Football Players in Sports History (Part 6)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,962

  • 1956-06-03 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1956-06-20 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • 1956-09-07 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1956-09-14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • 1956-09-23 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1956-11-18 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1956-12-05 Klaus Allofs, German footballer (1. FC Köln), born in Düsseldorf, West Germany
  • 1957-01-11 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • 1957-02-09 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1957-03-17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1957-03-23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1957-06-16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • 1957-07-01 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1957-07-16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1957-08-04 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1957-08-23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician, born in Volos, Greece
  • 1957-08-31 Colm O'Rourke, Former Gaelic footballer and Current panelist
  • 1957-09-16 David McCreery, Irish footballer (Newcastle United), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1957-10-08 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer (Juventus, Italian national team 1982 FIFA Champion), born in Cremona, Italy
  • 1957-11-20 Mike Craven, former English professional footballer
  • 1957-12-25 Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • 1958-01-22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player & manager, born in Dafni, Greece
  • 1958-02-01 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1958-02-09 Cyrille Regis, English former footballer, born in Maripasoula, French Guiana (d. 2018)
  • 1958-05-29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • 1958-07-11 Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1958-07-12 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1958-09-16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales
  • 1958-09-18 John Aldridge, Irish footballer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1958-11-24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1958-12-01 Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer midfielder and manager (59 caps; Atlético Madrid, Espanyol; Mexico, Japan), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1958-12-25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1958-12-28 Carlos Carson, football player
  • 1958-12-28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959-01-21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1959-02-07 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1959-03-03 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1959-04-02 Ezzaki Badou, Moroccan soccer goalkeeper (76 caps; Mallorca) and manager (Morocco), born in Sidi Kacem, Morocco
  • 1959-07-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • 1959-09-18 Ian Arkwright, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers), born in Shafton, Barnsley, England
  • 1959-09-30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959-11-07 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1959-11-17 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1959-11-18 Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1959-11-22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959-12-04 Paul McGrath, Irish soccer defender (83 caps Rep of Ireland; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in London, England
  • 1959-12-22 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1959-12-25 Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1960-01-05 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer, born in Lundby, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1960-01-13 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1960-03-27 Hans Pflügler, German footballer, born in Freising, Germany
  • 1960-04-11 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2020)
  • 1960-04-16 Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager, born in West Berlin, West Germany
  • 1960-04-19 Roger Merrett, Australian rules footballer
  • 1960-04-28 Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • 1960-05-08 Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
  • 1960-06-25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer midfielder (Liverpool 271 games; 5 League titles and FA Cup 1986), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1960-07-17 Jan Wouters, Dutch football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1960-07-21 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1960-08-15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1960-08-24 Kim Christofte, Danish footballer (Denmark national team 1984-92), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1960-09-25 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1960-10-05 Careca, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestDiego Maradona

1960-10-30 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Football Legend Diego Maradona
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  • 1960-11-27 Martin van Yellow, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1960-11-30 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)
  • 1960-12-16 Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer
  • 1960-12-20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player and trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ), born in Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • 1961-01-12 Andrea Carnevale, Italian soccer player (Napoli), born in Monte San Biagio, Italy
  • 1961-01-18 Peter Beardsley, English footballer, born in Hexham, United Kingdom
  • 1961-02-05 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer & manager, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1961-02-19 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1961-02-24 Ruud Really, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1961-03-13 Cor Lems, Dutch soccer player (ADO The Hague/Dordrecht '90), born in Rotterdam, Netherlansds
  • 1961-03-20 Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1961-03-21 Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
  • 1961-04-07 Pascal Olmeta, French footballer
  • 1961-05-12 Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
  • 1961-06-03 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), born in Luque, Paraguay (d. 2020)
  • 1961-07-13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961-07-24 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • 1961-07-26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1961-08-01 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax), born in Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 1961-09-02 Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer, born in Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 1961-09-20 Erwin Koeman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1961-10-16 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1961-10-20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1961-10-23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • 1961-10-30 Hans Segers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper and coach (Wimbledon), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1961-11-04 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1961-11-12 Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1961-11-20 Dave Watson, English footballer
  • 1961-12-28 Kent Nielsen, Danish football player & coach, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1962-01-26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer, born in Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1962-02-01 José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian soccer defender (21 caps; Vélez Sársfield, Boca Juniors, Nîmes Olympique), born in Córdoba, Argentina (d. 2004)
  • 1962-02-01 Manuel Amoros, French soccer defender (82 caps; Monaco, Marseille), born in Nîmes, France
  • 1962-02-17 Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • 1962-03-09 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland

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