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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1991 throughout the world.
- UEFA Champions League 1991: Red Star Belgrade wins 5–3 on penalties over Olympique de Marseille after 0–0 draw.
- FIFA Women's World Cup – United States wins 2–1 over Norway
- For the first time since the Heysel Stadium disaster of 1985, English clubs are allowed to participate in competitions sponsored by UEFA, for the 1991–1992 season.
- 6 March – Feyenoord Rotterdam's coaching staff, led by Gunder Bengtsson and Pim Verbeek, is fired and replaced by former player Wim Jansen.
- 29 March – Diego Maradona is banned for fifteen months in the Italian Serie A after failing a drug test on cocaine.
- 18 May – Tottenham Hotspur wins 2–1 (after extra-time) over Nottingham Forest to claim the FA Cup.
- 2 June – Feyenoord Rotterdam claims the KNVB Cup by defeating FC Den Bosch in its own stadium, De Kuip. The only goal is scored by Rob Witschge in the 8th minute. The last seven minutes of the second half are cancelled due to hooligans invading the pitch.
- 5 June – Copa Libertadores is won by Colo-Colo after defeating Olimpia Asunción on an aggregate score of 3–0.
- 19 June – Slovenia plays its first ever international match, losing 1–0 to neighbouring Croatia in Murska Sobota.
- 25 September – Asgeir Eliasson makes his debut as the manager of Iceland with a 2–0 win over Spain.
- 4 December – Peter Bosz makes his debut for the Netherlands national football team, replacing striker Wim Kieft after 85 minutes in the game against Greece.
- 8 December – Red Star Belgrade wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating Chile's Colo-Colo 3–0. Vladimir Jugović scores twice for the Yugoslavs.
Winner club national championshipsEdit
AFC Champions LeagueEdit
- 1990-91 Winner: Iran - Esteghlal Runners Up: China - Liaoning F.C.
- 1991 Winner: Saudi Arabia - AlHilal Runners Up: Iran - Esteghlal
- England – Arsenal
- France – Olympique de Marseille
- Italy – Sampdoria
- Portugal – S.L. Benfica
- Scotland: For full coverage, see 1990-91 in Scottish football.
- Soviet Union – CSKA Moscow
- Spain – Barcelona
- Turkey – Beşiktaş
- West Germany – 1. FC Kaiserslautern
- 1990/1991 – Newell's Old Boys
- Apertura 1991 – River Plate
- Bolivia – Bolívar
- Brazil – São Paulo
- Paraguay – Sol de América
- Baltic Cup in Klaipėda, Lithuania
- CONCACAF Gold Cup in Los Angeles and Pasadena, United States
- Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba
- FIFA U-17 World Championship in Italy
- Copa América in Chile
- UNCAF Nations Cup in San José, Costa Rica
- FIFA Women's World Cup in China
National team resultsEdit
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- 1 January: Michael Lucky Kelechuckwu, Nigerian footballer
- 2 January
- Luis Pedro Cavanda, Belgian footballer
- Sergei Petrov, Russian football player
- Davide Santon, Italian footballer
- 5 January:
- Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer
- Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer
- Rahel Kiwic, Swiss footballer
- Dani Pacheco, Spanish footballer
- 7 January:
- Eden Hazard, Belgian football player
- Alen Stevanović, Swiss-Serbian footballer
- 8 January:
- Jorge Enríquez, Mexican international
- Emiliano Tabone, Argentinian footballer
- 21 January:
- Mohammad Ghadir, Arab-Israeli footballer
- Alfredo Ortuño, Spanish footballer
- Luis Alfonso Rodríguez, Mexican international
- 24 January: Ali Kireş, Turkish footballer
- 3 February: Peter Pawlett, English footballer
- 8 February:
- Aristidis Soiledis, Greek footballer
- Roberto Soriano, Italian footballer
- 14 February:
- Daniela Mona Lambin, Estonian footballer
- Chris Rowney, English club footballer
- 16 February: Sergio Canales, Spanish footballer
- 20 February:
- Giovanni Kyeremateng, Italian footballer
- Antonio Pedroza, English-Mexican footballer
- Christopher Tvrdy, Austrian footballer
- 5 March
- Ramiro Funes Mori, Argentine footballer
- Rogelio Funes Mori, Argentine footballer
- 23 March: Jorge Iván Bocanegra, Colombian footballer
- 27 March: Jesse-Juho Kuusisto, Finnish footballer
- 11 April: Niall Canavan, English-born Irish footballer
- 20 April: Ondřej Kraják, Czech footballer
- 1 May
- Abdisalam Ibrahim, Norwegian footballer
- Bartosz Salamon, Polish footballer
- 27 May: Filip Starzyński, Polish international footballer
- 3 June: Łukasz Teodorczyk, Polish international
- 21 June:
- Gaël Kakuta, Congolese professional footballer
- César Taján, Colombian club footballer
- 23 June: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Tunisian international striker
- 28 June: Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian international
- 1 July: Lucas Vázquez, Spanish footballer
- 13 July: Khairu Azrin Khazali, Malaysian footballer
- 16 July: Andros Townsend, English international
- 21 July: Tuan Muhamad Faim, Malaysian footballer
- 23 July: Dedi Kusnandar, Indonesian footballer
- 24 July: Riku Matsuda, Japanese club footballer
- 12 August: Erik Fabbri, Italian footballer
- 15 August: Filip Mladenović, Serbian football player
- 20 August:
- Arseny Logashov, Russian international
- Luke O'Neill, English youth international
- Mario Tičinović, Croatian youth international
- 25 August: Gershon Koffie, Ghanaian youth international
- 10 October:
- Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
- Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer
- 24 October: Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian striker
- 25 November: Luca Tremolada, Italian youth international
- 24 February – Georges Capdeville (91), French football referee
- 9 March – Ely do Amparo, Brazilian defender, runner-up at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (69)
- 31 May – Rubens Josué da Costa, Brazilian forward, Brazilian squad member at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. (62)
- 27 July – Gino Colaussi, Italian striker, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals in the final. (77)
- 9 August – Schubert Gambetta, Uruguayan defender, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (71)
- 30 August – Adão Nunes Dornelles, Brazilian striker, runner-up at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (68)
- 11 October – Pietro Ferraris, Italian striker, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (79)
- 15 November – Sylvio Hoffmann, Brazilian midfielder, Brazilian squad member at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. (83)
- ^ 1991 in association football national team profile at the Estonian Football Association (in Estonian)
- ^ "Andros Townsend". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
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