1927 in sports
1927 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s|
|Years:||1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930|
- The Football League – Newcastle United 56 points, Huddersfield Town 51, Sunderland 49, Bolton Wanderers 48, Burnley 47, West Ham United 46
- FA Cup final – Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Cardiff City's FA Cup victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England.
- National Championship – 1. FC Nürnberg 2–0 Hertha BSC at Berlin. It is the first match to be broadcast in full on German radio.
- AS Roma is founded by Italo Foschi, who initiates the merger of three older Italian Football Championship clubs from the city of Rome: Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and Fortitudo-Pro Roma SGS.
- Formation of the Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación or FMF). It is also known as Femexfut.
- Collingwood wins the 31st VFL Premiership, beating Richmond 2.13 (25) to 1.7 (13) in the 1927 VFL Grand Final
- The low scores, caused by a torrential fall of rain on the day before and during the match, set many records:
- The lowest winning score since 1901 when Collingwood beat Fitzroy 3.6 (24) to 2.7 (19)
- Richmond's score is the equal fourth lowest since 1915 and their second lowest score ever, behind 0.8 (8) against St. Kilda in 1961.
- The aggregate score of 3.20 (38) is the lowest since 1900
- It is the only time since 1908 a team has won scoring only two goals
- 5–8 October — New York Yankees (AL) defeats Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) to win the 1927 World Series by 4 games to 0
Major League Baseball
- January 7 – American exhibition basketball team Harlem Globetrotters, founded by Abe Saperstein in 1926, played their first road game in Hinckley, Illinois
- In one of the most famous fights in boxing history, Gene Tunney successfully defends his World Heavyweight Championship in a return bout with Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago. Tunney wins in 10 rounds but the fight is remembered as The Battle Of The Long Count after Tunney was knocked down for 13 seconds in the 7th round, the count being delayed because Dempsey did not retire to a neutral corner.
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Gene Tunney
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – Jack Delaney → vacant → Tommy Loughran
- World Middleweight Championship – Mickey Walker
- World Welterweight Championship – Pete Latzo → Joe Dundee
- World Lightweight Championship – Sammy Mandell
- World Featherweight Championship – vacant
- World Bantamweight Championship – Charley Phil Rosenberg → vacant
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant
- New Zealand tours England with a team containing many players who will later play Test cricket for New Zealand. However, this tour does not include any Test matches and the 1927 English cricket season is the last, apart from the Second World War years and the cancelled South African tour of 1970, in which there has been no Test cricket in England.
- County Championship – Lancashire
- Minor Counties Championship – Staffordshire
- Most runs – Wally Hammond 2969 @ 69.04 (HS 197)
- Most wickets – Charlie Parker 193 @ 19.94 (BB 9–46)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Roger Blunt, Charlie Hallows, Wally Hammond, Douglas Jardine, Vallance Jupp
- Sheffield Shield – South Australia
- Most runs – Bill Ponsford 1229 @ 122.90 (HS 352)
- Most wickets – Norman Williams 35 @ 32.02 (BB 6–88)
Tour de France
World Figure Skating Championships
- Inaugural Ryder Cup is held at Worcester, Massachusetts: United States defeats Great Britain by 9+1⁄2 to 2+1⁄2.
- Champion Hurdle – Blaris
- Cheltenham Gold Cup – Thrown In
- Grand National – Sprig
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Cresta Run
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Adam's Apple
- The Derby – Call Boy
- The Oaks – Beam
- St. Leger Stakes – Book Law
- Melbourne Cup – Trivalve
- Queen's Plate – Troutlet
- Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Mon Talisman
Far Eastern Championship Games
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
- Championship – Swinton
- Challenge Cup final – Oldham 26–7 Swinton at Central Park, Wigan
- Lancashire League Championship – St Helens Recs
- Yorkshire League Championship – Hull
- Lancashire County Cup – St. Helens 10–2 St Helens Recs
- Yorkshire County Cup – Huddersfield 10–3 Wakefield Trinity
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Gerald Patterson (Australia) defeats John Hawkes (Australia) 3–6 6–4 3–6 18–16 6–3
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Esna Boyd Robertson (Australia) defeats Sylvia Lance Harper (Australia) 5–7 6–1 6–2
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Henri Cochet (France) defeats Jean Borotra (France) 4–6 4–6 6–3 6–4 7–5
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Lilí de Álvarez (Spain) 6–2 6–4
- French Men's Singles Championship – René Lacoste (France) defeats Bill Tilden (USA) 6–4 4–6 5–7 6–3 11–9
- French Women's Singles Championship – Kea Bouman (Netherlands) defeats Irene Bowder Peacock (South Africa) 6–2 6–4
- American Men's Singles Championship – René Lacoste (France) defeats Bill Tilden (USA) 11–9 6–3 11–9
- American Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (Great Britain) 6–1 6–4
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