Soccer in History (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,070

  • 1948-12-06 Eigil Nielsen, Danish soccer midfielder (10 caps; Basel), born in Tårs, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • 1948-12-18 Adam Musiał, Polish soccer defender (34 caps; Wisła Kraków) and manager (Wisła Kraków, Lechia Gdańsk, Stal Stalowa Wola), born in Wieliczka, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1949-01-04 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • 1949-01-23 Thomas Forsyth, Scottish soccer defender (22 caps; Motherwell, Rangers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1949-03-06 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1949-03-17 Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-03-26 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1949-04-01 Sammy Nelson, Irish soccer left back (51 caps Northern Ireland; Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-04-26 Carlos Bianchi, Argentine soccer forward and coach (14 caps; Vélez Sarsfield, Boca Juniors), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1949-05-03 Leopoldo Luque, Argentine soccer striker (43 caps; River Plate), born in Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1949-05-29 Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • 1949-09-19 Chi Shangbin, Chinese soccer midfielder (58 caps; Liaoning) and coach (Dalian Wanda: Chinese Jia-A League champions & Coach of the Year 1996, 97), born in Dalian, China (d. 2021)
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1949-10-09 Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1949-11-02 Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Liège) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2020)
  • 1950-02-07 Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), born in Buonconvento, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1950-05-01 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-07-14 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), born in Chiguayante, Chile (d. 2021)
  • 1950-09-03 Jóhannes Eðvaldsson, Icelandic soccer defender (34 caps; Celtic, Tulsa Roughnecks, Hannover 96, Motherwell), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2021)
  • 1950-10-01 Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), born in Huși, Romania (d. 2020)
  • 1950-12-27 Roberto Bettega, Italian soccer forward (42 caps; Juventus 326 games, 129 goals), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1951-01-31 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (Honduras, Copa Centroamericana 2011), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1951-02-14 Kevin Keegan, English soccer forward, manager (England 63 caps, Liverpool, Newcastle United), born in Armthorpe, Doncaster
  • 1951-02-20 Phil Neal, English soccer player
  • 1951-03-20 Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), born in Sfax, Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • 1951-04-11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1951-09-21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1952-03-01 Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (64 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (Rep of Ireland; Leicester City, Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland), born in Kilrea, Northern Ireland
  • 1952-06-01 Şenol Güneş, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (31 caps; Trabzonspor) and manager (Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Turkey), born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • 1952-06-26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1952-08-03 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1952-09-04 Nelson Marcenaro, Uruguayan soccer defender (8 caps; Mundialito 1980; Progreso, Portuguesa, Peñarol, Emelec), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • 1952-10-25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1953-01-03 Peter Taylor, English soccer winger (4 caps; Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur) and manager (Leicester City, Hull, Crystal Palace), born in Rochford, England
  • 1953-01-04 Norberto Alonso, Argentine soccer midfielder (19 caps; River Plate), born in Vicente López, Argentina
  • 1953-03-01 Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese soccer coach (Portugal, UAE, RSA, Iran, Colombia; Real Madrid), born in Nampula, Portuguese Mozambique
  • 1953-04-01 Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian soccer manager (AC Milan, Lazio, Internazionale, Torino, Juventus, UAE, Japan), born in Meldola, Italy
  • 1953-04-01 Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1953-11-17 Vítor Oliveira, Portuguese soccer midfielder (Braga, Portimonense) and manager (won 11 promotions to Primeira Liga, 6 as champion), born in Matosinhos, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • 1953-12-04 Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian soccer goalkeeper (64 caps; Beveren, Bayern Munich), born in Lebbeke, Belgium
