- 1997 in association football
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The following are the
football (soccer)events of the year 1997throughout the world.
January 1– Manager Leo Beenhakkeris named technical director at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhemand replaced as a manager by Sparta Rotterdamhead coach Henk ten Cate.
Copa Libertadores 1997: is won by Cruzeiro after defeating Sporting Cristalon an aggregate score of 1-0.
Scottish FA Cup: Kilmarnock FCbeats Falkirk1-0.
February 25– Manager Hans Westerhofis sacked by FC Groningen.
April 30– Striker Boudewijn Zendenfrom PSV Eindhovenplays his first international match for the Netherlands national football team, when Holland defeats San Marino 6-0 in Serravalle.
May 17– Chelsea wins the FA Cupby defeating Middlesbrough 2-0.
May 18– Eric Cantona, the famous and controversial French footballer in the Premiership, announces his retirement from football.
July 20– Gudjon Thordarsonmakes his debut as the manager of Iceland with a 1-0 loss against Norway.
August 17– PSV Eindhovenwins the Johan Cruijff Schaal, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, with a 3-1 win over Roda JCin the Amsterdam ArenA.
November 2– Borussia Dortmundwins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japanby defeating Brazil's Cruzeiro 2-0. The goals for the Germans are scored by Michael Zorcand Heiko Herrlich.
Winner national club championships
* Bulgaria –
PFC CSKA Sofia
England– Manchester United
France– AS Monaco
Germany– Bayern Munich
Eredivisie– PSV Eindhoven
Eerste Divisie– MVV Maastricht
Portugal– FC Porto
Spain– Real Madrid
Turkey– Galatasaeray S.K.55500
* UNCAF Nations Cup in
Guatemala City, Guatemala( April 16– April 27, 1997):# fb|CRC:# fb|GUA:# fb|SLV
Tournoi de Francein France( June 3– June 11, 1997) :# fb|ENG:# fb|BRA:# fb|FRA
* Copa América in
Bolivia( June 11– June 29, 1997):# fb|BRA:# fb|BOL:# fb|MEX
* FIFA U-17 World Championship in
Egypt( September 5– September 21, 1997) :# fb|BRA:# fb|GHA:# fb|ESP
June 18– Héctor Yazalde(51), Argentinian footballer
July 10– Ivor Allchurch(67), Welsh footballer
November 1– Roger Marche(73), French footballer
November 9– Helenio Herrera(80), Argentine-French footballer and manager
October 18– Ramiro Castillo(31), Bolivian footballer
December 7– Billy Bremner(55), Scottish footballer
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