Soccer in History (Part 9)

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Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,046

  • 1976-08-23 Kate Sobrero, American soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1976-08-24 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 1976-08-24 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1976-08-26 Carey Tally, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976-08-29 Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player, born in Mendoza, Argentina
  • 1976-09-06 Danny Blankers, Dutch soccer player (PSV/Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands

Person of interestRonaldo

1976-09-18 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo
  • 1976-10-04 Mauro Camoranesi, Italian soccer winger and manager (55 caps; Juventus), born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1976-10-07 Gilberto Silva, Brazilian soccer defender (93 caps; Arsenal, Panathinaikos), born in Lagoa da Prata, Minas Gerais
  • 1976-11-03 Guillermo Franco, Mexican soccer striker (25 caps; Villarreal), born in Corrientes, Argentina
  • 1976-11-19 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player
  • 1976-11-25 Clint Mathis, American soccer forward (46 caps; Los Angeles Galaxy; MetroStars; Hannover 96), born in Conyers, Georgia
  • 1976-12-25 Scott Vermillion, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1977-01-01 Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian soccer utility (42 caps; Bayern Munich, 234 games, sporting director), born in Jablanica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1977-01-03 Lee Bowyer, English soccer midfielder and manager (1 cap; Leeds United; manager Charlton Athletic 2018-19), born in London, England
  • 1977-01-17 Ali el Kattabi, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1977-02-01 Kevin Kilbane, Irish soccer left back, winger (110 caps Republic of Ireland; WBA, Sunderland, Everton), born in Preston, England
  • 1977-02-12 Jimmy Conrad, US soccer player, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1977-03-06 Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player
  • 1977-03-27 Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Bergeijk, Netherlands
  • 1977-04-17 Pascal de Vries, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Hengelo, Netherlands
  • 1977-05-05 Tiffany Roberts, American soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • 1977-05-29 Massimo Ambrosini, Italian soccer midfielder (Italy 35 caps, AC Milan), born in Pesaro, Italy
  • 1977-05-29 António Lebo-Lebo, Angolan soccer defender (Angola 15 caps), born in Malanje, Angola
  • 1977-05-29 Marco Cassetti, Italian soccer defender (Italy 5 caps, Roma, Watford), born in Brescia, Italy
  • 1977-06-09 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1977-06-23 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1977-07-24 Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1977-12-02 Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African soccer forward (81 caps; Moroka Swallows, AmaZulu), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1978-01-01 Philip Mulryne, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (27 caps; Norwich City) and Dominican friar and priest, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978-01-28 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese soccer midfielder (63 caps; Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham Utd), born in Dakar, Senegal (d. 2020)
  • 1978-02-14 Laurie Schwoy, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-03-31 Jérôme Rothen, French soccer winger (France 13 caps, Paris SG, Caen, Monaco), born in Châtenay-Malabry, France
  • 1978-04-01 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican soccer striker (16 caps; Monterrey, Villarreal), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 2009)
  • 1978-04-09 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese soccer defender and manager (51 caps; Deportivo La Coruña), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1978-04-11 Victor Sikora, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1978-05-08 Cindy Parlow, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1978-05-27 Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • 1978-06-10 Brian West, American soccer player
  • 1978-07-20 Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-08-05 Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
  • 1978-09-01 Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • 1978-09-22 Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • 1978-10-03 Gerald Asamoah, German soccer forward (43 caps; Schalke 04 279 games, 44 goals), born in Mampong, Ghana
  • 1978-10-03 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian soccer striker (85 caps; Bayern Munich 224 games, 87 goals), born in Callao, Peru
  • 1978-10-11 Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1978-11-01 Danny Koevermans, Dutch soccer striker and coach (4 caps; Sparta Rotterdam), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1978-12-18 Ali Curtis, American soccer player
  • 1979-02-01 Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer defender (79 caps; Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Internacional), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1979-02-19 Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
  • 1979-03-02 Damien Duff, Irish soccer winger (100 caps, Republic of Ireland; Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-03-18 Anthony Maher, American soccer player
  • 1979-05-14 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (50 caps; LDU Quito, Al-Sadd), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • 1979-05-29 Arne Friedrich, German soccer defender, coach (Germany 82 caps, Hertha BSC), born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • 1979-06-17 Nick Rimando, American soccer player, born in Montclair, California
  • 1979-06-29 Andy O'Brien, Irish soccer defender (26 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newcastle United), born in Harrogate, England
  • 1979-06-29 Matthew Bode, Australian rules football player (Adelaide Football Club)
  • 1979-07-13 Craig Bellamy, Welsh soccer forward (78 caps; Newcastle United, Norwich City, Manchester City), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1979-09-05 John Carew, Norwegian soccer forward (91 caps; Valencia, Aston Villa), born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • 1979-09-15 Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan soccer player
  • 1979-09-21 Richard Dunne, Irish soccer defender (80 caps, Republic of Ireland; Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa, QPR) and broadcaster (BT Sport), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-10-01 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican soccer defender (61 caps; Brescia), born in Golfito, Costa Rica
  • 1979-10-02 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • 1979-10-05 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player, born in Dandenong, Australia
  • 1979-11-01 Milan Dudić, Serbian soccer defender (13 caps, Serbia and Montenegro; Red Star Belgrade), born in Kraljevo, Serbia
  • 1979-11-02 Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), born in Humenné, Slovakia (d. 2020)
  • 1979-11-03 Pablo Aimar, Argentine soccer midfielder (52 caps; Valencia, Benfica), born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • 1979-11-07 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican soccer midfielder (28 caps; Cartaginés 537 games), born in Cartago, Costa Rica
  • 1979-11-19 Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • 1979-12-04 Jay DeMerit, American soccer defender (25 caps; Watford, Vancouver Whitecaps FC), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1979-12-06 Tim Cahill, Australian soccer forward (108 caps, 50 goals; Everton), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1980-01-14 Cory Gibbs, American soccer player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1980-01-14 Ossama Haidar, Lebanese soccer player
  • 1980-02-01 Moisés Muñoz, Mexican soccer goalkeeper (19 caps; Morelia, América), born in Aguililla, Mexico
  • 1980-02-01 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2005)
  • 1980-02-11 Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1980-02-17 Klemi Saban, Israeli soccer defender (25 caps; Maccabi Netanya), born in Netanya, Israel
  • 1980-02-29 Taylor Twellman, American soccer forward (30 caps; New England Revolution), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1980-03-01 Djimi Traoré, Malian soccer defender (6 caps; Liverpool, Monaco), born in Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1980-03-17 Danny Califf, American soccer player
  • 1980-03-18 Sébastien Frey, French soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Parma, Fiorentina), born in Thonon-les-Bains, France

