There isn’t any year in the history of sports that football has not made its own. 2019 has been no any different and throughout the months soccer crazy fans have been treated to some really interesting happenings in the football world. Here’s a round up of the most significant events that took centrestage on the global football field in 2019-
Qatar won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time by clinching the title in its 17th edition.
Mali won the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Barcelona won the La Liga title 2019 in Spain.
Asian Football Confederation announced women referees for the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
Dani Alves made the captain of the Brazil football team after stripping Neymar of the previous position.
Liverpool won the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.
Ukraine won their first ever FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Saint Helena made its debut in international football.
Spain won the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship title.
US won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Brazil won the 2019 COPA America Final.
Mexico lifted the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Kuwait returned to international football after serving a two year ban.
India won the SAFF Under-18 football Championship for the first time.
Lionel Messi won the best FIFA Men’s Player at the best FIFA Football Awards 2019 while Megan Rapinoe won the best player’s award in the women’s category.
Barcelona FC captain Lionel Messi won the European Golden Shoe for the 2018/19 season, for being the top scorer in the European leagues with 36 goals.
Italy qualify for Euro 2020 in record time.
Brazil won the Under-17 World Cup.
Lionel Messi won the 2019 Ballon d’Or for a record sixth time while Megan Rapinoe won the 2019 Ballon d’Or Féminin for best female player in the world.
Christian Pulisic was named the 2019 US Male Player of the Year while Julie Ertz was named the 2019 US soccer female player of the year.