Soccer in History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,306

  • 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)
  • 1946-02-26 Colin Bell, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), born in Hesleden, England (d. 2021)
  • 1946-03-22 José Luiz Carbone, Brazilian soccer midfielder (6 caps; São Paulo, Internacional, Botafogo) and coach (Fluminense, Guarani), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2020)
  • 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 MBE, English soccer defender (Charlton, West Ham United 663 games) and manager (WHU, Millwall), born in 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)
  • 1946-10-28 Wim Jansen, Dutch soccer utility (65 caps; Feyenoord 415 games) and manager (SC Lokeren, Feyenoord, Celtic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • 1946-12-06 Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch soccer forward (22 caps; PSV 528 games), born in Helmond, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1946-12-13 Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), born in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1946-12-14 Peter Lorimer, Scottish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Leeds United 526 games), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1946-12-15 Piet Schrijvers, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (46 caps; FC Twente, AFC Ajax 269 games), born in Jutphaas, Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • 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)
  • 1947-02-13 Augusto Matine, Portuguese soccer midfielder (9 caps; Benfica, Vitória de Setúbal) and manager (Mozambique national team), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2020)
  • 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

Johan Cruyff

1947-04-25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)

  • 1947-05-01 Danilo Popivoda, Serbian soccer forward (20 caps Yugoslavia; Olimpija, Eintracht Braunschweig), born in Lovćenac, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • 1947-05-27 Branko Oblak, Slovenian soccer midfielder (46 caps Yugoslavia; NK Olimpija, Hajduk Split, Schalke 04, Bayern Munich) and manager (Slovenia 2004-06), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 1947-07-03 Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch soccer left winger or forward (46 caps; Anderlecht), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1947-07-11 Jaroslav Pollák, Slovak soccer midfielder (49 caps, Czechoslovakia; Sparta Prague, Austria Salzburg), born in Nižný Medzev, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1947-08-18 Viacheslav Semenov, Ukrainian soccer midfielder (11 caps USSR; FC Zorya Luhansk, FC Dynamo Kyiv), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2022)
  • 1947-09-03 Gérard Houllier, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), born in Thérouanne, France (d. 2020)
  • 1947-09-13 Juan Sol, Spanish soccer defender (28 caps; Valencia, Real Madrid), born in Elgoibar, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1947-09-24 Jorge Spedaletti, Chilean soccer forward (5 caps; Everton Viña del Mar, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • 1947-09-28 Volodymyr Troshkin, Ukrainian soccer defender (31 caps, USSR; Dynamo Kiev 205 games), born in Yenakiieve, Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1947-11-22 Wendell, Brazilian soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Botafogo, Fluminense FC, Santa Cruz FC), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1947-12-15 Davie Robb, Scottish soccer forward (5 caps; Aberdeen FC 251 games), born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland (d. 2022)
  • 1948-01-11 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1948-03-10 Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), born in Dakar, Senegal (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1948-04-11 Georgi Yartsev, Russian soccer forward (5 caps USSR; FC Spartak Moscow) and manager (Russia; Spartak, Dynamo, Torpedo Moscow), born in Nikolskoye, Russia (d. 2022)
  • 1948-08-05 Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 2020)
  • 1948-08-05 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-11 Rustam Akramov, Uzbek soccer coach (Uzbekistan 1992-94; India 1995-97), born in Yangibozor, Uzbekistan (d. 2022)
