1983 in association football
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|Years:||1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986|
The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1983 throughout the world.
- May 11 – Scottish club Aberdeen FC win the European Cup Winners Cup by beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg.
- May 14 – Dutch club FC Twente relegates to the second division (Eerste Divisie) after Helmond Sport earns a point at HFC Haarlem (1-1).
- May 25 – German club SV Hamburg defeat Italian champions Juventus 1-0 in the Olympic Stadium, Athens to win the European Cup.
- July 29 – Copa Libertadores 1983 won by Grêmio after defeating Peñarol on an aggregate score of 3-2.
- September 14 – Dutch club FC Groningen makes its European debut with a defeat (2-1) against Spain's Atlético Madrid in the first round of the UEFA Cup. On the same night NEC Nijmegen makes its first appearance in Europea club football with a draw (1-1) against SK Brann in the first round (first leg) of the Cup Winners Cup.
- December 11 – Brazilian club Grêmio wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating (2-1) West-Germany's Hamburger SV in extra-time. The winning goal is scored by Renato Gaúcho.
Winners club national championship
- Denmark – Lyngby BK
- England – Liverpool
- France – Nantes
- Italy – A.S. Roma
- Portugal – Benfica
- Scotland – Dundee United
- Spain – Athletic Bilbao
- Turkey – Fenerbahçe
- West Germany – Hamburger SV
- Yugoslavia – Partizan
- Bolivia – Bolívar
- Brazil – Flamengo
- Colombia – América de Cali
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
- 1983 British Home Championship (February 23 – June 1, 1983)
|February 16||Spain||1 – 0||L||Friendly||Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville|
|April 27||Sweden||0 – 3||L||Friendly||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht|
|September 7||Iceland||3 – 0||W||Euro 1984 Qualifier||Oosterpark Stadion, Groningen|
|September 21||Belgium||1 – 1||D||Friendly||Heysel Stadion, Brussels|
|October 12||Republic of Ireland||2 – 3||W||Euro 1984 Qualifier||Dalymount Park, Dublin|
|November 16||Spain||2 – 1||W||Euro 1984 Qualifier||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
|December 17||Malta||5 – 0||W||Euro 1984 Qualifier||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
- February 18 – Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
- May 2 – Mónica Vergara, Mexican female footballer
- July 6 – María de Jesús Castillo, Mexican female footballer
- July 7 – Jakub Wawrzyniak, Polish footballer
- July 25 – Pedro Zabála, Bolivian footballer
- August 6 – Robin Van Persie, Dutch footballer
- October 20 – Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
- November 14 – Kevon Carter, Trinidadian international footballer (died 2014)
- January 20 – Garrincha, Brazilian striker, winner of the 1958 FIFA World Cup and 1962 FIFA World Cup. Regarded by many as the best dribbler in football history.(49)
- January 28 - Claude Papi, French footballer (33)
- March 24 - Manuel Fleitas Solich, Paraguayan footballer and manager (83)
- June 26 - Luis Alamos, Chilean football manager (59)
- July 5 - Hennes Weisweiler, German footballer and manager (63)
- September 9 – Luis Monti, Argentine/Italian striker, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup. Monti has the distinction of having played in two FIFA World Cup final matches with two different national teams. (82)
- September 20 - Andy Beattie, Scottish international footballer and manager (born 1913)