Football Players in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,961

  • 1949-04-01 Sammy Nelson, Irish soccer left back (51 caps Northern Ireland; Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-04-25 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1949-04-26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1949-05-29 Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • 1949-06-16 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • 1949-09-18 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England
  • 1949-09-29 Steve Busby, footballer
  • 1949-10-09 Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1949-12-17 Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
  • 1950-01-15 Marius Trésor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
  • 1950-04-08 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • 1950-05-01 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-05-20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • 1950-06-13 Gerd Zewe, German football player and manager, born in Stennweiler, West Germany
  • 1950-07-18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos), born in Greece
  • 1950-07-21 Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
  • 1950-07-26 Nelinho [Manoel Rezende de Mattos Cabral], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1950-10-01 Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), born in Huși, Romania (d. 2020)
  • 1950-12-27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • 1951-01-05 Steve Arnold, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • 1951-01-11 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1951-01-18 Bob Latchford, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1951-01-30 Bobby Stokes, English football player, born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1951-02-06 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer, born in Santos, Brazil
  • 1951-02-14 Kevin Keegan, English soccer forward, manager (England 63 caps, Liverpool, Newcastle United), born in Armthorpe, Doncaster
  • 1951-02-20 Phil Neal, English soccer player
  • 1951-03-04 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • 1951-03-20 Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), born in Sfax, Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • 1951-04-11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1951-04-13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer, born in Wismar, East Germany
  • 1951-09-05 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • 1951-09-15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • 1951-11-25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1951-12-06 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager, born in Chiswick, London
  • 1951-12-15 Joe Jordan, Scottish football player (Manchester United), born in Cleland, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1951-12-30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • 1952-01-30 Doug Falconer, Canadian football player, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1952-03-01 Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (64 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (Rep of Ireland; Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland), born in Kilrea, Northern Ireland
  • 1952-03-30 Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1952-04-12 Reuben Gant, American professional football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1952-05-20 Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1952-06-01 Şenol Güneş, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Trabzonspor) and manager (Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Turkey), born Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1952-06-26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1952-08-03 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1952-08-18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer, born in Roque Pérez, Argentina
  • 1952-09-28 Anthony Davis, footballer
  • 1952-10-25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1952-11-05 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
  • 1952-12-15 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), born in Vejle, Denmark
  • 1952-12-16 Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer
  • 1953-01-03 Peter Taylor, English soccer winger (4 caps; Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur) and manager (Leicester City, Hull, Crystal Palace), born in Rochford, England
  • 1953-01-04 Norberto Alonso, Argentine soccer midfielder (19 caps; River Plate), born in Vicente López, Argentina
  • 1953-03-03 Zico, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-03-04 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1953-04-01 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1953-05-06 Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
  • 1953-05-22 Cha Bum-Kun, South Korean footballer and manager, born in Hwaseong, South Korea
  • 1953-05-25 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer, born in Chacabuco, Argentina
  • 1953-07-21 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • 1953-09-27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1953-10-16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1953-12-04 Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian soccer goalkeeper (64 caps; Beveren, Bayern Munich), born in Lebbeke, Belgium
  • 1954-01-15 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer, born in Rafina, Greece
  • 1954-01-25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina
  • 1954-02-19 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), born in Belém, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1954-04-01 Giancarlo Antognoni, Italian soccer midfielder (73 caps; Fiorentina 341 games), born in Marsciano, Italy
  • 1954-04-19 Trevor Francis, British football player and manager, born in Plymouth, England
  • 1954-05-31 Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • 1954-07-10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1954-07-12 Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer, born in Salzgitter, Germany
  • 1954-07-28 Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer (Kerry), born in Tralee, Ireland
  • 1954-08-02 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1954-08-03 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • 1954-10-26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1954-11-10 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1954-12-01 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), born in Opwijk, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-08 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1955-03-13 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
  • 1955-04-25 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • 1955-06-05 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • 1955-06-13 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland
  • 1955-06-21 Michel Platini, French footballer, born in Jœuf, France
  • 1955-06-23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • 1955-06-28 Eric Gates, English football player, born in Ferryhill, County Durham, England
  • 1955-08-08 Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
  • 1955-09-01 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1955-09-25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • 1955-09-25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
  • 1955-11-28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer
  • 1955-11-30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • 1955-12-03 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • 1956-02-13 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956-02-25 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • 1956-02-28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956-03-03 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1956-03-08 Laurie Cunningham, English former footballer (d. 1989)
  • 1956-03-14 Colin Ayre, British football player (Newcastle United), born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1956-04-09 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer, born in Lanús Partido, Argentina

