1993 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1993 throughout the world.
- February 18 – Dutch club Roda JC fires head coach and former player Adrie Koster.
- February 24 – Defender Johan de Kock makes his debut for the Dutch national team, in the World Cup qualifier against Turkey (3–1).
- March 24 – Ajax-striker Ronald de Boer scores a penalty during his debut for the Dutch national team in the World Cup qualifier against San Marino (6–0).
- April 27 – 18 members of the Zambian national team die in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon. This is the worst tragedy in African football.
- May 15 – The inauguration match of J. League, Verdy Kawasaki vs Yokohama Marinos is held at the National Stadium of Japan.
- May 20 – In France, start the "Affair OM-VA" corruption scandal by Marseille and Valenciennes. One week later, on May 26, Marseille's squad win the UEFA Champions League defeating AC Milan 1–0 at the Olympiastadion in Munich. On May 29, Marseille win the French league, but are stripped of the title by the French Football Federation on September 22, with no winner assigned. In October/November the French national football team fail to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after losses to Israel and Bulgaria
- May 20 – Arsenal defeats Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 in the replay to claim the FA Cup.
- May 26 – Copa Libertadores won by São Paulo FC after defeating Club Deportivo Universidad Católica on an aggregate score of 5–3.
- August 8 – Ajax wins the Dutch Super Cup, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 4–0 win over Feyenoord.
- August 26 – Manager Peter Reid is fired by Manchester City and succeeded by Brian Horton.
- September 5 – Colombia national football team pull one of the largest upsets in soccer by defeating Argentina national football team 0–5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- September 22 – Dutch striker Wim Kieft plays his last match for the Netherlands national football team in the World Cup Qualifier against San Marino.
- December 12 – São Paulo FC once again wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan, this time by defeating Italy's AC Milan (3–2). The winning goal for the Brazilians is scored by Müller in the 86th minute. European Cup winners Olympique Marseille (France) were suspended due to a bribe scandal in the French Championship and were replaced by runners-up Milan.
- December 18 – RKC Waalwijk fires manager Hans Verèl.
Winners club national tournaments
- Albania – Partizani Tiranë
- Austria – Austria Vienna
- Belgium – Anderlecht
- Bulgaria – Levski Sofia
- Cyprus – Omonia Nicosia
- Czechoslovakia – Sparta Prague
- Denmark – FC Copenhagen
- England – Manchester United
- Estonia – FC Norma Tallinn
- Finland – Jazz Pori
- France – No title awarded (Marseille stripped of title due to a corruption scandal)
- Germany (Bundesliga) – Werder Bremen
- Italy (Serie A) – AC Milan
- Portugal – FC Porto
- Scotland: For fuller coverage, see 1992-93 in Scottish football
- Spain (La Liga – FC Barcelona)
- Sweden – IFK Gothenburg
- Switzerland – FC Aarau
- Turkey – Galatasaray
- Bolivia – The Strongest
- Brazil – Palmeiras
- Chile – Colo Colo
- Colombia – Atlético Junior
- Ecuador – Club Sport Emelec
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
- Baltic Cup in Pärnu, Estonia
- CONCACAF Gold Cup in Dallas, United States and Mexico City, Mexico
- Copa América in Ecuador
- UNCAF Nations Cup in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- FIFA U-17 World Championship in Japan
National team results
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- 28 February: Éder Álvarez Balanta, Colombian international footballer
- 16 September: Aleksandar Mitrović, Serbian footballer
- January 9 – Mario Genta, Italian midfielder, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (80)
- January 13 – Edivaldo, Brazilian forward, Brazilian squad member at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and active player of Clube Atlético Taquaritinga . (30 ; car crash)
- January 21 - Felice Borel, Italian forward, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and topscorer of the 1932-33 Serie A and 1933-34 Serie A. (78)
- February 11 – Félix Ruiz (52), Spanish footballer
- May 6 – Rommel Fernandez (27), Panamanian footballer
- May 28 – Ugo Locatelli, Italian midfielder, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (77)
- October 4 - Jim Holton (43), Scottish international footballer
- October 14 – Harald Hennum (65), Norwegian footballer
- November 26 - Guido Masetti, Italian goalkeeper, winner of the 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1938 FIFA World Cup. (86)
- December 26 – Carlos Antonio Muñoz (29), Ecuadorian footballer