Soccer in History (Part 10)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,070

  • 1980-02-17 Klemi Saban, Israeli soccer defender (25 caps; Maccabi Netanya), born in Netanya, Israel
  • 1980-02-29 Taylor Twellman, American soccer forward (30 caps; New England Revolution), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1980-03-01 Djimi Traoré, Malian soccer defender (6 caps; Liverpool, Monaco), born in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1980-03-17 Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1980-03-18 Sébastien Frey, French soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Parma, Fiorentina), born in Thonon-les-Bains, France

Person of interestRonaldinho

1980-03-21 Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian soccer midfielder (97 caps; FIFA World Cup 2002; Paris SG; FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Flamengo), born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Football Player Ronaldinho
Football Player
Ronaldinho
  • 1980-04-02 Carlos Salcido, Mexican soccer defender (124 caps; Olympic gold 2012; PSV, Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico

Person of interestAbby Wambach

1980-06-02 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 1980-07-05 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • 1980-08-05 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • 1980-08-06 Danny Collins, Welsh soccer defender (12 caps; Sunderland, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest), born in Chester, England
  • 1980-09-07 Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • 1980-09-07 Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • 1980-10-04 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1980-10-12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England
  • 1980-11-01 Bilgin Defterli, Turkish soccer forward and captain (52 caps; FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, FC Köln, Alemannia Aachen), born in Erzurum, Turkey
  • 1980-11-02 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
  • 1980-11-25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • 1980-12-07 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England
  • 1981-01-02 Maxi Rodríguez, soccer midfielder (57 caps; Atlético Madrid, Newell's Old Boys), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1981-02-01 Luis Lamá, Angolan soccer goalkeeper (56 caps; Petro Luanda), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1981-02-11 Scot Thompson, American soccer player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-02-13 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), born in Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1981-04-03 Matthew Nash, Australian soccer player (goalkeeper), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981-04-06 Robert Earnshaw, Welsh soccer striker (59 caps; scored hat-tricks in Premier League, Divisions 1, 2 & 3, FA Cup, League Cup and international match; Cardiff City), born in Mufulira, Zambia
  • 1981-04-13 Nat Borchers, American soccer player, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1981-05-01 Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian soccer winger (80 caps; VfB Stuttgart, Arsenal), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1981-05-29 Andrei Arshavin, Russian soccer midfielder (Russia 75 caps, Zenit SP, Arsenal), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1981-06-07 Kevin Kyle, Scottish soccer striker (Scotland 10 caps, Sunderland), born in Stranraer, Wigtownshire
  • 1981-07-25 Conor Casey, American soccer player (Colorado Rapids), born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • 1981-07-29 Troy Perkins, American soccer player

