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Football Players in Sports History (Part 7)

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Birthdays 601 - 700 of 3,004

  • 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
  • 1960-05-14 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2009)
  • 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 (VfB Stuttgart), 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 (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)

Football Legend Diego Maradona
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  • 1960-11-27 Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 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 soccer forward (first openly gay pro footballer; first black footballer to command £1 million transfer fee), born in London, England (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, born in Faxe, Denmark
  • 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, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1961-12-28 Kent Nielsen, Danish football player & coach, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1962-01-18 Dito, Portuguese soccer defender (17 caps; Braga, Benfica, Vitória Setúbal) and manager (Portimonense, Moreirense), born in Barcelos, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • 1962-01-25 Bruno Martini, French soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Auxerre, Nancy, Montpellier), born in Challuy, France (d. 2020)
  • 1962-01-26 Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer, born in Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1962-01-27 Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), born in Cidade Velha, Cape Verde (d. 2021)
  • 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, Dutch soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • 1962-03-09 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland
  • 1962-03-16 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1962-04-24 Stuart Pearce, English soccer defender (78 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (England U-21 2007-13; Great Britain Olympic team 2012; Manchester City), born in London, England
  • 1962-04-26 Colin Anderson, English footballer, born in Newcastle, England
  • 1962-04-27 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • 1962-05-29 Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean soccer striker, manager (Singapore 101 caps), born in Singapore
  • 1962-08-01 Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1962-08-28 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • 1962-09-01 Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1962-09-01 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • 1962-09-11 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1962-09-18 John Fashanu, English soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • 1962-09-24 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • 1962-09-30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1962-09-30 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1962-10-01 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-09 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentine soccer attacking midfielder and manager (57 caps; Independiente, Nantes), born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • 1962-10-19 Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1962-10-28 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • 1962-11-05 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer (captain of Ghana National Team), born in Kibi, Eastern Region, Ghana
  • 1962-11-12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • 1962-11-30 Bo Jackson, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1962-12-08 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • 1962-12-10 John de Wolf, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1962-12-11 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962-12-17 Paul Dobson, English footballer
  • 1963-02-10 Harris Huizingh, Dutch football player (FC Groningen)
  • 1963-02-11 José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer, born in Goizueta, Spain
  • 1963-03-21 Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • 1963-04-13 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1963-04-25 Marcos Ferrufino, Bolivian soccer defender (9 caps; Bolívar 252 games) and manager (San José, Real Potosí), born in Oruro, Bolivia (d. 2021)
  • 1963-05-19 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • 1963-06-10 Vital Borkelmans, Belgian soccer defender (22 caps; Club Brugge 350 games) and manager (Jordan), born in Maaseik, Belgium
  • 1963-06-13 Edward Sturing, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • 1963-06-24 Preki, Serbian-born American soccer player
  • 1963-07-06 Edwin Gorter, Dutch soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht), born in Den Haag, Netherlands
  • 1963-07-16 Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1963-07-21 Kevin Poole, English footballer
  • 1963-07-22 Emilio Butragueno, Spanish footballer
  • 1963-07-29 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1963-08-31 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1963-09-06 József Kiprich, Hungarian soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Tatabánya, Hungary
  • 1963-09-06 Pat Nevin, Scottish soccer winger (28 caps; Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-09-19 David Seaman, English football goalkeeper (Arsenal), born in Rotherham, England
  • 1963-10-11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1963-10-12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)

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