  • 1948-10-02 Sir Trevor Brooking, English soccer midfielder (47 caps; West Ham United 528 games), born in Barking, Essex
  • 1948-10-02 Yuri Vasenin, Russian soccer midfielder (9 caps USSR; FC Zorya Voroshylovhrad), born in Chernyakhovsk, Russia (d. 2022)
  • 1948-10-14 André Guesdon, French soccer defender (Monaco, Nice) and manager (Viry-Châtillon, Angers, Brest), born in Benouville, France (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1948-11-23 Frank Worthington, English soccer forward (8 caps; Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers) and manager (Tranmere Rovers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1949-02-21 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF, 1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971, 78), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2022)
  • 1949-03-06 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1949-03-15 Bernd Nickel, German soccer attacking midfielder (1 cap West Germany, 1972 Olympics; Eintracht Frankfurt 426 games, 141 goals), born in Siegbach, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 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)
  • 1949-11-21 Anatoliy Kuksov, Ukrainian soccer midfielder (8 caps USSR; FC Zorya Luhansk 489 games) and manager, born in Luhansk, Ukraine (d. 2022)
  • 1949-12-11 Noel Campbell, Irish soccer midfielder (11 caps; St Patrick's Athletic FC, SC Fortuna Köln, Shamrock Rovers FC), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2022)
  • 1950-02-07 Mauro Bellugi, Italian soccer defender (32 caps; Inter Milan, Bologna, Napoli), born in Buonconvento, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1950-03-12 Javier Clemente, Spanish soccer manager (Spain 1992-98; Athletic Bilbao, Español, Atlético Madrid, Marseille; Serbia, Cameroon, Libya, Basque Country), born in Barakaldo, Spain
  • 1950-05-01 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-06-02 Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian soccer midfielder (14 caps, Yugoslavia; FC Partizan, FC Bordeaux) and manager (Cyprus, PAOK, Partizan), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • 1950-07-14 Mario Osbén, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Unión Española, Colo Colo, Cobreloa), born in Chiguayante, Chile (d. 2021)
  • 1950-07-23 Egon Pajenk, Austrian soccer defender (3 caps; SK Rapid Wien 266 games), born in Fohnsdorf, Austria (d. 2022)
  • 1950-07-26 Nelinho, Brazilian soccer right back (21 caps; Cruzeiro EC 410 games; Atlético Mineiro), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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
  • 1951-01-11 Willie Maddren, English soccer defender (Middlesborough 293 games) and manager (Middlesborough 1984-86), born in Billingham, England (d. 2000)
  • 1951-01-25 Hans-Jürgen Dörner, German soccer defender (96 caps; Dynamo Dresden 400 games) and manager (Werder Bremen), born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 2022)
  • 1951-01-31 Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and 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 defender (50 caps; Liverpool 455 games) and manager (Bolton Wanderers, Coventry City, Cardiff City), born in Irchester, England
  • 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)
  • 1951-04-13 Joachim Streich, German soccer striker (102 caps GDR; FC Hansa Rostock, 1. FC Magdeburg) and manager (1. FC Magdeburg), born in Wismar, Germany (d. 2022)
  • 1951-07-28 Ray Kennedy, English soccer midfielder, forward (17 caps; Arsenal, Liverpool), born in Seaton Delaval, England (d. 2021)
  • 1951-09-21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-11-25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1951-12-02 József Tóth, Hungarian soccer left-back (56 caps; Újpesti FC 268 games), born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • 1951-12-09 Dragan Pantelić, Serbian soccer goalkeeper (19 caps Yugoslavia; Radnički Niš, Bordeaux), born in Loznica, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • 1951-12-28 Jacques Zimako, French soccer forward (13 caps; Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Bastia), born in Lifou, New Caledonia (d. 2021)
  • 1952-02-01 António Lima Pereira, Portuguese soccer central defender (20 caps; FC Porto), born in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal (d. 2022)
