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Soccer in History (Part 9)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,284

  • 1971-06-29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1971-07-08 John Achterberg, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 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
  • 1971-08-02 Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1971-08-10 Roy Keane, soccer player
  • 1971-08-27 Ernest Faber, Dutch soccer defender (1 cap; PSV) and manager (NEC, Groningen, PSV), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • 1971-09-01 Hakan Şükür, Turkish soccer striker (112 caps; Galatasaray), born in Sapanca, Turkey
  • 1971-09-07 Briana Scurry, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971-09-17 Paul Janssen, soccer player (Fortuna S, NAC)
  • 1971-09-20 Henryk Larsson, Swedish soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1971-09-27 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-10-14 Jorge Costa, Portuguese soccer defender and manager (50 caps; FC Porto), born in Porto, Portugal
  • 1971-10-18 Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2021)
  • 1971-10-21 René Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-10-25 Geoffrey Prommayon, Thai-American soccer player (PSV), born in Udon Thani, Thailand
  • 1971-10-27 Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1971-11-03 Dwight Yorke, Trinidad & Tobago soccer striker (74 caps; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in Canaan, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1971-11-03 Unai Emery, Spanish soccer manager (Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal), born in Hondarribia, Spain
  • 1971-11-08 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1971-11-20 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-11-22 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1971-12-02 Francesco Toldo, Italian soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Fiorentina, Internazionale), born in Padua, Italy
  • 1971-12-03 Frank Sinclair, Jamaican soccer defender (28 caps; Chelsea, Leicester City), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1971-12-03 Heiko Herrlich, German soccer manager and forward (5 caps; Bayer Leverkusen; Borussia Dortmund), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1971-12-03 Henk Timmer, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Zwolle, Feyenoord), born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • 1971-12-11 Cedric Ihalauw, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Geleen, Netherlands
  • 1972-01-01 Lilian Thuram, French soccer defender (record 142 caps; Monaco; Parma; Juventus; Barcelona), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • 1972-01-11 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972-01-31 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1972-02-01 Christian Ziege, German soccer left wing-back (72 caps; Bayern Munich) and manager (Germany U18, U19, FC Pinzgau), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1972-02-11 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1972-02-25 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972-03-17 Mia Hamm, Anerican soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Selma, Alabama
  • 1972-03-20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972-03-25 Phil O'Donnell, Scottish soccer midfielder (1 cap; Motherwell, Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday; PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year 1992, 94; dies while playing), born in Bellshill, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1972-04-09 Jeffrey van As, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1972-05-02 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972-05-15 Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972-05-23 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1972-06-12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
  • 1972-06-17 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Tiel, Netherlands

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1972-06-23 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France

  • 1972-06-28 Arie van der Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta), born in Ridderkerk, Netherlands
  • 1972-07-21 Dennis Krijgsman, Dutch soccer player and manager (Sparta/Vitesse), born in Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-16 Ramon van Haaren, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-18 François Gesthuizen, Dutch soccer player (PSV, NAC), born in Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • 1972-09-19 Eric van de Merwe, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1972-10-12 Tom van Mol, Belgian soccer player (PSV), born in Dendermonde, Belgium
  • 1972-10-23 Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1972-11-01 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • 1972-11-02 Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972-11-02 Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1972-11-03 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1972-11-06 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1972-11-10 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
  • 1972-11-15 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
  • 1972-12-07 Bobby Schoonens, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • 1972-12-16 Željko Kalac, Australian soccer player
  • 1973-01-18 Regilio Vreede, Dutch football player (Blue White, RKC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973-02-07 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-02-08 Andreas Gliatis, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • 1973-03-02 Trevor Sinclair, English soccer winger (12 caps; Blackpool, West Ham, QPR, Manchester City), born in Dulwich, England
  • 1973-03-03 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-05 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • 1973-03-10 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1973-03-12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • 1973-03-13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1973-03-16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1973-03-20 Norman Tome, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-03-29 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1973-04-01 Ferdy Vierklau, Dutch soccer left back (2 caps; FC Utrecht; Ajax), born in Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • 1973-04-04 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • 1973-04-10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian soccer left back (Brazil 125 caps, Real Madrid), born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1973-04-17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1973-04-24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973-04-28 Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), born in Dalian, China (d. 2021)
  • 1973-05-01 Oliver Neuville, German soccer striker (69 caps; Servette, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia M'gladbach), born in Locarno, Switzerland
  • 1973-05-06 Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-05-10 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • 1973-05-22 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-05-24 Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), born in Naranjal, Ecuador (d. 2020)
  • 1973-05-29 Alpay Özalan, Turkish soccer centre back, manager, politician (Turkey 90 caps), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • 1973-06-12 Rick Plum, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, MVV), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 1973-06-18 Tracy Noonan, American soccer goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1973-06-19 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973-06-25 Jamie Redknapp, English soccer midfielder (17 caps; Liverpool 237 games) and broadcaster (BBC, Sky Sports), born in Barton on Sea, England
  • 1973-06-28 Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-07-05 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1973-07-12 Christian Vieri, Italian soccer striker (49 caps; Inter Milan), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1973-07-26 Peter Heijstek, Dutch soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
  • 1973-08-01 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973-08-04 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-08-07 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Crawley, United Kingdom
  • 1973-08-17 A J Wood, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-09-08 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1973-09-08 Khamis Al-Dossari, Saudi Arabian soccer midfielder (105 caps; Al-Hilal, Al Ittihad), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2020)
  • 1973-09-10 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese soccer defender (44 caps; Poitiers FC, Châteauroux, Lens), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • 1973-09-16 Clint Peay, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland

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