Saturday, October 23, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 56 (Interview with Spanish Author and Historian Mr. Sergio Vilariño Ferreiro on Spain National Team 1982/83 season)

 

The 56th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter, 'Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’ is up.

For this episode, we start a new interview series with Spanish Author and Historian Mr. Sergio Vilariño Ferreiro as we discuss the matches of the Spanish National Team during the 1982/83 season.


For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

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

Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also follow the podcast on spotify under ‘Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’

Mr. Vilariño’s contact info:

On Twitter: @SVilarino

Book Link; https://www.libreriadeportiva.com/libro/mexico-70-50-anos-de-futbol-en-color_73780

 

Link to Mr. Paul Whittle’s book (Before the Premier League: A History of the Football League's Last Decades):

https://the1888letter.com/book-before-the-premier-league/

http://www.wibblepublishing.com/bpl.html


Listen on Spotify:

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 55 (Interview with former English Professional Footballer Rick Holden)

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 55 (Interview with former English Professional Footballer Rick Holden)


The 55th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter, 'Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’ is up.

For this episode, we interview former English Professional Footballer Rick Holden.

He played in the 80s and 90s for the likes of Watford, Oldham Athletic and Manchester City.



For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

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

Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also follow the podcast on spotify under ‘Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’


Link to Mr. Holden’s book (Football It’s a Minging Life!: Rick Holden the Autobiography): 

http://www.wibblepublishing.com/minging.html

https://www.amazon.com/Football-its-Minging-Life-Autobiography/dp/1859838545



Link to Mr. Paul Whittle’s book (Before the Premier League: A History of the Football League's Last Decades):

https://the1888letter.com/book-before-the-premier-league/

http://www.wibblepublishing.com/bpl.html



Listen on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/36ZwGRdzANL9udWhtpY6FG?si=bXOs-qAiRuOp0cHeerj5kQ&nd=1






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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 54 (Interview with English Author Mr. David AJ Reynolds on Hungary Football in the 1950s: The Mighty Magyars)

 

This is the 54th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we continue our interview series with English Author Mr. David AJ Reynolds as we discuss Hungarian Football in the 1950s.

 

 

For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

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

Mr. Paul Whittle, @1888letter on twitter and https://the1888letter.com/contact/

You may also follow the podcast on spotify under ‘Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast’

Mr. Reynolds’s contact info:

Email: ideasarelikestars@yahoo.com

Link to Mr. Reynolds’ books: https://www.amazon.com/Revising-History-Communist-Europe-Counter-Revolution/dp/178527208X

https://hungarianreview.com/product/david-a-j-reynolds-within-the-grace-of-meaning/

 

Listen on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5q3ANm7iWR3ULGcGocrOnu?si=-fNNOLO2Q_ySrARViSZJSQ&dl_branch=1&nd=1









Friday, October 1, 2021

Tributes-Part 28 (July 2021 through September 2021)

 

Tributes:     Giuliano Zoratti (July 13, 1947-July 2, 2021)

Francesco Gallina (January 1, 1945-July 5, 2021)

Alfredo Domingo Obberti (August 12, 1945-July 5, 2021)

Ruben Jorge Israel Yelen (December 8, 1955-July 5, 2021)

Miguel Gonzalez Perez (April 27, 1927-July 6, 2021)

Smain Ibrir (March 28, 1932-July 7, 2021)

Paul Mariner (May 22, 1953-July 9, 2021)

James Gabriel (October 10, 1940-July 10, 2021)

Natale Nobili (August 19, 1935-July 10, 2021)

Charles Gallagher (November 3, 1940-July 11, 2021)

Mick Bates (September 19, 1947-July 12, 2021)

Ernest Moss (October 19, 1949-July 12, 2021)

Wilson Alfredo Jones Rodriguez (May 19, 1934-July 12, 2021)

Mahmoud Shakibi (1927-July 12, 2021)

Cha Gi-Suk (December 26, 1986-July 13, 2021)

Yves Boutet (December 3, 1936-July 16, 2021)

Milan Zivadinovic (December 15, 1944-July 17, 2021)

George Curtis (May 5, 1939-July 17, 2021)

