Today in Soccer History

Sub-Topics: English Premier League - Football Players - Soccer Tournaments

Events in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 266

1857-10-24 - World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England
1863-10-26 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1869-11-06 - 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
1872-11-30 - 1st intl soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
1876-03-25 - Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
1885-09-12 - Highest score (35) recorded in any 1st-class soccer match is set
1887-04-10 - Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
1888-04-01 - Soccer team Sparta forms in Rotterdam
1889-10-01 - Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms
1892-05-14 - Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
1894-09-04 - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
1894-12-24 - Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
1895-01-18 - Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
1896-08-12 - Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
1898-09-01 - Dutch soccer team Receiver forms
1900-01-15 - SCNEC soccer team forms
1900-02-18 - Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
1900-05-01 - Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
1901-04-28 - 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
1902-04-02 - Soccer team MVV '02 forms in Maastricht
1902-04-05 - In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
1902-06-01 - Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
1902-07-03 - Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1902-09-10 - Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
1902-12-02 - Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
1903-02-07 - VVV '03 Soccer team forms in Venlo
1903-05-03 - AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
1904-05-21 - Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris
1904-09-06 - Soccer team Rheden forms
1905-02-01 - Hague soccer team ADO froms
1905-04-30 - 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
1905-05-14 - 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
1905-10-21 - England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
1908-02-08 - Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert Neth
1908-07-19 - Feyenoord soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1909-11-16 - EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
1910-03-17 - DHC soccer team forms in Delft Neth
1910-06-01 - SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
1910-06-12 - PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
1910-10-20 - Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1912-02-16 - VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1912-05-01 - Amsterdam-North soccer team DWV forms
1912-06-01 - Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1912-07-31 - RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
1912-09-19 - Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
1913-03-24 - Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
1913-08-31 - Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
1914-04-01 - UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
1914-07-27 - Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
1917-08-14 - Leeuwen soccer team forms
1917-09-03 - Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
1917-09-27 - EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
1918-03-18 - Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
1918-04-30 - Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen
1918-06-01 - Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
1919-01-13 - Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
1919-05-04 - FVC soccer team forms
1919-05-08 - Appingedam soccer team forms
1919-07-01 - Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen
1919-08-01 - Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
1920-02-01 - Soccer team Quick Boys forms
1920-04-08 - LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
1920-05-15 - Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
1920-06-01 - RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
1920-06-15 - De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
1920-07-20 - Heerenveen soccer team forms
1920-08-01 - Papendrecht soccer team forms
1920-10-12 - Soccer team Quick '20 forms
1921-01-26 - Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
1921-05-06 - American Soccer League forms
1921-06-21 - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1922-04-18 - Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
1922-05-07 - Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
1924-02-01 - Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
1924-04-27 - Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
1925-08-21 - BV Emmen soccer team forms
1926-02-12 - Barendrecht soccer team forms
1926-04-01 - Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
1926-05-05 - Geldrop soccer team forms
1926-07-04 - Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
1926-12-21 - Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
1927-02-22 - ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
1927-05-01 - Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
1927-05-01 - Panningen soccer team forms in Panningen
1927-05-11 - Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
1927-05-13 - VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
1927-06-25 - WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
1928-03-11 - Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1928-04-09 - Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
1928-05-01 - Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms
1928-10-08 - Eastern Soccer League forms in US
1930-02-20 - Capelle soccer team forms
1930-03-30 - Babberich-H soccer team forms
1930-06-01 - Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine
1930-06-14 - VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
1930-07-13 - 1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay
1930-07-18 - SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
1930-07-30 - Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
1930-10-01 - Soccer team WHC forms
1930-10-22 - SC Genemuiden soccer team forms

