Soccer in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 231

  • 1936-08-15 Annibale Frossi scores twice as Italy beats Austria 2-1 in extra time in the soccer final at the Berlin Olympics
  • 1938-05-14 England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
  • 1938-11-29 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany
  • 1939-02-17 Katwijk soccer team forms
  • 1939-04-08 ACV soccer team forms in Axes
  • 1940-05-20 Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen
  • 1940-07-29 SV. Urk Dutch soccer team forms
  • 1940-08-26 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
  • 1944-06-07 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • 1945-03-26 Venray soccer team forms
  • 1945-06-13 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • 1946-11-27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947-11-15 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • 1948-03-29 Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten

  • 1949-05-04 Plane carrying the entire Torino Serie A soccer squad crashes on the outskirts of Turin, Italy; 31 killed; Torino awarded League title at the request of their rivals
  • 1950-06-29 Striker Joe Gaetjens heads US to an upset, 1-0 win over England in a FIFA World Cup group match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Americans next win over England: 1994
  • 1953-02-17 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
  • 1953-03-15 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
  • 1953-11-25 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • 1954-02-01 Dutch soccer club De Graafschap "The County" forms in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1954-09-29 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
  • 1956-02-22 1st English soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
  • 1956-05-05 Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • 1957-03-10 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
  • 1957-05-01 Flevo Boys Football Club is established in Emmeloord, the Netherlands
  • 1957-08-24 English soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
  • 1957-11-05 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • 1959-10-04 Netherlands equal best performance against neighbours Belgium; win, 9-1 in soccer friendly at De Kuip, Rotterdam; Piet van der Kuil & Faas Wilkes score 3 apiece
  • 1959-10-29 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced
  • 1960-07-16 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • 1960-09-13 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns soccer-law
  • 1962-06-27 Dutch soccer clubs Rapid JC and Roda Sports merge to form Roda JC Kerkrade; KNVB Cup winners 1996–97, 1999–2000
  • 1963-07-17 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1964-05-24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300

  • 1964-06-19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • 1965-01-01 49 year old former England international soccer forward Stanley Matthews becomes only player to be awarded a knighthood while still playing (Stoke City)
  • 1965-10-08 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
  • 1966-04-17 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1)
  • 1966-05-25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • 1966-08-31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • 1967-05-10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar
  • 1969-06-27 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

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1969-11-20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

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  • 1970-07-01 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)
  • 1970-07-15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 1970-09-09 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup
  • 1970-12-10 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
  • 1971-01-02 Spectator crush at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland as Rangers supporters leave the ground with home team 0-1 behind to Old Firm rivals Celtic; 66 deaths and more than 200 injuries; Rangers score late for 1-1
  • 1971-06-16 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1971-07-31 4-time Eredivisie soccer champions Go Ahead from Dutch city of Deventer add 'Eagles' to famous name
  • 1973-12-11 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
  • 1973-12-31 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear
  • 1974-02-17 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1974-05-22 Soccer team Veendam forms
  • 1976-07-11 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
  • 1977-04-23 ADO Den Haag soccer team forms in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1977-06-01 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions
  • 1977-08-28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
  • 1977-10-01 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
  • 1977-11-10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • 1978-04-10 Formation of Major Indoor Soccer League announced
  • 1978-09-30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • 1978-11-09 North American Soccer League (NASL) realigns its 24 teams into 6 divisions
  • 1978-11-16 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • 1979-02-01 English international forward Trevor Francis becomes Britain’s first £1 million soccer player when he transfers from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest
  • 1979-02-09 UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
  • 1980-06-23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • 1981-03-17 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
  • 1981-04-27 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
