1991 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1991 throughout the world.
- UEFA Champions League 1991: FK Red Star 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.
- March 6 – Feyenoord Rotterdam's coaching staff, led by Gunder Bengtsson and Pim Verbeek, is fired and replaced by former player Wim Jansen.
- March 29 – Diego Maradona is banned for fifteen months in the Italian Serie A after failing a drug test on cocaine.
- May 18 – Tottenham Hotspur wins 2-1 (after extra-time) over Nottingham Forest to claim the FA Cup.
- June 2 – 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.
- June 5 – Copa Libertadores is won by Colo Colo after defeating Olimpia Asunción on an aggregate score of 3-0.
- June 19 – Slovenia plays its first ever international match, losing 1-0 to neighbouring Croatia in Murska Sobota.
- September 25 – Asgeir Eliasson makes his debut as the manager of Iceland with a 2-0 win over Spain.
- December 4 – Peter Bosz makes his debut for the Netherlands national football team, replacing striker Wim Kieft after 85 minutes in the game against Greece.
- December 8 – FK Red Star 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 championships
- South Korea – Daewoo Royals
- England – Arsenal
- France – Olympique de Marseille
- Italy – Sampdoria
- Portugal – S.L. Benfica
- Scotland: For full coverage, see 1990-91 in Scottish football.
- West Germany – 1. FC Kaiserslautern
- 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 PR China
National team results
Main article: Estonia national football team 1991
Main article: Sweden national football team 1991
Main article: Bolivia national football team 1991
Main article: Chile national football team 1991
Main article: Ecuador national football team 1991
- February 24 - Georges Capdeville (91), French football referee
- May 31 - Rubens Josué da Costa, Brazilian forward, Brazilian squad member at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. (62)
- July 27 – Gino Colaussi, Italian striker, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup, scoring two goals in the final. (77)
- August 9 – Schubert Gambetta, Uruguayan defender, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (71)
- August 30 – Adão Nunes Dornelles, Brazilian striker, runner-up at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (68)
- November 15 - Sylvio Hoffmann, Brazilian midfielder, Brazilian squad member at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. (83)