1954, Rice; Pro Bowl 1955, SF 49ers), dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Eddie Payne, American college basketball coach (USC Upstate, Oregon State Uni, Greensboro College), dies from a stroke at 69
  • Jul 5 Gillian Sheen, British fencer (Olympic gold individual foil 1956), dies at 92
  • Jul 9 Paul Mariner, English soccer striker (35 caps; Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Arsenal, Portsmouth) and coach (Plymouth Argyle, Toronto FC), dies from brain cancer at 68
  • Jul 10 Jimmy Gabriel, Scottish soccer midfielder (2 caps; Everton, Southampton) and coach (Seattle Sounders; SJ Earthquakes, Seattle Storm, Everton), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • Jul 11 Charlie Gallagher, Scottish soccer inside forward (2 caps Republic of Ireland; Celtic, Dumbarton), dies at 80
  • Jul 12 John L. Rotz, American thoroughbred jockey (Preakness Stakes 1962; Belmont Stakes 1970; Racing Hall of Fame 1983), dies at 86
  • Jul 13 Shirley Fry, American tennis player (French Open 1951; Wimbledon, US Open 1956; Australian Open 1957; 11 x Grand Slam doubles titles; world #1 1956), dies at 94
  • Jul 13 Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (37 Tests; 2 x 100s; 42 ODIs), dies from a heart attack at 66