1994 in association football
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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1994 throughout the world.
- January 15 – Manager Issy ten Donkelaar is fired by Dutch club FC Twente, and replaced by Hans Meyer from Germany.
- January 19 – Erwin Koeman plays his last international match for the Dutch national team, replacing Dennis Bergkamp in the second half of the friendly match in and against Tunisia (2–2). It's the 500th match in history of the Dutch national team.
- April 20 – Edgar Davids makes his debut for the Dutch national team in the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland (0–1) in Tilburg.
- May 14 – Manchester United wins 4–0 over Chelsea to claim the FA Cup.
- May 18 – AC Milan beat Barcelona 4–0, in the Champions League Final to claim their fifth crown .
- May 27 – Ruud Gullit plays his last and 66th international match for the Dutch national team. Afterwards the striker declares he doesn't want to go to the 1994 FIFA World Cup under coach Dick Advocaat.
- July 9 – The Dutch national team is eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup by eventual winners Brazil. Branco scores the decisive goal in the 3–2 win for the South Americans. Ronald Koeman (78th cap), Frank Rijkaard (73rd) and Jan Wouters (70th) play their last international match for the Dutch.
- July 17 – Brazil wins its record fourth World Cup, defeating Italy on penalties in the final of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in Pasadena, California. Superstar Diego Maradona was suspended from Cup competition for doping on Ephedrine.
- August 21 – Ajax Amsterdam claims the Dutch Super Cup, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 3–0 win over Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Olympisch Stadion.
- November 16 – Ajax-striker Patrick Kluivert makes his debut for the Dutch national team, replacing Youri Mulder in the 70th minute of the Euro qualifier against the Czech Republic (0–0) in Rotterdam.
- December 1 – Vélez Sársfield wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, Japan by defeating Italy's AC Milan (2–0).
- December 14 – Clarence Seedorf scores the fifth and last goal during his debut for the Dutch national team against Luxembourg. Pierre van Hooijdonk also earns his first cap for the Dutch.
- Copa Libertadores 1994: Won by Vélez Sársfield after defeating São Paulo FC 5–3 on a penalty shootout after a final aggregate score of 1–1.
- Scottish League Cup: Raith Rovers F.C. defeat Celtic F.C. 6–5 on penalties after the match finished 2–2.
- Malaysian football is involved in one of the largest match-fixing scandals in the sport’s history.
Winners club national championship
- Austria – SV Salzburg
- Belgium – R.S.C. Anderlecht
- Denmark – Silkeborg IF
- England – Manchester United
- France – Paris Saint-Germain
- Germany – Bayern Munich
- Greece – AEK Athens
- Israel – Maccabi Haifa
- Italy – A.C. Milan
- Netherlands – Ajax Amsterdam
- Norway – Rosenborg
- Poland – Legia Warszawa
- Portugal – Benfica
- Romania – Steaua Bucharest
- Russia – Spartak Moscow
- Scotland – Rangers
- Spain – Barcelona
- Sweden – IFK Göteborg
- Turkey – Galatasaray S.K.
- Ukraine – Dynamo Kyiv
- Wales – Bangor City
- Bolivia – Bolívar
- Brazil – Palmeiras
- Chile – Universidad de Chile
- Paraguay – Cerro Porteño
- African Cup of Nations in Tunisia (March 26 – April 10, 1994)
- Baltic Cup in Vilnius, Lithuania (July 29 – 31 1994)
- FIFA World Cup in the United States (June 17 – July 17, 1994)
National team results
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- January 20 – Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager
- March 20 – Alfonso Rodríguez 'Foncho', Spanish footballer
- April 18 – Dener, Brazilian forward, 2 times capped for the Brazil national football team and active player of CR Vasco da Gama. (23 ; in a car crash)
- May 30 – Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer
- September 10 – Max Morlock, German international footballer (born 1925)
- December 31 – Bruno Pezzey, Austrian footballer (born 1955)