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1958 in association football

Years in football (soccer): 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1958 throughout the world.


  • February 6 – Munich Air Disaster: Following a European Cup quarter-final tie in Belgrade against Red Star Belgrade, Matt Busby's Manchester United stop over in Munich for refueling. Two attempts to take off from the Munich-Riem airport are aborted, with a third attempted at 3:04pm on Flight BE609, a British European Airways "Elizabethan" class Airspeed Ambassador charter aircraft G-ALZU 'Lord Burghley'. On take off, the aeroplane, carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United F.C., plus a number of British journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard. Twenty-three of the 43 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster, including eight Manchester United players, of whom seven died instantly, including the team's captain Roger Byrne. Centre-half Duncan Edwards succumbed to his injuries three weeks later. Two other players were forced to retire from professional football as a result of their injuries. Manager Busby was left fighting for his life, and was given the Last Rites twice, before eventually returning to Manchester in time for the start of the following season.
  • October 1 – Dutch club VV DOS from Utrecht makes its European debut by losing to Portugal's Sporting Lisboa (3-4) in the first round of the European Cup.

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International tournaments

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