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 428 of 428

  • 2020-06-22 Carlos Luis Morales, Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps; Independiente, Palestino, ESPOLI), dies from cardiocirculatory arrest at 55
  • 2020-06-22 Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), dies from cancer at 73
  • 2020-06-23 Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), dies from a heart attack at 81
  • 2020-06-26 Theo Foley, Irish soccer defender (9 caps, Republic of Ireland; Burnley, Charlton Athletic) and manager (Northampton Town), dies at 83
  • 2020-06-26 William Negri, Italian soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Mantova, Bologna), dies at 84
  • 2020-06-26 Jaroslav Pollák, Slovak soccer midfielder (49 caps, Czechoslovakia; Sparta Prague, Austria Salzburg), dies at 72
  • 2020-06-27 Ilija Petković, Serbian soccer midfielder (43 caps, Yugoslavia; Troyes, OFK Beograd) and manager (Serbia & Montenegro), dies from COVID-19 at 74
  • 2020-06-27 Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), dies at 69
  • 2020-06-28 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at 40
  • 2020-07-03 Ardico Magnini, Italian soccer defender (20 caps; Fiorentina 225 games), dies at 91
  • 2020-07-05 Volodymyr Troshkin, Ukrainian soccer defender (31 caps, USSR; Dynamo Kiev 205 games), dies at 72
  • 2020-07-07 Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), dies from a heart attack at 47
  • 2020-07-08 Abdelmajid Tlemçani, Tunisian soccer striker (54 caps; Espérance Sportive de Tunis), dies at 82
  • 2020-07-10 Jack Charlton, English soccer defender (35 caps; World Cup 1966; Leeds United) and manager (Middlesborough, Sheffield Wed, Newcastle, Rep of Ireland), dies from lymphoma and dementia at 85
  • 2020-07-12 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), dies at 76
  • 2020-07-13 Pat Quinn, Scottish soccer forward (4 caps; Motherwell, Hibernian) and manager (East Fife, FH), dies at 84
  • 2020-07-17 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2020-08-02 Saïd Amara, Algerian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Strasbourg, Béziers, Bordeaux) and manager (Algeria), dies at 87
  • 2020-08-04 Willie Hunter, Scottish soccer forward (3 caps; Motherwell) and manager (Queen of the South, Inverness Caledonian), dies at 80
  • 2020-08-10 Vladimir Popović, Serbian soccer midfielder (20 caps, Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Intercontinental Cup, Red Star Belgrade 1991), dies at 85
  • 2020-08-12 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), dies from heart disease at 67
  • 2020-08-14 Thomas Forsyth, Scottish soccer defender (22 caps; Motherwell, Rangers), dies at 71
  • 2020-08-16 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), dies at 77
  • 2020-08-16 Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC Nürnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), dies from heart attack complications at 74
  • 2020-08-17 Savvas Theodoridis, Greek soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Olympiacos), dies at 85
  • 2020-08-21 Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954, 62; Club América), dies at 91
  • 2020-08-21 Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), dies at 69
  • 2020-08-24 Paul Wolfisberg, Swiss soccer forward (FC Luzern) and coach (Switzerland 1981-85), dies at 87