Williams Guillermo Martinez Fracchia (December 18, 1982-July 17, 2021)

Jeffrey Barmby (January 15, 1943-July 18, 2021)

Kurt Clemens (November 7, 1925-July 19, 2021)

Billy Reid (March 31, 1938-July 20, 2021)

Daniel Escudero Pizarro (December 18, 1941-July 20, 2021)

Noureddine Saadi (May 6, 1950-July 20, 2021)

Peter Willis (October 26, 1937-July 20, 2021)

Thomas Leishman (September 3, 1937-July 21, 2021)

Michael John Smith (November 30, 1937-July 22, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

Ian Craig Palmer (March 9, 1966-July 22, 2021)

Andrew Martin Higgins (February 12, 1960-July 23, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

Alistair John Dawson (February 25, 1958-July 26, 2021)

Ivan Toplak (September 21, 1931-July 26, 2021)

Thomas Connolly (1946-July 27, 2021)

Einar Bruno Larsen (November 17, 1939-July 27, 2021)

Volodymyr Petrovych Dykyi (February 15, 1962-July 28, 2021)

Derek Tomkinson (April 6, 1931-July 28, 2021)

Porfirio Armando Betancourt Carranza (October 10, 1957-July 28, 2021)

Carlos Andre Avelino de Lima (October 30, 1946-July 28, 2021)

Krzysztof Karpinski (October 16, 1953-July 28, 2021)

Geraldo Francisco dos Santos, Zizinho (June 11, 1962-July 29, 2021)

Yeo Hyo-Jin (April 25, 1983-July 31, 2021)

Terence Cooper (July 12,1944-July 31, 2021)

Antonio de la Torre Villalpando (September 21, 1951-August 2, 2021)

Godfried Yeboah (July 27, 1980-August 3, 2021)

Jerge Hoefdraad (July 17, 1986-August 3, 2021)

Salvador Escrihuela Quilles (February 28, 1951-August 6, 2021)

Alireza Azizi (January 14, 1949-August 7, 2021)

Robert Leslie Cooke (February 16, 1957-August 7, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

Victor Alfonso Sepulveda Torres (April 3, 1939-August 12, 2021)

Franck Berrier (February 2, 1984-August 13, 2021)

Gerhard ‘Gerd’ Muller (November 3, 1945-August 15, 2021)

Paulo Antonio Alves, Paulao (October 22, 1969-August 17, 2021)

Gerald Jones (December 30, 1945-August 18, 2021)

Didier Notheaux (February 4, 1948-August 18, 2021)

Martin Wiggemansen (June 7, 1957-August 19, 2021)

Alberto Viller Bica Alonso (February 11, 1958-August 22, 2021)

Edin Saranovic (March 8, 1976-August 22, 2021)

Jose Antonio Yudica (February 26, 1936-August 23, 2021)

Wilfried van Moer (March 1, 1945-August 24, 2021)

Johnny Williamson (May 8, 1929-August 27, 2021)

Peter McNamee (March 20, 1935-August 27, 2021)

Samuel Udoka Oji (October 9, 1985-August 28, 2021)

Yuri Alekseyevich Pudyshev (April 3, 1954-August 29, 2021)

Valer Sasarman (August 25, 1969-August 29, 2021)

Francesco Morini (August 12, 1944-August 31, 2021)

Goran Obradovic (December 25, 1986-August 31, 2021)

Thompson Usiyan (April 7, 1956-August 31, 2021)

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Vega (January 16, 1944-September 1, 2021)

Vauvenargues Kehi (August 7, 1992-September 4, 2021)

Georges Christian Lenglolo (July 28, 1982-September 4, 2021)

Jean-Pierre Adams (March 10, 1948-September 6, 2021)

Gerard Farison (March 15, 1944-September 8, 2021)

Abbas Ansarifard (April 25, 1956-September 8, 2021)

Urbain Braems (November 10, 1933-September 9, 2021)

Danilo Popivoda (May 1, 1947-September 9, 2021)

Denis Anatoliyovych Barvinko (February 16, 1994-September 10, 2021)

Servando Nicolas Villamil (April 11, 1965-September 11, 2021)

Radmilo Pavlovic (August 29, 1981-September 11, 2021)

