1919 in association football
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|Years in football (soccer):||1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922|
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|Decades:||1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s|
|Years:||1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922|
The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1919 throughout the world.
Due to the First World War several European leagues remain suspended.
- Football League First Division expanded from 20 to 22 teams - Chelsea are saved from relegation while Arsenal are promoted despite finishing only fifth in the Second Division.
- 15 January: Espérance Sportive de Tunis is founded in the capital Tunis, Tunisia. It's the first club formed in Tunisia.
- October: Leeds City expelled from the English Football League.
- 17 October: Leeds United are founded.
Winners club national championship
- Argentina: Boca Juniors, Racing Club
- Austria: Rapid Vienna
- Belgium: no national championship
- Denmark: Akademisk Boldklub
- England: no national championship
- France: no national championship
- Germany: no national championship
- Hungary: MTK Hungária FC
- Iceland: KR
- Italy: no national championship
- Luxembourg: Sporting Club Luxembourg
- Netherlands: Ajax Amsterdam
- Paraguay: Cerro Porteño
- Scotland: Celtic F.C.
- Sweden: GAIS
- Uruguay: Nacional
- Greece: 1913 to 1921 - no championship titles due to the First World War and the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.
- January 18 – Toni Turek, German footballer (died 1984)
- February 12 – Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian footballer and manager (died 2005)
- December 5 – Hennes Weisweiler, German footballer and manager (died 1983)
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