  • 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 defender (30 caps; St. Mirren FC, Leeds United, Manchester United) and manager (Airdrieonians FC), born in Kilbirnie, 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)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 401 - 500 of 563

  • 2021-07-10 Jimmy Gabriel, Scottish soccer midfielder (2 caps; Everton, Southampton) and coach (Seattle Sounders; SJ Earthquakes, Seattle Storm, Everton), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • 2021-07-11 Charlie Gallagher, Scottish soccer inside forward (2 caps Republic of Ireland; Celtic, Dumbarton), dies at 80
  • 2021-07-26 Ally Dawson, Scottish soccer defender (5 caps; Glasgow Rangers) and manager (Hamilton Academical), dies at 63
  • 2021-07-26 Ivan Toplak, Serbian soccer striker (1 cap; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Red Star Belgrade, San Jose Earthquakes, Yugoslavia), dies at 89
  • 2021-07-31 Terry Cooper, English soccer defender (20 caps; Leeds, Middlesborough) and manager (Bristol City, Birmingham City), dies at 77

Gerd Müller

2021-08-15 Gerd Müller "Der Bomber", German soccer striker (62 caps; FIFA World Cup 1974; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 75

  • 2021-08-22 Alberto Bica, Uruguayan soccer right winger (9 caps; Racing, River Plate, Nacional Montevideo), dies from leukemia at 63
  • 2021-08-23 José Yudica, Argentine soccer forward (4 caps; Newell's Old Boys, Boca Juniors) and manager (Newell's Old Boys, Quilmes), dies at 85
  • 2021-08-24 Wilfried van Moer, Belgian soccer midfielder (57 caps; Belgian Golden Shoe x 3; Beveren, Antwerp, Standard Liège), dies from a stroke at 76
  • 2021-08-31 Francesco Morini, Italian soccer defender (11 caps; Sampdoria, Juventus), dies at 77
  • 2021-09-01 Juan Rodríguez Vega, Chilean soccer defender (26 caps; Universidad de Chile, Atlético Español), dies at 77
  • 2021-09-06 Jean-Pierre Adams, French soccer centre-back (22 caps; Nîmes, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain), dies after 39 years in a coma at 73
  • 2021-09-09 Danilo Popivoda, Serbian soccer forward (20 caps Yugoslavia; Olimpija, Eintracht Braunschweig), dies at 74
  • 2021-09-09 Urbain Braems, Belgian soccer manager (Anderlecht, Beveren, Standard de Liège, Trabzonspor), dies at 87
  • 2021-09-19 Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), dies at 81
  • 2021-09-21 Romano Fogli, Italian soccer midfielder (13 caps; Torino FC, Bologna FC 1909, A.C. Milan, Calcio Catania) and manager (Bologna FC), dies at 83
  • 2021-09-24 Eugeniusz Faber, Polish soccer forward (36 caps; Ruch Chorzów, Lens), dies at 82
  • 2021-09-25 Len Ashurst, English soccer defender (Sunderland AFC 409 games) and manager (Cardiff City, Sunderland, Newport County), dies at 82
  • 2021-09-26 Syarhyey Hyerasimets, Belarusian soccer midfielder (25 caps; Shakhter Donetsk, Dinamo Minsk) and manager (Okzhetpes, Piter Saint Petersburg), dies at 55
  • 2021-09-27 Roger Hunt, English soccer forward (34 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Liverpool 404 games, 244 goals; Bolton Wanderers), dies at 83
  • 2021-10-01 Fred Hill, English soccer forward (2 caps; Bolton Wanderers 375 games), dies at 81
  • 2021-10-11 Olav Nilsen, Norwegian soccer striker/midfielder (62 caps; Viking FK), dies at 79
  • 2021-10-12 Raúl Coloma, Chilean soccer goalkeeper (13 caps; Ferrobádminton, Municipal Santiago, Ferroviaros), dies at 93
  • 2021-10-19 Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), dies at 85
  • 2021-10-20 Dragan Pantelić, Serbian soccer goalkeeper (19 caps Yugoslavia; Radnički Niš, Bordeaux), dies at 69
  • 2021-10-25 Aleksandar Shalamanov, Bulgarian soccer defender (42 caps; PFC Slavia Sofia) and alpine skier (Winter Olympics 1960), dies at 80
  • 2021-10-26 Umberto Colombo, Italian soccer midfielder (3 caps; Juventus, Atalanta), dies at 88
  • 2021-10-27 Bernd Nickel, German soccer attacking midfielder (1 cap West Germany, 1972 Olympics; Eintracht Frankfurt 426 games, 141 goals), dies at 72
  • 2021-10-29 Mehdi Cerbah, Algerian soccer goalkeeper (57 caps; JS Kabylie), dies at 68
  • 2021-11-02 Mohamed Soukhane, Algerian soccer defender (6 caps; Le Havre AC), dies at 90
  • 2021-11-05 Ryszard Grzegorczyk, Polish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Polonia Bytom, RC Lens), dies at 82