Leroy Delano Sherrier Lewis (May 29, 1945-September 13, 2021)

Justin Javorek (September 14, 1936-September 15, 2021)

Anthony Scott (April 1, 1941- September 17, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

James Peter Greaves (February 20, 1940-September 19, 2021)

Joan Martinez Villaseca (March 4, 1943-September 19, 2021)

Charles Vardis (October 16, 1985-September 19, 2021)

Jacques ‘Jackie’ De Caluwe (March 6, 1934-September 20, 2021)

Guy Friedrich (August 9, 1928-September 20, 2021)

Romano Fogli (January 21, 1938-September 21, 2021)

Jan Piecyk (September 17, 1940-September 23, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

Eugeniusz Faber (April 6, 1939-September 24, 2021)

Len Ashurst (March 10, 1939-September 25, 2021)

Marcello Diomedi (December 1, 1942-September 25, 2021)

Syarhyey Ryhoravich Hyerasimets (October 13, 1965-September 26, 2021)

Henri Cirelli (December 23, 1934-September 26, 2021)

Martin Stewart Burleigh (February 2, 1951-September 27, 2021)

Ian Riddel (1937 or 1938-September 27, 2021) (Death announced on this date)

Roger Hunt (July 20, 1938-September 27, 2021)

Alan Edward Woods (February 15, 1937-September 28, 2021)

Vladislav Yurevich Lemisch (August 20, 1970- September 30, 2021)

 

 

Giuliano Zoratti

Giuliano Zoratti was an Italian midfielder from the 60s and 70s.

He played for Pro Gorizia at club level.

He later managed clubs such as Livorno and Reggina among many others.

He passed away on July 2nd, 2021 aged 73.

 

 

Francesco Gallina

Francesco Gallina was an Italian forward from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Cesena and Genoa among others.

He passed away on July 5th, 2021 aged 76.

 

 

Alfredo Domingo Obberti

Alfredo Domingo Obberti was an Argentine striker from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Huracan and Newell’s Old Boys among others.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1971.

He passed away on July 5th, 2021 aged 75.

 

Ruben Jorge Israel Yelen

Ruben Jorge Israel Yelen was a Uruguyan Manager from the 90s into the 2010s.

He managed Huracan Buceo and Libertad among others.

He passed away on July 5th, 2021 aged 65.

 

Miguel Gonzalez Perez

Miguel Gonzalez Perez was a Spanish Footballer from the 40s into the 60s.

He had spells at Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza among others.

He earned 15 caps between 1953 and 1958.

He passed away on July 6th, 2021 aged 94.

 

Smain Ibrir

Smain Ibrir was an Algerian defender from the 50s.

He had spells at JS El Biar and Le Havre.

He passed away on July 7th, 2021 aged 89.

 

 

Paul Mariner

Paul Mariner was an English striker from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Ipswich Town and Arsenal among others.

He earned 35 caps between 1977 and 1985.

He passed away on July 9th, 2021 aged 68.

 

 

Photo From: Panini Egland 1980-81

(Paul Mariner)



 

James Gabriel

James Gabriel was a Scottish midfielder from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Dundee and Everton among others.

He earned 32 caps between 1960 and 1963.

He passed away on July 10th, 2021 aged 80.

 

Natale Nobili

Natale Nobili was an Italian goalkeeper from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Pro Vercelli and Alessandria among others.

He passed away on July 10th, 2021 aged 85.

 

Charles Gallagher

Charles Gallagher was a Republic of Ireland Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Yorker Athletic, Celtic Glasgow and Dumbarton.

He earned 2 caps in 1967.

He passed away on July 11th, 2021 aged 80.

 

 

Mick Bates

Mick Bates was an English midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Leeds United and Walsall among others.

He passed away on July 12th, 2021 aged 73.

 

Ernest Moss

Ernest Moss was an English forward from the 60s into the 90s.

He had spells at Chesterfield and Port Vale among others.

He passed away on July 12th, 2021 aged 71.

 

Wilson Alfredo Jones Rodriguez

Wilson Alfredo Jones Rodriguez was a Spanish midfielder from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Real Zaragoza and Racing Santander among others.

