Tributes: Velimir Sombolac (February 27, 1939-May 22, 2016)
Esad Čolaković (April 27, 1970-May 26, 2016)
Gerhard Harpers (12 Marchm 12, 1928 – May 27, 016)
František Jakubec (April 12,1956 – May 27, 2016)
Jan Aas (January 14, 1944 – May 30, 2016)
Abderrahmane Meziani (May 12, 1942 – June 2, 2016)
István Halász (October 12, 1951 – June 4, 2016)
Erich Linemayr (January 24, 1933 – June 4, 2016)
Børge Bach (January 20, 1945 – June 7, 2016)
John Brooks (December 23, 1931 – June 7, 2016)
Stephen Keshi (January 23, 1962 – June 7, 2016)
Sascha Lewandowski (October 5, 1971 – June 8, 2016)
Shuaibu Amodu (April 1958 – June 10, 2016)
Giuseppe Virgili (July 24, 1935 –June 10, 2016)
Alfonso Portugal Díaz (January 21, 1934 – June 12, 2016)
Anthony Brendan Byrne (February 2, 1946 – June 13, 2016)
Luděk Macela (October 3, 1950 – June 16, 2016)
Erny Brenner (September 13, 1931 – July 9, 2016)
Anatoli Konstantinovich Isayev (July 14, 1932 – July 10, 2016)
Higinio Atilio López Riveros (February 5, 1925 – July 14, 2016)
Peter Wenger (April 10, 1944 – July 23, 2016)
Artur Manuel Soares Correia (April 18, 1950 – July 25, 2016)
Máximo Mosquera Zegarra (January 8, 1928 – July 27, 2016)
Charles Toubé (January 22, 1958 – August 4, 2016)
Karl Bögelein (January 28, 1927 – August 9, 2016)
Liam Tuohy (April 27, 1933 – August 13, 2016)
Dalian Robert Atkinson (March 21, 1968 – August 15, 2016)
Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid ‘João’ de Havelange (8 May 8, 1916 – August 16, 2016)
Anton ‘Ton’ Pronk (May 21, 1941 – August 26, 2016)
Jiří Tichý (December 6, 1933 – August 26, 2016)
‘Alcindo’ Martha de Freitas (March 31, 1945 – August 27, 2016)
Josip Bukal (November 15, 1945 – August 30, 2016)
Jan Nilsen (August 6, 1937 – September 3,2016)
Claudio Olinto de Carvalho ‘Nené’ (February 1, 1942 – September 3, 2016)
Zvonko Ivezić (February 17, 1949 – September 4, 2016)
Velimir Sombolac was an Yugoslavian defender from the 50s through the early 70s.
He spent the majority of his career at Partizan Belgrade and Olimpija Ljubljana.
He earned 3 caps all in 1960.
He passed away on May 22nd , aged 77.
Esad Čolaković was a Macedonian defender who represented teams such as Sloga Jugomagnat and Vardar amongst others in the 90s and 2000s.
He earned a solitary cap in 1998.
He passed away on May 26th , aged just 46.
Gerhard Harpers was a West German midfielder from the 40s and 50s, with a long spell at SV Sodingen.
He earned 6 caps between 1953 and 1955.
He passed away on May 27th , aged 88.
František Jakubec was a Czech defender from the 70s and 80s.
He played at Bohemians Prague for a long spell and also had a stint in Switzerland (Bellinzona) and Greece (Veria).
He earned 25 caps between 1981 and 1984 and was part of the 1982 World Cup squad.
He passed away on May 27th , aged 60.
Photo From: Panini, 1982 World Cup(Frantisek Jakubec)
Jan Aas was a Norwegian striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had spells with Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg.
He earned 3 caps for his Nation.
He passed away on May 30th, aged 72.
Abderrahmane Meziani was an Algerian striker from the 60s and 70s.
He had a long spell at USM Alger.
He earned 3 caps in 1963.
He passed away on June 2nd, aged 74.
István Halász was a Hungarian midfielder from the 70 and 80s with spells at Tatabanya and Vasas.
He earned 4 caps between 1977 and 1978 and was a member of the 1978 World Cup Finals squad.
He passed away on June 4th, aged 64.