Person of interestHope Solo

1981-07-30 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • 1981-09-28 Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian soccer defender (63 caps; El Nacional), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1981-10-01 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian soccer forward (47 caps; São Paulo, Sevilla), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981-10-02 Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales
  • 1981-10-03 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish soccer striker (116 caps, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, PSG, Man Utd, LA Galaxy), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1981-10-03 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (133 caps; PSV, Kasımpaşa), born in Smygehamn, Sweden
  • 1981-11-02 Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican soccer forward (16 caps; Morelia, Guadalajara), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1981-11-03 Vicente Matías Vuoso, Mexican soccer striker (15 caps; Santos Laguna), born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • 1981-11-03 Rodrigo Millar, Chilean soccer midfielder (37 caps; Huachipato, Colo-Colo), born in Arauco, Chile
  • 1981-11-25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1981-12-02 Danijel Pranjić, Croatian soccer wingback (58 caps; SC Heerenveen), born in Našice, Croatia
  • 1981-12-03 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek soccer forward and coach (35 caps; Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Kozani, Greece
  • 1981-12-03 David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • 1981-12-28 Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch soccer defender (35 caps; RKC Waalwijk, Hamburger SV, Chelsea, VfB Stuttgart), born in Maassluis, Netherlands
  • 1982-01-01 Egidio Arévalo, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (90 caps; Bella Vista), born in Paysandú, Uruguay
  • 1982-03-02 Kevin Kurányi, German soccer striker (52 caps; Schalke 04, Dynamo Moscow), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1982-03-04 Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • 1982-03-23 José Raúl Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (8 caps; Santiago Wanderers; Universidad de Chile; Huachipato), born in Quilpué, Chile
  • 1982-03-31 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • 1982-03-31 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • 1982-04-02 Marco Amelia, Italian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; 2006 FIFA World Cup; Livorno), born in Frascati, Italy
  • 1982-04-03 Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player (Campbelltown City), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1982-04-05 Matt Pickens, American professional soccer goalkeeper, 2002-19, and coach (Nashville), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1982-05-01 Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer defender (134 caps; Shakhtar Donetsk 339 games), born in Metković, Croatia
  • 1982-05-01 Beto, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (16 caps; Sevilla, Göztepe S.K.), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1982-06-16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • 1982-08-23 Scott Palguta, American soccer player, born in Toms River, New Jersey
  • 1982-11-02 Charles Itandje, Cameroon soccer goal-keeper (12 caps; Lens), born in Bobigny, France
  • 1982-12-03 Michael Essien, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (58 caps; Chelsea, Lyon), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1982-12-04 Waldo Ponce, Chilean soccer defender (42 caps; Universidad de Chile), born in Los Andes, Chile
  • 1983-01-11 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • 1983-01-21 Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player
  • 1983-01-24 Shaun Maloney, Scottish soccer midfielder (47 caps; Celtic), born in Miri, Malaysia
  • 1983-03-01 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
  • 1983-03-06 Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player
  • 1983-04-01 Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic soccer midfielder (36 caps; Zulte Waregem, Fylkir), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1983-04-02 Felix Borja, Ecuadorian soccer forward (22 caps; El Nacional), born in San Lorenzo, Ecuador
  • 1983-05-27 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • 1983-05-28 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • 1983-06-12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1983-08-13 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian soccer defender (8 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Portsmouth), born in Čadca, Slovakia
  • 1983-09-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1983-10-01 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin soccer forward (48 caps; Lecce, Roma, Juventus), born in Nikšić, Montenegro
  • 1983-10-03 Frederico Chaves Guedes [Fred], Brazilian soccer striker (39 caps; Fluminense, Lyon), born in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1983-11-10 Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian soccer centre back (25 caps; Hearts, Leeds, Rangers), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2020)
  • 1983-12-02 Chris Burke, Scottish soccer winger (7 caps; Rangers F.C., Kilmarnock), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1984-01-01 Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian soccer striker (102 caps; Hamburger SV, Internacional), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1984-01-25 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian soccer forward (100 caps; Santos), born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • 1984-02-01 Darren Fletcher, Scottish soccer midfielder (80 caps; manchester United, WBA, Stoke City), born in Dalkeith, Scotland
  • 1984-03-31 Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (63 caps; FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • 1984-05-01 Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (77 caps; FC Köln, FC Nürnberg), born in Trbovlje, Slovenia
  • 1984-05-01 Alexander Farnerud, Swedish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Strasbourg, Young Boys), born in Landskrona, Sweden
  • 1984-06-01 Jean Beausejour, Chilean soccer left wing-back (107 caps; Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Universidad de Chile), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1984-07-19 Lewis Price, Welsh soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; Ipswich Town), born in Bournemouth, England
  • 1984-08-13 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian soccer midfielder (81 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1984-08-13 Heath Pearce, American soccer defender (35 caps; FC Nordsjælland, NY Red Bulls), born in Modesto, California
  • 1984-08-23 Glen Johnson, English soccer right-back (54 caps; Liverpool, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Stoke City), born in London, England
  • 1984-09-01 Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • 1984-10-13 Frank Simek, American soccer player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1984-10-21 Kenny Cooper, American soccer forward (10 caps), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1984-11-01 Miloš Krasić, Serbian soccer winger (46 caps; CSKA Moscow, Juventus), born in Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • 1984-11-30 Nigel de Jong, Dutch soccer midfielder (81 caps; Manchester City, AC Milan), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1985-01-01 Steven Davis, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (117 caps [2019]; Rangers, Southampton), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1985-01-02 Heather O'Reilly, American soccer midfielder (231 caps; FIFA Women's World Cup 2015; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1985-01-18 Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1985-01-19 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1985-02-01 Dean Shiels, Irish soccer midfielder (14 caps, Northern Ireland; Hibernian, Rangers), born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Person of interestCristiano Ronaldo

1985-02-05 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese soccer striker (5 x Ballon d'Or; Sporting Lisbon; Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus), born in Funchal, Portugal

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 1985-03-11 Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player

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