He passed away on July 12th, 2021 aged 87.

 

Mahmoud Shakibi

Mahmoud Shakibi was an Iranian defender from the 40s and 50s.

He had spells at Shahbaz and Shahin.

He earned 7 caps between 1950 and 1952.

He passed away on July 12th, 2021 aged 93 or 94.

 

 

Cha Gi-Suk

Cha Gi-Suk was a South Korean goalkeeper from the 2000s.

He had spells at Jeonnam Dragons, Gyeongju Citizen and Bucheon FC.

He passed away on July 13th, 2021 aged just 34.

 

Yves Boutet

Yves Boutet was a French defender from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Stade Rennais and Lorient.

He passed away on July 16th, 2021 aged 84.

 

Milan Zivadinovic

Milan Zivadinovic was a Serbian forward from the6 and 70s.

He had spells at Red Star Belgrade and Rijeka among others.

He later had a long career as a Manager and managed the likes of Red Star Belgrade and Yugoslavia National Team among others.

He passed away on July 17th, 2021 aged 76.

 

George Curtis

George Curtis was an English defender from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Coventry City and Aston Villa among others.

He passed away on July 17th, 2021 aged 82.

 

Williams Guillermo Martinez Fracchia

Williams Guillermo Martinez Fracchia was an Uruguayan defender from the 2000s into the 2020s.

He had spells at Defensor Sporting and River Plate Montevideo among others.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 2003.

He passed away on July 17th, 2021 aged just 38.

 

 

Jeffrey Barmby

Jeffrey Barmby was an English forward from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at York City and Scarborough among others.

He passed away on July 18th, 2021 aged 78.

 

Kurt Clemens

Kurt Clemens was a German midfielder from the 40s and 50s.

He had spells at Saarbrucken and Nancy among others.

He earned 10 caps between 1950 and 1956 for Saarland.

He passed away on July 19th, 2021 aged 95.

 

 

 

Billy Reid

Billy Reid was a Scottish Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Motherwell and Airdrie

He passed away on July 20th, 2021 aged 83.

 

Daniel Escudero Pizarro

Daniel Escudero Pizarro was a Chilean forward from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Everton, Union La Calera and San Luis Quillota.

He passed away on July 20th, 2021 aged 79.

 

Noureddine Saadi

Noureddine Saadi was an Algerian Manager from the 90s into the 2010s.

He managed the likes of JS Kabylie and MC Alger among others.

He passed away on July 20th, 2021 aged 71.

 

Peter Willis

Peter Willis was an English Referee from the 70s and 80s.

He passed away on July 20th, 2021 aged 83.

 

Thomas Leishman

Thomas Leishman was a Scottish Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Liverpool and Hibernian among others.

He passed away on July 21st, 2021 aged 83.

 

 

Michael John Smith

Michael John Smith was n English-born Football Manager from the 70s into the 90s.

He managed the Welsh National Team in two different spells as well as Hull City and the National Team of Egypt.

His death was announced on July 22nd, 2021 aged 83.

 

Photo From: Official Match Programme, England v Wales, 1975

(Michael John Smith)



 

Ian Craig Palmer

Ian Craig Palmer was a South African striker.

He had spells at PG Rangers and Orland Pirates.

He later managed the likes of Maritzburg United and Blackburn Rovers among others.

He passed away on July 22ndt, 2021 aged 55.

 

Andrew Martin Higgins

Andrew Martin Higgins was an English defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Port Vale and Rochdale among others.

His death was announced on July 23rd, 2021 aged 61.

 

Alistair John Dawson

Alistair John Dawson was a Scottish defender from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Rangers Glasgow and Blackburn Rovers among others.

He earned 5 caps between 1980 and 1983.

He passed away on July 26th, 2021 aged 63.

 

Photo From: Panini England 1986-87

(Alistair John Dawson)



 

Ivan Toplak

Ivan Toplak was a Serbian striker from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Olimpija Ljubljana and Red Star Blegrade.

He earned a solitary cap for Yugoslavia in 1956.

He later managed Red Star Belgrade and the Yugoslavia National Team among others.

He passed away on July 26th, 2021 aged 89.

