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1939 in association football

Years in football (soccer): 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1939 throughout the world.

Events

Many football leagues throughout Europe are suspended or abandoned following the start of the Second World War.

Winners club national championship

International tournaments

Shared by  England,  Wales and  Scotland
 Peru

Movies

Births

  • January 6: Valeri Lobanovsky, Soviet/Ukrainian international footballer and coach (died 2002)
  • January 25: Horst Nemec, Austrian international footballer (died 1984)
  • February 3: Dezső Novák, Hungarian international footballer (died 2014)
  • February 12: Walter Glechner, Austrian international footballer (died 2015)
  • February 27: José Cardona, Honduran international footballer (died 2013)
  • March 8: Paride Tumburus, Italian international footballer (died 2015)
  • March 17: Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian international footballer and coach
  • April 23: Fritz Pott, German international footballer and coach (died 2015)
  • April 25: Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian international footballer
  • July 18: Eduard Mudrik, Soviet Russian international footballer (died 2017)
  • July 21: Helmut Haller, German international footballer (died 2012)
  • October 14: Ramón Barreto, Uruguayan football referee (died 2015)
  • October 27: Marino Perani, Italian international footballer
  • November 3: Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch international footballer

Deaths