Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Teams of the year, Part Fourteen

 

FF National Team of the Year / ESM team of the season / Golden Shoe

France Football annually ranks National Teams per calendar year, and ESM (European Sports Magazines) select the ‘Team of the season’ by position

 

 

France Football’s Team of the Year

 

Year 1992:

Europe: Denmark

Africa: Ivory Coast and Nigeria

South America: Brazil

 

The rankings and matches of the year

(Magazine / Language: France Football, Issue 2438, December 29, 1992/ French) 

(Magazine / Language: France Football, Issue 2439, January 5, 1993 / French) 

(Magazine / Language: France Football, Issue 2340, January 12, 1993 / French) 

 

 

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2438, December 29, 1992

(Denmark squad, June 26, 1992, European Championship, Denmark 2-Germany 0)


 

 

 

 

ESM’s Team of the Year and Golden Shoe

 

Season 2007/08

Iker Casillas (Spain and Real Madrid)

Sergio Ramos (Spain and Real Madrid)

Rio Ferdinand (England and Manchester United)

Christian Panucci (Italy and Roma)

William Gallas (France and Arsenal)

Cesc Fabregas (Spain and Arsenal)

Franck Ribery (France and Bayern Munich)

Lionel Messi (Argentina and Barcelona)

Fernando Torres (Spain and Liverpool)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden and Internazionale Milano)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal and Manchester United)

 

 

 Golden Shoe

1- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal and Manchester United)

(31 goals (Factor: 2), Total points: 62


Photo From: World Soccer, July 2008

(ESM Team of the season 2007/08)



FF National Team of the Year / ESM team of the season / Golden Shoe

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 39 (Interview with American Historian and filmmaker Tom McCabe about his Documentary ‘Soccertwon USA’)

 

This is the 39th  episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we interview with American Historian and filmmaker Tom McCabe as we discuss his documentary ‘Soccertown USA’ about Kearny, New Jersey, home to three future Internationals: John Harkes, Tony Meola and Tab Ramos.

 

 

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. McCabe’s contact info:

On Twitter: @TomMcCabe5

Documentary twitter: @Soccertown_USA

Documentary link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=havPy5C2XIU&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 38 (Interview with Norwegian Journalist Pål Ødegård on Norway National Team 1990/91 under Egil Olsen)

This is the 38th  episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we start a new interview series with Norwegian Journalist Mr. Pål Ødegård as we discuss the matches of the Norway National Team under Egil Olsen starting with the 1990/91 season.

Mr. Ødegård is a Journalist with Josimar.no.

 

 

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. Ødegård’s contact info:

On Twitter: @paalpot75

Blog; https://medium.com/@paalpot75

 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 37 (Brazil National Team 1958 World Cup with Brazilian Journalist José Inácio Werneck)

 

This is the 37th episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we interview Brazilian Journalist Mr. José Inácio Werneck as we discuss the Brazil National Team of the 1958 World Cup.

Mr. Werneck is a Journalist, Lawyer, Interpreter, Translator, writer and a Triathlete.

 

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. Werneck’s contact info:

On Twitter: @WerneckInacio and @brasilcopa70

Blog; http://blogcamponeutro.com/

 

 

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Soccernostalgia Talk Podcast-Episode 36 (West Germany National Team 1980/81 with Roberto Brambilla)

This is the 36th  episode of my podcast with Mr. Paul Whittle of https://the1888letter.com/, @1888letter.

For this episode, we start a new interview series with Mr. Roberto Brambilla as we discuss the matches of the West Germany National Team for the 1980/81 season.

Mr. Brambilla is an Italian freelance Journalist and contributor at Italian newspaper Avvenire.

