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

Years in sports: 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952

Contents

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

England

Italy

  • 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 footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BAA (NBA) Finals

NBL Championship

Events

BoxingEdit

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

CricketEdit

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 skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Horse racingEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

Stanley Cup

Sweden

  • Canada defeats Denmark 47-0 at the 1949 World Hockey Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

United States

MotorsportEdit

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Five Nations Championship

SnookerEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

VolleyballEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.