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2000 in association football

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2000 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 2000 throughout the world.

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Events

  • 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.
  • Asia

  • Japan – Kashima Antlers
  • South Korea – Anyang LG Cheetahs
  • Thailand – BEC Tero Sasana
  • Europe

  • 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
  • North America

  • United States of America – Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
  • South America

  • Argentina
  • 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
  • International tournaments

  • African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria (January 22 – February 13, 2000)
    1.  Cameroon
    2.  Nigeria
    3.  South Africa
  • UEFA European Football Championship in Belgium and the Netherlands (June 10 – July 2, 2000)
    1.  France
    2.  Italy
  • Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (September 13 – 30 2000)
  • Men's Tournament
    1.  Cameroon
    2.  Spain
    3.  Chile
  • Women's Tournament
    1. Norway
    2. United States
    3. Germany

    Movies

  • Air Bud: World Pup (US)
  • Purely Belter (UK)
  • There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (UK)
  • January

  • January 27 – Lucas Sebastião da Fonseca (72), Mozambican-born Portuguese footballer
  • January 29 – Heinz Flotho, German international footballer (born 1915)
  • February

  • February 23 – Sir Stanley Matthews (85), English footballer
  • April

  • 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

  • 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

  • July 24 – Peter Dubovský (28), Slovak footballer
  • August

  • August 15 – Eduardo Luján Manera (55), Argentine footballer and manager
  • October

  • October 5 – Cătălin Hâldan (24), Romanian footballer
  • November

  • 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

  • December 21 – Décio Esteves, Brazilian midfielder, runner up at the 1959 South American Championship (Argentina). (73)
  • References

    2000 in association football Wikipedia


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