1949 in sports

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1949 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football edit

Association football edit



  • Superga air disaster – a plane carrying the Torino team crashes into a mountain on May 4, killing everyone on board. Of the entire squad, only one player (who didn't fly, due to injury) survived, as well as potential signing Ladislao Kubala, who was due to fly but did not, due to his son's ill health.

On 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park, Liverpool, the home of Everton, England were defeated 2–0 by Ireland in a friendly international.

Australian rules football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

BAA (NBA) Finals

NBL Championship


Boxing edit

  • October 27 – death of Marcel Cerdan (33), Algerian–born French world middleweight champion, in an air crash

Cricket edit

In the course of playing a Ranji Trophy semi-final at Poona in March, Bombay and Maharashtra set the still-standing record for the highest match aggregate of runs scored in a first-class match – 2,376 runs.[1][2]

Figure skating edit

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing edit


Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey edit

Stanley Cup


United States

Motorsport edit

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit



Rugby union edit

Five Nations Championship

Snooker edit

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit





Davis Cup

Volleyball edit

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". CricketArchive.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Mukherjee, Abhishek. "Bombay and Maharashtra engage in run feast in the Ranji Trophy". CricketCountry.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.