 

Thomas Connolly

Thomas Connolly was a Republic of Ireland Footballer from the 60s and 70s.

He spent his career at Dundalk.

He passed away on July 27th, 2021 aged 74.

 

Einar Bruno Larsen

Einar Bruno Larsen was a Norwegian Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He represented Valerenga at club level.

He earned 3 caps between 1959 and 1964.

He passed away on July 27th, 2021 aged 81.

 

Volodymyr Petrovych Dykyi

Volodymyr Petrovych Dykyi was a Ukrainian forward from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Karpaty Lviv and Volyn Lutsk among others.

He passed away on July 28th, 2021 aged 59.

 

Derek Tomkinson

Derek Tomkinson was an English Footballer from the 40s into the 60s.

He had spells at Port Vale and Macclesfield Town among others.

He passed away on July 28th, 2021 aged 90.

 

Porfirio Armando Betancourt Carranza

Porfirio Armando Betancourt Carranza was a Honduran striker from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Real Espana and Strasbourg among others.

He was a member of Honduras’ 1982 World Cup squad.

He earned 9 caps between 1982 and 1985.

He passed away on July 28th, 2021 aged 63.

 

Photo From: Panini France 1983/84

(Porfirio Armando Betancourt Carranza)



 

 

Carlos Andre Avelino de Lima

Carlos Andre Avelino de Lima was a Brazilian striker from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Guarani and Gremio among others.

He passed away on July 28th, 2021 aged 74.

 

Krzysztof Karpinski

Krzysztof Karpinski was a Polish defender from the 70s.

He had a spell at Slask Wroclaw.

He passed away on July 28th, 2021 aged 67.

 

Geraldo Francisco dos Santos, Zizinho

Geraldo Francisco dos Santos, Zizinho was a Brazilian midfielder from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells at Club America and Necaxa among others and spent his career in Mexico.

He passed away on July 29th, 2021 aged 59.

 

 

Yeo Hyo-Jin

Yeo Hyo-Jin was a South Korea defender from the 2000s and 2010s.

He had spells at FC Seoul and Goyang Hi FC among others.

He passed away on July 31st, 2021 aged just 38.

 

 

Terence Cooper

Terence Cooper was an English defender from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Leeds United and Bristol City among others.

He earned 20 caps between 1969 and 1974.

He passed away on July 31st, 2021 aged 77.

 

 

Photo From: Soccer Stars, 1967/68

(Terence Cooper)



 

 

Antonio de la Torre Villalpando

Antonio de la Torre Villalpando was a Mexican defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at UNAM and Puebla among others.

He was a member of Mexico’s 1978 World Cup squad.

He earned 44 caps between 1972 and 1978,

He passed away on August 2nd, 2021 aged 69.

 

Photo From: World Cup 78 by Phil Soar

(Antonio de la Torre Villalpando)



 

Godfried Yeboah

Godfried Yeboah was a Ghanaian defender from the 2000s and 2010s.

He had spells at Asante Kotoko, Ashanti Gold and All Stars FC.

He earned 4 caps between 2003 and 2008,

He passed away on August 3rd, 2021 aged just 41.

 

Jerge Hoefdraad

Jerge Hoefdraad was a Dutch Footballer from the 2000s and 2010s.

He had spells at Almere City and Telstar among others.

He passed away on August 3rd, 2021 from injuries after being shot two days prior, aged just 35.

 

Salvador Escrihuela Quilles

Salvador Escrihuela Quillesn was a Spanish Footballer from the 70s and 80s.

He passed away on August 6th, 2021 aged 70.

 

 

Alireza Azizi

Alireza Azizi was an Iranian midfielder from the 1970s.

He had spells at Homa, Perspolis and Bank Melli.

He earned 7 caps between 1972 and 1976,

He passed away on August 7th, 2021 aged 72.

 

 

Robert Leslie Cooke 

Robert Leslie Cooke was an English forward from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Peterborough United and Kettering Town among others.

His death was announced on August 7th, 2021 aged 64.

 

Victor Alfonso Sepulveda Torres 

Victor Alfonso Sepulveda Torres was a Chilean Footballer from the 50s and 60.

He had spells at Universidad de Chile, Union Espanola and Huachipato.