  • 1953-12-26 Matthew Harding, English businessman & soccer administrator (Chelsea Football Club), born in Haywards Heath, England
  • 1954-02-19 Sócrates [Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Sousa Vieira de Oliveira], Brazilian soccer midfielder (60 caps, 22 goals Brazil; Corinthians), born in Belém, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • 1954-04-01 Giancarlo Antognoni, Italian soccer midfielder (73 caps; Fiorentina 341 games), born in Marsciano, Italy
  • 1954-04-19 Trevor Francis, British football player and manager, born in Plymouth, England
  • 1954-07-10 José González, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (20 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1954-11-05 Alejandro Sabella, Argentine soccer midfielder (8 caps; River Plate, Sheffield United, Estudiantes) and manager (Argentina 2011-14), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • 1954-11-10 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1954-12-01 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), born in Opwijk, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-02-20 Néstor Montelongo, Uruguayan soccer utility (36 caps; Montevideo Wanderers, Peñarol, Nacional, Racing), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2021)
  • 1955-06-13 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland
  • 1955-07-14 Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 2021)
  • 1955-09-01 Gerhard Strack, German soccer defender (10 caps; 1. FC Köln, FC Basel, Fortuna Düsseldorf), born in Kerpen, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1955-10-04 Jorge Valdano, Argentine soccer forward and manager (23 caps; Real Madrid), born in Las Parejas, Argentina
  • 1955-11-28 Alessandro Altobelli, Italian soccer striker (61 caps; Internazionale 317 games), born in Sonnino, Italy
  • 1955-11-30 Andy Gray, English soccer player
  • 1955-12-03 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • 1955-12-13 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), born in Woodford, England (d. 2021)
  • 1956-02-13 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956-09-23 Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer striker (48 caps; FIFA World Cup 1982 [Golden Boot, Golden Ball]; L.R. Vicenza, Juventus), born in Prato, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1956-11-15 Zlatko Kranjčar, Croatian soccer striker (2 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Wien) and manager (Croatia, Montenegro, Dinamo Zagreb), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2021)
  • 1956-12-16 Tommy Burns, Scottish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Celtic, Kilmarnock) and manager (Scotland, Celtic, Kilmarnock, Reading), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1957-01-11 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • 1957-02-09 Gordon Strachan, soccer player
  • 1957-07-01 Sean O'Driscoll, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (Rep Ireland 3 caps, Bournemouth FC), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 1957-07-16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1957-09-03 Erhan Önal, Turkish soccer central defender (12 caps; FC Bayern Munich, Standard Liège, Galatasaray), born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2021)
  • 1957-10-27 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1958-02-01 Luther Blissett, English soccer striker (14 caps; Watford, Bournemouth), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • 1958-03-03 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958-05-29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • 1958-07-12 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), born in Leicester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1958-12-01 Javier Aguirre, Mexican soccer midfielder and manager (59 caps; Atlético Madrid, Espanyol; Mexico, Japan), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1958-12-18 Nadhim Shaker, Iraqi soccer defender (57 caps; Al-Tayaran) and coach (Iraq), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2020)
  • 1958-12-25 Joop Hiele, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1958-12-28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959-01-14 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian soccer centre-back (77 caps; CSKA Sofia, Saint-Étienne), born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (d. 2021)
  • 1959-02-07 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1959-03-03 Romeo Zondervan, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1959-04-02 Ezzaki Badou, Moroccan soccer goalkeeper (76 caps; Mallorca) and manager (Morocco), born in Sidi Kacem, Morocco
