1965 in association football

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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1965 throughout the world.


  • Copa Libertadores 1965: Won by Independiente after defeating Peñarol on an aggregate score of 4-1.
  • February 6:Retirement of Sir Stanley Matthews from professional football, five days after his fiftieth birthday.
  • Substitutions allowed: The Football League voted 39 to 10 in favour of allowing clubs to introduce a substitute for an injured player at any time during a league match.
  • FC Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands) was founded

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