Person of interestRonaldinho

1980-03-21 Ronaldinho Gaucho, Brazilian soccer midfielder (97 caps; FIFA World Cup 2002; Paris SG; FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Flamengo), born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Football Player Ronaldinho
Football Player
Ronaldinho
  • 1980-04-02 Carlos Salcido, Mexican soccer defender (124 caps; Olympic gold 2012; PSV, Guadalajara), born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico

Person of interestAbby Wambach

1980-06-02 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 1980-07-05 David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • 1980-08-05 Jason Čulina, Australian soccer player
  • 1980-08-06 Danny Collins, Welsh soccer defender (12 caps; Sunderland, Stoke City, Nottingham Forest), born in Chester, England
  • 1980-09-07 Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • 1980-09-07 Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • 1980-10-04 Tomáš Rosický, Czech soccer midfielder (105 caps; Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1980-10-12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England
  • 1980-11-01 Bilgin Defterli, Turkish soccer forward and captain (52 caps; FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, FC Köln, Alemannia Aachen), born in Erzurum, Turkey
  • 1980-11-02 Diego Lugarno, Uruguayan soccer defender (95 caps; São Paulo, Fenerbahçe), born in Canelones, Uruguay
  • 1980-11-25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • 1980-12-07 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England
  • 1981-01-02 Maxi Rodríguez, soccer midfielder (57 caps; Atlético Madrid, Newell's Old Boys), born in Rosario, Argentina
  • 1981-02-01 Luis Lamá, Angolan soccer goalkeeper (56 caps; Petro Luanda), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1981-02-11 Scot Thompson, American soccer player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-02-13 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), born in Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1981-04-03 Matthew Nash, Australian soccer player (goalkeeper), born in Sydney, Australia

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