He passed away on August 12th, 2021 aged 82.

 

Franck Berrier 

Franck Berrier was a French midfielder from the 2000s and 2010s.

He had spells at Cannes and Zulte Waregem among others.

He passed away on August 13th, 2021, aged just 37 from a heart attack.

 

Gerhard ‘Gerd’ Muller 

Gerhard ‘Gerd’ Muller was a West German striker from the 60s into the 80s.

He was one of the greatest strikers in the history of the game.

He had spells at 1861 Nordlingen, Bayern Munich and Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

He was the top goalscorer in the 1970 World Cup (10 goals) and a Word Cup winner in 1974 (scoring the winning goal).

He won three consecutive Champions Cups and numerous Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich.

He was also the Ballon d’Or winner in 1970.

He earned 62 caps between 1966 and 1974 and was for decades the maximum goalscorer of the National Team with 68 goals,

He passed away on August 15th, 2021, aged 75.

 

 

Photo From: Mondial, old series, issue 23, October 1978

(Gerd Muller with Bayern Munich)



 

Paulo Antonio Alves, Paulao 

Paulo Antonio Alves, Paulao was an Angolan midfielder from the 90s and 2000s.

He had spells at Benfica and Espinho among others.

He earned 52 caps between 1993 and 2001,

He passed away on August 17th, 2021, aged 51.

 

Gerald Jones 

Gerald Jones was an English Footballer from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Stoke City, Stafford Rangers and Macclesfield Town.

He passed away on August 18th, 2021, aged 75.

 

Didier Notheaux 

Didier Notheaux was a French defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at RC Lens and Rouen among others.

He later had a career as a Manager and managed Le Havre and Rennes among others.

He passed away on August 18th, 2021, aged 73.

 

Photo From: Panini France, 1975/76

(Didier Notheaux)



 

Martin Wiggemansen 

Martin Wiggemansen was a Dutch Footballer from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Ajax and Lugano among others.

He passed away on August 19th, 2021, aged 64.

 

Alberto Viller Bica Alonso 

Alberto Viller Bica Alonso was an Uruguayan Footballer from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Nacional and San Lorenzo among others.

He earned 9 caps between 1979 and 1981.

He passed away on August 22nd, 2021, aged 63.

 

Edin Saranovic 

Edin Saranovic was a Bosnian forward from the 90s and 2000s.

He had spells at FK Sarajevo and Kamen Ingrad among others.

He earned 2 caps in 2001.

He passed away on August 22nd, 2021, aged just 45.

 

Jose Antonio Yudica 

Jose Antonio Yudica was an Argentine forward from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Newell’s Old Boys and Boca Juniors among others.

He earned 4 caps for his Nation.

He passed away on August 23rd, 2021, aged 85.

 

 

Wilfried van Moer 

Wilfried van Moer was a Belgian midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Beveren and Standard Liege among others.

He also managed the Belgian National team briefly in 1996.

He earned 57 caps between 1966 and 1982.

He passed away on August 24th, 2021, aged 76.

 

 

Photo From: Mondial, New series, issue 22, January 1982

(Wilfried van Moer during the 1980 Euros)



 

Johnny Williamson 

Johnny Williamson was an English forward from the 50s.

He had spells at Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers.

He passed away on August 27th, 2021, aged 92.

 

Peter McNamee 

Peter McNamee was a Scottish Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Peterborough United and Notts County among others.

He passed away on August 27th, 2021, aged 86.

 

 

Samuel Udoka Oji 

Samuel Udoka Oji was an active English defender from the 2000s onwards.

He had spells at Leyton Orient and Galway United among others.

He passed away on August 28th, 2021, aged just 35.

 

 

Yuri Alekseyevich Pudyshev 

Yuri Alekseyevich Pudyshev was a Belarussian midfielder from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Dinamo Minsk and Dinamo Moscow among others.

He earned one cap for the Soviet Union in 1984.

He passed away on August 29th, 2021, aged 67.

 

Valer Sasarman 

Valer Sasarman was a Romanian defender from the 80s into the 2000s.

He had spells at Laminorul Beclean and Gloria Bistrita.

He passed away on August 29th, 2021, aged 52.

