Deaths in Sport on November 25

  • 1920 Gaston Chevrolet, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1920), dies in a racing accident at 28
  • 1923 Syd Callaway, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 6 wickets, BB 5/37, HS 41; NSW CA, Canterbury [NZ]), dies at 55

Kenesaw Mountain LandisKenesaw Mountain Landis (1866-1944)

American federal judge (1905-22), Baseball HOF executive and 1st MLB Commissioner (1920-44), dies at 78

  • 1961 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (6 x Olympic gold, 3 x silver 1900, 20), dies at 95
  • 1981 Morris Kirksey, American 4 X 100m (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 86
  • 1985 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1989 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • 1990 Bill Vukovich III, American Indy 500 driver, killed in a crash during practice at 27
  • 1993 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83
  • 2000 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • 2005 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2011 Vasiliy Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), dies at 69
  • 2012 David Sexton, English football manager, dies at 82
  • 2013 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • 2016 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), dies at 85

Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona (1960-2020)

Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), dies from a heart attack at 60

  • 2020 Jacques Secrétin, French table tennis player (World C'ship gold mixed doubles 1977), dies at 71
  • 2020 Zenon Plech, Polish motorcycle speedway rider (World C'ship individual 1979, pairs 1980 runner-up), dies at 67