  • 1981-08-16 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
  • 1982-07-01 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink
  • 1984-05-11 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
  • 1984-08-11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • 1985-04-23 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
  • 1985-05-11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985-08-10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • 1986-04-06 Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs
  • 1987-01-20 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
  • 1987-03-21 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
  • 1988-07-24 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1988-08-13 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-04-16 Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-04-30 US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-05-13 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-06-17 US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-11-05 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989-11-19 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
  • 1991-01-13 Football fans of the Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash in Orkney, South Africa leading to a riot and 42 deaths in the Oppenheimer Stadium disaster
  • 1991-05-23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • 1992-01-20 Score begins selling international soccer cards
  • 1992-02-13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • 1992-07-07 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid
  • 1992-07-10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • 1993-04-28 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die
  • 1993-10-31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • 1994-07-18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • 1996-08-01 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
  • 1997-04-09 Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 915

  • 1933-12-17 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), born in Gleiwitz, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1934-02-24 Flemming Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1934-06-20 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1934-10-17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1934-11-14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1935-03-21 Brian Clough, English football player and manager, born in Middlesborough, England (d. 2004)
  • 1935-04-01 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Rep Ireland; Manchester United 79 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1935-05-08 Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
  • 1935-07-12 Hans Tilkowski, German soccer goalkeeper (39 caps, West Germany; Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Husen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1935-09-20 David Pegg, English soccer outside left (1 cap; Manchester United 127 games), born in Highfields, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1935-10-02 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), born in San Nicolás, Buenos Aires Province (d. 2005)
  • 1936-07-23 Benito Sarti, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Juventus, Sampdoria), born in Padua, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1936-10-01 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
  • 1936-11-01 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, England (d. 1958)
  • 1936-11-26 Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), born in Bytom, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1937-03-27 Francesco Janich, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Bologna), born in Udine, Italy (d. 2019)
  • 1937-07-14 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1937-10-11 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player (Manchester United & England national team), born in Ashington, Northumberland, England
  • 1937-12-06 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian soccer forward (11 caps; 5 caps Uruguay; most goals in Copa Libertadores, 54 goals 1960-72), born in Ancón, Santa Elena, Ecuador (d. 2006)
  • 1937-12-30 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2019)
  • 1938-01-15 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), born in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh (d. 2020)
  • 1938-07-28 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1938-10-01 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer midfielder, coach (Marconi; Australia; 6 caps), born in Bückeburg, Germany
  • 1938-10-07 Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2020)
  • 1938-12-02 Luis Artime, Argentine soccer striker and manager (25 caps; River Plate), born in Parque Civit, Argentina
  • 1939-01-03 Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), born in Edessa, Greece (d. 2020)
  • 1939-01-22 Luigi Simoni, Italian soccer midfielder (Napoli, Torino, Juventus, Brescia, Genoa) and manager (UEFA Cup 1998, Inter; Genoa, Torino, Napoli), born in Crevalcore, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1939-03-18 Ron Atkinson, English soccer wing half, manager (Oxford United, Manchester United, Sheffield Wed, Aston Villa), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1939-03-30 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 1939-05-08 János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), born in Gánt, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1939-11-03 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1940-01-03 Bernard Blaut, Polish soccer midfielder (36 caps; KP Legia Warsaw, FC Metz) and manager (UAE), born in Krapkowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1940-02-20 Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
