- 2006 in association football
in?=in football (soccer)
The following are the
football (soccer)events of the year 2006throughout the world.
January 1– Australia officially left the OFC and joined the AFC.
January 3– Antonio Cassanoleft A.S. Romaand joined Real Madrid. He debuted for the merengues on January 18, in a Copa del Rey match against Real Betis, and scored his first goal just three minutes after he came in during the second half.
January 4– Robert Maaskantreturns at Dutch club RBC Roosendaalas their new coach.
January 17– Euro 2008 qualifying group assignments announced.
February 1– Rini Coolenresigns as manager of Dutch club FC Twente.
February 2– South Korean club Bucheon FCmoved to Jeju Islandand changed their name to Jeju United FC.
February 8– Turkey are banned from staging their six home qualifying matches for Euro 2008 in Turkey due to incidents during their 2006 World Cup qualification match against Switzerland, which finished 4-2 in November 16, 2005.
March 5– Sydney FCare crowned Australian champions in the first season of the revamped national league (the A-League)
April 5– Celtic win the Scottish Premier League.
April 9– Netherlands Eredivisie: PSV Eindhovenwon its second consecutive title, their nineteenth in total.
April 22– Alan Shearerannounces his retirement from football, three weeks earlier than planned, the cause of his early decision being a niggling knee injury.
April 29– Chelsea win second Premiership title in a row.
April 30– Starting the largest match fixing scandal in the history of Italian Serie Afootball. On May 14 F.C. Juventusclinched 29th Italian title.
May 13– Bayern Munich win second Bundesliga title in a row.
May 14– RSC Anderlechtwins the Belgian First Division, their twenty-eighth in total.
May 17– Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League Final.
June 3– The 2006 FIFI Wild Cupfinal game, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus vs. Zanzibar. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus won the game 4-1 in a penalty shootout, winning their first title.
June 9– The 2006 World Cup finals kick off, as Germanybeat Costa Rica4-2.
June 21– Midfielder Philip Cocuplays his 100th international match for the Netherlands, when Holland draws with Argentina (0-0) at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
July 9– 2006 World Cup final game, Italy vs. France. Italy won the game 5-3 in a penalty shootout, winning their fourth title.
August 16– CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup final game, Internacional vs. São Paulo. Internacional won the cup after the draw in 2-2 in the second game. In first game, Internacional won by 2-1.
September 14– Recopa Sudamericana2006 return match, Boca Juniorswins its 16th international title against São Paulo FC, breaking the world record on number of international club titles.
*ARM: Pyunik Erevan
FK Austria Wien
*BLR: FC Bate Borisov
*BEL: RSC Anderlecht
NK Široki Brijeg
PFC Levski Sofia
FC Slovan Liberec
Maccabi Haifa FC
*ITA: Internazionale (Juventus stripped of title)
FC Sheriff Tiraspol
*POL: Legia Warsaw
*POR: FC Porto
PFC CSKA Moscow
Red Star Belgrade
*WAL: Total Network Solutions
A = Apetura, C = Clausura
Boca Juniors(C), Estudiantes La Plata(A)
Club Bolivar(C), Wilstermann (A)
Colo Colo(A &C)
Deportivo Pasto(I), Cúcuta Deportivo(II)
*: El Nacional
*: Nacional Montevideo
A = Apetura, C = Clausura
*: Olimpia (C), Motagua (A)
C.D. FAS(A), C.D. Águila(C)
Chivas de Guadalajara(A), Pachuca(C)
San Francisco F.C.
Joe Public F.C.
Sydney FC(Champion), Adelaide United (Premier)
*: Happy Valley
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
Bangkok University FC
*: FK Pakhtakor
International Club Tournaments
FIFA Club World Cup– Sport Club Internacional
UEFA Champions League– Barcelona
UEFA Cup– Sevilla
CONCACAF Champions' Cup– Club América
*CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup –
Sport Club Internacional
*CONMEBOL Sudamericana Cup –
*CONMEBOL Recopa Sudamericana –
2006 African Cup of Nations( January 20– February 10):# EGY:# CIV:# NGR:# SEN
2006 FIFI Wild Cup( May 29– June 3):# TRNC:# flag|Zanzibar:# Republic of St. Pauli:# GIB
2006 FIFA World Cup( June 9– July 9):# ITA:# FRA:# GER:# POR
Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle(France)
Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen(Germany)
*Once in a Lifetime (US)
January 7– Gábor Zavadszky(31), Hungarian footballer
January 8– Elson Becerra(27), Colombian footballer
*January 8 –
Gerrie Kleton(52), Dutch footballer
January 13– Peter Rösch(75), Swiss footballer
January 14– Mark Philo(21), English footballer
February 4– Jenő Dalnoki(74), Hungarian footballer
February 8– Ron Greenwood(84), English footballer and manager
February 9– André Strappe(77), French footballer
February 13– Joseph Ujlaki(76), French footballer
February 17– Jorge Pinto Mendonça(51), Brazilian footballer
February 23– Telmo Zarraonaindía(85), Spanish footballer
February 25– Charlie Wayman(83), English footballer
February 27– Ferenc Bene(61), Hungarian footballer
March 1– Peter Osgood(59), English footballer
March 6– Roman Ogaza(54), Polish footballer
March 12– Jimmy Johnstone(61), Scottish footballer
March 13– Roy Clarke (80), Welsh footballer
March 15– Red Storey(88), Canadian footballer
March 26– Ole Madsen(71), Danish footballer
April 16– Georges Stuber(80), Swiss footballer
April 18– John Lyall(66), English manager
April 21– Telê Santana(74), Brazilian manager
April 25– Brian Labone(66), English footballer
May 2– Luigi Griffanti(89), Italian footballer
May 23– Kazimierz Górski(85), Polish manager
June 9– Shay Gibbons(77), Irish footballer
June 24– Jean Varraud(85), French footballer and manager
July 21– Bert Slater(70), Scottish footballer
July 31– Pascal Miézan(47), Ivorian footballer
August 1– Ferenc Szusza(82), Hungarian footballer
August 15– Faas Wilkes(82), Dutch footballer
August 20– Oscar Miguez(78), Uruguayan footballer
August 24– Mokhtar Ben Nacef(80), Tunisian footballer
August 31– Mohamed Abdelwahab(23), Egyptian footballer
September 2– Pietro Broccini(78), Italian footballer
September 4– Giacinto Facchetti(64), Italian footballer
October 17– Lieuwe Steiger(82), Dutch footballer
November 3– Alberto Spencer(68), Ecuadorian footballer
November 4– Sergi López Segú(39), Spanish footballer
November 5– Pietro Rava(90), Italian footballer
November 17– Ferenc Puskás(79), Hungarian footballer
November 28– Max Merkel(87), Austrian footballer and manager
December 15– Alessio Ferramoscaand Riccardo Neri(17), Italian footballers
December 31– Ya'akov Hodorov(79), Israeli footballer
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