He is also the author of Italian language book on East German Football, titled;

C’era una volta l’Est - Storie di calcio dalla Germania orientale (e-Contropiede)

 

 

For any questions/comments, you may contact us:

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

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

Mr. Brambilla’s contact info:

On Twitter: @BobbyBrambo  

Blog; https://langolodifritzwalter.wordpress.com/

Link to Mr. Brambilla’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Cera-una-volta-lEst-orientale-ebook/dp/B01M2CWQGS

 

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Tributes-Part 25 (November 2020 through December 2020)

 

Tributes:            Tonny Bruins Slot (April 1, 1947-November 1, 2020)

Jacques Pereira (February 3, 1955-November 3, 2020)

Matthew Tees (October 13, 1939-November 4, 2020)

Mahmoud Yavari (October 11, 1939-November 10, 2020)

Anthony Keith Waiters (February 1, 1937-November 10, 2020)

Juan Cruz Sol Oria (September 13, 1947-November 10, 2020)

Dino Da Costa (August 1, 1931-November 10, 2020)

Charles George Reinier Corver (January 16, 1936-November 10, 2020)

Carlos Hector Campos Silva (February 14, 1937-November 11, 2020)

Krasnodar Rora (March 23, 1945-November 12, 2020)

Albert Quixall (August 9, 1933-November 12, 2020)

Mohand Cherif Hannachi (April 2, 1950-November 13, 2020)

Viden Apostolov (October 17, 1941-November 13, 2020)

Adolfo Bolea Sanz (March 24, 1933-November 14, 2020)

Raymond Neal Clemence (August 5, 1948-November 15, 2020)

Carlos Amadeu Nascimento Lemos (September 6, 1965-November 15, 2020)

Robert Campbell Forsyth (May 5, 1934-November, 2020) (Death announced on November 16th)

Eric Hall (November 1947-November 16, 2020)

Angelo Caroli (April 7, 1937-November 17, 2020)

Willem ‘Pim’ Doesburg (October 28, 1943-November 17, 2020)

Adam Musial (December 18, 1948-November 18, 2020)

Maurice Edgar Setters (December 16, 1936-November 22, 2020)

Calvin Anele Ngcongca (October 21, 1987-November 23, 2020)

Nikola Asenov Spasov (December 15, 1958-November 23, 2020)

Jose Manuel de Bastos (October 17, 1929-November 23, 2020)

 

Diego Armando Maradona (October 30, 1960-November 25, 2020)

Dimitar Simeonov Largov (September 10, 1936-November 26, 2020)

Vitor Manuel Oliveira (November 17, 1953-November 28, 2020)

Papa Bouba Diop (January 28, 1978-November 29, 2020)

Ernesto Galli (July 25, 1945-November 29, 2020)

Aleksandr Shatskikh (January 21, 1974-November 30, 2020)

Mohamed Abarhoun (May 3, 1989-December 2, 2020)

Mario Maraschi (August 28, 1939-December 3, 2020)

Bobby Wishart (March 10, 1933-December 3, 2020)

William Holmes (October 29, 1926-December, 2020) (Death Announced on December 3rd)

Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik (May 22,1937-December 5, 2020)

Jean-Francois Charbonnier (January 18,1959-December 7, 2020)

Alejandro Sabella (November 5, 1954-December 8, 2020)

Paolo Rossi (September 23, 1956-December 9, 2020)

Benedito Custodio Ferreira, Escurinho (July 3, 1930-December 12, 2020)

Motjeka Madisha (January 12, 1995-December 12, 2020)

Otto Baric (June 19, 1933-December 13, 2020)

Amedeo Baldizzone (May 2, 1960-December 13, 2020)

Gerard Houllier (September 3, 1947-December 14, 2020)

Marcelo Castelo Veiga (October 7, 1964-December 14, 2020)

Gunter Sawitzki (November 22, 1932-December 14, 2020)

Joe Frickleton (??-December 2020) (Death announced on December15th)

Milomir Odovic (March 26, 1955-December 15, 2020)

Zoltan Sabo (May 26, 1972-December 15, 2020)

Petro Petrovych Slobodyan (July 2, 1953-December 15, 2020)

Manuel Costas Sanroman (May 8, 1942-December 15, 2020)

Jorge Garcia Santos (August 10, 1957-December 15, 2020)

Rene Carmo Kreuz Weber (July 16, 1961-December 16, 2020)

Valentyn Mykhailovych Khodukin (August 17, 1939-December 16, 2020)

Kalman Sovari (December 21, 1940-December 16, 2020)