  • 1940-02-24 John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), born in Ilford, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-03-02 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • 1940-03-08 Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1940-06-02 Yuri Pshenichnikov, Soviet soccer goalkeeper and coach (19 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, CSKA Moscow), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2019)
  • 1940-07-01 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer wing half, coach and administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1940-07-09 Jair da Costa, Brazilian soccer winger (1 cap; Internazionale), born in Santo André, Brazil
  • 1940-10-04 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine soccer defender (28 caps; Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1940-10-16 Célio Taveira, Brazilian soccer striker (3 caps; Vasco da Gama, Nacional, Corinthians), born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • 1940-10-17 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2019)
  • 1941-09-27 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-07 Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian soccer defender (51 caps; CSKA Sofia 350 games), born in Petrich, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-25 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1941-11-23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • 1941-12-02 Mike England, Welsh soccer defender and manager (44 caps, Tottenham Hotspur; mgr Wales), born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1996-97), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-12-08 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • 1942-08-02 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1942-10-13 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1942-12-03 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • 1943-01-06 Terry Venables, British soccer player & manager, born in Dagenham, England
  • 1943-01-20 Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Paris SG), born in Quimperlé, France (d. 2020)
  • 1943-03-01 José Ángel Iribar, Spanish soccer goalkeeper and manager (49 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Zarautz, Spain
  • 1943-03-21 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-06-29 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1943-10-02 Paul Van Himst, Belgian soccer forward and manager (81 caps; Anderlecht), born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium
  • 1943-10-29 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), born in Gateshead, England (d. 2020)
  • 1943-11-08 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), born in Plaistow, Essex, England (d. 2019)
  • 1944-02-20 Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
  • 1944-08-09 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), born in Hebburn, County Durham (d. 2000)
  • 1944-09-30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1944-12-17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945-02-14 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), born in Piriápolis, Uruguay (d. 2008)
  • 1945-04-26 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945-07-12 Dimitar Penev, Bulgarian soccer player and union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA), born in Mirovyane, Bulgaria
  • 1945-11-03 Gerd Müller ["Der Bomber"], German soccer striker (62 caps; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany
  • 1945-11-11 Bryan 'Pop' Robson, English soccer forward (Newcastle, West Ham), born in Sunderland, County Durham
  • 1946-01-01 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1946-01-03 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), born in Kaisariani, Greece (d. 2002)
  • 1946-01-08 Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), born in Glarus, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • 1946-02-02 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), born in Volendam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1946-04-01 Arrigo Sacchi, Italian soccer coach (Italy national team 1991-96; Serie A 1987-88; European Cup 1989, 90; AC Milan; Atlético Madrid, Parma), born in Fusignano, Italy
  • 1946-05-24 Thomas Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Örebro), born in Norrköping, Sweden
  • 1946-08-03 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), born in Sinitevo, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • 1946-08-10 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1946-09-17 Billy Bonds, English soccer defender and manager (Charlton, West Ham United), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • 1946-09-29 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1946-10-21 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), born in Puente del Arzobispo, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1946-12-16 Eduard Krieger, Austrian soccer defensive midfielder (25 caps; Austria Wien, Club Brugge K.V., LASK Linz), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1947-02-18 Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), born in Renfrew, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1947-02-20 Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947-02-25 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), born in Rosewell, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • 1947-03-02 Harry Redknapp, English soccer winger (West Ham United; AFC Bournemouth) and manager (Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, QPR, Southampton), born in London, England