Photo From: World Cup 78, Author: Phil Soar(István Halász)
Erich Linemayr was an Austrian International Referee, who refereed mainly in the 70s and 80s.
He passed away on June 4th, aged 83.
Photo From: World Soccer , October 1981
(Erich Linemayr between Ray Clemence and Socrates, May 12, 1981, England 0-Brazil 1)
Børge Bach was a Danish midfielder from the 60s and 70s.
He had a long spell at Aab.
He earned a solitary cap in 1973.
He passed away on June 7th, aged 71.
John Brooks was an English forward from the 50s and 60s.
He had spells at Reading, Tottenham and Chelsea among others.
He earned 3 caps in 1956 and scored two goals.
He passed away on June 7th, aged 84.
Stephen Okechukwu Keshi
Stephen Keshi was a Nigerian defender from the 80s and 90s with his most significant spell at Anderlecht.
He earned 64 caps between 1981 and 1995 and also managed the Nigerian National Team , as well as those of Togo and Mali.
He passed away on June 7th, aged just 54.
Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 44, September 1992
(Stephen Keshi at Strasbourg)
Sascha Lewandowski was a German Manager who is remembered mostly as Co-Manager of Bayer Leverkusen (along with Sami Hypia) at Bayer Leverkusen (2012/13).
He passed away on June 8th, aged just 44.
Shuaibu Amodu was a Nigerian player from the 70s and 80s.
He is mostly remembered as the Manager of the Nigerian National Team from the 90s onwards and in many different spells.
He passed away on June 10th, aged just 58.
Giuseppe Virgili was an Italian striker from the 50s and 60s.
His most significant spell was at Fiorentina in the 50s
He earned 7 caps between 1955 and 1957.
He passed away on June 10th, aged 80.
Photo From: 1960-61 Calciatori Panini
(Giuseppe Virgili at Bari, 1960/61)
Alfonso Portugal Díaz
Alfonso Portugal Díaz was a Mexican defender from the 50s and 60s.
He played for teams such as Necaxa and Club America and also managed in the 70s and 80s.
He was part of the 1958 World Cup Finals squad.
He passed away on June 12th, aged 82.
Photo From: 58 - Importadores Peruanos(Alfonso Portugal Diaz)
Anthony Brendan Byrne
Anthony Brendan Byrne was an Irish defender from the 60s and 70s.
His longest spell was with Southampton.
He earned 14 caps between 1966 and 1973.
He passed away on June 13th, aged 70.
Photo From: Gifted in Green, Author: Adam Ward
Luděk Macela was a Czech defender from the 70s and 80s.
He had a long spell at Dukla Prague
He earned 8 caps between 1980 and 1981. He was part of Czechoslovakia’s 1980 Olympics winning squad.
He passed away on June 16th, aged 65.
Photo From: 82 - Coop
Erny Brenner was a Luxembourg defender from the 50s through the 70s.
He had a long spell at Stade Dudelange.
He earned 14 caps between 1965 and 1965.
He passed away on July 9th, aged 84.
Anatoli Konstantinovich Isayev
Anatoli Konstantinovich Isayev was a Soviet striker from the 50s and 60s.
He had a long spell at Spartak Moscow. He also managed many teams including the USSR Olympic squad.
He earned 16 caps between 1955 and 1957.
He passed away on July 10th, aged 83.
Higinio Atilio López Riveros
Higinio Atilio López Riveros was a Paraguayan striker from the 1940s through the 60s.
He had a spell with Atletico Madrid in the 50s.
He represented Paraguay during the 1950 World Cup.
He passed away on July 14th, aged 91.
Photo From: Copa 1950 Balas Futebol(Attilio Lopez)
Peter Wenger was a Swiss striker from the 60s into the 80s.
He had long spells at Basel and Nordstern.
He earned 7 caps between 1969 and 1970.
He passed away on July 23rd, aged 72.
Artur Manuel Soares Correia
Artur Manuel Soares Correia was a Portuguese defender from the 60s into the early 80s.
He played for both Lisbon giants Benfica and Sporting.
He earned 34 caps between 1972 and 1979.
He passed away on July 25th, aged 66.
Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 234, February 6, 1975
(Portugal and Benfica defender Artur Correia)
Máximo Mosquera Zegarra
Máximo Mosquera Zegarra was a Peruvian striker from the 40s into the 60s.
