2000 in association football
|Years in association football:||1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003|
|Centuries:||20th century · 21st century · 22nd century|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s|
|Years:||1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003|
The following are the association football events of the year 2000 throughout the world.
- January 1 – Ronald Koeman starts as manager at Dutch club Vitesse.
- March 31 – Gerard van der Lem resigns as manager of AZ
- UEFA Euro 2000: France won 2–1 in extra time over Italy, with a golden goal by David Trezeguet. This was France's second European Championship title.
- 2006 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins the right to host for second time the event.
- UEFA Champions League: Spanish giants Real Madrid and Valencia faced off in the first ever all-country European cup final with Madrid winning 3–0. This was Real Madrid's eighth European Cup title.
- Copa Libertadores 2000: Won by Boca Juniors after defeating Palmeiras 4–3 on a penalty shootout after a final aggregate score of 2–2.
- 2000 FIFA Club World Championship: Corinthians beat Vasco da Gama 4–3 on penalties after a 0–0 draw.
- UEFA Cup: Galatasaray wins 4–1 on penalties in the final against Arsenal after a 0–0 draw at the end of the match. This was the first European title won by a Turkish team.
- UEFA Super Cup: Galatasaray beats Real Madrid 2–1 after extra time with a golden goal by Mário Jardel.
- March 21 – Ajax appoints Hans Westerhof as caretaker-manager after the resignation of Jan Wouters.
- May 20 – Chelsea wins the FA Cup by a 1–0 win over Aston Villa.
- July 24 – Real Madrid signs Barcelona's Portuguese star Luís Figo for a then world record transfer fee of €60 million.
- August 13 – PSV wins the Johan Cruyff Shield, the annual opening of the new season in the Eredivisie, by a 2–0 win over Roda JC at the Amsterdam Arena.
- August 15 – The Parkstad Limburg Stadion is officially opened with a friendly between home club Roda JC and Spanish side Real Zaragoza (2–2).
- September 2 – Louis van Gaal makes his debut as the manager of Netherlands national team with a draw (2–2) in the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Two PSV players make their debut as well: striker Arnold Bruggink and defender Wilfred Bouma.
- November 28 – Boca Juniors wins the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo for the second time, defeating Spain's Real Madrid 2–1; Martín Palermo scores both goals for the Argentinian club.
Winner national club championship
- Denmark – Herfølge BK
- England – Manchester United
- France – Monaco
- Germany – Bayern Munich
- Greece – Olympiacos
- Iceland – KR
- League of Ireland: Shelbourne
- Italy – Lazio
- Netherlands – PSV
- Northern Ireland – Linfield
- Portugal – Sporting CP
- Scotland – Celtic
- Spain – Deportivo La Coruña
- Turkey – Galatasaray
- Wales – The New Saints
- Bolivia – Jorge Wilstermann
- Brazil – Vasco da Gama (Copa João Havelange)
- Chile – Universidad de Chile
- Ecuador – Olmedo
- Paraguay – Olimpia Asunción
- Peru – Universitario de Deportes
- African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria (January 22 – February 13, 2000)
- UEFA European Football Championship in Belgium and the Netherlands (June 10 – July 2, 2000)
- Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (September 13 – 30 2000)
- Men's Tournament
- Women's Tournament
National team results
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- January 27 – Lucas Sebastião da Fonseca (72), Mozambican-born Portuguese footballer
- January 29 – Heinz Flotho, German international footballer (born 1915)
- February 23 – Sir Stanley Matthews (85), English footballer
- April 4 – Brandãozinho, Brazilian defender, Brazilian squad member at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. (74)
- April 8 – Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Brazilian goalkeeper, runner-up at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (79)
- April 14 – Wilf Mannion (81), English footballer
- May 1 – Cláudio Christovam de Pinho, Brazilian striker, the biggest scorer of all time for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. (77)
- May 18 – Domingos da Guia, Brazilian defender, semi-finalist at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (87)
- May 31 – Rodolfo Pini, Uruguayan midfielder, winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. (74)
- July 24 – Peter Dubovský (28), Slovak footballer
- August 15 – Eduardo Luján Manera (55), Argentine footballer and manager
- October 5 – Cătălin Hâldan (24), Romanian footballer
- November 1 – George Armstrong (56), English footballer and coach
- November 2 – Simeon Simeonov (54), Bulgarian football goalkeeper
- November 15 – Pietro Pasinati, Italian striker, winner of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. (90)
- November 25 – Canito (44), Spanish footballer
- December 21 – Décio Esteves, Brazilian midfielder, runner up at the 1959 South American Championship (Argentina). (73)