  • 1947-04-25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1947-07-03 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-06 José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-23 Trevor Cherry, English soccer defender (27 caps; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City) and manager (Bradford City), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948-04-01 Javier Irureta, Spanish soccer midfielder (6 caps; Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao) and manager (Deportivo La Coruña 1998-2005), born in Irun, Spain
  • 1948-04-07 Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), born in Catania, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1948-08-05 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-05 Ray Clemence, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire
  • 1948-10-02 Sir Trevor Brooking, English soccer midfielder (47 caps; West Ham United 528 games), born in Barking, Essex
  • 1948-11-22 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), born in Žitište, Serbia (d. 2020)
  • 1948-12-01 Neil Warnock, English soccer winger and manager (Crystal Palace, Leeds, QPR, Cardiff City), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1948-12-02 Antonín Panenka, Czech soccer midfielder (59 caps; Bohemians Praha, Rapid Vienna), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1948-12-06 Eigil Nielsen, Danish soccer midfielder (10 caps; Basel), born in Tårs, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • 1949-01-04 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 206

  • 2007-05-19 Bernard Blaut, Polish soccer midfielder (36 caps; KP Legia Warsaw, FC Metz) and manager (UAE), dies at 67
  • 2007-09-11 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • 2008-07-05 Hasan Doğan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2009-07-31 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2009-11-15 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican soccer striker (16 caps; Monterrey, Villarreal), dies from a heart attack at 31
  • 2010-02-16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • 2010-08-11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • 2011-04-22 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2011-08-04 Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • 2011-12-04 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder and manager (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), dies of septic shock at 57
  • 2012-03-07 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), dies at 54
  • 2012-12-04 Miguel Calero, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (50 caps; Copa América 2001; Pachuca), dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41
  • 2012-12-28 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), dies at 88
  • 2013-01-02 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • 2013-05-24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2013-07-19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), dies from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • 2013-07-22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), dies at 84
  • 2013-07-29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), dies from heart failure at 27
  • 2013-09-19 Gerrie Mühren, Dutch soccer midfielder (10 caps; Ajax, Volendam), dies from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • 2013-11-03 Gerard Cieślik, Polish soccer striker and manager (45 caps, 27 goals), dies at 86
  • 2013-11-16 Arne Pedersen, Norwegian soccer inside forward (40 caps; Fredrikstad), dies at 82
  • 2013-12-02 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), dies from mesencephalic atrophy at 70
  • 2014-02-01 Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), dies from leukemia at 75
  • 2014-03-20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • 2014-05-01 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (Honduras, Copa Centroamericana 2011), dies of skin cancer at 63
  • 2014-07-07 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish soccer forward, coach (Spain 31 caps, Real Madrid), dies of a heart attack at 88
  • 2015-01-13 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), dies at 91
  • 2015-11-29 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89
  • 2016-03-24 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68
  • 2016-12-11 Sid O'Linn, South African cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960), dies at 89
  • 2017-01-11 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), dies from cardiac arrest at 62
  • 2017-04-21 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), dies from cardiac arrest at 44
  • 2017-07-12 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, dies from colorectal cancer at 72
  • 2018-02-09 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), dies of pancreatic cancer at 36
  • 2018-06-18 Walter Bahr, American soccer midfielder (19 caps) and coach (Penn State), dies of complications broken hip at 91
  • 2019-02-12 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), dies of kidney cancer at 81
  • 2019-04-22 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), dies from dementia at 79
  • 2019-06-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), dies in a car crash at 35
  • 2019-06-04 Lennart Johansson, Swedish soccer administrator (President Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 1990–2007), dies at 89
  • 2019-09-18 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43
  • 2019-12-02 Francesco Janich, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Bologna), dies at 82
  • 2019-12-07 Ron Saunders, English soccer striker (Portsmouth) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, Birmingham City), dies at 87
  • 2019-12-08 Rogério Pipi, Portuguese soccer forward (15 caps; Benfica), dies at 97
  • 2019-12-10 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), dies at 79
