1974 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1974 throughout the world.
- The Football World Cup 1974 is held from June 12 to July 7 in West Germany. West Germany wins its second title, defeating much favored Netherlands 2 – 1 in the final. Surprisingly, Poland take 3rd after defeating Brazil 1 – 0.
- European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atlético Madrid 4 – 0 in the final. This was the first German EC win.
- UEFA Cup: Feyenoord wins 2–1 (Away) and 2–0 (Home) in the final against Tottenham Hotspur, winning the cup for the first time.
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1. FC Magdeburg wins 2–0 over AC Milan, winning the cup for the first time. This also marks the only instance of an East German club winning a European title.
- Copa Libertadores 1974: Won by Independiente after defeating São Paulo Futebol Clube on an aggregate score of 1–0.
- February 17 – Zamalek disaster, that occurred in Cairo, before a friendly match between Zamalek SC & Dukla Prague.
- May 1 – PSV Eindhoven claims the Dutch Cup by defeating title holders NAC Breda: 6–0.
- September 18 – Dutch club FC Amsterdam makes its European debut by defeating Malta's Hibernians F.C. 5–0 in the first round of the UEFA Cup, with two goals from Nico Jansen.
Winners club national championship
- Spain: FC Barcelona
- Italy: SS Lazio
- East Germany: 1. FC Magdeburg
- England: Leeds United F.C.
- Hungary: Újpest FC
- Poland: Ruch Chorzów
- Turkey: Fenerbahçe
- West Germany: Bayern Munich
- Yugoslavia: Hajduk Split
- African Cup of Nations in Egypt (March 1 – 14 1974)
- 1974 British Home Championship (May 11–18, 1974)
- January 10 – Bob Peeters, Belgian footballer
- January 11 – Jens Nowotny, German footballer
- January 22 – Jörg Böhme, German footballer
- January 31 – Bob Mulder, Dutch footballer
- March 5 – Jens Jeremies, German footballer
- March 9 – Franz Calustro, Bolivian footballer
- March 14 – Mark Fish, South-African footballer
- March 30 – Tomislav Butina, Croatian footballer
- April 6 – Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
- May 28 – Hans-Jörg Butt, German footballer
- June 26 – Pablo Galdames, Chilean footballer
- August 29 – Denis Caniza, Paraguayan footballer
- September 5 – Ivo Ulich, Czech footballer
- September 16 – Fricson George, Ecuadorian footballer
- October 5 – Jeff Strasser, Luxembourgish footballer
- November 16 – Paul Scholes, English footballer
- December 3 – Damiën Hertog, Dutch footballer
- December 12 – Franklin Anangonó, Ecuadorian footballer
- December 24 – Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
- March 26 – Werner Kohlmeyer, West-German defender, winner of the 1954 FIFA World Cup. (49, heart failure)
- June 8 – Anfilogino Guarisi, Brazilian/Italian striker, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and first ever Italian player to score in a FIFA World Cup qualification match. (68)
- June 13 – Ernesto Vidal, Uruguayan striker, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (52)
- July 1 – Kick Smit, Dutch footballer. (62)