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1946 in association football

Years in football (soccer): 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1946 throughout the world.

Events

League and Cup competitions resume in the United Kingdom for the first time since the start of the Second World War in 1939.

Winners club national championship

International tournaments

Births

  • January 26 – Mansour Pourheidari, Iranian international footballer, coach and manager (died 2016)
  • February 2 – Gerrie Mühren, Dutch international footballer (died 2013)
  • February 17 – Tahar Chaïbi, Tunisian international footballer (died 2014)
  • February 22 – Kresten Bjerre, Danish international footballer (died 2014)
  • April 3 – Pedro García Barros, Chilean footballer and manager
  • May 22 – George Best, Northern Ireland international footballer (died 2005)
  • May 29 – Héctor Yazalde, Argentinian footballer (died 1997)
  • June 18 – Ray Treacy, Irish international footballer (died 2015)
  • July 1 – Slobodan Santrač, Yugoslavian international footballer and manager (died 2016)
  • August 27Carlos Veglio, Argentine international footballer
  • September 3 – Dirceu Lopes, Brazilian international footballer
  • September 11 – John Roberts, Welsh international footballer (died 2016)
  • September 18 – Joel Camargo, Brazilian international footballer (died 2014)

Deaths