  • 2021-11-06 Pavol Molnár, Slovak soccer forward (20 caps Czechoslovakia; SK Slovan Bratislava, FK Inter Bratislava), dies at 85
  • 2021-11-08 Rinus Bennaars, Dutch soccer midfielder (15 caps; Feyenoord Rotterdam), dies at 90
  • 2021-11-12 Aleksandr Lenyov, Russian soccer midfielder / defender (10 caps Soviet Union; Torpedo Moscow), dies at 77
  • 2021-11-12 Ron Flowers, English soccer midfielder (49 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 467 games), dies at 87
  • 2021-11-14 Bertie Auld, Scottish soccer midfielder (3 caps; Celtic, Birmingham City) and manager (Partick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical), dies from dementia complications at 83
  • 2021-11-15 Bengt Madsen, Swedish soccer administrator (chairman Malmö FF 1999-2009), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2021-11-18 Dzyanis Kowba, Belarusian soccer defensive midfielder (36 caps; PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara 247 games), dies from complications of COVID-19 at 42
  • 2021-11-18 Kim Suominen, Finnish soccer midfielder (39 caps; TPS, FF Jaro), dies at 52
  • 2021-11-24 Frank Burrows, Scottish soccer defender (Swindon Town 297 games) and manager (Portsmouth, Cardiff, Swansea), dies at 77
  • 2021-11-26 Doug Cowie, Scottish soccer defender (20 caps; Dundee FC 341 games), dies at 95
  • 2021-11-30 Erwin Wilczek, Polish soccer midfielder, forward (16 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 81
  • 2021-11-30 John Sillett, English soccer defender (Chelsea, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle) and manager (Coventry City FA Cup 1987), dies at 85
  • 2021-11-30 Phil Dwyer, Welsh soccer defender (10 caps; Cardiff City 471 games), dies at 68
  • 2021-11-30 Ray Kennedy, English soccer midfielder, forward (17 caps; Arsenal, Liverpool), dies from Parkinson's disease at 70
  • 2021-12-03 Horst Eckel, German soccer wing half (32 caps West Germany, 1954 FIFA World Cup; 1. FC Kaiserslautern, SV Röchling Völklingen), dies at 89
  • 2021-12-03 Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian soccer midfielder (14 caps, Yugoslavia; FC Partizan, FC Bordeaux) and manager (Cyprus, PAOK, Partizan), dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2021-12-08 Jacques Zimako, French soccer forward (13 caps; Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Bastia), dies at 69
  • 2021-12-08 Lars Høgh, Danish soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; OB 603 games) and GK coach (Denmark, Brøndby IF), dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2021-12-15 Hans Küppers, German soccer midfielder (7 caps, West Germany; TSV 1860 Munich, 1. FC Nürnberg), dies at 82
  • 2021-12-17 Dimitrios Stefanakos, Greek soccer defender (7 caps; Olympiacos FC), dies at 85
  • 2021-12-24 José Villegas, Mexican soccer defender (6 caps; CD Guadalajara), dies at 87
  • 2021-12-24 Raúl Madero, Argentine soccer defender (5 caps; Estudiantes) and sports physician (Argentina national team), dies at 82
  • 2021-12-24 Willibert Kremer, German soccer coach (MSV Duisburg, Bayer Leverkusen, 1860 Munich, Fortuna Düsseldorf), dies at 82
  • 2021-12-26 Dorval Rodrigues, Brazilian soccer right winger (13 caps; Santos FC, SE Palmeiras), dies at 86
  • 2021-12-28 Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), dies at 47
  • 2021-12-29 Antoine Bonifaci, French soccer midfielder (12 caps; OGC Nice, FC Inter Milan, Bologna FC, Torino FC), dies at 90
  • 2022-01-02 Jens Jørgen Hansen, Danish soccer right back (40 caps; Esbjerg fB), dies at 82
  • 2022-01-03 Kamel Lemoui, Algerian soccer defender (7 caps; AS Béziers Hérault) and manager (Algeria 1988-89), dies from COVID-19 at 82
  • 2022-01-04 Anatoliy Kuksov, Ukrainian soccer midfielder (8 caps USSR; FC Zorya Luhansk 489 games) and manager (Hirnyk Rovenky), dies at 72
  • 2022-01-04 Javier Astúa, Costa Rican soccer forward (13 caps; Puntarenas FC), and manager (Puntarenas FC), dies at 53
  • 2022-01-10 Alfred Gager, Austrian soccer midfielder (6 caps; Austria Wien, FC Wacker Wien), dies at 79
  • 2022-01-11 Ahmet Çalık, Turkish soccer centre-back (8 caps; Gençlerbirliği, Galatasaray, Konyaspor), dies in a traffic accident at 27
  • 2022-01-12 Stjepan Lamza, Croatian soccer midfielder (7 caps Yugoslavia; GNK Dinamo Zagreb), dies at 81
