1946 in association football

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Years in football (soccer): 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
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Years: 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1946 throughout the world.

Events[edit]

League and Cup competitions resume in the United Kingdom for the first time since the start of the Second World War in 1939.

Winners club national championship[edit]

International tournaments[edit]

Births[edit]

  • February 2 – Gerrie Mühren, Dutch international footballer (died 2013)
  • February 17 – Tahar Chaïbi, Tunisian international footballer (died 2014)
  • February 22 – Kresten Bjerre, Danish international footballer (died 2014)
  • April 3 – Pedro García Barros, Chilean footballer and manager
  • May 22 – George Best, Northern Ireland international footballer (died 2005)
  • May 29 – Héctor Yazalde, Argentinian footballer (died 1997)
  • September 3 – Dirceu Lopes, Brazilian international footballer
  • September 18 – Joel Camargo, Brazilian international footballer (died 2014)

Deaths[edit]