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Football Players in Sports History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 3,005

  • 1940-12-05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager, born in Moscow
  • 1940-12-14 Lex Gold, Scottish footballer, born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1940-12-21 Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), born in Budapest, Hungary (2020)
  • 1941-01-11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1941-04-12 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), born in Barking, Essex (d. 1993)
  • 1941-07-24 Tony Dunne, Irish soccer left-back (33 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United; Bolton Wanderers; Irish Footballer of the Year 1969), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-23 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), born in Tucumán, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1941-08-25 Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), born in Verona, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-25 Ludwig Müller, German soccer defender (6 caps; FC Nürnberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha BSC), born in Haßfurt, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1941-09-15 Flórián Albert 'the Emperor', Hungarian footballer, born in Hercegszántó, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1941-09-27 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1941-09-27 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-07 Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), born in Petrich, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-17 Viden Apostolov, Bulgarian soccer defender (22 caps; PFC Botev Plovdiv 429 games), born in Novi Iskar, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-25 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1941-11-23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • 1941-12-02 Mike England, Welsh soccer defender and manager (44 caps, Tottenham Hotspur; mgr Wales), born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
  • 1942-01-01 Nevzat Güzelırmak, Turkish soccer defender (18 caps; Göztepe) and manager (Denizlispor; Turkey U21), born in İzmir, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 1942-01-14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
  • 1942-01-22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1942-01-23 Rildo da Costa Menezes, Brazilian soccer defender (38 caps; Santos, CEUB, New York Cosmos), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2021)
  • 1942-02-28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1942-04-10 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1942-05-08 Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1942-05-18 Nobby Stiles MBE, English soccer midfielder (28 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United 311 games) and manager (Preston NE, WBA), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1942-05-25 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer (29 Welsh caps), born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1942-07-05 Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
  • 1942-07-11 Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • 1942-07-18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, born in Treviglio, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1942-08-18 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1942-09-07 Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England
  • 1942-09-18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • 1942-10-13 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1942-12-03 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • 1942-12-09 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (Leeds United), born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1943-01-05 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • 1943-01-06 Terry Venables, British soccer player & manager, born in Dagenham, England
  • 1943-01-20 Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Paris SG), born in Quimperlé, France (d. 2020)
  • 1943-02-25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943-03-01 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish soccer goalkeeper and manager (49 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Zarautz, Spain
  • 1943-03-02 Juan Carlos Masnik, Uruguayan soccer defender (26 caps; NY Skyliners, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Nacional, NY Cosmos), born in Soriano, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • 1943-03-21 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-05-05 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-05-17 Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1943-06-29 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1943-07-28 Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
  • 1943-08-18 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • 1943-10-02 Paul Van Himst, Belgian soccer forward and manager (81 caps; Anderlecht), born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium
  • 1943-10-19 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1943-10-28 Pim Doesburg, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; Eredivisie record 687 games; Sparta, PSV), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1943-10-29 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), born in Gateshead, England (d. 2020)
  • 1943-11-08 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), born in Plaistow, Essex, England (d. 2019)
  • 1943-11-13 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • 1943-12-10 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), born in Apatin, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1944-01-16 Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2021)
  • 1944-02-28 Sepp Maier, German footballer
  • 1944-05-05 Bo Larsson, Swedish football striker, born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1944-07-12 Terry Cooper, English soccer defender (20 caps; Leeds, Middlesborough) and manager (Bristol City, Birmingham City), born in Brotherton, England (d. 2021)
  • 1944-07-17 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-09 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), born in Hebburn, County Durham (d. 2000)
  • 1944-08-12 Francesco Morini, Italian soccer defender (11 caps; Sampdoria, Juventus), born in San Giuliano Terme, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1944-09-11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1944-09-30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1944-10-11 Rodney Marsh, British football forward (9 caps; QPR, Manchester City) and broadcaster (Sky Sports), born in Hatfield, England
  • 1944-10-24 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and coach, born in Zhdanov, Ukrainian SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1944-11-07 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
  • 1944-12-25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1945-02-14 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), born in Piriápolis, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • 1945-03-04 Tommy Svensson, Swedish soccer midfielder (40 caps; Östers IF, Standard Liège) and manager (Östers IF, Sweden), born in Växjö, Sweden
  • 1945-04-05 Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2019)
  • 1945-05-14 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa
  • 1945-07-12 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
  • 1945-08-03 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945-09-11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 1945-09-18 Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), born in Chancay, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1945-09-20 Torkild Brakstad, Norwegian soccer defender (3 caps; Molde) and coach (Molde, Tromsø, Rosenborg), born in Molde, Norway (d. 2021)
  • 1945-09-22 Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), born in Knin, Croatia (d. 2020)
  • 1945-10-18 Yıldo, Turkish famous showman and football player

