Disasters - 1980 to 1990

Greece

Greece

February, 1981, Piraes, Greece

24 killed in an end of match stampede for exits.

Websites

Greek FA

Stadia in Greece

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Columbia

Columbia

1981, Ibague, Columbia

18 killed and 45 injured when a wall collapsed during a match between Deportes Tolima and Deportivo Cali.

Websites

Columbian Football Federation

Deportivo Cali FC

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Russia

Russia

July, 1982, Moscow, Russia

77 killed when fans leaving the National Stadium tried to re-enter the stands after a last minute goal in a UEFA cup tie between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem. Unofficial reports put the death toll at 340.

Websites

Russian National Stadium

Spartak Moscow

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Algiers

Algiers

November, 1982, Algiers, Africa

10 killed after a concrete roof collapsed inside a stadium.

Website

Algerian FA

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Columbia

Columbia

November, 1982, Cali, Columbia

24 killed and 250 injured after drunken youths urinated from an upper tier of the Pascual Guerrero Stadium, provoking a stampede below.

Website

Columbian Football Federation

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England

England

May, 1985, Bradford, England

56 killed and more than 200 injured when fire engulfed the main stand at the Valley Parade Stadium.

Website

Bradford City FC

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Mexico

Mexico

May, 1985, Mexico City, Mexico

10 trampled to death and 29 injured when fans tried to force entry into a stadium to see a domestic match.

Website

Mexico Football Federation

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Belgium

Belgium

May, 1985, Heysel, Belgium

39 fans, mostly Italians, killed as they tried to escape rioting English supporters before the Champions Cup Final between Juventus and Liverpool at the Heysel Stadium.

Websites

The Heysel Disaster (BBC)

Royal Football FA

Liverpool FC

Juventus FC

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Libya

Libya

March, 1988, Tripoli, Libya

30 killed and 40 injured when a stand collapsed just before half-time during a friendly international between Libya and Malta being watched by a crowd of 65,000. Fans panicked after a man brandishing a knife or gun went berserk. Hundreds rushed for the exit and a wall collapsed under their weight at the back of the stands.

Website

Libyan Football Federation

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Nepal

Nepal

March, 1988, Katmandu, Nepal

70 killed when a sudden electric storm provoked a stampede towards locked exits at Nepal's National Stadium during a match between Janakpur of Nepal and Muktijodha of Bangladesh.

Website

Nepal Football Information from FIFA

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England

England

April, 1989, Sheffield, England

95 killed and 200 injured in Britain's worst sports disaster. Too many fans were allowed into the Leppings Lane End at Hillsborough, Sheffield, crushing others against the perimeter fence at an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest. The total number of deaths became 96 when Tony Bland died after being in a coma for almost four years.

Website

Hillsborough Tribute

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Nigeria

Nigeria

May, 1989, Lagos, Nigeria

12 killed and a player died on the field during a World Cup tie between Nigeria and Angola. Nigerian winger Sam Okwaaraji collapsed from exhaustion in the 82nd minute.

Website

Nigerian Football Federation

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Somalia

Somalia

July, 1990, Mogadishu, Somalia

7 killed and 18 injured after President Mohammed Siad Barre's bodyguards opened fire to quell a disturbance.

Website

Somalia Football Information from FIFA

 

 

 

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