  • 1959-06-24 Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1959-07-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2020)
  • 1959-08-24 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90), born in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • 1959-09-30 Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1959-10-02 Luis Fernández, French soccer defensive midfielder (60 caps; PSG), born in Tarifa, Spain
  • 1959-11-18 Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1959-12-04 Paul McGrath, Irish soccer defender (83 caps Rep of Ireland; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in London, England
  • 1959-12-19 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • 1959-12-25 Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1960-04-11 Marko Elsner, Slovenian soccer defender (14 caps Yugoslavia, 2 Slovenia; Red Star Belgrade), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2020)
  • 1960-06-25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer midfielder (Liverpool 271 games; 5 League titles and FA Cup 1986), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1960-07-20 Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1960-08-09 Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), born in Popești, Romania (d. 2020)
  • 1960-08-15 Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)

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)
  • 1960-12-20 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player and trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ), born in Zandvoort, Netherlands

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Deaths in Sport

Deaths 301 - 359 of 359

  • 2020-12-16 Kálmán Sóvári, Hungarian soccer defender (17 caps; Újpesti Dózsa, VM Egyetértés), dies at 79
  • 2020-12-20 Dietrich Weise, German soccer forward (Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz) and manager (FC Kaiserslautern, E Frankfurt, F Düsseldorf, Egypt, Liechtenstein), dies at 86
  • 2020-12-26 Jim McLean, Scottish soccer forward (Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Dundee) and manager (Dundee United 1971-93), dies from dementia at 83
  • 2020-12-27 José Luiz Carbone, Brazilian soccer midfielder (6 caps; São Paulo, Internacional, Botafogo) and coach (Fluminense, Guarani), dies from liver cancer at 74
  • 2020-12-31 Tommy Docherty, Scottish soccer midfielder (25 caps; Preston North End) and manager (Chelsea, QPR, Scotland, Manchester United), dies at 92
  • 2021-01-05 Colin Bell MBE, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), dies at 74
  • 2021-01-11 Wálter Taibo, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (30 caps; Huracán, C.A. Peñarol), dies at 89
  • 2021-01-12 Frank Arok AM, Yugoslavian-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1983-89), dies at 88
  • 2021-01-15 Vicente Cantatore, Argentine soccer manager (Chile, Real Valladolid, Colo Colo, Real Betis, Sevilla, Sporting de Gijón), dies at 85
  • 2021-01-20 Peter Swan, English soccer defender (19 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Bury), dies at 84
  • 2021-01-22 Luton Shelton, Jamaican soccer striker (75 caps; Vålerenga, Karabükspor, Sheffield United), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 35
  • 2021-01-24 Jóhannes Eðvaldsson, Icelandic soccer defender (34 caps; Celtic, Tulsa Roughnecks, Hannover 96, Motherwell), dies from COVID-19 at 70
  • 2021-01-25 Maryan Synakowski, French soccer defender (16 caps; UA Sedan Torcy 241 games), dies at 84
  • 2021-01-26 John Mortimore, English soccer defender (Chelsea 249 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Benfica, Real Betis), dies at 86
  • 2021-01-26 Jozef Vengloš, Slovak soccer manager (Australia, Czechoslovakia, Malaysia, Fenerbahçe, Aston Villa, Celtic, Slovakia), dies at 84
  • 2021-01-27 Mehrdad Minavand, Iranian soccer midfielder (67 caps; Persepolis, Sturm Graz), dies from COVID-19 at 45
  • 2021-01-28 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), dies at 85
  • 2021-01-29 Yvon Douis, French soccer striker (20 caps; Lille, Le Havre, Monaco, Cannes), dies from COVID-19 at 85
  • 2021-02-07 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 2021-02-10 Pachín, Spanish soccer defender (8 caps; Real Madrid) and manager (Osasuna, Levante, Granada), dies at 82
  • 2021-02-15 Leopoldo Luque, Argentine soccer striker (43 caps; River Plate), dies from COVID-19 at 71
  • 2021-02-17 Özcan Arkoç, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Hamburger SV) and manager (Hamburger SV, Hannover 96), dies at 81
  • 2021-02-17 Martí Vergés, Spanish soccer midfielder (12 caps; FC Barcelona), dies at 86
  • 2021-02-20 Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), dies from COVID-19 at 71