Person of interestGerd Müller

1945-11-03 Gerd Müller ["Der Bomber"], German soccer striker (62 caps; FIFA World Cup 1974; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany (d. 2021)

Footballer and Striker Gerd Müller
Footballer and Striker
Gerd Müller
  • 1945-11-11 Bryan 'Pop' Robson, English soccer forward (Newcastle, West Ham), born in Sunderland, County Durham
  • 1945-11-28 Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1946-01-01 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1946-01-03 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), born in Kaisariani, Greece (d. 2002)
  • 1946-01-08 Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), born in Glarus, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • 1946-02-02 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), born in Volendam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1946-02-11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer, born in Dunfermline, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1946-05-22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1946-05-22 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-24 Thomas Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Örebro), born in Norrköping, Sweden
  • 1946-07-16 John Hollins, British retired footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • 1946-08-03 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), born in Sinitevo, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1946-08-10 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1946-09-17 Billy Bonds MBE, English soccer defender (Charlton, West Ham United 663 games) and manager (WHU, Millwall), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-29 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-21 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), born in Puente del Arzobispo, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-28 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1946-11-23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1946-12-06 Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch soccer forward (22 caps; PSV 528 games), born in Helmond, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1946-12-13 Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), born in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy (d. 2020)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 301 - 400 of 491

  • 2014-10-15 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), dies at 88
  • 2015-01-31 Udo Lattek, German football striker (VfL Osnabrück) and coach (Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona), dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 80
  • 2015-10-17 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), dies at 69
  • 2015-11-12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • 2015-11-29 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89

