Football Players in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 1881-03-12 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
  • 1892-11-12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become 1st pro football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • 1907-12-02 English Professional Football Players' Association forms
  • 1964-11-15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • 1965-05-15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • 1968-06-23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • 1970-08-15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
  • 1973-12-31 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear
  • 1983-08-19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • 1984-05-13 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • 1987-01-20 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
  • 1987-03-21 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
  • 1989-01-21 A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Oklahoma football player
  • 1989-02-13 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
  • 1989-04-15 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
  • 1990-01-10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

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1991-04-26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1993-04-28 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die
  • 1994-07-18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • 1995-12-15 The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
  • 1997-10-30 Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona announces his retirement from football on his 37th birthday

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1998-01-25 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • 2001-07-04 In a world record fee for a soccer goalkeeper, Juventus signed Parma's Gianluigi Buffon in a £32.5m deal including midfielder Jonathan Bachini

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2009-03-07 Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Santos

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar

Sport awardFootball Awards

2011-01-10 Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2012-03-17 Bolton Wanderer footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses and is rushed to hospital during a live football match against Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2012-05-02 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals
  • 2014-01-09 Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year

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2015-10-27 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 2016-03-24 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl

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2016-06-12 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo

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2017-07-09 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • 2017-08-03 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal
  • 2017-09-18 England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years
  • 2017-11-23 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy
  • 2017-12-17 Brazilian footballer and former AC Milan and Real Madrid player Kaka retires
  • 2018-01-04 Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah is named African Football Player of the Year
  • 2018-04-22 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year
  • 2018-05-01 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers' Footballer of the Year.
  • 2018-05-13 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2018-07-19 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m
  • 2018-08-08 EPL club Chelsea sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Spain's Athletic Bilbao for £72 million; world-record fee for a goalkeeper

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,897

  • 1860-06-20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1866-03-28 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1902)
  • 1870-08-11 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • 1874-11-24 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • 1878-01-19 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878-07-08 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
  • 1881-10-28 Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1883-03-01 Thomas Shelvin, college footballer great (Yale)
  • 1888-01-04 Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic gold 1908, 12)
  • 1888-03-04 Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
  • 1890-01-15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1892-07-18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • 1892-08-08 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
  • 1894-07-31 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1972)
  • 1895-02-18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, football star (Notre Dame)
  • 1897-09-01 Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1898-12-24 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1899-01-27 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 1899-04-03 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1899-12-04 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1901-01-21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1901-05-15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-05-24 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • 1901-12-02 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1903-02-10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • 1904-08-04 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1904-10-27 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1905-01-17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1906-04-16 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1906-06-30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1907-01-22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1907-12-10 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1908-08-10 Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1909-03-19 Attilio Demaria, Argentinian footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1909-11-04 Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1910-02-05 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • 1910-02-06 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
  • 1910-08-23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1911-04-01 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • 1911-04-13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • 1911-07-17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1913-09-29 Silvio Piola, soccer star
  • 1913-10-02 Karl Miller, German footballer, born in Hamburg (d. 1967)
  • 1913-12-21 Raich Carter, English soccer star and cricketer, born in Hendon, Sunderland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-12-26 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1914-03-04 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1914-08-09 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1914-08-19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1915-02-01 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1915-12-27 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1916-08-03 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1978)
  • 1916-10-06 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • 1917-07-26 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1998)
  • 1918-05-03 Ted Bates, English former footballer, born in Thetford, England (d. 2003)
  • 1918-05-16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1919-01-23 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919-02-23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1920-01-14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • 1920-01-31 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)
  • 1920-03-26 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1920-04-21 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1920-06-13 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1920-07-13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1920-10-22 Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
  • 1920-10-31 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1920-11-27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1921-01-20 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1921-02-14 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
  • 1921-10-19 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1922-01-24 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • 1922-03-03 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1922-04-05 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 2014)
  • 1922-05-03 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, born in Bradford, England (d. 2000)
  • 1922-10-05 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager, born in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • 1922-10-22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1922-10-27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1922-11-08 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1923-10-05 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • 1923-10-13 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1923-10-22 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-02-06 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • 1924-05-11 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • 1924-05-25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1925-06-04 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1925-11-28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1925-12-20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-01-07 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • 1926-02-10 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • 1926-04-21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer and coach, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-20 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1926-09-07 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1926-11-18 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • 1927-04-01 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder, coach (1950 US beat England 1-0), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1927-04-02 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1927-05-16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-06-10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1922-02-18 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas

HeartWedding of Interest

1936-12-28 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-08-31 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

