1977 in sports

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1977 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

  • Liverpool dominate English and European football, winning both the European Cup and the Football League Championship, but they miss out on a "treble" by losing in the FA Cup final.
  • January 18 – death of Luciano Re Cecconi (28), Lazio and Italy, who was shot during a hoax robbery
  • October 1 - Pelé played the final game of his storied career at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He played the first half for his current club, the New York Cosmos, and the second half for his old Brazilian club Santos.

Australian rules football[edit]




  • After 13 years and 82 contests, including 14 title defences, World Middleweight Champion Carlos Monzón retired undefeated.

Canadian football[edit]


  • 12–17 March, Melbourne - Centenary Test played between Australia and England to commemorate 100th anniversary of first Test match. Australia won by 45 runs, exactly the same margin as in the first Test match in 1877.
  • World Series Cricket begins playing games in competition to official International Cricket Council sanctioned matches.


Dogsled racing[edit]

Figure skating[edit]


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]


Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Motor racing[edit]


Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • 83rd Five Nations Championship series is won by France who complete the Grand Slam and do so by using the same 15 players in all four matches, the first time that an unchanged team has won the Grand Slam





Yacht racing[edit]

General sporting events[edit]