  • 2021-02-23 Juan Carlos Masnik, Uruguayan soccer defender (26 caps; NY Skyliners, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Nacional, NY Cosmos), dies at 77
  • 2021-02-28 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), dies from a brain tumour at 65
  • 2021-03-01 Zlatko Kranjčar, Croatian soccer striker (2 caps; Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Wien) and manager (Croatia, Montenegro, Dinamo Zagreb), dies at 64
  • 2021-03-01 Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), dies from cancer at 82
  • 2021-03-02 Peter Grosser, German soccer midfielder (2 caps; Bayern Munich, 1860 Munich, Austria Salzburg), dies at 82
  • 2021-03-06 Chi Shangbin, Chinese soccer midfielder (58 caps; Liaoning) and coach (Dalian Wanda: Chinese Jia-A League champions & Coach of the Year 1996, 97), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 2021-03-06 Miguel Miranda, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Sporting Cristal) and coach (Alianza Atlético), dies at 54
  • 2021-03-09 Agustín Balbuena, Argentine soccer striker (8 caps; Copa Libertadores 1972, 73, 74, 75; Copa Intercontinental 1973; Club Atlético Independiente), dies at 75
  • 2021-03-09 Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), dies at 80
  • 2021-03-16 Erhan Önal, Turkish soccer central defender (12 caps; FC Bayern Munich, Standard Liège, Galatasaray), dies at 63
  • 2021-03-20 Peter Lorimer, Scottish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Leeds United 526 games), dies at 74
  • 2021-03-22 Frank Worthington, English soccer forward (8 caps; Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers) and manager (Tranmere Rovers), dies at 72
  • 2021-03-27 Derek Ufton, English soccer defender (1 cap; Charlton Athletic), manager (Plymouth Argyle) and cricket wicketkeeper (Kent), dies at 92
  • 2021-04-02 Valentin Afonin, Russian soccer defender (42 caps; SKA Rostov-on-Don, CSKA Moscow), dies at 81
  • 2021-04-07 Doug Holden, English soccer winger (5 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End), dies at 90
  • 2021-04-11 Colin Baker, Welsh soccer wing half (7 caps; Cardiff City 298 games), dies at 86
  • 2021-04-19 Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch soccer forward (22 caps; PSV 528 games), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2021-04-29 Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), dies from cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2021-05-03 Rafael Albrecht, Argentine soccer defender (39 caps; San Lorenzo, Club León), dies from COVID-19 at 79
  • 2021-05-04 Alan McLoughlin, Irish soccer midfielder (42 caps Rep of Ireland; Swindon Town, Portsmouth), dies from cancer at 54
  • 2021-05-04 Bertil Johansson, Swedish soccer striker (5 caps; IFK Göteborg 267 games) and manager (IFK Göteborg), dies at 86
  • 2021-05-06 Carlos Timoteo Griguol, Argentine soccer midfielder (Atlanta, Rosario Central) and manager (Ferro Carril Oeste, Real Betis, River Plate), dies from COVID-19 at 84
  • 2021-05-07 Martín Pando, Argentine soccer forward (11 caps; Argentinos Juniors, River Plate), dies at 86
  • 2021-05-08 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian soccer centre-back (77 caps; CSKA Sofia, Saint-Étienne), dies from cancer at 62
  • 2021-05-10 Néstor Montelongo, Uruguayan soccer utility (36 caps; Montevideo Wanderers, Peñarol, Nacional, Racing), dies at 66
  • 2021-05-13 Nelson Marcenaro, Uruguayan soccer defender (8 caps; Mundialito 1980; Progreso, Portuguesa, Peñarol, Emelec), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 2021-05-14 Torkild Brakstad, Norwegian soccer defender (3 caps; Molde) and coach (Molde, Tromsø, Rosenborg), dies at 75
  • 2021-05-16 Rildo da Costa Menezes, Brazilian soccer defender (38 caps; Santos, CEUB, New York Cosmos), dies at 79
  • 2021-05-20 Sándor Puhl, Hungarian soccer referee (1994 FIFA World Cup Final; 1997 UEFA Champions League Final; IFFHS World's Best Referee 1994-97), dies at 65
  • 2021-05-26 Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian soccer defender (66 caps; Internazionale 358 games) and manager (Como, Genoa), dies at 82
  • 2021-05-31 Colin Appleton, English soccer midfielder (Leicester City 277 games) and manager (Hull City, Swansea City, Exeter City), dies at 85
  • 2021-06-01 Adnan Al Sharqi, Lebanese soccer manager (Lebanon 1974–76, 1987–93, 2006–08; Ansar 11 x league titles), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2021-06-02 Ottorino Sartor, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (27 caps; Defensor Arica, CNI), dies at 75
  • 2021-06-07 Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), dies from pancreatic cancer at 49
  • 2021-06-10 Neno, Portuguese soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Vitória de Guimarães, Benfica), dies from a heart attack at 59

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