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Soccer in History (Part 8)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,284

  • 1968-05-01 Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps; Ascoli, Udinese, AC Milan), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1968-11-06 Javier Astúa, Costa Rican soccer forward (13 caps; Puntarenas FC), and manager (Puntarenas FC), born in Quepos, Costa Rica (d. 2022)
  • 1968-11-18 Barry Hunter, Irish soccer defender (14 caps Northern Ireland; Wrexham, Reading) and manager (Rushden & Diamonds), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-12-02 David Batty, English soccer midfielder (42 caps; Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United), born in Leeds, England
  • 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
  • 1969-01-23 Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian soccer winger (17 caps Soviet Union, 6 caps CIS, 36 caps Russia; Manchester United, Rangers), born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
  • 1969-01-28 John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1969-02-01 Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine soccer striker (77 caps, 54 goals; Fiorentina), born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1969-03-19 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969-03-28 Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • 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)
  • 1969-06-01 Luis García Postigo, Mexican soccer striker (79 caps; UNAM, Atlético Madrid, Real Sociedad) and commentator (TV Azteca), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1969-06-04 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1969-06-09 Eric Wynalda, American soccer player and coach, born in Fullerton, California
  • 1969-06-10 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian soccer defensive midfielder (62 caps; FC Eik-Tønsberg, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Vålerenga), born in Sandefjord, Norway
  • 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
  • 1969-08-02 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen), born in Curaçao
  • 1969-08-06 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • 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
  • 1969-09-01 Henning Berg, Norwegian soccer defender (100 caps; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United) and manager (Lillestrøm, Blackburn Rovers, Legia Warsaw), born in Eidsvoll, Norway
  • 1969-09-16 Marthijn Pothoven, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1969-09-22 Marian Chlad, Czech soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Teplice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1969-10-14 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 1969-10-20 Kim Suominen, Finnish soccer midfielder (39 caps; TPS, FF Jaro), born in Turku, Finland (d. 2021)
  • 1969-11-10 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
  • 1970-02-02 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-03-02 Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss soccer midfielder (79 caps; Grasshopper Club Zürich, Internazionale, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich) and manager (Grasshoppers, FC Wil), born in Wohlen, Switzerland
  • 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, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente), born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1970-04-04 Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1970-05-15 Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1970-05-17 John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1970-05-18 Clemens Zwijnenberg, Dutch 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 defender (96 caps; NE Revolution, LA Galaxy), 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 and commentator (Los Angeles Galaxy.), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970-06-23 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1970-08-04 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970-08-13 Alan Shearer, English soccer striker (63 caps; Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Gosforth, England
  • 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)
  • 1970-10-01 Gaston Taument, Dutch soccer winger (15 caps; Feyenoord), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1970-10-05 Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Cadier en Keer, Netherlands
  • 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, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
  • 1970-10-22 Winston Bogarde, Dutch soccer defender (20 caps; Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax, FC Barcelona), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1970-10-29 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • 1970-10-29 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV), born in Voorhout, Netherlands
  • 1970-10-30 Suvat Karadag, Turkish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Mazgirt, Turkey
  • 1970-10-30 Wim Bubberman, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1970-11-17 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970-11-19 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • 1970-12-03 Christian Karembeu, French soccer midfielder (53 caps; Nantes, Olympiacos), born in Lifou, New Caledonia
  • 1970-12-17 Michael Mols, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970-12-24 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1971-01-16 Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1971-01-16 Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 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
  • 1971-02-01 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian soccer midfielder (80 caps; Partizan, Porto, Benfica), born in Maribor, Slovenia
  • 1971-02-01 Harald Brattbakk, Norwegian soccer striker (17 caps; Rosenburg, Celtic), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • 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)
  • 1971-03-11 Liesbeth Migchelsen, Dutch soccer defender (97 caps; FFC Heike Rheine, SV Fortuna Wormerveer, AZ Alkmaar), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1971-03-21 Aarno Turpeinen, Finnish soccer defender (16 caps; HJK 225 games), born in Oulu, Finland (d. 2022)
  • 1971-04-05 Finidi George, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1971-04-14 Miguel Calero, Colombian soccer goalkeeper (50 caps; Copa América 2001; Pachuca), born in Ginebra, Colombia (d. 2012)
  • 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)
  • 1971-06-01 Tony Sanneh, American soccer utility (43 caps; Hertha BSC, 1. FC Nürnberg, D.C. United; LA Galaxy), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1971-06-09 Romano Sion, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1971-06-10 Bruno Ngotty, French soccer defender (6 caps; Lyon 237 games, PSG, Bolton Wanderers 134 games), born in Lyon, France
  • 1971-06-12 Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland

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