Giovanni Sacco (September 25, 1943-December 17, 2020)

Ignaz Puschnik (February 5, 1934-December 17, 2020)

Johan Grijzenhout (December 22, 1932-December 18, 2020)

Hans-Dietrich Weise (November 21, 1934-December 20, 2020)

John Herbert Norton Fitzpatrick (August 18, 1946-December 21, 2020)

Ozkan Sumer (November 20, 1940-December 22, 2020)

Joachim Baese (September 2, 1939-December 22, 2020)

Arkady Georgievich Andreasyan (August 11, 1947-December 23, 2020)

David Sneddon (April 24, 1936-December 24, 2020)

Milorad Jankovic (August 10, 1940-December 24, 2020)

Aleksandar Ivos (June 28, 1931-December 24, 2020)

Benedicto Bravo (1962-December 24, 2020)

Maksim Tsygalko (May 27, 1983-December 25, 2020)

Antonio Gento Lopez, Gento III (October 25, 1940-December 25, 2020)

Charles ‘Chic’ McLelland (March 24, 1953-December 26, 2020)

James Yuille McLean (August 2, 1937-December 26, 2020)

Michael John Sutton (October 5, 1944-December 26, 2020)

Jose Luiz Carbone (March 22, 1946-December 27, 2020)

Zbigniew Pocialik (June 1, 1945-December 27, 2020)

George Anthony Hudson (March 14, 1937-December 28, 2020)

Colin Charles Withers (March 21, 1940-December 28, 2020)

Richard Choruma (November 23, 1978-December 29, 2020)

Vincenzo Rosito (April 18,1939-December 29, 2020)

Thomas Henderson Docherty (April 24, 1928-December 31, 2020)

Constantin Bosanceanu (August 26, 1966-December 31, 2020)


Tonny Bruins Slot

Tonny Bruins Slot was a Dutch Coach who mainly worked as an Assistant Manager.

He most notably worked as Johann Cruyff’s Assistant at Ajax Amsterdam in the 80s and followed him later to Barcelona.

He also worked at Benfica and Valencia among others.

He passed away on November 1st, 2020 aged 73.

 

Photo From: Voetbal International, 23e Jaargang, Nummer 19, May 14, 1988

(Tonny Bruins Slot with Johann Cruyff upon joining Barcelona in 1988)



 

Jacques Pereira

Jacques Pereira was a Portuguese striker from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Braga and Porto among others.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1981.

He passed away on November 3rd, 2020 aged 65.

 

 

Matthew Tees

Matthew Tees was a Scottish forward from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Grimsby Town and Charlton Athletic among others.

He passed away on November 4th, 2020 aged 81.

 

 

Mahmoud Yavari

Mahmoud Yavari an Iranian defender from the 60s.

He had spells at Shahin Isfahan and Pas Tehran.

He later managed the Iran National Team, Pas Tehran, Sepahan and many others.

He earned 3 caps between 1967 and 1969.

He passed away on November 10th, 2020 aged 81.

 

 

Anthony Keith Waiters

Anthony Keith Waiters was an English goalkeeper from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Blackpool and Burnley among others.

As a Manager he guided Canada to the 1986 World Cup.

He earned 5 caps in 1964.

He passed away on November 10th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Photo From: Soccer America, Volume 30, No. 19, Issue 760, May 22, 1986

(Anthony Keith Waiters)



 

Juan Cruz Sol Oria

Juan Cruz Sol Oria was a Spanish defender from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Valencia and Real Madrid.

He earned 28 caps between 1970 and 1976.

He passed away on November 10th, 2020 aged 73.

 

 

Photo From: Vulcano 76-77

(Juan Cruz Sol Oria)



 

Dino Da Costa

Dino Da Costa was a Brazilian and later a naturalized Italian forward from the 40s into the 60s.

He had spells at Botafogo, Roma and Juventus among others.

He earned a solitary cap for Italy in 1958.

He passed away on November 10th, 2020 aged 89.

 

Photo From: Calciatori Panini 63/64

(Dino Da Costa)




Charles George Reinier Corver

Charles George Reinier Corver was a Dutch Referee.