Person of interestJohan Cruyff

2016-03-24 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68

Soccer Player and Coach Johan Cruyff
Soccer Player and Coach
Johan Cruyff
  • 2016-05-07 Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer, commits suicide at 27
  • 2016-10-25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72
  • 2017-01-11 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), dies from cardiac arrest at 62
  • 2017-03-03 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', dies at 85
  • 2017-04-21 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), dies from cardiac arrest at 44
  • 2017-07-06 Heinz Schneiter, Swiss football player and manager, dies at 82
  • 2018-01-05 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, dies at 80
  • 2018-01-09 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), dies at 77
  • 2018-01-15 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2018-01-22 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), dies at 82
  • 2018-02-09 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), dies of pancreatic cancer at 36
  • 2018-03-04 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31
  • 2018-04-04 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, dies at 61
  • 2018-05-03 Paolo Signorelli, Italian footballer, dies at 79
  • 2018-05-04 Lionel Lamy, French footballer, dies at 74
  • 2018-05-04 Luyanda Ntshangase, South African footballer (Maritzburg United), is struck by lightning and dies at 21
  • 2018-05-09 Omar Daoud, Libyan footballer, dies in a traffic collision at 35
  • 2018-06-18 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), dies of complications broken hip at 91
  • 2019-01-05 Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer, dies at 81
  • 2019-02-12 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), dies of kidney cancer at 81
  • 2019-04-12 Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), dies at 74
  • 2019-04-22 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), dies from dementia at 79
  • 2019-09-18 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43
  • 2019-12-02 Francesco Janich, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Bologna), dies at 82
  • 2019-12-07 Ron Saunders, English soccer striker (Portsmouth) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, Birmingham City), dies at 87
  • 2019-12-08 Rogério Pipi, Portuguese soccer forward (15 caps; Benfica), dies at 97
  • 2019-12-10 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), dies at 79
  • 2019-12-19 Shahdon Winchester, Trinidadian soccer winger (27 caps; Murciélagos), dies in a traffic collision at 27
  • 2019-12-20 Yuri Pshenichnikov, Soviet soccer goalkeeper and coach (19 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, CSKA Moscow), dies at 79
  • 2019-12-21 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • 2019-12-22 Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • 2019-12-23 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), dies at 86
  • 2019-12-23 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), dies at 82
  • 2019-12-24 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), dies at 88
  • 2019-12-26 Eigil Nielsen, Danish soccer midfielder (10 caps; Basel), dies at 71
  • 2019-12-27 Ilias Rosidis, Greek soccer defender (29 caps; Olympiacos FC), dies at 92
  • 2020-01-04 Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), dies at 96
  • 2020-01-04 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-05 Hans Tilkowski, German soccer goalkeeper (39 caps, West Germany; Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • 2020-01-07 Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), dies from cancer at 46
  • 2020-01-10 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), dies at 73
  • 2020-01-15 Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), dies at 96
  • 2020-01-16 Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-17 Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), dies from motor neurone disease at 71
  • 2020-01-18 Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), dies at 91
  • 2020-01-23 Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-24 Juan José Pizzuti, Argentine soccer striker and manager (12 caps; Racing Club de Avellaneda), dies at 92
  • 2020-01-29 Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), dies at 72
  • 2020-01-31 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), dies of bladder cancer at 58
  • 2020-02-04 Benito Sarti, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Juventus, Sampdoria), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-06 Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-14 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), dies at 73
  • 2020-02-16 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), dies at 87
  • 2020-02-16 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), dies at 73
  • 2020-02-23 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 86
  • 2020-02-23 János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), dies at 80
  • 2020-02-28 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), dies at 94
  • 2020-03-01 Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), dies from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52
  • 2020-03-05 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), dies at 89
  • 2020-03-24 Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935, 37, 38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), dies at 103
  • 2020-03-25 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 2020-03-26 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), dies at 87
  • 2020-03-29 José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), dies of COVID-19 at 72
  • 2020-04-02 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), dies of COVID-19 at 73
  • 2020-04-06 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), dies from pancreatitis at 71
  • 2020-04-10 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 2020-04-12 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), dies at 78
  • 2020-04-14 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), dies at 86
  • 2020-04-17 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • 2020-04-17 Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), dies at 81
  • 2020-04-17 Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), dies at 90
  • 2020-04-19 Índio, Brazilian soccer striker (7 caps; Flamengo, Corinthians, Espanyol), dies at 89
  • 2020-04-27 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), dies at 81
  • 2020-04-28 Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Stade Rennais FC, Paris SG), dies at 77
  • 2020-04-28 Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), dies at 86
  • 2020-04-28 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), dies from melanoma at 61
  • 2020-04-29 Trevor Cherry, English soccer defender (27 caps; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City) and manager (Bradford City), dies at 72
  • 2020-04-30 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2020-05-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), dies from liver cancer at 60
  • 2020-05-09 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), dies from pneumonia and kidney failure at 76
  • 2020-05-11 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), dies at 71
  • 2020-05-18 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), dies at 60
  • 2020-05-21 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 2020-05-22 Luigi Simoni, Italian soccer midfielder (Napoli, Torino, Juventus, Brescia, Genoa) and manager (UEFA Cup 1998, Inter; Genoa, Torino, Napoli), dies from effects of a stroke at 81
  • 2020-05-25 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), dies at 88
  • 2020-05-27 Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), dies from cancer at 49
  • 2020-05-29 Célio Taveira, Brazilian soccer striker (3 caps; Vasco da Gama, Nacional, Corinthians), dies from COVID-19 at 79
  • 2020-06-05 Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), dies at 78
  • 2020-06-08 Tony Dunne, Irish soccer left-back (33 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United; Bolton Wanderers; Irish Footballer of the Year 1969), dies at 78
  • 2020-06-10 Hans Cieslarczyk, German soccer striker (7 caps; West Germany; Borussia Dortmund, Karlsruher SC) and manager (FC Augsburg), dies at 83
  • 2020-06-14 Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), dies at 77
  • 2020-06-18 Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), dies at 83
  • 2020-06-19 Mario Corso, Italian soccer winger (23 caps; Inter Milan 413 games) and coach (Lecce, Inter), dies at 78
  • 2020-06-21 Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi soccer striker (121 caps; 62 goals; Al-Rasheed; Asian Footballer of the Year 1988), dies of COVID-19 at 56

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