Tributes: Vladimír Hagara (November 7, 1943-May 24, 2015)
Bruno Pesaola (July 28 1925-May 29, 2015)
Tsonyo Dimitrov Vasilev (January 7, 1952-June 2, 2015)
Imre Rapp (September 15, 1935-Juen 3, 2015)
Bengt Berndtsson (January 26, 1933-June 4, 2015)
Colin MacDonald Jackson (October 8, 1946-June 6, 2015)
Vasily Mihaylovich Zhupikov (January 16, 1954-June 7, 2015)
Johnny Fullam (March 22, 1940-June 10, 2015)
Zito (August 8, 1932-June 14, 2015)
Angelo Niculescu (October 1, 1921-June 20, 2015)
Luís Carlos Nunes da Silva, Carlinhos (November 19, 1937-June 22, 2015)
Goran Brajković (July 18 1978-June 28, 2015)
Abderrahmane Soukane (September 13, 1936-July 5, 2015)
Gerardus Jacobus Alphonsus ‘Fons’ van Wissen (March 21, 1933-July 7, 2015)
Arne Kotte (March 20, 1935-July 8, 2015)
James Murray (February 4, 1933-July 10, 2015)
Milorad Milutinović (March 10, 1935-July 12, 2015)
Ismet Hadžić (July 7, 1954-July 14, 2015)
Dirk ‘Dick’ Jacobus Willem Nanninga (January 17, 1949-July 21, 2015)
Horst Walter (July 2, 1939-July 22, 2015)
Stephan Beckenbauer (December 1, 1968-August 1, 2015)
Piet Fransen (July 5, 1936-August 2, 2015)
Samuel ‘Sammy’ Richmond Cox (April 13, 1924-August 2, 2015)
Anthony Horace Millington (June 5, 1943-August 5, 2015)
Daniel Hegan (June 14, 1943-August 6, 2015)
Harald Ingemann Nielsen (October 26, 1941-August 11, 2015)
Agustín Mario Cejas (March 22, 1945-August 14, 2015)
Vladimir Hegara was an Czechoslovakian defender who played mostly for Spartak Trnava in the 1960s and 70s.
He earned 25 caps between 1968 and 1973 and was a member of Czechoslovakia’s World cup squad of 1970 .
He passed away on May 25th , aged 71.
Photo From : Panini World Cup 1970(Vladimír Hagara )
Bruno Pesaola was born in Argentina, but made his name after moving to the Italian Serie A in the 1940s.
After becoming a naturalized Italian, he earned a solitary cap for Italy in a World Cup Qualifier in Lisbon vs. Portugal on May 26, 1957 (0-3 Portugal win).
He is mostly remembered as Fiorentina’s Manager when they last won the Scudetto during the 1968/69 season. He also managed Napoli on three separate occasions and Bologna on two occasions.
He passed away due to cancer on May 29th , aged 89.
Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 15, January 1999
Tsonyo Dimitrov Vasilev
Tsonyo Vasilev was a Bulgarian defender who played mostly for CSKA Sofia in the 1970s and 80s.
He earned 37 caps between 1973 and 1981 and was a member of Bulgaria’s World Cup squad of 1974 .
He passed away on June 2nd , aged 63.
Photo From: Onze, Hors Serie 6, 1977
(Tsonio Vasilev with Bernard Lacombe, November 16, 1977, World Cup Qualifier, France 3-Bulgaria 1)
Imre Rapp was a Hungarian goalkeeper who played for Pecsi MSC in the 1960s and 1970s.
He earned a solitary cap for Hungary in a Friendly in Budapest vs. East Germany on November 21, 1973 (1-0 East Germany win).
He passed away on June 3rd , aged 77.
Bengt Berndtsson was a Swedish International winger who played for IFK Gothenburg in the 1950s and 60s for nearly two decades.
He earned 29 caps between 1956 and 1964 and was a member of Sweden’s World Cup squad of 1958 at home .