He most notably refereed the West Germany-France 1982 World Cup semifinal in Seville.

He passed away on November 10th, 2020 aged 84.

 

 

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1888, June 15, 1982

(Charles George Reinier Corver)



Carlos Hector Campos Silva

Carlos Hector Campos Silva was a Chilean striker from the 50s and 60s.

He represented Universidad de Chile at club level.

He was a member of Chile’s 1962 World Cup squad.

He earned 39 caps between 1960 and 1967.

He passed away on November 11th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Photo From: 62 - Disgra

(Carlos Hector Campos Silva)



Krasnodar Rora

Krasnodar Rora was a Croatian-born Yugoslvian midfielder from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Dinamo Zagreb and Standard Liege among others.

He earned 5 caps between 1967 and 1968 forYugoslavia.

He passed away on November 12th, 2020 aged 75.

 

Photo From: Panini Belgium 1973-74

(Krasnodar Rora)



 

Albert Quixall

Albert Quixall was an English forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United among others.

He earned 5 caps between 1954 and 1955.

He passed away on November 12th, 2020 aged 87.

 

 

Mohand Cherif Hannachi

Mohand Cherif Hannachi was an Algerian Footballer from the 70s and 80s.

He represented JS Kabulie at club level. He was the team chairman (since 1993).

He earned 3 caps between 1972 and 1978.

He passed away on November 13th, 2020 aged 70.

 

 

Viden Apostolov

Viden Apostolov was a Bulgarian defender from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Lokomotiv Sofia and Botev Plovdiv.

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

He earned 22 caps between 1962 and 1974.

He passed away on November 13th, 2020 aged 79.

 

 

Adolfo Bolea Sanz

Adolfo Bolea Sanz was a Spanish forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Saint Andreu and Cadiz among others. He also managed Cadiz in the 70s.

He passed away on November 14th, 2020 aged 87.

 

Raymond Neal Clemence

Raymond Neal Clemence was an English goalkeeper from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Scunthorpe United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

He earned 61 caps between 1972 and 1983.

He passed away on November 15th, 2020 aged 72.

 

Photo From: Panini England 1977-78

(Raymond Neal Clemence)


 

Carlos Amadeu Nascimento Lemos

Carlos Amadeu Nascimento Lemos was a Brazilian defender from the 80s

He had spells at Bahia and Galicia.

He later managed at Bahia as well as the Brazil U-17 and U-20 teams among others.

He passed away on November 15th, 2020 aged just 55 from a heart attack.

 

 

Robert Campbell Forsyth

Robert Campbell Forsyth was a Scottish goalkeeper from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at St Mirren, Kilmarnock and Southampton.

He earned 4 caps in 1964.

His death was announced on November 16th, 2020 aged 86.

 

Eric Hall

Eric Hall was an English Entertainment Agent and a Football agent known for his flamboyant style.

His clients included the likes of Terry Venables and Dennis Wise anong others.

He passed away on November 16th, 2020 aged 73.

 

Angelo Caroli

Angelo Caroli was an Italian striker from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Juventus and Lucchese among others.

He passed away on November 17th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Willem ‘Pim’ Doesburg

Willem ‘Pim’ Doesburg was a Dutch goalkeeper from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Sparta and PSV Eindhoven.

He earned 8 caps between 1967 and 1981.

He passed away on November 17th, 2020 aged 77.

 

Photo From: Panini Holland 1979-80

(Willem ‘Pim’ Doesburg)



 

 

Adam Musial

Adam Musial was a Polish defender from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Wisla Krakow and Arka Gdynia among others.

He earned 34 caps between 1968 and 1974.

He passed away on November 18th, 2020 aged 71.

 

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1974

(Adam Musial)



 

Maurice Edgar Setters

Maurice Edgar Setters was an English Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion among others.

He was Jackie Charlton’s Assistant as Republic of Ireland Manager.

He passed away on November 22nd, 2020 aged 83.

 

 

Calvin Anele Ngcongca

Calvin Anele Ngcongca was an active South African defender

He had spells at Genk and Mamelodi Sundowns among others.

