1968 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1968 throughout the world.
- Copa Libertadores 1968: Won by Estudiantes de La Plata after defeating Palmeiras on an aggregate score of 2-0.
- May 29 – European Cup won by Manchester United after defeating Benfica 4-1 in extra time at Wembley Stadium, London.
- May 30 – The Dutch national team plays its 300th official match in history, drawing 0-0 in a friendly against Scotland.
- June 5 – Alan Mullery becomes the first England player to be sent off in an international match during a 0:1 defeat to Yugoslavia in the European Nations' Cup semi-finals in Florence, Italy.
- September 19 – Dutch club ADO makes its European debut by defeating Grazer AK (4-1) in the first round of the Cup Winners Cup, with four goals from Piet Giesen.
Winners club national championship
- England: Manchester City
- Iceland: KR
- Italy: A.C. Milan
- Netherlands: Ajax Amsterdam
- Scotland: Celtic
- Spain: Real Madrid
- Turkey: Fenerbahçe
- West Germany: 1. FC Nuremberg
- 1968 British Home Championship (October 21, 1967 – February 28, 1968)
- January 1 – Davor Šuker, Croatian international footballer
- April 1 – Bulat Esmagambetov, Kazakhstani footballer
- April 16 – Martin Dahlin, Swedish international footballer
- May 1 – Oliver Bierhoff, German international footballer
- May 2 – Pedro Ramos, Ecuadorian football referee
- May 22 – Gabriel Mendoza, Chilean footballer
- June 5 – Percy Olivares, Peruvian footballer
- June 6 – Edwin Vurens, Dutch footballer
- June 22 – Fabián Guevara, Chilean footballer
- June 25 – Dorinel Munteanu, Romanian footballer
- June 26 – Paolo Maldini, Italian international footballer
- August 14 – Onésimo Sánchez, Spanish football player and manager
- August 15 – Ulugbek Ruzimov, Uzbekistani footballer
- September 11 – Slaven Bilić, Croatian football player and manager
- September 14 – Jorge Gómez, Chilean footballer
- September 15 – Juan Carlos Garay, Ecuadorian footballer
- September 18 – Carlos Guirland, Paraguayan footballer
- October 8 – Zvonimir Boban, Croatian international footballer
- October 17 – Héctor Ferri, Ecuadorian footballer
- October 20 – Jonathan Akpoborie, Nigerian footballer
- December 13 – Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
- December 26 – Thijs Waterink, Dutch footballer
- January 4 – Armando Castellazzi, Italian midfielder, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and first man to win the Serie A both as player and as manager. (63)
- June 17 – José Nasazzi, Uruguayan defender, winner of the 1930 FIFA World Cup and by many regarded as Uruguay's greatest ever player. (67)
- December 21 – Vittorio Pozzo, Italian manager, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cup and the only manager that won the FIFA World Cup twice. (82)
- December 28 – Fernando Giudicelli, Brazilian midfielder, Brazilian squad member the 1930 FIFA World Cup. (62)