He passed away due to cancer on June 4th , aged 82.
Colin MacDonald Jackson
Colin Jackson was a Scottish defender who represented Rangers Glasgow for nearly two decades from the early 60s through the early 80s.
He earned 8 caps between 1975 and 1976.
He passed away due to Leukemia on June 6th , aged 68.
Vasily Mihaylovich Zhupikov
Vasily Mihaylovich Zhupikov was a Soviet defender who played for Torpedo Moscow in the 70s and 80s.
He earned 15 caps between 1977 and 1979.
He passed away on June 7th , aged 61.
Johnny Fullam was a Republic of Ireland midfielder who mostly played for Shamrock Rovers in two separate spells in the 60s and 80s and Bohemians in the 70s.
He earned 11 caps between 1960 and 1969.
He passed away on June 10th , aged 75.
Photo From: Ireland on the Ball, Author: Donal Cullen
(Johnny Fullam, October 30 1968, Poland 1-Republic of Ireland 0)
José Ely de Miranda, Zito
Zito was a Brazilian midfielder part of Brazil’s Pele generation with whom he was a teammate at Santos in the 1950s and 60s.
He was part of Brazil’s World Cup winning sides of 1958 and 1962. He scored one of Brazil’s goals during the 1962 Final vs. Czechoslovakia.
He earned 52 caps between 1955 and 1964.
He passed away on June 14th after suffering from Alzheimer’s diseasse for years , aged 82.
Photo From: Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
(Zito, June 29, 1958, World Cup, Brazil 5-Sweden 2)
Angelo Niculescu was an Romanian defender from the 1940s.
However, he is mostly remembered as a Manager. He managed Dinamo Bucharest in separate spells in the 50s and 60s.
He also managed the Romanian national Team and earned qualification for the 1970 World Cup.
He passed away on June 20th , aged 93.
Photo From: Placar, Issue 12, June 5, 1970
Luís Carlos Nunes da Silva, Carlinhos
Luís Carlos Nunes da Silva, Carlinhos was a Brazilian midfielder who played for Flamengo in the late1950s and 1960s.
He earned a solitary cap for Brazil in the Nations Cup in Maracana vs. Portugal on June 7, 1964 (4-1 Brazil win).
He passed away on June 22nd , aged 77.
Goran Brajković was a Croatian midfielder mostly remembered for his spell with Rijeka in the late 90s and early 2000s.
He represented Croatia in two friendlies days apart in November 2001 and both vs. South Korea.
He was killed in a traffic accident on June 28th , aged just 36.
Abderrahmane Soukane was an Algerian player who had spells in the French League in the 1960s.
During the Algerian Independent movement vs. France, he joined the FLN football team.
He passed away on July 5th , aged 78.
Gerardus Jacobus Alphonsus 'Fons' van Wissen
Gerardus Jacobus Alphonsus ‘Fons’ van Wissen was a Dutch midfielder who represented PSV Eindhoven in the 50s and 60s.
He earned 30 caps between 1957 and 1964.
He passed away on July 20th , aged 82.
Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989(Fons van Wissen, October 14 1962, Belgium 2-Holland 0)
Arne Kotte was a Norwegian International striker, whose career spanned the 1950s and 60s and mostly with his hometown club of Steinkjer.
He earned 19 caps between 1953 and 1961.
He passed away on July 8th, aged 80.
Photo From: Landslaget, Det Norske Fotballandslagets Historie, authors Egil Olsen, Arne Scheie,Per Jorsett, Otto Ulseth, 1997
(Arne Kotte, June 24, 1956, Nordic Cup, Denmark 2-Norway 3)
James Murray was an Scottish forward who played mostly for Hearts in the 1950s and early 60s.
He earned 5 caps all in 1958 and was a member of Scotland’s World Cup squad of 1958, where he scored vs. Yugoslavia.
He passed away on July 10th , aged 82.