He earned 53 caps between 2009 and 2016.

He was killed in a car accident on November 23rd, 2020 aged just 33.

 

Nikola Asenov Spasov

Nikola Asenov Spasov was a Bulgarian striker from the 70s into the 90s.
He had spells at Lokomotiv Sofia and Pacos Ferreira among others.

He later had a career as a Manager.

He passed away on November 23rd, 2020 aged 61.

 

Jose Manuel de Bastos

Jose Manuel de Bastos was a Portuguese goalkeeper from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Benfica, Beira Mar and Atletico CP.

He passed away on November 23rd, 2020 aged 91.

 

 

Diego Armando Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona, the Argentinean Legend, the greatest player of his Generation passed away on November 25th, 2020, aged 60 from a heart attack.

The 1986 World Cup winner had spells at Argentinos Juniors Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys.

He was one of the rare players to have won the U-20 World Cup as well as the World Cup itself.

He earned 91 caps between 1977 and 1994.

 

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 598 (Number 27), July 2-8, 1986

(Diego Armando Maradona)



 

Dimitar Simeonov Largov

Dimitar Simeonov Largov was a Bulgarian midfielder from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Septemvri Sofia and Slavia Sofia.

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

He earned 24 caps between 1959 and 1966.

He passed away on November 26th, 2020 aged 84.

 

Vitor Manuel Oliveira

Vitor Manuel Oliveira was a Portuguese midfielder from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Braga and Portimonense among others.

He later had a long career as a Manager.

He passed away on November 28th, 2020 aged 67.

 

Viorel Turcu

Viorel Turcu was a Romanian midfielder from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Arges Pitesti and Steaua Bucharest among others.

He earned 7 caps in 1982.

He passed away on November 29th, 2020 aged 60.

 

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop was a Senegal midfielder from the 90s into the 2010s.

He had spells at RC Lens and Fulham among others.

He scored in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup in Senegal’s (1-0) win over France.

He earned 63 caps between 2001 and 2008.

He passed away on November 29th, 2020 aged just 42.

 

Photo From: Panini World Cup 2002

(Papa Bouba Diop)



 

Ernesto Galli

Ernesto Galli was an Italian goalkeeper from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Lanerossi Vicenza and Udinese among others.

He passed away on November 29th, 2020 aged 75.

 

Photo From: Calciatore Panini, 1977/78

(Ernesto Galli)



 

Aleksandr Shatskikh

Aleksandr Shatskikh was a Kazakhstan striker from the 90s and 2000s.

He had spells at Irtysh Pavlodar and Zhenis Astana among others.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 2003.

He passed away on November 30th, 2020 aged just 46.

 

Mohamed Abarhoun

Mohamed Abarhoun was an active Moroccan defender from this past decade.

He had spells at Moghreb Tetouan, Moreirense and Caykur Rizespor.

He earned 7 caps between 2013 and 2014.

He passed away on December 2nd, 2020 aged just 31 from stomach cancer.

 

 

Mario Maraschi

Mario Maraschi was an Italian striker from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Bologna and Fiorentina among others.

He passed away on December 3rd, 2020 aged 81.

 

Photo From: Calciatore Panini, 1967/68

(Mario Maraschi)




Bobby Wishart

Bobby Wishart was a Scottish forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Aberdeen and Dundee among others.

He passed away on December 3rd, 2020 aged 87.

 

William Holmes

William Holmes was an English forward from the 50s.

He had spells at Bradford City and Blackburn Rovers.

His death was announced on December 3rd, aged 94.

 

Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik

Viktor Vladimirovich Ponedelnik was a former Soviet striker from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Torpedo/Rostselmash, SKA Rostov-on-Don, CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow.

He earned 29 caps between 1960 and 1964.

He passed away on December 5th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Jean-Francois Charbonnier

Jean-Francois Charbonnier was a French defender from the 70s into the 90s.

He had spells at Stade Reims and Paris St. Germain.

He passed away on December 7th, 2020 aged 61.