 

Francesco Morini 

Francesco Morini was an Italian defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Sampdoria, Juventus and Toronto Blizzard.

He was a member of Italy’s 1974 World Cup squad.

He earned 11 caps between 1973 and 1975.

He passed away on August 31st, 2021, aged 77.

 

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1974

(Francesco Morini)



 

Goran Obradovic 

Goran Obradovic was an active Serbian defender from the 2000s onwards.

He had spells at Ararat Yerevan and Gandzasar among others.

He committed suicide on August 31st, 2021, aged just 34.

 

Thompson Usiyan 

Thompson Usiyan was a Nigerian forward from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Tulsa Roughnecks and San Diego Sockers among others.

He earned caps for his Nation between 1976 and 1981.

He passed away on August 31st, 2021, aged 65.

 

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Vega 

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Vega was a Chilean defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Universidad de Chile and Colo Colo among others.

He was a member of Chile’s 1974 World Cup squad.

He earned 26 caps between 1968 and 1974.

He passed away on September 1st, 2021, aged 77.

 

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1974

(Juan Carlos Rodriguez Vega)



 

Vauvenargues Kehi 

Vauvenargues Kehi was an active Ivorian goalkeeper from the 2000s to present.

He had spells at Strasbourg and Biesheim among others.

He represented France and Ivory Coast at youth levels.

He killed in a traffic accident on September 4th, 2021, aged just 29 .

 

Georges Christian Lenglolo 

Georges Christian Lenglolo was a Cameroonian forward from the 2000s and 2010s.

He had spells at Union Douala and Persema Malang among others.

He passed away on September 4th, 2021, aged just 39 from a heart attack.

 

Jean-Pierre Adams 

Jean-Pierre Adams was a French defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at OGC Nice and Paris St. Germain among others.

He earned 22 caps between 1972 and 1976.

He had been in a coma for 39 years since March 1982.

He passed away on September 6th, 2021, aged 73.

 

Photo From: Panini France 1977/78

(Jean-Pierre Adams)



 

Gerard Farison 

Gerard Farison was a French defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at AS Saint Etienne and ES Frejus.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1976.

He passed away on September 8th, 2021, aged 77.

 

Photo From: Panini France 1977/78

(Gerard Farison)



 

Abbas Ansarifard 

Abbas Ansarifard was an Iranian Football Administrator and Chairman of Perspolis in a few different spells.

He passed away on September 8th, 2021, aged 65 due to COVID-19.

 

Urbain Braems 

Urbain Braems was a Belgian forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Club Brugge and Daring Club Bruxelles among others.

He later became a Manager and led Anderlecht (1973/74) and Beveren (1983/84) to the League Title.

He passed away on September 9th, 2021, aged 87.

 

 Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 103, May 1990

(Urbain Braems)



 

Danilo Popivoda 

Danilo Popivoda was a Slovenian-born Yugoslav Footballer from the 60s into 80s.

He had spells at Olimpija and Eintracht Braunschweig.

He earned 20 caps between 1972 and 1977.

He passed away on September 9th, 2021, aged 74.

 

Photo From: 1977-78 Bergmann Verde

(Danilo Popivoda)



 

Denis Anatoliyovych Barvinko 

Denis Anatoliyovych Barvinko was a Ukrainian defender from the 2010s.

He had a spell at Metalist Kharkiv.

He passed away on September 10th, 2021, aged just 27.

 

Servando Nicolas Villamil 

Servando Nicolas Villamil was an Argentine goalkeeper from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells at Racing Club and Concepcion among others.

He passed away on September 11th, 2021, aged 56.

 

Radmilo Pavlovic 

Radmilo Pavlovic was a Serbian defender from the 90s into the 2010s.

He had spells at Trayal Kusevac and Napredak Krusevac among others.

He passed away on September 11th, 2021, aged 40.

 

Leroy Delano Sherrier Lewis 

Leroy Delano Sherrier Lewis was a Costa Rican Footballer from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Limonense and Uruguay de Coronado.

He later had a career as a Manager and managed the National Team of Belize among others.

He passed away on September 13th, 2021, aged 76.