Photo From: Wizards and Bravehearts, A History of the Scottish National Side, Author: David Potter, 2004
(James Murray with Scotland in 1958)
Milorad Milutinović was an Yugoslavian defender who most notably played for Partizan Belgrade and also a spell in Swiss Football in the 1960s, where he also ended on managerial duty.
He was the brother of Bora and Milos.
He never played for the Yugoslavia national team but was a member of the 1958 World Cup squad.
He passed away on July 12th , aged 80.
Ismet Hadžić was a Yugoslav defender who most notably represented Sloboda Tuzla in the 70s and Dinamo Zagreb in the 80s.
He earned 5 sporadic caps between 1979 and 1983.
He passed away on July 14th, aged 61.
Dirk ‘Dick’ Jacobus Willem Nanninga
Dick Nanninga was a Dutch midfielder whose place is cemented in the History books for scoring Holland’s equalizer during the 1978 World Cup Final on June 25th after coming on as a substitute.
He had a long spell at Roda JC Kerkrade in the 70s and early 80s.
He earned 15 caps between 1978 and 1981.
Due to complications from diabetes, his left leg had to be amputated in 2012. For the same reason his right leg was amputated in 2014.
He passed away on July 21st , aged 66.
Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989(Dick Nanninga, April 5, 1978, Tunisia 0-Holland 4)
Horst Walter was a German midfielder who played for Einheit Dresden and Dinamo Dresden in the 1950s and 1960s.
He earned a solitary cap for East Germany in a Friendly in Belgrade vs. Yugoslavia on May 16, 1962 (3-1 Yugoslavia win).
He passed away on July 22nd , aged 76.
Stephan Beckenbauer was the son of German Legend Franz Beckenbauer. His only stint in the Bundesliga was during the 1992/93 season with Saarbrucken.
He passed away on August 1st , aged just 46.
That season (1992/93) World Soccer magazine did a profile on him, titled ‘Kid Kaiser’
Photo From: World Soccer, February 1993
Piet Fransen was a Dutch midfielder who had a long spell with Groningen that spanned the late 50s and early 70s, with a two year spell in between at Feyenoord in the 60s.
He earned 6 caps between 1964 and 1966.
He passed away on August 2nd , aged 79.
Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
Samuel ‘Sammy’ Richmond Cox
Sammy Cox was a Scottish defender who represented Rangers Glasgow in the 1940s and 50s.
He earned 25 caps between 1948 and 1954.
He passed away on August 2nd , aged 91.
Photo From: Scotland, The Team, 1987
Anthony Horace Millington
Anthony Horace Millington was a Welsh International goalkeeper who mainly represented teams like Petersborough United and Swansea City in the 60s and 70s.
He earned 21 caps between 1962 and 1971.
He passed away on August 5th , aged 72.
Daniel Hegan was a Northern Irish International midfielder who most notably represented Ipswich in the 1960s.
He earned 7 caps between 1969 and 1973.
He passed away on August 6th , aged 72.
Harald Ingemann Nielsen
Harald Nielsen was a Danish striker mostly remembered for his stint in the Italian Serie in the 1960s, specially with Bologna with whom he won the Scudetto in 1964 and was also the League’s top goalscorer.
He also had spells in Italy with Inter, Napoli and Sampdoria.
He earned 14 caps between 1959 and 1960.
He passed away on August 11th , aged 73.
Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 56, September 1964
(Harald Nielsen and West German Helmut Haller at Bologna)
Photo From: Football Magazine, Issue 56, September 1964
(West German Helmut Haller and Harald Nielsen at Bologna)
Agustín Mario Cejas
Agustín Mario Cejas was an Argentinean goalkeeper who had a long career at Racing Club in the 1960s, and had a spell at Pele’s santos in the 70s before returning to Racing Club at the end of the 70s.
He represented Argentina during the 1964 Olympics.He passed away on August 14th , aged 70, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.