1979 in association football


1979 in association football

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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1979 throughout the world.

Events

*Copa Libertadores 1979: Won by Olimpia Asunción after defeating Boca Juniors on an aggregate score of 2-0.
*European Cup 1979: Won by Nottingham Forest after defeating Malmö FF 1-0 in the Final.
*Intercontinental Cup 1979: Won by Olimpia Asunción after defeating Malmö FF by an aggregate score of 3-1. This was the last time the Intercontinental Cup was played in two legs (South America and Europe).
*May 22 – Ruud Krol becomes Holland's most capped player in history when he plays his 65th match for the Netherlands national football team against Argentina.

Winners club national championship

*Belgium – K.S.K. Beveren
*Bulgaria – PFC Levski Sofia
*Cyprus – Omonia Nicosia
*Denmark – Esbjerg Fb
*England – Liverpool F.C.
*France – RC Strasbourg
*Italy – AC Milan
*Netherlands
**Eredivisie – Ajax Amsterdam
**Eerste Divisie – Excelsior Rotterdam
*Poland – Ruch Chorzów
*Portugal – FC Porto
*Scotland – Celtic F.C.
*Spain – Real Madrid
*West Germany – Hamburger SV
*USSR – FC Spartak Moscow

North and Central America

*North America – Vancouver Whitecaps

outh America

*Argentina
**Metropolitano – River Plate
**Nacional – River Plate
*Brazil – Internacional
*Colombia – América de Cali
*Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción

International tournaments

*1979 British Home Championship (May 19 – May 26, 1979)::fb|ENG

* Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico (July 2 – July 14, 1979):# fb|BRA:# fb|CUB:# fb|ARG

* Copa América (July 10 – December 12, 1979):# fb|PAR:# fb|CHI:# fb|BRA and fb|PER

* World Youth Championship (August 26 – September 7 1979):# fb|ARG:# fb|USSR:# fb|URU

Births

* January 12 – Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
* January 15 – Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
* January 26 – Maksym Kalynychenko, Ukrainian footballer
* February 2 – Daniel Bierofka, German footballer
* February 19 – Steve Cherundolo, American footballer
* March 2 – Damien Duff, Irish footballer
* March 4 – Vyacheslav Malafeev, Russian footballer
* March 22 – Aldo Duscher, Argentine footballer
* April 5 – Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
* April 12 – Tobias Linderoth, Swedish footballer
* April 20 – Ludovic Magnin, Swiss footballer
* April 26 – Fereydoon Zandi, Iranian-German footballer
* May 19 – Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
* May 29 – Arne Friedrich, German footballer
* May 30 – Fabian Ernst, German footballer
* June 4 – Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
* June 7 – Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
* June 19 – José Kleberson, Brazilian footballer
* July 14 – Sergei Ignashevich, Russian footballer
* July 26 – Paul Freier, German footballer
* October 15 – Paul Robinson, English footballer
* October 18 – Jaroslav Drobny, Czech footballer
* October 23 – Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
* November 5 – Patrick Owomoyela, German fotballer
* November 20 – Dmitri Bulykin, Russian fotballer
* December 14 – Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
* December 14 – Michael Owen, English footballer
* December 20 – Ashley Cole, English footballer
* February 13 – Rafael Marquez, Mexican footballer

Deaths

* February 16 – Henk Steeman (85), Dutch footballer (b. 1894)
* April 19 – August Sackenheim (73), German footballer
* April 30 – Jaap Bulder (82), Dutch footballer (b. 1896)
* December 12 – Hans Rohde (65), German footballer


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