1954 in association football
association football-related events during 1954
- Feburary 1: De Graafschap is founded.
- April 14: Apollon Limassol FC is founded.
- April 19: The 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 Final was played. Spain drew 2-2 with West Germany in Köln, West Germany. Spain would win due to a better goal average.
- May 8: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is founded. It was founded by 14 countries in Manila, Philippines
- May 8: The Football at the 1954 Asian Games Gold-Medal match is played. The Republic of China beats South Korea 5-2. The match is played at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.
- June 15: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is founded. It was founded by 30 countries in Basel, Switzerland. At that time, the headquarters of UEFA was based in Paris, France.
- June 16: The opening 4 matches of the 1954 FIFA World Cup was played. In Group 1, Brazil beat Mexico 5-0, and Yugoslavia beat France 1-0. In Group 3, Uruguay beat Czechoslovakia 2-0, and Austria beat Scotland 1-0.
- Date Unknown: Guangzhou Football Team is founded. They would later be known as Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. and Guangzhou F.C.
- July 4: The 1954 FIFA World Cup Final was played. West Germany beat Hungary 3-2. It was played at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland
- December 18: Deportes Tolima is founded.
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Tournament winners Edit
|Tournament||Tournament Organizer||Host Country(s)||Winner||Runner-Up||Finals Stadium|
|1953–54 British Home Championship||Home Nations||4 Countries||England||Scotland||-|
|1954 FIFA World Cup||FIFA||Switzerland||West Germany||Hungary||Wankdorf Stadium, Bern|
Youth International Edit
|Tournament||Tournament Organizer||Host Country(s)||Winner||Runner-Up|
|1954 CCCF Youth Championship||Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF)||Costa Rica||Costa Rica||Panama|
|1954 South American U-20 Championship||CONMEBOL||Venezuela||Uruguay||Brazil|
|1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18||FIFA||West Germany||Spain||West Germany|
- Lost the Relegation play-offs.
Births and deaths Edit
- January 15: Jan Everse, Dutch footballer (Feyenoord, Ajax, Netherlands) and manager (FC Zwolle), Sparta Rotterdam)
- January 28: Bruno Metsu, French footballer (Valenciennes, Lille OSC, Nice) and manager (Senegal, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar) - died 2013
- February 7: Jimmy Bailey, Honduran footballer (Real España, Honduras)
- Feburary 13: Dominique Bathenay, French footballer (Saint-Étienne, Paris Saint-Germain, France) and manager (Stade de Reims, United Arab Emirates)
- February 19: Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (Botafogo-SP, Corinthians, Fiorentina, Brazil) - died 2011
- April 1: Giancarlo Antognoni, Italian footballer (Fiorentina, Lausanne-Sport, Italy)
- April 14: László Fekete, Hungarian footballer (Újpest Dózsa, Hungary) - died 2014
- April 19: Trevor Francis, English footballer (Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Sampdoria, England) and manager (Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace)
- June 6: Władysław Żmuda, Polish footballer (Śląsk Wrocław, Widzew Łódź, Cremonese, Poland)
- June 26: Luis Arconada, Spanish footballer (San Sebastián, Real Sociedad, Spain)
- July 12: Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer (Eintracht Braunschweig, Bayern Munich, West Germany)
- July 15: Mario Kempes, Argentine footballer (Rosario Central, Valencia CF, River Plate, SKN St. Pölten, Argentina) and manager.
- August 18: Jan Peters, Dutch footballer (NEC Nijmegen, AZ, Genoa, Netherlands)
- August 22: Emilio Campos, Venezuelan footballer (Venezuela)
- August 24: Heini Otto, Dutch footballer (FC Twente, Middlesbrough, ADO Den Haag, Netherlands)
- October 30: Ramón Maradiaga, Honduran footballer (Motagua, Tenerife, Honduras) and manager (Motagua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador)
- November 18: Adrie Koster, Dutch footballer (Roda JC, PSV, Netherlands) and manager (Roda JC, Excelsior, Ajax, Club Brugge, Saudi Arabia U-23, Willem II)
- December 1: François Van der Elst, Belgian footballer (Anderlecht, New York Cosmos, West Ham United, Belgium) - died 2017
- January 31: Vivian Woodward, English footballer (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, England, England amateurs)