Football Players in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,962

  • 1924-07-11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1925-06-04 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1925-08-06 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), born in Maalahti, Finland (d. 2020)
  • 1925-11-28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1925-12-20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer, born in Buggiano, Italy (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
  • 1926-02-14 Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2020)
  • 1926-02-26 Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), born in Barranquilla, Colombia (d. 2020)
  • 1926-04-21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1926-07-04 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), 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)
  • 1926-12-03 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1927-02-03 Ilias Rosidis, Greek soccer defender (29 caps; Olympiacos FC), born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Greece (d. 2019)
  • 1927-04-01 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1927-04-02 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • 1927-04-27 Gerard Cieślik, Polish soccer striker and manager (45 caps, 27 goals), born in Hajduki, Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1927-05-01 Bernard Vukas, Croatian soccer forward (59 caps, Yugoslavia; Hajduk Split; Olympic silver 1948, 52), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1983)
  • 1927-05-09 Juan José Pizzuti, Argentine soccer striker and manager (12 caps; Racing Club de Avellaneda), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • 1927-05-16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-06-10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1927-07-10 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1927-09-22 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • 1927-11-27 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
  • 1928-04-20 Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1928-06-07 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), born in Maesteg, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1928-10-14 Héctor Rial, Spanish soccer striker (Real Madrid, 5 straight Euro Cup C'ships 1956-60), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1991)
  • 1928-10-21 Ardico Magnini, Italian soccer defender (20 caps; Fiorentina 225 games), born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1928-10-28 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 1929-01-07 Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), born in Crema, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1929-02-03 Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954, 62; Club América), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • 1929-02-08 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1929-02-16 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1929-02-27 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929-07-31 José Santamaría, Uruguayan soccer defender (Uruguay 20, Spain 16 caps; Real Madrid), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1929-08-16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1929-09-21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1929-10-08 Didi [Waldyr Pereira], Brazilian footballer, born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1930-01-20 Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), born in Mol, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • 1930-02-20 Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1930-06-07 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), born in Itapira, Brazil (d. 2014)
  • 1930-08-15 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), born in Bellinzona, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • 1930-08-22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • 1931-02-09 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
  • 1931-02-16 Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-26 Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1931-03-01 Índio, Brazilian soccer striker (7 caps; Flamengo, Corinthians, Espanyol), born in Cabedelo, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • 1931-04-03 Johnny Nicholls, English football player, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1995)
  • 1931-06-01 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), born in Marchegg, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1931-08-02 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • 1931-08-18 Dick White, English footballer, born in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom (d. 2002)
  • 1931-10-08 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • 1931-10-13 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 1931-10-25 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
  • 1932-01-29 George Allen, English footballer
  • 1932-01-29 Tommy Taylor, English soccer striker (19 caps; Manchester United 166 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Smithies, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1932-02-05 Cesare Maldini - Italian footballer and manager
  • 1932-02-13 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), born in Gijón, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1932-07-13 Antonio Roma, football goalkeeper (42 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1932-09-11 Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England
  • 1932-09-25 Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1932-09-27 Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1932-10-27 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1932-11-06 Ron Saunders, English soccer striker (Portsmouth) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, Birmingham City), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 2019)
  • 1932-12-22 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1933-02-07 John Anderton, English footballer
  • 1933-02-18 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), born in Sacriston, County Durham (d. 2009)
  • 1933-02-22 Bobby Smith, English soccer centre forward (15 caps; Tottenham Hotspur 271 games, 176 goals), born in Lingdale, England
  • 1933-03-07 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1933-03-11 Saïd Amara, Algerian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Strasbourg, Béziers, Bordeaux) and manager (Algeria), born in Saïda, Algeria (d. 2020)
  • 1933-03-22 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), born in Leffrinckoucke, France (d. 2020)
  • 1933-05-25 Ray Spencer, English footballer, born in Kings Norton, Birmingham (d. 2016)
  • 1933-06-15 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1933-06-15 Paul Wolfisberg, Swiss soccer forward (FC Luzern) and coach (Switzerland 1981-85), born in Horw, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • 1933-07-06 Frank Austin, English footballer, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • 1933-08-06 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1933-08-18 Just Fontaine, French footballer, born in Marrakesh, Morocco
  • 1933-09-20 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
  • 1933-10-21 Francisco Gento, Spanish soccer winger (Spain 43 caps, Real Madrid), born in El Astillero, Spain
  • 1933-10-22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1933-10-28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer, born in Pau Grande, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • 1933-11-17 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), born in Penarth, Wales (d. 2019)