HeartWedding of Interest

1957-11-11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-06-24 NFL Footballer and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

HeartWedding of Interest

1984-11-07 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona

HeartWedding of Interest

1985-01-05 NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-07-04 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-04-22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 2004-02-27 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • 2005-06-18 "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales
  • 2005-06-24 "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England
  • 2005-11-11 Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
  • 2005-12-23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006-01-05 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office
  • 2006-05-13 British football star player Gary O'Neil (22) weds Donna Guerin in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • 2006-05-19 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • 2006-05-26 Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne
  • 2006-07-15 Soccer star player Ashley Cole (25) weds "Girls Aloud" member Cheryl Tweedy (23) at Holy Trinity Church in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
  • 2006-12-31 L.A. Galaxy soccer player Landon Donovan (24) weds actress Bianca Kajlich (29) at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011-10-29 Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2011-11-11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia

HeartWedding of Interest

2012-11-13 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo

HeartWedding of Interest

2013-10-05 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 2014-12-31 Olympic gold medalist soccer player Alex Morgan (25) weds Houston Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco (26) in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2015-06-29 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire
  • 2015-07-12 Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London
  • 2015-12-20 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London
  • 2016-07-12 German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) marries Spanish tennis player Ana Ivanovic (27) in Venice, Italy
  • 2016-07-12 Tennis player Ana Ivanovic (28) weds midfielder football player Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) in Venice, Italy
  • 2017-05-14 Retired soccer player Abby Wambach (37) weds best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton

Divorces in Sport

  • 2010-09-03 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 100 of 295

  • 1921-01-29 Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62
  • 1922-03-01 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1927-02-06 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  • 1929-07-11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1931-03-31 Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
  • 1931-09-05 John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909)
  • 1938-04-16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1939-01-23 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
  • 1949-11-01 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • 1958-02-06 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 1958-02-06 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • 1958-02-21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • 1959-05-16 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
  • 1966-12-27 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1967-04-04 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • 1967-04-18 Karl Miller, German footballer, dies at 53
  • 1968-06-17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
  • 1969-09-06 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • 1974-07-19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, dies at 69
  • 1976-01-17 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]
  • 1976-01-18 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/17]
  • 1978-02-14 Paul Governali, American professional football player (b. 1921)
  • 1978-05-31 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
  • 1978-08-26 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer, dies at 62
  • 1979-03-23 Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1979-07-04 Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)
  • 1979-07-22 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), dies at 49
  • 1979-08-21 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, dies at 68
  • 1980-03-01 Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1980-10-15 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
  • 1981-01-17 Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-05-09 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1981-08-28 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), dies at 82
  • 1981-11-14 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1982-07-07 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 1982-10-03 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
  • 1982-12-08 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • 1983-01-20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1983-07-01 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, dies at 56
  • 1984-04-27 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
  • 1985-09-02 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
  • 1985-09-10 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager, dies at 62
  • 1986-01-15 James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • 1986-12-01 Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
  • 1987-02-02 Castilho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
  • 1987-07-11 Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • 1989-02-21 Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1989-03-18 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
  • 1989-05-26 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • 1989-07-15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1989-08-12 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 1990-03-11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1990-03-20 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • 1990-11-11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • 1991-04-04 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • 1991-04-04 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • 1991-04-25 Theo Laseroms, [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • 1991-05-06 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • 1991-07-06 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • 1991-09-13 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • 1991-12-05 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • 1992-04-01 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • 1992-12-16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • 1993-02-24 Bobby Moore, English footballer, team captain (World Cup 1966), dies at 51
  • 1993-03-26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • 1993-04-30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • 1993-10-04 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • 1993-10-12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • 1994-02-20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • 1994-04-07 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • 1994-05-30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 1994-07-02 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (51 caps, World Cup own goal vs US), dies of a gunshot wound at 27
  • 1994-07-10 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • 1994-08-05 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
  • 1994-09-03 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • 1994-10-09 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1995-01-26 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • 1995-01-30 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • 1995-02-04 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • 1995-03-23 Davie Cooper, soccer star, dies at 39
  • 1995-04-01 Johnny Nichols, English football player, dies at 63
  • 1995-05-06 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1995-05-30 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • 1995-05-30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82
  • 1995-08-23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • 1995-09-25 Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer, dies at 67
  • 1996-01-16 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • 1996-02-09 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • 1996-05-11 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 1996-06-29 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • 1996-07-24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1996-10-04 Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83
  • 1996-11-06 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1997-01-10 George Young, Scottish football player, dies at 74
  • 1997-02-19 Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76