2000 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 2000 throughout the world.
- 1 Events
- 2 Winner national club championship
- 3 International tournaments
- 4 National team results
- 5 Movies
- 6 Deaths
- January 1 – Ronald Koeman starts as manager at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.
- March 31 – Gerard van der Lem resigns as manager of AZ
- Euro 2000: France won 2-1 in extra time over Italy, with a golden goal by David Trezeguet. This was France's second European Championship title.
- Football World Cup 2006: Germany wins the right to host for second time the event.
- UEFA Champions League: Spanish giants Real Madrid and Valencia faced off in the first ever all-country European cup final with Madrid winning 3-0. This was Real Madrid's 8th European Cup title.
- Copa Libertadores 2000: Won by Boca Juniors after defeating Palmeiras 4-3 on a penalty shootout after a final aggregate score of 2-2.
- FIFA Club World Championship 2000: Corinthians beat Vasco da Gama 4-3 on penalties after 0-0 draw.
- UEFA Cup: Galatasaray wins 4-1 on penalties in the final against Arsenal after a 0-0 draw at the end of the match. This was the very first European title won by a Turkish team.
- European Super Cup: Galatasaray beats Real Madrid 2-1 after extra time with a golden goal by Jardel.
- March 21 – Ajax appoints Hans Westerhof as caretaker-manager after the resignation of Jan Wouters.
- May 20 – Chelsea wins the FA Cup by a 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
- July 24 – Real Madrid signs FC Barcelona's Portuguese star Luís Figo, setting a world record transfer of 60 million euros.
- August 13 – PSV wins the Johan Cruijff Schaal, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 2-0 win over Roda JC in the Amsterdam ArenA.
- August 15 – The Parkstad Limburg Stadion is officially opened with a friendly between home club Roda JC and Spanish side Real Zaragoza (2-2).
- September 2 – Louis van Gaal makes his debut as the manager of Dutch national team with a draw (2-2) in the World Cup Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Two PSV players make their debut as well: striker Arnold Bruggink and defender Wilfred Bouma.
- November 28 – Boca Juniors wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan for the second time, by defeating Spain's Real Madrid 2-1; Martín Palermo scores both goals for the Argentinian club.
Winner national club championship
- Denmark – Herfølge BK
- England – Manchester United
- France – AS Monaco
- Germany – Bayern Munich
- Greece – Olympiacos
- Iceland – KR
- Ireland: Shelbourne
- Italy – Lazio
- Netherlands – PSV
- Northern Ireland – Linfield
- Portugal – Sporting CP
- Scotland – Celtic
- Spain – Deportivo La Coruña
- Turkey – Galatasaray
- Wales – The New Saints F.C.
- Bolivia – Jorge Wilstermann
- Brazil – Vasco da Gama (Copa João Havelange)
- Chile – Universidad de Chile
- Ecuador – Olmedo
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
- Perú – Universitario de Deportes
- African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria (January 22 – February 13, 2000)
- UEFA European Football Championship in Belgium and the Netherlands (June 10 – July 2, 2000)
- Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (September 13 – 30 2000)
- Men's Tournament
- Women's Tournament
National team results
- January 27 – Lucas Sebastião da Fonseca (72), Mozambican-born Portuguese footballer
- January 29 – Heinz Flotho, German international footballer (born 1915)
- February 23 – Sir Stanley Matthews (85), English footballer
- April 4 - Brandãozinho, Brazilian defender, Brazilian squad member at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. (74)
- April 8 - Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Brazilian goalkeeper, runner-up at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (79)
- April 14 - Wilf Mannion (81), English footballer
- May 1 – Cláudio Christovam de Pinho, Brazilian striker, the biggest scorer of all time for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. (77)
- May 18 – Domingos da Guia, Brazilian defender, semi-finalist at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (87)
- July 24 – Peter Dubovský (28), Slovak footballer
- August 15 – Eduardo Luján Manera (55), Argentine footballer and manager
- October 5 – Cătălin Hâldan (24), Romanian footballer
- November 1 - George Armstrong (56), English footballer and coach
- November 2 - Simeon Simeonov (54), Bulgarian football goalkeeper
- November 15 – Pietro Pasinati, Italian striker, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (90)
- November 25 - Canito (44), Spanish footballer
- December 21 – Décio Esteves, Brazilian midfielder, runner up at the 1959 South American Championship (Argentina). (73)