  • 1933-11-30 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1933-12-17 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), born in Gleiwitz, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1934-01-05 Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1934-02-24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1934-03-18 Roy Chapman, English footballer & manager, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • 1934-04-12 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2017)
  • 1934-04-25 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer, born in Newry, Ireland
  • 1934-05-30 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1934-06-20 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1934-09-24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • 1934-10-08 Gerry Hitchens, English footballer, born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • 1934-10-17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1934-11-14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1934-11-27 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • 1934-12-17 Ray Wilson, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 428

  • 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
  • 1995-03-01 César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish soccer forward (12 caps; Barcelona) and manager (Zaragoza, Barcelona), dies at 74
  • 1995-03-23 Davie Cooper, Scottish football player, dies at 39
  • 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
  • 1995-09-15 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 73
  • 1995-09-25 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), 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 de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • 1996-06-29 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • 1996-07-24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1996-10-04 Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), 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
  • 1997-04-23 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), dies at 78
  • 1997-11-09 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 1997-12-07 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (Leeds United), dies at 54 from a suspected heart attack
  • 1998-02-18 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • 1998-05-02 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1998-09-02 Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1998-12-01 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • 1999-03-06 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), dies at 65
  • 1999-06-14 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • 1999-12-03 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), dies at 65
  • 2000-02-23 Stanley Matthews CBE, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), dies at 85
  • 2000-04-14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-08-29 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2000-10-05 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2000-11-01 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 56
  • 2000-11-27 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, dies at 78
  • 2001-02-17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2001-04-14 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2001-05-12 Didi [Waldyr Pereira], Brazilian footballer, dies at 72
  • 2001-09-23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2001-11-14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2002-02-14 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2002-03-04 Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2002-05-06 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, dies at 71
  • 2002-05-13 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2002-05-17 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
  • 2002-06-17 Fritz Walter, German footballer, dies at 81
  • 2002-07-20 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2002-09-18 Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
  • 2002-10-24 Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • 2002-12-19 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2003-02-21 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2003-06-26 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), dies of heart failure at 28
  • 2003-08-09 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • 2003-08-14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2003-11-28 Ted Bates, English former footballer, dies at 85
  • 2004-01-24 Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-01-25 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2004-02-21 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-02-22 Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • 2004-04-01 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies from septicaemia at 51
  • 2004-04-08 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2004-04-24 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), dies at 84
  • 2004-09-20 Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager, dies of cancer at 69
  • 2004-10-27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2004-11-06 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • 2004-11-30 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73
  • 2004-12-11 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian soccer defender (21 caps; Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors, Nîmes Olympique), dies from gunshot wound in stomach while hunting at 43
  • 2005-02-17 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2005-03-09 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, dies at 80
  • 2005-04-11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), dies at 97
  • 2005-05-07 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), dies in a car accident at 25
  • 2005-08-27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2005-09-08 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-10-18 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 71
  • 2005-11-02 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86
  • 2005-11-25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2005-11-29 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005-12-23 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1914)
  • 2006-01-14 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2006-02-09 Ron Greenwood CBE, English soccer defender (Brentford) and manager (West Ham Utd 1961-74; FA Cup 1964, European Cup Winners' Cup 1965; England 1977-82), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • 2006-02-23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-02-25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-03-01 Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 2006-03-04 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)
  • 2006-03-13 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), dies from motor neuron disease at 61
  • 2006-04-24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-23 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-06-29 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66
  • 2006-08-15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • 2006-08-31 Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)
  • 2006-09-04 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, dies at 64
  • 2006-09-09 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006-11-03 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian soccer forward (11 caps; 5 caps Uruguay; most goals in Copa Libertadores [54] 1960-72), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 2006-11-17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 2006-12-23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • 2007-01-04 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2007-01-15 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • 2007-02-04 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-02-23 John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941)