 

Justin Javorek 

Justin Javorek was a Czech Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Tatran Presov , Inter Bratislava and Mesrin Idmanyurdu.

He represented his Nation at international level

He passed away on September 15th, 2021, aged 85.

 

Anthony Scott 

Anthony Scott was an English Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at West Ham United and Aston Villa among others.

His death was announced on September 17th, 2021, aged 80.

 

James Peter Greaves 

James Peter Greaves was an English striker from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur among others.

He was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup squad.

He earned 57 caps between 1959 and 1967.

He passed away on September 19th, 2021, aged 81.

 

 

 

Photo From: 1969-1970 - MY FAVOURITE SOCCER STARS

(James Peter Greaves)


 

Joan Martinez Villaseca 

Joan Martinez Villaseca was a Spanish Footballer from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Espanyol and Levante.

He passed away on September 19th, 2021, aged 78.

 

Charles Vardis 

Charles Vardis was a Ghanaian midfieder from the 2000s

He had spells at Hearts of Oak, Maccabi Herzliya and New Edubiase United

He passed away on September 19th, 2021, aged just 35.

 

Jacques ‘Jackie’ De Caluwe 

Jacques ‘Jackie’ De Caluwe was a Belgian Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Cercle Brugge and SV Loppem.

He passed away on September 20th, 2021, aged 87.

 

Guy Friedrich 

Guy Friedrich was a French midfielder from the 40s and 50s.

He had spells at FC Sete and Angers among others.

He passed away on September 20th, 2021, aged 92.

 

Romano Fogli 

Romano Fogli was an Italian midfielder from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Bologna and AC Milan among others.

He was a member of Italy’s 1966 World Cup squad.

He earned 13 caps between 1958 and 1967.

He passed away on September 21st, 2021, aged 83.

 

 Photo From: Il Calcio Italiano 63-64

(Romano Fogli)



 

Jan Piecyk 

Jan Piecyk was a Polish defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Gwarek Tarnowskie Gory, Rapid Welnowiec and Katowice.

His death was announced on September 23rd, 2021, aged 81.

 

Eugeniusz Faber 

Eugeniusz Faber was a Polish forward from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Ruch Chorzow and RC Lens.

He earned 36 caps between 1959 and 1969.

He passed away on September 24th, 2021, aged 82.

 

Len Ashurst 

Len Ashurst was an English defender from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Sunderland and Hartlepool.

He passed away on September 25th, 2021, aged 82.

 

Marcello Diomedi 

Marcello Diomedi was an Italian defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Fiorentina and Bari among others.

He passed away on September 25th, 2021, aged 78.

 

 

Syarhyey Ryhoravich Hyerasimets 

Syarhyey Ryhoravich Hyerasimets was a Belarus Footballer from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells at Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Minsk among others.

He earned 25 caps between 1992 and 1999.

He passed away on September 26th, 2021, aged 55.

 

Henri Cirelli 

Henri Cirelli was a Luxembourg Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Avenir Beggen and F91 Dudelange among others.

He passed away on September 26th, 2021, aged 86.

 

Martin Stewart Burleigh 

Martin Stewart Burleigh was an English goalkeeper from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Darlington and Hartlepool United among others.

He passed away on September 27th, 2021, aged 70.

 

Ian Riddel 

Ian Riddel was a Scottish defender from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at St Mirren and Berwick Rangers.

His death was announced on September 27th, 2021, aged 82 or 83.

 

 

 

Alan Edward Woods 

Alan Edward Woods was an English Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Swansea City and York City among others.

He passed away on September 28th, 2021, aged 84.

 

Roger Hunt 

Roger Hunt was an English striker from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and Hellenic among others.

He was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad.

He earned 34 caps between 1962 and 1969.

He passed away on September 27th, 2021, aged 83.

 

 Photo From: ‘66  - Album Alemao-Die Weltmeisterschaft 1966 in England

(Roger Hunt)



 

Vladislav Yurevich Lemisch 

Vladislav Yurevich Lemisch  was an Azerbaijani forward from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells at Kuban Krasnodar and CSKA Moscow among others.

He earned one cap for Russia in 1992 and one cap for Azerbaijan in 1994.

He passed away on September 30th, 2021 aged 51.