  • 2019-12-19 Shahdon Winchester, Trinidadian soccer winger (27 caps; Murciélagos), dies in a traffic collision at 27
  • 2019-12-20 Eduard Krieger, Austrian soccer defensive midfielder (25 caps; Austria Wien, Club Brugge K.V., LASK Linz), dies at 73
  • 2019-12-20 Yuri Pshenichnikov, Soviet soccer goalkeeper and coach (19 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, CSKA Moscow), dies at 79
  • 2019-12-21 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • 2019-12-22 Fritz Künzli, Swiss soccer striker (44 caps; FC Zürich, FC Winterthur, FC Lausanne-Sport), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • 2019-12-23 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), dies at 86
  • 2019-12-23 Duncan MacKay, Scottish soccer defender (14 caps; Celtic 162 games), dies at 82
  • 2019-12-24 Walter Horak, Austrian soccer striker (13 caps; Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux), dies at 88
  • 2019-12-26 Eigil Nielsen, Danish soccer midfielder (10 caps; Basel), dies at 71
  • 2019-12-27 Ilias Rosidis, Greek soccer defender (29 caps; Olympiacos FC), dies at 92
  • 2020-01-04 Herbert Binkert, German soccer striker (12 caps Saarland; FC Saarbrücken), dies at 96
  • 2020-01-04 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-05 Hans Tilkowski, German soccer goalkeeper (39 caps, West Germany; Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • 2020-01-07 Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), dies from cancer at 46
  • 2020-01-10 Petko Petkov, Bulgarian soccer forward (33 caps; Beroe Stara Zagora, Austria Wien), dies at 73
  • 2020-01-15 Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), dies at 96
  • 2020-01-16 Efraín Sánchez, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; San Lorenzo) and manager (Columbia), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-17 Pietro Anastasi, Italian soccer striker (25 caps; Juventus, Ascoli, Inter), dies from motor neurone disease at 71
  • 2020-01-18 Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), dies at 91
  • 2020-01-23 Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-24 Juan José Pizzuti, Argentine soccer striker and manager (12 caps; Racing Club de Avellaneda), dies at 92
  • 2020-01-24 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), dies of progressive muscular atrophy at 72
  • 2020-01-29 Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), dies at 72
  • 2020-01-31 César Zabala, Paraguayan soccer defender (49 caps; Cerro Porteño), dies of bladder cancer at 58
  • 2020-02-04 Benito Sarti, Italian soccer defender (6 caps; Juventus, Sampdoria), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-06 Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-14 Jimmy Conway, Irish soccer midfielder (20 caps Republic of Ireland; Fulham), dies at 73
  • 2020-02-16 Harry Gregg, Irish soccer goalkeeper (25 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Swansea, Crewe Alexandra), dies at 87
  • 2020-02-16 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), dies at 73
  • 2020-02-23 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 86
  • 2020-02-23 János Göröcs, Hungarian soccer midfielder (62 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, Tatabányai Bányász), dies at 80
  • 2020-02-28 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), dies at 94
  • 2020-03-01 Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), dies from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 52
  • 2020-03-05 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), dies at 89
  • 2020-03-24 Ignacio Trelles, Mexican soccer midfielder (Mexican Primera División: 1935, 37, 38; Club Necaxa) and coach (Mexico 1960-69), dies at 103
  • 2020-03-25 Peter Kemper, Dutch soccer defender (3 caps; PSV 221 games), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 2020-03-26 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), dies at 87
  • 2020-03-29 José Luis Capón, Spanish soccer defender (13 caps; Atlético Madrid, 200 games), dies of COVID-19 at 72
  • 2020-04-02 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), dies of COVID-19 at 73
  • 2020-04-06 Radomir Antić, Serbian soccer defender (1 cap Yugoslavia; Partizan, Luton Town) and manager (Atlético Madrid; Serbia), dies from pancreatitis at 71
  • 2020-04-10 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 2020-04-12 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), dies at 78
  • 2020-04-14 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), dies at 86
  • 2020-04-17 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • 2020-04-17 Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), dies at 81
  • 2020-04-17 Raymond Van Gestel, Belgian soccer winger (5 caps; Lyra) and athlete (Belgian long jump champion), dies at 90
  • 2020-04-19 Índio, Brazilian soccer striker (7 caps; Flamengo, Corinthians, Espanyol), dies at 89
  • 2020-04-27 Robert Herbin, French soccer defender (23 caps; Saint-Étienne) and manager (Saint-Étienne, Lyon, Strasbourg), dies at 81
  • 2020-04-28 Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Stade Rennais FC, Paris SG), dies at 77
  • 2020-04-28 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), dies from melanoma at 61
  • 2020-04-29 Trevor Cherry, English soccer defender (27 caps; Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Bradford City) and manager (Bradford City), dies at 72
  • 2020-04-30 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2020-05-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), dies from liver cancer at 60
  • 2020-05-09 Pedro Pablo León, Peruvian soccer forward (49 caps; Alianza Lima), dies from pneumonia and kidney failure at 76
  • 2020-05-11 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), dies at 71
  • 2020-05-18 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), dies at 60