1951 in association football

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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1951 throughout the world.

Events[edit]

A 1951–52 FA Cup match between Welsh club Merthyr and England's Ipswich

Winners club national championship[edit]

International tournaments[edit]

 Scotland

Births[edit]

  • 18. January – Renato Zaccarelli, Italian international footballer and manager
  • 14 February – Kevin Keegan, English international footballer and manager
  • 21 February – Wolfgang Frank, German footballer and manager (died 2013)
  • 4 March – Kenny Dalglish, Scottish international footballer and manager
  • 11 April – Jim Holton, Scottish international footballer (died 1993)
  • 2 June – Antonio Benítez, Spanish international footballer (died 2014)
  • 21 September – Bruce Arena, American footballer and National Team coach
  • 23 September – Harry Lubse, Dutch international footballer
  • 3 November – François Bracci, French international footballer

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

May[edit]

July[edit]

  • 14 July - Ben Verweij (55), Dutch footballer (born 1895)

November[edit]