 

 

Photo From: Panini France 1988/89

(Jean-Francois Charbonnier)



 

Alejandro Sabella

Alejandro Sabella was an Argentine midfielder from the 70s and 80s

He had spells at River Plate, Sheffield United and Leeds United among others.

He managed Argentina to the Final of the 2014 World Cup.

He earned 8 caps between 1983 and 1984.

He passed away on December 8th, 2020 aged 66.

 

Photo From: Panini England 1980/81

(Alejandro Sabella)



 

Paolo Rossi

Paolo Rossi was an Italian striker from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Como, Perugia, Lanerossi Vicenza, Juventus, AC Milan and Verona.

He was the top goal scorer and World Cup winner in 1982. He was also the 1982 Ballon d'Or winner.

He earned 48 caps between 1977 and 1986.

He passed away on December 9th, 2020 aged 64.

 

Photo From: Onze, Issue 84, December 1982

(Paolo Rossi)




Benedito Custodio Ferreira, Escurinho

Benedito Custodio Ferreira, Escurinho was a Brazilian midfielder from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Fluminense and Portuguesa among others.

He earned 8 caps between 1955 and 1956.

He passed away on December 12th, 2020 aged 90.

 

Motjeka Madisha

Motjeka Madisha was an active South African defender.

He had spells at M Tigers, Highland Park and Sundowns.

He earned 13 caps between 2015 and 2020.

He was killed in a Traffic Collision on December 12th, 2020 aged just 25.

 

 

Otto Baric

Otto Baric was a Croatian Footballer from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Metalac Zagreb and Lokomotiva Zagreb.

He later had a long career as a Manager and managed the likes of Rapid Vienna, Stuttgart, Casino Salzburg among others as well as the National Teams of Austria, Croatia and Albania.

He passed away on December 13th, 2020 aged 87.

 

 

Photo From: World Soccer, June 2004

(Otto Baric)



 

Amedeo Baldizzone

Amedeo Baldizzone was an Italian defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Atalanta, Forli, Cagliari and Piacenza.

He passed away on December 13th, 2020 aged 60.

 

Gerard Houllier

Gerard Houllier was a French Manager from the 70s into the 2000s.

He did not have a professional career as a player except at amateur level.

He forged a career as a Manager and managed the likes of RC Lens, Paris St. Germain (leading them to their first ever League title in 1986), Liverpool, Lyon and Aston Villa.

He also managed the France National Team in 1992-93, as well as the the National Team in U-18 and U-20 level..

He passed away on December 14th, 2020 aged 73.

 

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1965, December 6, 1983

(Gerard Houllier)


 

Marcelo Castelo Veiga

Marcelo Castelo Veiga was a Brazilian defender from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells with Santos and Portuguesa among others.

He later had a career as a Manager.

He passed away on December 14th, 2020 aged 56.

 

Gunter Sawitzki

Gunter Sawitzki was a West German goalkeeper from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at SV Sodingen and VfB Stuttgart.

He earned 10 caps between 1956 and 1963.

He passed away on December 14th, 2020 aged 88.

 

Joe Frickleton

Joe Frickleton was a Scottish Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at East Stirlingshire and Highland s Park (South Africa).

He later worked as a Manager in South Africa.

His death was announced on December 15th, 2020.

 

Milomir Odovic

Milomir Odovic was a Bosnian winger from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Zeljeznicar, Linz and Spittal.

He later had a career as a Manager.

He passed away on December 15th, 2020 aged 65.

 

Zoltan Sabo

Zoltan Sabo was a Serbian defender from the 90s and 2000s.

He had spells at Vojvodina and Partizan Belgrade among others.

He passed away on December 15th, 2020 aged just 48.

 

Petro Petrovych Slobodyan

Petro Petrovych Slobodyan was a former Soviet striker from the 70s.

He had spells at Avamhard Ternopil, Dnipro, Dynamo Kiev and Lokmotiv Moscow.

He earned two caps for the Soviet Union in 1976.

He passed away on December 15th, 2020 aged 67.

 

Manuel Costas Sanroman

Manuel Costas Sanroman was a Spanish defender from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Sevilla, Recreativo de Huelva and Linares.