  • 2022-01-15 Ramazan Rragami, Albanian soccer midfielder (20 caps; KF Vllaznia) and manager (KF Vllaznia), dies at 77
  • 2022-01-18 Alberto Michelotti, Italian soccer referee (12 internationals; Serie A 1967-81; FIFA listed 1973-81), dies at 91
  • 2022-01-18 Francisco Gento, Spanish soccer winger (Spain 43 caps, Real Madrid 427 games) and manager (Grenada FC), dies at 88
  • 2022-01-19 Hans-Jürgen Dörner, German soccer defender (96 caps; Dynamo Dresden 400 games) and manager (Werder Bremen), dies at 70
  • 2022-01-19 Nils Arne Eggen, Norwegian soccer defender (29 caps; Rosenborg, Vålerengen FC) and manager (Norway; Rosenborg), dies at 80
  • 2022-01-22 Antonio Fernández, Spanish soccer manager (CD Málaga), dies at 79
  • 2022-01-22 António Lima Pereira, Portuguese soccer central defender (20 caps; FC Porto), dies at 69
  • 2022-01-22 Gianni Di Marzio, Italian soccer manager (Napoli, Catania, Genoa, Lecce, Palermo FC), dies at 82
  • 2022-01-25 Wim Jansen, Dutch soccer utility (65 caps; Feyenoord 415 games) and manager (SC Lokeren, Feyenoord, Celtic), dies from dementia at 75
  • 2022-02-02 Hamid Zouba, Algerian soccer manager (Algerian national team x 6 separate spells), dies at 86
  • 2022-02-06 Abdelmalek Ali Messaoud, Algerian soccer defender (38 caps; USM Alger, USM Annaba), dies from COVID-19 at 66
  • 2022-02-06 Henry Thillberg, Swedish soccer midfielder (22 caps; Malmö FF), dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2022-02-06 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF, 1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971, 78), dies at 72
  • 2022-02-10 Nikolai Manoshin, Russian soccer midfielder (8 caps; FC Torpedo Moscow, CSKA Moscow) and manager (Somalia, Yemen, Mali), dies at 83
  • 2022-02-10 Stefan Żywotko, Polish soccer coach (JS Kabylie; 7 x Algerian league titles, African Cup Of Champions 1981, 90; Algerian Cup 1986), dies at 102
  • 2022-02-14 Julio Morales, Uruguayan soccer striker (24 caps; Racing Montevideo, Nacional, Austria Wien), dies at 76
  • 2022-02-15 Rustam Akramov, Uzbek soccer coach (Uzbekistan 1992-94; India 1995-97), dies at 73
  • 2022-02-16 Vasilis Botinos, Greek soccer winger (12 caps; Olympiacos FC 140 games, 120 goals), dies from COVID-19 at 77
  • 2022-02-17 Máté Fenyvesi, Hungarian soccer forward (76 caps; Ferencváros 343 games) and politician (MP 1998-2006), dies at 88
  • 2022-02-17 Steve Burtenshaw, English soccer manager (Sheffield Wednesday, Everton, QPR, Arsenal) and midfielder (Brighton & HA 237 games), dies at 86
  • 2022-02-18 Mauri, Spanish soccer midfielder (5 caps; Athletic Bilbao 246 games), dies at 87
  • 2022-02-21 Eduardo González Pálmer, Mexican soccer forward (4 caps; Club América), dies at 87
  • 2022-02-23 Ion Adrian Zare, Romanian soccer defender (7 caps; FC Bihor, BFC Siófok), dies at 62
  • 2022-02-24 Jan Gomola, Polish soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 80
  • 2022-03-03 Frank Connor, Scottish soccer manager (Cowdenbeath FC, Berwick Rangers FC, Celtic FC, Raith Rovers FC), dies at 86
  • 2022-03-04 Maryan Wisniewski, French soccer striker (33 caps; Lens, Sampdoria, Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Grenoble), dies at 85
  • 2022-03-08 Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), dies at 87
  • 2022-03-09 Justice Christopher, Nigerian soccer midfielder (11 caps; Antwerp FC, Trelleborg FF, Herfølge Boldklub), dies at 40
  • 2022-03-10 Jürgen Grabowski, German soccer midfielder/forward (44 caps West Germany; Eintracht Frankfurt 441 games), dies from kidney disease at 77
  • 2022-03-16 Slobodan Škrbić, Serbian soccer defender (4 caps Yugoslavia; Red Star Belgrade, Lille), dies at 77
  • 2022-03-18 Alfons Dirnberger, Austrian soccer midfielder (3 caps; FC Austria Wien), dies at 80
  • 2022-03-21 Fevzi Zemzem, Turkish soccer striker (18 caps; AS Göztepe 356 games) and manager (Orduspor), dies at 80
  • 2022-03-21 Nikolai Osyanin, Russian soccer striker (3 caps; PFC Krylia Sovetov Kuibyshev, FC Spartak Moscow), dies at 80
  • 2022-03-27 Titus Buberník, Czech soccer midfielder (23 caps Czechoslovakia; ČH Bratislava, LASK Linz), dies at 88
  • 2022-03-28 Naci Erdem, Turkish soccer centre-back (31 caps; Fenerbahçe), dies at 91
  • 2022-04-02 Leonel Sánchez, Chilean soccer striker (85 caps; Club Universidad de Chile 413 games, 167 goals), dies at 85