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 683

1864-12-25 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)
1870-08-11 - Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
1883-02-21 - J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)
1886-02-16 - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
1888-01-04 - Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
1890-01-15 - Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
1895-04-25 - Stanley Rous, British soccer official
1897-08-27 - Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter
1904-10-27 - Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
1906-04-16 - Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer
1908-08-10 - Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
1909-05-26 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909-11-04 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
1910-02-06 - George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
1911-04-01 - Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
1913-09-29 - Silvio Piola, soccer star
1913-12-21 - Raich Carter, soccer star
1915-02-01 - Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
1916-08-29 - Leo Horn, Dutch soccer referee/columnist/businessman
1917-07-26 - Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1917-10-29 - Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918-10-28 - Harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer
1919-01-23 - Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
1919-02-23 - Johnny Carey, soccer star
1920-01-14 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
1920-03-07 - Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
1920-06-13 - Knut Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920-10-22 - Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
1920-11-27 - Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
1921-02-14 - Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player
1921-10-19 - Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1922-01-24 - Neil Franklin, soccer star
1922-04-05 - Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
1922-10-27 - George Young, soccer star
1923-10-13 - Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
1924-02-06 - Billy Wright, English soccer player
1924-05-11 - Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
1926-02-10 - Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
1927-05-05 - Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
1927-07-10 - Don Revie, English soccer manager (Leeds and England)
1930-04-04 - David Sexton, soccer manager
1931-04-03 - Johnny Nicholss, soccer star
1933-02-18 - Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
1934-02-24 - Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1934-11-14 - Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player
1935-03-21 - Brian Clough, soccer manager
1935-05-08 - Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
1935-09-06 - Jock Wallace, soccer star/manager
1937-10-11 - Bobby Charlton, English soccer player
1938-01-05 - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
1938-10-01 - Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1939-04-10 - Alan Rothenberg, US Soccer pres (1990- )
1940-02-20 - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940-02-24 - Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
1940-03-08 - Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1940-03-12 - Albert Johanneson, soccer star
1941-09-27 - Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
1941-10-25 - Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
1941-10-26 - Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1941-11-23 - Alan Mullery, English soccer player
1941-12-04 - Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1941-12-08 - Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
1942-08-02 - Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
1943-01-05 - Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)
1943-01-05 - Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan intl soccer player
1943-01-06 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1943-03-21 - Antal Dunai, Hungary, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1968)
1943-08-01 - Andy Roxburgh, Glasgow, Scotland, football player, coach and manager
1943-11-08 - Martin Peters, British soccer player
1944-01-06 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
1944-02-20 - Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1944-12-17 - Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945-07-12 - Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)
1946-05-22 - George Best, footballer/soccer player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)
1946-09-17 - Billy Bonds, British soccer player
1947-01-11 - Bryan Robson, English international soccer star
1947-01-24 - Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
1947-02-01 - Terry Hibbitt, soccer star
1947-02-25 - Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1947-04-25 - Johan Cruyff, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona)
1947-09-29 - Altie Taylor, soccer star
1948-08-05 - Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1948-10-02 - Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
1949-01-04 - Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
1949-03-06 - Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
1949-10-09 - Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
1951-02-14 - Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
1951-02-20 - Phil Neal, English soccer player
1951-03-04 - Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
1951-09-21 - Bruce Arena, Brooklyn New York, American soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1951-11-25 - Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
1951-12-15 - Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
1952-06-26 - Gordon McQueen, soccer player
1952-08-03 - Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
1953-12-26 - Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
1954-04-19 - Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
1954-08-02 - Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star
1954-12-29 - Glenn Myernick, Trenton NJ, US soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)
1955-11-30 - Andy Gray, English soccer player
1956-02-13 - Liam Brady, British soccer player

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 58 of 58

1914-05-13 - R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
1930-12-19 - Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
1938-01-28 - John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
1939-01-23 - Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
1951-09-29 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
1952-12-19 - Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies
1958-02-06 - 7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich
1974-07-19 - Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (b. 1904)
1976-01-17 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident
1976-01-18 - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
1976-07-07 - Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
1982-07-07 - Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
1982-10-03 - Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
1982-12-08 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
1984-04-27 - Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
1985-05-11 - Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
1985-05-29 - 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
1985-09-02 - Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
1986-07-18 - Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
1989-03-18 - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
1990-03-20 - Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
1991-04-04 - Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
1991-04-25 - Theo Laseroms, [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
1991-05-06 - Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
1991-09-02 - Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
1991-12-05 - Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
1992-04-01 - Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
1992-06-15 - Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
1992-11-14 - Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
1992-11-14 - Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/"We go to Rome!"), dies
1992-12-16 - Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
1992-12-25 - Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
1993-01-17 - Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
1993-02-24 - Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
1993-12-09 - Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
1993-12-28 - Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
1994-01-20 - Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
1994-02-20 - Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
1994-07-02 - Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
1994-07-10 - Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
1994-08-05 - Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
1994-09-03 - Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
1995-01-26 - Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
1995-01-30 - George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
1995-02-04 - Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
1995-03-23 - Davie Cooper, soccer star, dies at 39
1995-05-30 - Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
1995-05-30 - Ted Drake, soccer star, dies at 82
1995-08-23 - Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
1995-09-13 - Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
1996-02-09 - Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
1996-02-22 - Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
1996-07-24 - "Jock" John Wallace, soccer player/manager, dies at 60
1999-03-06 - Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
2001-06-26 - Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
2004-11-06 - Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
2007-01-15 - David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
2010-02-16 - Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)


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