He passed away on December 15th, 2020 aged 78.

 

Jorge Garcia Santos

Jorge Garcia Santos was a Spanish goalkeeoer from the 70s into the 90s.

He spent his career at Deportivo La Coruna.

He passed away on December 15th, 2020 aged 63.

 

Rene Carmo Kreuz Weber

Rene Carmo Kreuz Weber was a Brazilian midfielder from the 80s and 90s,

He had spells at Internacional, Fluminenese, Vitoria Guimaraes and America,

He later had a career as a Manager and managed the Brazilian U-20 team anong others.

He passed away on December 16th, 2020 aged 59.

 

Valentyn Mykhailovych Khodukin

Valentyn Mykhailovych Khodukin was a Ukraine-born soviet midfielder from the 60s,

He had a spell at Sokil Lviv among others.

He later had a career as a Manager.

He passed away on December 16th, 2020 aged 81.

 

 

Kalman Sovari

Kalman Sovari was a Hungarian defender from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Ujpest Dozsa and VM Egyetertes.

He earned 17 caps between 1960 and 1966.

He passed away on December 16th, 2020 aged 79.

 

Giovanni Sacco

Giovanni Sacco was an Italian midfielder from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Juventus, Lazio, Atalanta and Reggianna.

He passed away on December 17th, 2020 aged 77.

 

Photo From: Calciatori Panini 64/65

(Giovanni Sacco)



 

Ignaz Puschnik

Ignaz Puschnik was an Austrian midfielder from the 50s and 60s.

He played for Kapfenberger SV at club level.

He earned 6 caps between 1957 and 1964.

He passed away on December 17th, 2020 aged 86.

 

Photo From: Österreichs Fußball Länderspiele Chronik 1902 – 1993, Author Anton Egger

(Ignaz Puschnik)



 

Johan Grijzenhout

Johan Grijzenhout was a Dutch defender from the 50s.

He represented DWS at club level.

He later managed the likes of Cercle Brugge, Club Brugge and Gent among others.

He passed away on December 18th, 2020 aged 87.

 

Hans-Dietrich Weise

Hans-Dietrich Weise was West German striker from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz among others.

He later had a career as  a Manager and managed the likes of Fotuna Dusseldorf, Eintracht Frankfurt and the National Team of Liechtenstein among others.

He passed away on December 20th, 2020 aged 86.

 

John Herbert Norton Fitzpatrick

John Herbert Norton Fitzpatrick was a Scottish Footballer from the 60s and 70s.

He spent his career at Manchester United.

He passed away on December 21st, 2020 aged 74.

 

Photo From: FKS 68/69

(John Herbert Norton Fitzpatrick)



Ozkan Sumer

Ozkan Sumer was a Turkish defender from the 60s.

He had spells at Trabzonspor.

He later managed Trabzonspor, Galatasaray as well as the Turkish National Team.

He passed away on December 22nd, 2020 aged 80.

 

Joachim Baese

Joachim Baese was a West German Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He represented Eintracht Braunschweig at club level.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1968.

He passed away on December 22nd, 2020 aged 81.

 

 

Arkady Georgievich Andreasyan

Arkady Georgievich Andreasyan was a Soviet midfielder of Armenian origin from the 60s and 70s.

He had a long spell at Ararat Yerevan. He later had a career as a Manager and managed Ararat Yerevan in different spells among other teams.

He earned 12 caps between 1972 and 1975 for the Soviet Union.

He passed away on December 23rd, 2020 aged 73.

 

 

David Sneddon

David Sneddon was a Scottish forward from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Dundee, Preston North End, Kilmarnock Raith Rovers and Hurlford United.

He passed away on December 24th, 2020 aged 84.

 

Milorad Jankovic

Milorad Jankovic was a Yugoslav striker from the 60s and 70s.

He represented Radnicki Nis at club level.

He earned a solitary cap for his Nation in 1966.

He passed away on December 24th, 2020 aged 80.

 

Aleksandar Ivos

Aleksandar Ivos was a Yugoslav striker from the 50s and 0s.

He had spells at Vojvodina and Beringen FC among others.

