1989 in association football
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|Years:||1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992|
This is a list of the football (soccer) events of the year 1989 throughout the world.
- March 3 – Portugal wins its first FIFA World Youth Championship
- April 15 – Hillsborough disaster, that occurred at Hillsborough, before the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool & Nottingham Forest.
- May 20 – Liverpool wins the FA Cup, beating Everton 3-2 AET, thanks to two goals from Ian Rush.
- May 26 – Arsenal beat Liverpool FC 2-0 at Anfield to dramatically win the English Football League First Division, thanks to an injury time goal from Michael Thomas.
- May 31 – Copa Libertadores is won by Atlético Nacional after defeating Olimpia Asunción 5-4 on a penalty shootout after a final aggregate score of 2-2.
- June 24 – In the final FIFA U-16 World Championship 1989, Saudi Arabia became surprising winners during the penalty shootout to Scotland in Glasgow.
- December 17 – Italy's AC Milan wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating Colombia's Atlético Nacional in extra-time: 1-0. The only goal is scored by Alberigo Evani.
Winners club national championships
|January 4||Israel||0 – 2||W||Friendly||Ramat Gan Stadium, Ramat Gan|
|March 22||Soviet Union||2 – 0||W||Friendly||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven|
|April 26||West Germany||1 – 1||D||World Cup Qualifier||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
|May 31||Finland||0 – 1||W||World Cup Qualifier||Olympic Stadium, Helsinki|
|September 6||Denmark||2 – 2||D||Friendly||Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam|
|October 11||Wales||1 – 2||W||World Cup Qualifier||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham|
|November 15||Finland||3 – 0||W||World Cup Qualifier||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
|December 20||Brazil||0 – 1||L||Friendly||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
- January 7: Emiliano Insúa (Argentinian defender)
- March 1: Carlos Vela (Mexican forward)
- March 13: Marko Marin (German international midfielder)
- March 15: Ondřej Mazuch (Czech defender)
- March 16: Theo Walcott (English international forward)
- March 31: Pablo Piatti (Argentinian forward)
- April 22: Jasper Cillessen, Dutch international goalkeeper
- May 6: Chukwuma Akabueze (Nigerian midfielder)
- May 11: Giovani dos Santos (Mexican forward)
- June 2: Freddy Adu (American forward)
- July 16: Gareth Bale (Welsh international defender)
- August 3: Nick Viergever (Dutch defender)
- August 10: Ben Sahar (Israeli forward)
- August 12: Vladimir Castellón (Bolivian forward)
- August 17: David Abdul (Dutch Antillean forward)
- September 1: Daniel Sturridge (English forward)
- September 2: Alexandre Pato (Brazilian forward)
- October 6: Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian international footballer (died 2014)
- November 6: Josmer Altidore (American forward)
- February 5 - André Cheuva (80), French footballer
- April 24 - Franz Binder (77), Austrian footballer
- May 19 - Samuel Okwaraji, (25) Nigerian footballer,squad Nigeria national football team at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- July 20 – José Augusto Brandão, Brazilian midfielder, semi-finalist at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (79)
- September 1 - Kazimierz Deyna (41), Polish footballer
- November 9 - Leen Vente (78), Dutch footballer