The following are the association football events of the year 2000 throughout the world.
January 1 – Ronald Koeman starts as manager at Dutch club Vitesse.
March 31 – Gerard van der Lem resigns as manager of AZ
UEFA 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.
2006 FIFA World Cup: 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 eighth 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.
2000 FIFA Club World Championship: Corinthians beat Vasco da Gama 4–3 on penalties after a 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 first European title won by a Turkish team.
UEFA Super Cup: Galatasaray beats Real Madrid 2–1 after extra time with a golden goal by Mário 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 Barcelona's Portuguese star Luís Figo for a then world record transfer fee of €60 million.
August 13 – PSV wins the Johan Cruyff Shield, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 2–0 win over Roda JC at 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 Netherlands 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 for the second time, defeating Spain's Real Madrid 2–1; Martín Palermo scores both goals for the Argentinian club.
Japan – Kashima Antlers
South Korea – Anyang LG Cheetahs
Thailand – BEC Tero Sasana
Denmark – Herfølge BK
England – Manchester United
France – Monaco
Germany – Bayern Munich
Greece – Olympiacos
Iceland – KR
League of Ireland: Shelbourne
Italy – Lazio
Netherlands – PSV
Northern Ireland – Linfield
Portugal – Sporting CP
Scotland – Celtic
Spain – Deportivo La Coruña
Turkey – Galatasaray
Wales – The New Saints
United States of America – Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Clausura – River Plate
Apertura – Boca Juniors
Bolivia – Jorge Wilstermann
Brazil – Vasco da Gama (Copa João Havelange)
Chile – Universidad de Chile
Ecuador – Olmedo
Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
Peru – Universitario de Deportes
African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria (January 22 – February 13, 2000)
2000 in association football Wikipedia
UEFA European Football Championship in Belgium and the Netherlands (June 10 – July 2, 2000)
- South Africa
Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (September 13 – 30 2000)
Air Bud: World Pup (US)
Purely Belter (UK)
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (UK)
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)
May 31 – Rodolfo Pini, Uruguayan midfielder, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (74)
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)
- United States