He had spells in Colombia and Spain, as well as his native Peru.
He represented the Peru National Team for a decade from 1947 to 1957.
He passed away on July 27th, aged 88.
Charles Toubé was a Cameroonian midfielder from the 70s and 80s.
He represented Cameroon Internationally from 1978 to 1984.
He passed away on August 4th, aged just 58.
Karl Bögelein was a German goalkeeper from the 50s.
His longest spell was at Stuttgart.
He earned a solitary cap for West Germany in 1951.
He passed away on August 9th, aged 89.
Liam Tuohy was an Irish player from the 50s and 60s.
He played for a number of years at Newcastle United sandwiched between two spells with Shamrock Rovers. He also managed many teams including the Republic of Ireland National Team (1971/73).
He earned 8 caps between 1955 and 1965.
He passed away on August 13th, aged 83.
Photo From: Gifted in Green, Author: Adam Ward(Liam Tuohy)
Dalian Robert Atkinson
Dalian Robert Atkinson was an English striker from the 80s and 90s.
He played for a number of teams home and abroad, such as Sheffield Wednesday, Real Sociedad and Aston Villa.
He earned one B cap for England in 1990.
He was tragically killed on August 15th , aged just 48. After an altercation at his home, where he ws threatening his father, the police tasered him. He went into cardiac arrest and died on the way to the hospital.
Photo From: World Soccer, July 1991
(Dalian Atkinson at Real Sociedad)
Jean-Marie Faustin Godefroid ‘João’ de Havelange
Joa Havelange was the Brazilian Lawyer and former Water Polo player who became the President of FIFA for 24 years (1974/1998).
Some praised how he improved the finances of FIFA and turned into one of the most profitable industries on earth.
Others saw him as an autocrat and a tyrant overseeing a corrupt system.
Many have traced the recent woes of FIFA to the culture created by Havelange.
He passed away on August 13th, aged 100.
Photo From: Soccer International, Issue 4, April 1990
Anton Pronk was a Dutch defender from the 60s and 70s.
He played for most of his career at Ajax Amsterdam and then for Utrecht.
He earned 19 caps between 1961 and 1969.
He passed away on August 26th, aged 75.
Photo From: de Internationals, de Historie van Oranje, Authors Matty Verkamman, Henri van der Steen, John Volkers(Ton Pronk)
Jiří Tichý was a Czech defender from the 50s and 60s.
He played for CH Bratislava and Sparta Prague.
He earned 19 caps between 1957 and 1964. He was part of the 1962 World Cup squad that finished runners-up in the World Cup.
He passed away on August 26th, aged 82.
Photo From: 62 – Disgra
Alcindo Martha de Freitas was a Brazilian midfielder from the 60s and 70s.
He played most notably for Gremio.
He earned 7 caps between 1966 and 1967.
He passed away on August 27th, aged 71.
Josip Bukal was a Yugoslavian striker from the 60s and 70s.
He played for mostly with Zeljeznicar and had a spell at Standard Liege.
He earned 24 caps between 1966 and 1974.
He passed away on August 30th, aged 70.
Photo From: BEL 1973-74 Panini(Josip Bukal at Stndard Liege)
Jan Nilsen was a Norwegian midfielder from the 60s.
He played for Lisleby and Fredriktad.
He earned a solitary cap in 1960.
He passed away on September 3rd, aged 79.
Claudio Olinto de Carvalho ‘Nené’
Claudio Olinto de Carvalho ‘Nené’ was a Brazilian midfielder from the 60s and 70s.
After playing for Santos he joined the Italian League and played for Juventus and most notably Cagliari and won the Scudetto in 1970.
He passed away on September 3rd, aged 74.
Photo From: Folgor Calcio 1964-65(Nene at Cagliari, 1964/65)
Zvonko Ivezić was a Yugoslavian striker from the 60s into the 80s.
He played for mostly for Vojvodina and then joined the French League and played for Sochaux and Racing Club Paris.
He earned 4 caps between 1975 and 1976.
He passed away on September 4th, aged 67.
Photo From: Panini Football –France 1978/79
(Zvonko Ivezić at Sochaux)