1985 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1985 throughout the world.
- February 27 – Leo Beenhakker makes his debut as the manager of Dutch national team with a 7-1 win over Cyprus in Amsterdam, with two goals each from Dick Schoenaker and Wim Kieft.
- March 28 – The North American Soccer League announces that it will suspend operations for the 1985 season.
- May 11 – Wealdstone F.C. become the first winners of the Non-League Double (Gola League & F.A. Trophy), defeating Boston United 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.
- May 11– 56 spectators die in a fire at Valley Parade in a match between Bradford City and Lincoln City.
- May 15 – Everton F.C. won their first European Cup Winners' Cup after defeating SK Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in the final at the Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam after goals from Andy Gray, Trevor Steven and Kevin Sheedy in the 58th, 72nd and 85th minutes respectively. Hans Krankl got the consolation goal for SK Rapid Wien in the 84th minute.
- May 29 – 39 spectators die at the Heysel Stadium disaster at the final of the European Cup between Juventus F.C. and Liverpool F.C.. The Old Lady became the first club in the history of European football to have won all three major UEFA competitions.
- June 6 – Following the Heysel Stadium disaster FIFA ban English clubs from competing in worldwide competitive matches for five years (ten years for Liverpool, later reduced to six).
- Copa Libertadores 1985: Won by Argentinos Juniors after defeating América de Cali 5-4 on a penalty shootout after a final aggregate score of 1-1.
- September 10 – Jock Stein, the manager of the Scotland team, dies at the end of the World Cup Qualifier against Wales at Ninian Park in Cardiff.
- December 8 – Italy's Juventus F.C. wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating Argentina's Argentinos Juniors on penalties (4-2), after the match ended in 2-2. The Torinese side become the first—and remains the only at present—team in the world to have won all possible official continental competitions and the club world title.
Winners club national championship
- Belgium – R.S.C. Anderlecht
- Denmark – Brøndby IF
- Italy – Hellas Verona
- Portugal – F.C. Porto
- Turkey – Fenerbahçe
- Nacional – Argentinos Juniors
- Bolivia – Bolívar
- Brazil – Coritiba
- Colombia – América de Cali
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
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|February 27||Cyprus||7 – 1||W||World Cup Qualifier||Stadion De Meer, Amsterdam|
|May 1||Austria||1 – 1||D||World Cup Qualifier||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
|May 14||Hungary||1 – 2||W||World Cup Qualifier||Népstadion, Budapest|
|September 4||Bulgaria||1 – 0||W||Friendly||Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen|
|October 16||Belgium||1 – 0||L||World Cup Play-Off||Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels|
|November 20||Belgium||2 – 1||W||World Cup Play-Off||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
- January 22 – Momo Sissoko, Malian footballer
- February 5 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese footballer
- February 13 – Hedwiges Maduro, Dutch footballer
- February 14 – Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
- March 14 – Ian Black, Scottish Footballer
- May 9 – Rick Kruys, Dutch footballer
- June 4 – Lukas Podolski, German footballer
- June 6 – Sota Hirayama, Japanese footballer
- June 28 – Phil Bardsley, English footballer
- July 13 Francisco Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico footballer
- August 5 – Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
- September 9 – Scott Carson, English footballer
- September 15 – Denis Calincov, Moldovan footballer
- October 17 – Collins John, Dutch footballer
- October 24 – Wayne Rooney, English footballer
- October 25 – Daniele Padelli, Italian footballer
- November 4 – Marcell Jansen, German footballer
- November 15 – Elad Gabai, Israeli footballer
- November 24 – Milan Kopic, Czech footballer
- May 11 – 54 Bradford City A.F.C. fans and 2 Lincoln City F.C. fans die in the Bradford City stadium fire.
- May 15 – Renato Olmi, Italian midfielder, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (70)
- May 19 – Víctor Rodríguez Andrade, Uruguayan defender, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (58)
- May 29–39 people, mostly Juventus F.C. fans, die in the Heysel Stadium disaster.
- September 10 – Jock Stein, Scottish manager (born 1922)
- October 9 - Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (born 1955)
- In addition, Juventus F.C. were the first club in association football history to have won all possible confederation competitions (e.g. the international tournaments organised by UEFA) and remain the only in the world to achieve this, cf. "Legend: UEFA club competitions". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 21 August 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
"1985: Juventus end European drought". Union des Associations Européennes de Football. 8 December 1985. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- "FIFA Club World Championship TOYOTA Cup: Solidarity – the name of the game" (PDF). FIFA Activity Report 2005 (Zurich: Fédération Internationale de Football Association): 62. April 2004 – May 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "We are the champions". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2005-12-01. Retrieved 2009-10-28.