Soccer in History (Part 10)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,307

  • 1973-05-10 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • 1973-05-22 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-05-24 Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), born in Naranjal, Ecuador (d. 2020)
  • 1973-05-29 Alpay Özalan, Turkish soccer centre back, manager, politician (Turkey 90 caps), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • 1973-06-12 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1973-06-18 Tracy Noonan, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1973-06-19 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973-06-25 Jamie Redknapp, English soccer midfielder (17 caps; Liverpool 237 games) and broadcaster (BBC, Sky Sports), born in Barton on Sea, England
  • 1973-06-28 Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-07-05 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1973-07-12 Christian Vieri, Italian soccer striker (49 caps; Inter Milan), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1973-07-26 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973-08-01 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973-08-04 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-08-07 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Crawley, United Kingdom
  • 1973-08-17 A J Wood, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-09-08 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
  • 1973-09-10 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese soccer defender (44 caps; Poitiers FC, Châteauroux, Lens), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1973-09-16 Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1973-09-25 Tijani Babangida, Nigerian soccer player (Roda JC), born in Kaduna, Nigeria
  • 1973-10-09 Brandon Pollard, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973-10-10 Zach Thornton, American soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; MLS GK of the Year: 1998, 2009), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973-10-24 Jackie McNamara, Scottish soccer defender (33 caps; Celtic) and manager (Partick Thistle, Dundee United, York City), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1973-10-28 Frank Juric, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-11-29 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973-12-02 Graham Kavanagh, Irish soccer midfielder (16 caps, Rep of Ireland; Stoke City, Cardiff City), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1973-12-11 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-12-15 Tammy Pearman, American soccer defender (9 caps; NY Power FC), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973-12-24 Eddie Pope, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1974-01-02 Tomáš Řepka, Czech soccer defender (46 caps; Sparta Prague, Fiorentina, West Ham United), born in Slavičín, Czech Republic
  • 1974-01-08 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands
  • 1974-01-11 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974-01-19 Gregory Playfair, Dutch football player (PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1974-01-19 Tarik Oulida, Dutch football player (Ajax/Seville), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1974-01-31 Bob Mulder, Dutch football player (Appingedam, FC Groningen), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands
  • 1974-02-02 Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1974-02-06 Olaf Lindenbergh, Dutch football player (Ajax, De Graafschap), born in Purmerend, Netherlands
  • 1974-03-15 Imad Baba, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Humble, Texas
  • 1974-04-01 Hugo Ibarra, Argentine soccer right back (11 caps; Colón, Boca Juniors), born in El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina
  • 1974-04-01 Vladimir Beschastnykh, Russian soccer forward (71 caps; Racing Santander, FC Spartak Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1974-04-02 Tayfun Korkut, Turkish soccer midfielder (42 caps; Fenerbahçe, Real Sociedad) and manager (Hannover 96, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1974-04-05 Mike DuHaney, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1974-04-11 Sascha van Wissen, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1974-04-17 Marcel Nijenhuis, Dutch soccer player (NEC), born in Heteren, Netherlands
  • 1974-04-19 Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1974-04-24 Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • 1974-04-25 Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974-04-27 Carlos Fortes, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1974-05-02 Andy Johnson, Welsh soccer midfielder (15 caps; WBA, Nottingham Forest), born in Bristol, England
  • 1974-05-02 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1974-05-11 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
  • 1974-05-15 Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1974-05-24 Natalie Neaton, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1974-06-01 Akis Zikos, Greek soccer midfielder (18 caps; Skoda Xanthi, AEK Athens, Monaco), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1974-06-13 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1974-06-22 Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2021)
  • 1974-07-11 André Ooijer, Dutch soccer defender (55 caps; PSV, Blackburn Rovers), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1974-08-02 Nabil Bouchlal, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1974-08-05 Frankie Hejduk, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1974-08-06 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
  • 1974-08-06 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1974-09-07 Mario Frick, Liechtenstein soccer striker, manager (125 caps; FC Vaduz), born in Chur, Switzerland
  • 1974-09-08 Braulio Luna, Mexican soccer midfielder (32 caps; San Luis), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1974-09-11 Lucian Sahetapy, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1974-10-06 Brian Kelly, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1974-10-06 Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1974-10-07 Shannon MacMillan, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Syosset, New York
  • 1974-10-23 Sander Westerveld, Dutch soccer coach and player (FC Twente), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1974-10-27 Juan Viedma, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, NEC), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • 1974-10-31 Serge Heuveling, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • 1974-12-01 Costinha, Portuguese soccer midfielder and manager (53 caps; Porto, Monaco), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1974-12-06 Arjan Ebbinge, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Veendam, Netherlands
  • 1974-12-09 Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach, born in St. Charles County, Missouri
  • 1974-12-12 Franklin Anangonó, Ecuadorian soccer defender (7 caps; ESPoli Quito, El Nacional Quito, Macará), born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 2022)
  • 1975-01-14 Marcel Koning, Dutch football player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1975-01-21 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1975-02-05 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1975-02-05 Jan l'Ami, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1975-02-19 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname-Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1975-03-09 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Wijchen, Netherlands
  • 1975-03-24 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1975-04-09 Robbie Fowler, English soccer striker (26 caps; Liverpool FC 236 games), born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1975-04-19 Temoc Suarez, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 1975-04-22 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • 1975-05-01 Alexei Smertin, Russian soccer midfielder/executive (55 caps; Zarya Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Bordeaux), born in Barnaul, Russia
  • 1975-05-01 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), born in Yaounde, Cameroon (d. 2003)

David Beckham

1975-05-02 David Beckham, English soccer midfielder (115 caps [58 as captain]; Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris SG, LA Galaxy) and owner (Inter Miami CF, Salford City), born in London, England

  • 1975-05-23 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • 1975-05-28 Mike Fisher, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • 1975-06-09 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1975-07-05 Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
  • 1975-08-06 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
  • 1975-08-22 Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1975-08-30 Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian soccer defender (105 caps; Espérance, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City, Southampton), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1975-10-04 Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian soccer striker and manager (6 caps; AS Liverno), born in Livorno, Italy
  • 1975-10-06 Jan Harm Schippers, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Veendam)
  • 1975-10-09 Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975-10-10 Ramón Morales, Mexican soccer left-wing (64 caps; Guadalajara 382 games), born in La Piedad, Mexico
  • 1975-10-13 Leo Koswal, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1975-10-22 Míchel Salgado, Spanish soccer defender (53 caps; Celta Vigo, Real Madrid 251 games, Blackburn Rovers), born in As Neves, Spain

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