1945 in association football
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|Years:||1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948|
The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1945 throughout the world.
- 2 April – The Austrian First Division is abandoned after 9 rounds due to the final stages of the war.
- The communist authorities in Yugoslavia ban major football clubs Građanski Zagreb, SK Jugoslavija, HAŠK, HŠK Concordia, FK Slavija and SAŠK Sarajevo among others.
- 25 July – At the annual meeting of The Football League in London, it is agreed to continue regional leagues for a further season despite the end of World War II, as clubs feel unable to cope with the demands of a full League season.
- 26 August – French professional football is resumed for the first time since 1938–39.
Winners club national championship
- Argentina: River Plate
- Chile: Green Cross
- Costa Rica: Alajuelense
- Hungary: Újpest FC
- Ireland: Cork United
- Paraguay: Libertad
- Sweden: IFK Norrköping
- Turkey: Fenerbahçe, Harb Okulu
- Uruguay: Peñarol
- USSR Dynamo Moscow
- January 20 – Børge Bach, Danish international footballer (died 2016)
- February 14 – Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan international footballer and manager (died 2013)
- March 25 – Dumitru Antonescu, Romanian international footballer (died 2016)
- April 3 – Gary Sprake, Welsh international footballer (died 2016)
- May 12 – Alan Ball, English international footballer
- May 14 – Yochanan Vollach, Israeli international footballer
- June 12 – Pat Jennings, Northern Irish international footballer
- July 14 – Pablo Forlán, Uruguayan international footballer
- September 11 – Franz Beckenbauer, German international footballer and manager
- October 20 – Romeo Benetti, Italian international footballer
- November 11 – Odd Iversen, Norwegian international footballer (died 2014)
- December 6 – Chris Dekker, Dutch footballer and manager
- March 13: Guus van Hecking Colenbrander, Dutch international footballer (born 1887)
- March 26: Dennis Hodgetts, English international footballer (born 1863)
- March 27: Ángel Melogno, Uruguayan international midfielder, winner of the 1930 FIFA World Cup. (40)
- "Austria 1944/45". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- ‘Association Football – Plans for Next Season’; The Times, 26 July 1945, p. 8