Soccer in History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 231 of 231

  • 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
  • 1997-08-16 The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-25 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • 2000-07-09 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 2000-10-07 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 2001-07-04 In a world record fee for a soccer goalkeeper, Juventus signed Parma's Gianluigi Buffon in a £32.5m deal including midfielder Jonathan Bachini
  • 2012-03-18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium

  • 2012-07-13 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • 2012-12-01 Ex-England soccer captain David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy triumphantly with a second MLS Cup winner's medal after a 3-1 win over Houston Dynamo in Carson, CA; final game of a 6-year stint in US
  • 2013-01-27 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • 2013-02-04 Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
  • 2014-11-01 Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League, 1-0 on aggregate
  • 2015-12-17 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • 2017-06-24 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women's international team

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2017-08-03 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

Footballer Neymar
  • 2018-01-29 David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Miami
  • 2018-05-13 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2018-06-13 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
  • 2018-07-19 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m
  • 2019-01-02 United States international Christian Pulisic becomes the most expensive American soccer player when he moves from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea for £58; remains at Dortmund on loan until the end of the season
  • 2019-02-08 Fire at Ninho de Urubu football training center for Flamengo football club, Rio de Janeiro, kills 10
  • 2019-02-23 Roy Hodgson overtakes Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest man to manage a Premier League football club when at 71 years, 198 days his Crystal Palace beats Leicester City, 4-1

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 617

  • 1967-06-14 Ante Miše, Croatian soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse), born in Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1968-03-28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London
  • 1968-05-01 Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1968-12-13 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1968-12-14 Cees Marbus, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • 1969-01-04 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • 1969-01-15 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Voorhout, Netherlands
  • 1969-01-28 John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1969-02-27 Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 1969-03-19 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969-03-28 Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • 1969-04-01 John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969-04-04 Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • 1969-04-04 Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • 1969-04-20 Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969-05-09 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1969-05-10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969-06-04 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1969-06-11 Johan Hansma, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Marknesse, Netherlands
  • 1969-06-25 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1969-06-25 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • 1969-06-29 Erik Tammer, American soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969-07-13 Richard Roelofsen, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • 1969-08-02 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen), born in Curaçao
  • 1969-08-06 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969-08-11 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1969-08-20 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • 1969-08-22 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
  • 1969-08-29 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • 1969-09-16 Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969-09-22 Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1969-10-14 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969-11-10 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1970-02-02 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-02-02 Ivan Vukov, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970-03-08 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1970-03-08 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • 1970-03-19 Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970-03-26 Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • 1970-04-04 Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1970-05-07 Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970-05-08 Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970-05-15 Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1970-05-17 John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1970-05-18 Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970-05-29 Roberto Di Matteo, Italian soccer midfielder, manager (Italy 34 caps, Lazio, Chelsea), born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • 1970-06-01 Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1970-06-06 Albert Ferrer, Spanish soccer defender, coach (Spain 36 caps, FC Barcelona, Chelsea), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1970-06-07 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • 1970-06-15 Amanda Cromwell, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-06-16 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • 1970-06-23 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1970-08-04 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970-08-16 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1970-08-23 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1970-08-25 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • 1970-09-13 Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1970-09-29 Danny de Supervise, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970-10-01 Gaston Taument, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970-10-05 Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970-10-17 Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-10-17 Marciano Vink, soccer player (Genoa/PSV)
  • 1970-10-18 Mark Schenning, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970-10-20 Sander Boschke, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970-10-22 Winston Bogarde, soccer player (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1970-10-29 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • 1970-10-29 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
  • 1970-10-30 Suvat Karadag, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-10-30 Wim Bubberman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1970-11-17 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970-11-19 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • 1970-12-17 Michael Mols, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970-12-24 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1970-12-25 Ghalid Salamat, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in the Netherlands
  • 1970-12-31 Edwin Huizinga, Dutch football player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen), born in Drachten, Netherlands
  • 1971-01-03 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1971-01-16 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971-01-16 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1971-01-18 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
  • 1971-01-19 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 1971-01-23 Julie Foudy, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971-01-27 Mark Noordlander, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1971-01-30 Milko Pieren, Dutch football player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1971-02-04 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971-02-16 Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971-02-20 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971-02-21 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse), born in Barneveld, the Netherlands
  • 1971-02-22 Mohammed Sylla, Guinean football player (Willem II, FC Martigues), born in Conakry, Guinea (d. 2010)
  • 1971-03-01 Andre Karnebeek, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1971-03-04 Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1971-04-05 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971-05-10 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1971-05-20 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • 1971-05-27 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-06-09 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • 1971-06-12 Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland
  • 1971-06-29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1971-07-08 John Achterberg, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1971-07-09 Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971-07-22 Kristine Marie Lilly, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport