Monday, February 3, 2020

New Addition: Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 1

I have started a podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.
We will take a look at an old soccer magazine and discuss and relay our memories and anecdotes related to the magazine.
For this first episode, we have selected ‘World Soccer’ magazine, issue of March 1988.
Please take a listen to this first podcast:




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For any questions/comments, you may contact us:
Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also contact me on this blog, on twitter @sp1873 and on facebook under Soccernostalgia.






Saturday, February 1, 2020

Tributes-Part 21 (November 2019 through January 2020)


Tributes:            Norbert Eder (November 7, 1955-November 2, 2019)
Alberto Rivolta (November 4, 1967-November 3, 2019)
Heinz Hoher (August 11, 1938-November 7, 2019)
                    Anatoly Fyodorovich Krutikov (September 21, 1933-November 8, 2019)
                    Hans Verel (April 21, 1953-November 9, 2019)
                    Cyril Robinson (March 4, 1929-November 9, 2019)
                    Les Campbell (July 26,1935-November 10, 2019)
                    Alaa Ali (January 28, 1988-November 11, 2019)
                    Mitsuhisa Taguchi (February 14, 1955-November 12, 2019)
                    Vasily Ivanovich Kurilov (November 30, 1947-November 12, 2019)
                    Vincenzo Zazzaro (January 2, 1951-November 12, 2019)
                    Jose Luis Fidalgo Veloso (March 23, 1937-November 13, 2019)
                    John Edward Wheeler (July 26, 1928-November 16, 2019)
                    Srboljub Markusevic (May 5, 1936-November 18, 2019)
                    Daniel Leclercq (September 4, 1949-November 22, 2019)
Sean Matthew Haslegrave (June 7,1951-November 23, 2019)
Martin Harvey (September 9, 1941-November 25, 2019)
                    Bruno Nicolé (February 24, 1940-November 26, 2019)
                    Jakob ‘Kubi’ Kuhn (October 12, 1943-November 26, 2019)
                    Peter Tim Dirk ‘Pim’ Verbeek (March 12, 1956-November 28, 2019)
                    Otacilio Pires de Camargo, Cilinho (February 9, 1939-November 28, 2019)
                    Henri Biancheri (July 30, 1932-December 1, 2019)
                    Francesco Janich (March 27, 1937-December 2, 2019)
                    Giovanni Bertini (January 7, 1951-December 3, 2019)
                    Brian Sparrow (June 24, 1962-December 6, 2019)
                    Ronald Saunders (November 6, 1932-December 7, 2019)
                    Rogerio Lantres de Carvalho, Rogerio Pipi (December 7, 1922-December 8, 2019)
                    Roy Alexander Cheetham (December 21, 1939-December 9, 2019)
                    Detlef Pirsig (October 22, 1945-December 9, 2019)
                    James Michael Smith (October 17, 1940-December 10, 2019)
                    Ian Young (May 21, 1943-December 11, 2019)
                    Philip Osondu Mast (November 28, 1971-December 13, 2019)
                    Yury Ivanovich Belyayev (April 2, 1934-December 14, 2019)
                    Shahdon Shane Andre Winchester (January 8, 1992-December 19, 2019)
                    William Hughes (December 30, 1948-December 20, 2019)
                    Eduard ‘Eddie’ Franz Krieger (December 16, 1946-December 20, 2019)
                    Yuri Pavlovich Pshenichnikov (June 2, 1940-December 20, 2019)
                    Martin Stanford Peters (November 8, 1943-December 21, 2019)
                    Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Kunzli (January 8, 1946-December 22, 2019)
                    Duncan MacKay (July 14, 1937-December 22, 2019)
                    Georget Bertoncello (September 3, 1943-December 22, 2019)
                    Alan Charles Harrington (November 17, 1933-December 23, 2019)
                    Walter Horak (June 1, 1931-December 24, 2019)
                    Sergei Karimov (December 21, 1986-December 24, 2019)
                    Hans-Jorg Criens (December 18, 1960-December 26, 2019)
                    Ilias Rosidis (February 3, 1927-December 27, 2019)
                    Wolfgang Suhnholz (September 14, 1946-December 27, 2019)
                    Dieter Danzberg (November 12, 1940-December 28, 2019)
                    Antonio Dumas Ramalho Esteves (November 28, 1955-December 30, 2019)
                    Carl-Heinz Ruhl (November 14, 1939-December 30, 2019)
                    Shqyri Rreli (May 18, 1930-December 31, 2019)
                    Ivo-Valentino Tomas (July 28, 1993-December 31, 2019)
                    Christopher Andrew Barker (March 2, 1980-January 1, 2020)
                    Nathael Julan (July 16, 1996-January 3, 2020)
                    Herbert Binkert (September 3, 1923-January 4, 2020)
                    Hans Tilkowski (July 12, 1935-January 5, 2020)
Luis Morais, Cabreçao (August 23, 1930-January 6, 2020)
Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Dossari (September 8, 1973-January 7, 2020)
Zijad Arslanagic (April 18, 1936-January 7, 2020)
Robert James shields (September 26, 1931-January 9, 2020)
Petko Petkov (August 3, 1946-January 10, 2020)
Valdir Joaquim de Moraes (November 23, 1931-January 11, 2020)
Robert Brown (March 19, 1923-January 15, 2020)
Efrain Elias Sanchez Casimiro (February 26, 1926-January 16, 2020)
Pietro Anastasi (April 7, 1948-January 17, 2020)
Mario Bergamaschi (January 7, 1929-January 18, 2020)
Michael ‘Mick’ Vinter (May 23, 1954-January 20, 2020)
Theodor Wagner (August 6, 1927-January 21, 2020)
Alfred Korner (February 14, 1926-January 23, 2020)
Juan Jose Pizzuti (May 9, 1927-January 24, 2020)
Pieter Robert ‘Rob’ Rensenbrink (July 3, 1947-January 24, 2020)
Gennaro Olivieri (February 10, 1942-January 26, 2020)
Flamarion Nunes Tomazoli (August 27, 1951-January 27, 2020)
Leon Motombo Mokuna (November 1, 1928-January 28, 2020)
Larbi Chebbak (1946-January 30, 2020)
Miroslav Penner (May 9, 1972-January 31, 2020)
Cesar Zabala Fernandez (June 3, 1961-January 31, 2020)


Norbert Eder
Norbert Eder was a West German defender from the 70s and 80s.
He had spells at Nuremberg, Bayern Munich and one last season at FC Zurich.
He was a member of West Germany’s 1986 World Cup squad that reached the Final.
He earned all his 9 caps in that year 1986.
He passed away on November 2nd, 2019 aged 64.


Photo: Das Gesicht der Bundesliga 1987-88
(Norbert Eder)


Alberto Rivolta

Alberto Rivolta was an Italian defender from the 80s and 90s.
He was a member of Internazionale Milano’s title winning side of 1988/89.
He passed away on November 3rd, 2019 aged 52.

Photo From: Ilmessagero.it
(Alberto Rivolta)


Heinz Hoher

Heinz Hoher was a West German professional from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Bayer Leverkusen and Bochum among others.
He represented West Germany at Olympic level.
He later managed many sides.
He passed away on November 7th, 2019 aged 81.



Anatoly Fyodorovich Krutikov

Anatoly Fyodorovich Krutikov was a Soviet defender from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow.
He was a member of Soviet Union’s 1960 UEFA European Championship winning squad.
He earned 9 caps between 1959 and 1960.
He passed away on November 8th, 2019 aged 86.

Hans Verel

Hans Verel was a Dutch defender from the 70s.
He had spells at Sparta Rotterdam, SVV and Den Bosch.
He later managed clubs such as RBC and NAC among others.
He passed away on November 9th, 2019 aged 66.

Cyril Robinson

Cyril Robinson was an English winger from the 40s and 50s.
He had spells at Mansfield Town, Blackpool and Bradford Park Avenue among others.
He passed away on November 9th, 2019 aged 90.

Les Campbell

Les Campbell was an English winger from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Wigan, Preston North End and Tranmere Rovers among others.
He passed away on November 10th, 2019 aged 84.


Alaa Ali

Alaa Ali was a curent Egyptian midfielder.
He had spells at Smouha and Al Masry among others.
He passed away on November 11th, 2019 aged just 31 due to cancer.


Mitsuhisa Taguchi

Mitsuhisa Taguchi was a Japanese goalkeeper from the 70s and 80s.
He had a long spell at Mitsubishi Motors.
He earned 59 caps between 1975 and 1984.
He passed away on November 12th, 2019 aged 64.

Vasily Ivanovich Kurilov

Vasily Ivanovich Kurilov was a Belarus midfielder from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Brest among others.
He passed away on November 12th, 2019 aged 71.

Vincenzo Zazzaro

Vincenzo Zazzaro was an Italian midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at AC Milan and Salernitana among others.
He passed away on November 12th, 2019 aged 68.

Jose Luis Fidalgo Veloso

Jose Luis Fidalgo Veloso was a Spanish striker from the 50s into the 70s.
He had spells at Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid among others.
He earned 4 caps between 1962 and 1963.
He passed away on November 13th, 2019 aged 82.


Photo From: 66-67 CHOBIL
(Jose Veloso)


John Edward Wheeler

John Edward Wheeler was an English winger from the 40s into the 60s.
He had spells at Tranmere Rovers, Bolton and Liverpool.
He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1954.
He passed away on November 16th, 2019 aged 91.


Photo From: Source Unknown
(John Edward Wheeler)


Srboljub Markusevic

Srboljub Markusevic was a Yugoslav winger from the 50s and 60s.
He had a long spell at Sarajevo and later manager the club in a number of occasions.
He passed away on November 18th, 2019 aged 83.

Daniel Leclercq

Daniel Leclercq was a French defender from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at Olympique Marseille and RC Lens among others.
He is mostly remembered as RC Lens’ Manager that won the League title in 1998.
He passed away on November 22nd, 2019 aged 70.


Photo From:  Sport Magazine-Foot Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 13, March 31,2005
(Daniel Leclercq)


Sean Matthew Haslegrave

Sean Matthew Haslegrave was an English midfielder from the 70s and 80s.
He had spells at Stoke City, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End among others.
He passed away on November 23rd, 2019 aged 68.


Photo From:  74-75 FKS
(Sean Matthew Haslegrave)


Martin Harvey

Martin Harvey was a Northern Ireland winger from the 60s and 70s.
He spent his career at Sunderland.
He earned 34 caps between 1961 and 1971.
He passed away on November 25th, 2019 aged 78.


Photo From:  Soccer Stars, 67/68
(Martin Harvey)


Bruno Nicolé
Bruno Nicolé was an Italian Forward from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Juventus and Roma among others.
He earned 8 caps between 1958 and 1964.
He passed away on November 26th, 2019 aged 79.

Photo From:  Il Calcio Italiano 63-64
(Bruno Nicolé)


Jakob ‘Kubi’ Kuhn

Jakob ‘Kubi’ Kuhn was a Swiss midfielder from the 60s and 70s.
He spent his career at FC Zurich.
He also managed the Swiss National Team.
He earned 63 caps between 1962 and 1976.
He passed away on November 26th, 2019 aged 76.

Photo From:  66  - Album Alemao-Die Weltmeisterschaft 1966 in England
(Jakob ‘Kubi’ Kuhn)


Peter Tim Dirk ‘Pim’ Verbeek

Peter Tim Dirk ‘Pim’ Verbeek was a Dutch Professional from the 70s.
He represented Sparta Rotterdam.
He was mostly known for his long career as a Manager. He managed the likes of Feyenoord and the National Teams of South Korea and Australia among others.
He passed away on November 28th, 2019 aged 63.

Photo From:  World Soccer, Summer 2010 
(Pim Verbeek)


Otacilio Pires de Camargo, Cilinho

Otacilio Pires de Camargo, Cilinho was a Brazilian Manager.
He started managing in the 60s into the 2010s.
He most notably managed Sao Paulo in the 80s.
He passed away on November 28th, 2019 aged 80.

Henri Biancheri

Henri Biancheri was a French midfielder from the 50s and 60s.
He is remembered for his long spell at AS Monaco. He was later Technical Director at the club.
He earned 2 caps in 1960.
He passed away on December 1st, 2019 aged 87.

Photo From:  Football Magazine, Issue 14, March 1961
(Henri Biancheri)


Francesco Janich

Francesco Janich was an Italian defender from the 50s into the 70s.
He had a long spell at Bologna.
He earned 6 caps between 1962 and 1966.
He passed away on December 2nd, 2019 aged 82.

Photo From:  CDA 63-64
(Francesco Janich)


Giovanni Bertini

Giovanni Bertini was an Italian defender from the 70s and 80s.
He had spells at Roma, Fiorentina and Catania among others.
He passed away on December 3rd, 2019 aged 68.

Photo From:  Calciatori Panini, 75-76
(Giovanni Bertini)


Brian Sparrow

Brian Sparrow was an English defender from the 80s.
He had spells at Arsenal and Crystal Palace among others.
He passed away on December 6th, 2019 aged just 57.


Ronald Saunders

Ronald Saunders was an English striker from the 50s and 60s.
He had a long spell at Portsmouth. He later had a career as a Manager and led Aston Villa to the 1980-81 League title.
He passed away on December 7th, 2019 aged 87.

Photo From:  Panini England 1981/82
(Ronald Saunders)


Rogerio Lantres de Carvalho, Rogerio Pipi

Rogerio Lantres de Carvalho, Rogerio Pipi was a Portuguese forward from the 40s and 50s.
He represented Benfica and played one year at Botafogo before returning to Benfica.
He earned 15 caps for his Nation.
He passed away on December 8th, 2019 aged 97.

Roy Alexander Cheetham

Roy Alexander Cheetham was an English winger from the 50s into the 70s.
He had spells at Manchester City and Chester among others.
He passed away on December 9th, 2019 aged 79.


Detlef Pirsig

Detlef Pirsig was a West German defender from the 60s into the 80s,
He had a long spell at MSV Duisburg.
He passed away on December 7th, 2019 aged 74.

Photo From:  Bergmann, 76-77
(Detlef Pirsig)


James Michael Smith

James Michael Smith was an English professional from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Halifax Town and Boston United among others.
He is mostly remembered for his managerial career with teams such as QPR, Derby County and Newcastle United.
He passed away on December 10th, 2019 aged 79.

Photo From:  Panini England 1988-89
(James Michael Smith)


Ian Young

Ian Young was a Scottish defender from the 60s.
He had spells at Celtic and St Mirren.
He passed away on December 11th, 2019 aged 76.


Philip Osondu Mast

Philip Osondu Mast was a Nigerian striker from the 80s into the early 2000s.
He had spells at Anderlecht and Moleneek among others.
He passed away on December 13th, 2019 aged just 48.


Photo From:  Panini Belgium 90-91
(Phillip Osundo)


Yury Ivanovich Belyayev

Yury Ivanovich Belyayev was a Soviet forward from the 50s.
He had a spell at CSKA Moscow.
He earned caps for his Nation in 1956 and was a member of the 1956 Olympics winning squad.
He passed away on December 14th, 2019 aged 85.


Shahdon Shane Andre Winchester

Shahdon Shane Andre Winchester was a Trinidad and Tobago forward from the 2010s.
He had spells with W Connection and FF Jaro among others.
He earned 23 caps between 2010 and 2017.
He was killed on December 19th, 2019 aged just 27 from a traffic accident.



William Hughes

William Hughes was a Scottish forward from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Sunderland and Leicester City among others.
He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1975.
He passed away on December 20th, 2019 aged 70.

Photo From:  FKS-76-77
(Billy Hughes)


Eduard ‘Eddie’ Franz Krieger

Eduard ‘Eddie’ Franz Krieger was an Austrian professional from the 70s and 80s.
He had spells at FK Austria Vienna and Club Brugge among others.
He earned 25 caps between 1970 and 1978.
He passed away on December 20th, 2019 aged 73.

Photo From:  Panini Belgium 1976-77
(Eddie Krieger)


Yuri Pavlovich Pshenichnikov

Yuri Pavlovich Pshenichnikov was a Soviet goalkeeper from the 50s into the 70s.
He had spells at Pskhator Tashkent and CSKA Moscow.
He earned 19 caps between 1966 and 1970.
He passed away on December 20th, 2019 aged 79.

Martin Stanford Peters

Martin Stanford Peters was an English midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at West Ham United, Tottenham, Norwich City and Sheffield United.
He was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning side.
He earned 67 caps between 1966 and 1974.
He passed away on December 21st, 2019 aged 76.

Photo From:  Panini World Cup 1970
(Martin Peters)


Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Kunzli

Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Kunzli was a Swiss striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at FC Zurich and Lausanne –Sport among others.
He earned 44 caps between 1965 and 1977.
He passed away on December 22nd, 2019 aged 73.


Duncan MacKay

Duncan MacKay was a Scottish defender from the 50s into the 70s.
He had a long spell at Celtic Glasgow.
He earned 14 caps between 1959 and 1962.
He passed away on December 22nd, 2019 aged 82.

Georget Bertoncello

Georget Bertoncello was a Belgian striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had a long spell at Sporting Charleroi.
He passed away on December 22nd, 2019 aged 76.

Photo From:  Panini Belgium 1974/75
(Georget Bertoncello)


Alan Charles Harrington

Alan Charles Harrington was a Welsh defender from the 50s and 60s.
He spent his career at Cardiff City.
He earned 11 caps between 1956 and 1961.
He passed away on December 23rd, 2019 aged 86.

Walter Horak

Walter Horak was an Austrian striker from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Wiener Sport Club, Sochaux and Schwechater SC among others.
He earned 13 caps between 1954 and 1960.
He passed away on December 24th, 2019 aged 88.

Photo From:  Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author Anton Egger
(Walter Horak)


Sergei Karimov

Sergei Karimov was a Kazakh defender from the 2000s and 2010s.
He had a spell at Wolfsburg.
He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 2010.
He passed away on December 24th, 2019 aged just 33.


Hans-Jorg Criens

Hans-Jorg Criens was a German striker from the 80s and 90s.
He spent most of his career at Borussia Moenchengladbach followed by a short spell at Nuremberg.
He passed away on December 26th, 2019 aged 59.

Photo From:  Das Gesicht der Bundesliga 1987-88
(Hans-Jorg Criens)


Ilias Rosidis

Ilias Rosidis was a Greek defender from the 40s into the 60s.
He spent his career at Olympiakos.
He earned 29 caps between 1951 and 1960.
He passed away on December 27th, 2019 aged 92.

Wolfgang Suhnholz

Wolfgang Suhnholz was a German-born American striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Bayern Munich and most significantly at NASL with the likes of Boston Minutemen, Vancouver Whitecaps and Los Angeles Aztecs among others.
He later managed the USA National Team at U-20 level.
He passed away on December 27th, 2019 aged 73.


Dieter Danzberg

Dieter Danzberg was a German defender from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Bayern Munich and Rot-Weiss Oberhausen among others.
He passed away on December 28th, 2019 aged 79.

Antonio Dumas Ramalho Esteves

Antonio Dumas Ramalho Esteves was a Brazilian professional and later a Manager.
He had spells as a player at Santos and Bahia among others. He later managed Nations such as Gabon and Togo.
He passed away on December 30th, 2019 aged 64.

Carl-Heinz Ruhl

Carl-Heinz Ruhl was a German striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at Hertha Berlin, Duisburg and Koln. He later had a career as a Manager and Director.
He passed away on December 30th, 2019 aged 80.


Shqyri Rreli

Shqyri Rreli was an Albanian midfielder from the 40s into the 60s.
He had a log spell at Dinamo Tirana.
He later managed the Albanian National Team in two separate spells.
He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1957.
He passed away on December 31st, 2019 aged 89.

Ivo-Valentino Tomas

Ivo-Valentino Tomas was an active Croatian midfielder.
He had spells at Hajduk Split and Oldenburg among others.
He represented Germany and Croatia at youth level.
He committed suicide on December 31st, 2019 aged just 26.

Christopher Andrew Barker

Christopher Andrew Barker was an English defender from the 2000s and 2010s.
He had spells at Barnsley and Cardiff City among others.
He passed away on January1st, 2020 aged just 39.

Nathael Julan

Nathael Julan was an active French striker.
He had spells at Le Havre and Guinganp.
He was killed in an automobile accident on January 3rd, 2020, aged just 23.

Herbert Binkert

Herbert Binkert was a German striker from the 40s and 50s.
He had spells at Stuttgart and Saarbrucken among others.
He represented Saarland Internationally and earned 12 caps between 1951 1nad 1956.
He passed away on January 4th, 2020 aged 96.

Hans Tilkowski

Hans Tilkowski was a West German goalkeeper from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt.
He was a member of West Germany’s 1966 World Cup squad that reached the Final.
He earned 39 caps between 1957 and 1967.
He passed away on January 5th, 2020 aged 84.

Photo From:  66  - Album Alemao-Die Weltmeisterschaft 1966 in England
(Hans Tilkowski)


Luis Morais, Cabreçao
Luis Morais, Cabreçao was a Brazilian goalkeeper from the 40s and 50s.
He had spells at Corinthians, Bangu and Portuguesea.
He earned caps for his Nation in 1954 and was a member of the1954 World Cup squad.
He passed away on January 6th, 2020 aged 89.

Photo From:  56-Idolos do Futebol Brasileiro
(Luis Morais, Cabreçao)




Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Dossari

Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Dossari was a Saudi Arabian midfielder from the 9s0 and 2000s.
He had spells with Al Hilal and Al Ittihad.
He earned 105 caps between 1994 and 2004.
He passed away on January 7th, 2020 aged just 46.


Photo From:  Panini World Cup2002
(Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Dossari)


Zijad Arslanagic

Zijad Arslanagic was a Yugoslav (Bosnian) forward from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells with FK Sarajevo and Tasmania Berlin among others.
He earned a solitary cap for Yugoslavia in 1965.
He passed away on January 7th, 2020 aged 83.

Robert James shields

Robert James shields was a Northern Irish striker from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Sunderland and Southampton among others.
He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1956.
He passed away on January 9th, 2020 aged 88.


Petko Petkov

Petko Petkov was a Bulgarian forward from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at Beroe Stara Zagora and FK Austria Vienna among others.
He earned 33 caps between 1970 and 1980.
He passed away on January 10th, 2020 aged 73.

Photo From:  Panini World Cup 74
(Petko Petkov)


Valdir Joaquim de Moraes

Valdir Joaquim de Moraes was a Brazilian goalkeeper from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Renner, Palmeiras and Cruzeiro.
He earned 5 caps between 1956 and 1965.
He passed away on January 11th, 2020 aged 88.

Photo From:  57-Idolos do Futebol
(Valdir Joaquim de Moraes)


Robert Brown

Robert Brown was a Scottish goalkeeper from the 40s into the 50s.
He had spells at Queen’s Park, Rangers and Falkirk.
He managed Manager of the Scottish National Team in 1967 and remained until 1971.
He earned 5 caps between 1946 and 1952.
He passed away on January 15th, 2020 aged 96.

Efrain Elias Sanchez Casimiro

Efrain Elias Sanchez Casimiro was a Colombian goalkeeper from the 40s into the 60s.
He had spells with Millnarios, Once Caldas and Medellin among others.
He was a member of Colombia’s 1962 World Cup squad.
He was capped by his Nation between 1947 and 1962.
He later managed the Colombian National in three separate spells.
He passed away on January 16th, 2020 aged 93.

Photo From:  62-Disgra
(Efrain Sanchez)


Pietro Anastasi

Pietro Anastasi was an Italian forward from the 60s into the 80s,
He had spells at Varese, Juventus, Inter, Ascoli and Lugano.
He earned 25 caps between 1968 and 1975.
He passed away on January 17th, 2020 aged 71.

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Number 46, November 21-27, 1990
(Pietro Anastasi)


Mario Bergamaschi

Mario Bergamaschi was an Italian midfielder from the 40s into the 60s.
He had spells at AC Milan and Sampdoria among others.
He earned 25 caps between 1954 and 1958.
He passed away on January 19th, 2020 aged 91.

Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 10, July 1998
(Mario Bergamaschi)


Michael ‘Mick’ Vinter

Michael ‘Mick’ Vinter was an English forward from the 70s and 80s.
He had spells at Notts County and Oxford United among others.
He passed away on January 20th, 2020 aged 65.



Theodor Wagner

Theodor Wagner was an Austrian striker from the 40s into the 60s.
He had spells at Wacker Wien, SVS Linz and Wacker Innsbruck.
He was a member of Austria’s 1954 World Cup squad.
He earned 46 caps between 1946 and 1957.
He passed away on January 21st, 2020 aged 92.

Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993Author: Anton Egger
(Theodor Wagner)


Alfred Korner

Alfred Korner was an Austrian striker from the 40s into the 60s.
He had a long spell at Rapid Wien.
He was a member of Austria’s 1954 World Cup squad.
He earned 47 caps between 1946 and 1958.
He passed away on January 23rd, 2020 aged 93.

Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993Author: Anton Egger
(Alfred Korner)



Juan Jose Pizzuti

Juan Jose Pizzuti was an Argentinean striker from the 40s into the 70s.
He had spells with Banfield, River Plate, Boca Juniors and most notably Racing Club.
He earned 12 caps between 1951 and 1959.
He passed away on January 24th, 2020 aged 93.


Pieter Robert ‘Rob’ Rensenbrink

Pieter Robert ‘Rob’ Rensenbrink was a Dutch forward from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at Club Brugge and Anderlecht among others.
He was a member of Holland’s 1974 and 1978 World Cup squads that reached the Final in each.
He earned 46 caps between 1968 and 1979.
He passed away on January 24th, 2020 aged 72.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 24, December 1977
(Rob Rensenbrink)


Gennaro Olivieri

Gennaro Olivieri was an Italian defender from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells at SPAL, Roma and Perugia among others.
He passed away on January 26th, 2020 aged 77.



Flamarion Nunes Tomazoli

Flamarion Nunes Tomazoli was a Brazilian forward from the 60s into the 80s.
He had spells at Guarani, Cruzeiro and Botafogo.
He also had a long career as a Manager.
He passed away on January 27th, 2020 aged 68.

Leon  Motombo Mokuna

Leon  Motombo Mokuna was a Congolese player from the 50s and 60s.
He is the first Congo player to play in the Belgian League.
He had spells with Gent and Waregem among others.
He represented Belgium at B level in 1958. He later managed the DR Congo National Team.
He passed away on January 28th, 2020 aged 91.

Larbi Chebbak

Larbi Chebbak was a Moroccan midfielder from the 70s.
He represented Union Sid Kacem.
He earned caps for his Nation between 1972 and 1975.
He passed away on January 30h, 2020 aged 73.


Miroslav Penner

Miroslav Penner was a Czech defender from the 90s and 2000s.
He had spells at Ceske Budejovice and FK Pribram among others.
He passed away on January 31st, 2020 aged just 47.

Cesar Zabala Fernandez

Cesar Zabala Fernandez was a Paraguay defender from the 80s and 90s.
He had spells at Sportivo Luqueno and Cerro Porteno among others.
He was a member of Paraguay’s 1986 World Cup squad.
He earned 49 caps between 1985 and 1991.
He passed away on January 31st, 2020 aged 58.

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1986
(Cesar Zabala Fernandez)