He earned 3 caps for his Nation in 1962.

He passed away on December 24th, 2020 aged 89.

 

Benedicto Bravo

Benedicto Bravo was a Mexican Footballer from the 80s and 90s.

He had spells at Union de Curtidores and Club Leon.

He passed away on December 24th, 2020 aged 58.

 

 

Maksim Tsygalko

Maksim Tsygalko was a Belarussian forward from the 90s and 2000s.

He had spells at Dinamo Mins and Kaisar among others.

He earned 2 caps for his Nation in 2003.

He passed away on December 25th, 2020 aged just 37.

 

Antonio Gento Lopez, Gento III

Antonio Gento Lopez, Gento III was a Spanish Footballer from the 50s into the 70s.

He was brother of Francisco Gento of Real Madrid.

Gento III had spells at Real Madrid and Racing Santander among others.

He passed away on December 25th, 2020 aged 80.

 

Charles ‘Chic’ McLelland

Charles ‘Chic’ McLelland was s Scottish defender from the 70s and 80s.

He had spells at Aberdeen, Motherwell, Dundee and Montrose.

He passed away on December 26th, 2020 aged 67.

 

Photo From: Topps 1979

(Charles ‘Chic’ McLelland)



 

James Yuille McLean

James Yuille McLean was a Scottish forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Hamilton Academical, Clyde, Dundee and Kilmarnock.

He later managed Dundee United for two decades (1971-1993). He led Dundee United to the League Title in 1982/83 and also to the Final of the UEFA Cup in 1986/87.

He passed away on December 26th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Photo From: Panini England 1988/89

(James Yuille McLean)



 

Michael John Sutton

Michael John Sutton was an English midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Norwich City, Chester, Carlisle United and Great Yarmouth Town.

He was the father of Chris Sutton.

He passed away on December 26th, 2020 aged 76.

 

Jose Luiz Carbone

Jose Luiz Carbone was a Brazilian midfielder from the 60s into the 80s.

He had spells at Sao Paulo and Botafogo among others.

He earned 6 caps between 1973 and 1974.

He passed away on December 27th, 2020 aged 74.

 

Zbigniew Pocialik

Zbigniew Pocialik was a Polish goalkeeper from the 60s and 70s.

He had spells at Gwardia Warsaw and Beveren among others.

He passed away on December 27th, 2020 aged 75.

 

George Anthony Hudson

George Anthony Hudson was an English forward from the 50s and 60s.

He had spells at Coventry City and Tranmere Rovers among others.

He passed away on December 28th, 2020 aged 83.

 

Colin Charles Withers

Colin Charles Withers was an English goalkeeper from the 50s into the 70s.

He had spells at Birmingham City and Aston Villa.

He passed away on December 28th, 2020 aged 80.

 

Richard Choruma

Richard Choruma was a Zimbabwe Footballer from the 90s into the 2010s.

He had spells at Highlanders FC, Bloemfontein Celtic and Air Zimbabwe Jets FC.

He earned 8 caps between 2001 and 2004.

He passed away on December 29th, 2020 aged just 42 from kidney failure.

 

Vincenzo Rosito

Vincenzo Rosito was an Italian midfielder from the 60s,

He had spells at Livorno, Potenza and Pistoiese.

He passed away on December 29th, 2020 aged 81.

 

Thomas Henderson Docherty

Thomas Henderson Docherty was a Scottish Footballer from the 40s into the 60s.

He had spells at Celtic Glasgow, Preston North End, Arsenal and Chelsea.

He later had a career as a Manager and managed the Scottish National Team as as well as Chelsea and Manchester United among others.

He led Manchester United to win the 1977 FA Cup, depriving Liverpool of a treble.

He earned 25 caps between 1951 and 1959.

He passed away on December 31st, 2020 aged 92.

 

Photo From: FKS 76/77

(Thomas Henderson Docherty)



Constantin Bosanceanu

Constantin Bosanceanu was a Romanian defender from the 90s.

He had spells at Bucovina Suceava and Otelul Galati among others.

He passed away on December 31st, 2020 aged just 54.