1949 in sports

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1949 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

England

Italy

  • Superga air disaster – a plane carrying the Torino team crashes into a mountain on May 4, killing everyone on board. Of the entire squad, only one player (who didn't fly, due to injury) survived, as well as potential signing Ladislao Kubala, who was due to fly but did not, due to his son's ill health.

On 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park, Liverpool, the home of Everton, England were defeated 2-0 by Ireland in a friendly international.

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

BAA Finals

NBL Championship

Events

Boxing[edit]

  • October 27 – death of Marcel Cerdan (33), Algerian–born French world middleweight champion, in an air crash

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Stanley Cup

Sweden

  • Canada defeats Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 World Hockey Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

United States

Motor racing[edit]

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

Rugby league[edit]

Australia

England

Rugby union[edit]

Five Nations Championship

Snooker[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis[edit]

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

Volleyball[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]