Disasters - Pre-1980

Scotland

Scotland

April, 1902, Glasgow, Scotland

25 killed and 516 injured when the West Stand at Ibrox Stadium collapsed during a Scotland versus England international match.

Websites

Scottish FA

English FA

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England

England

March, 1946, Bolton, England

33 killed and 400 injured when a wall collapsed at Burden Park before an FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City.

Websites

Bolton Wanderers FC

Stoke City FC

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Chile

Chile

March, 1955, Santiago, Chile

6 killed when 70,000 tried to jam into the National Stadium for the final of the South American Championship in which Argentina beat Chile 1-0.

Websites

Argentinian FA

Chilean FA

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Gabon

Gabon

September, 1962, Libreville, Gabon

9 killed and 30 injured when a landslide engulfed part of the stadium during an international between Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville.

Websites

South African FA

Confederation of African Football

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Peru

Peru

May, 1964, Lima, Peru

318 killed and 500 injured at the National Stadium after Argentina beat Peru in an Olympic qualifying match. Trouble broke out when the referee disallowed a Peruvian goal in the final two minutes.

Website

South American Football Confederation

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Argentina

Argentina

June, 1968, Buenos Aires, Argentina

74 killed and 150 injured after a league game between River Plate and Boca Juniors. People trying to leave were crushed against locked exits and burning papers were thrown down by celebrating fans in an upper tier.

Websites

Argentinian Secretariat of Sport and Recreation

Boca Juniors FC

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Scotland

Scotland

January, 1971, Glasgow, Scotland

66 killed and 145 injured when fans tried to turn back on a staircase at Ibrox Stadium after a late Rangers equaliser in the derby against Celtic.

Websites

Rangers FC

Celtic FC

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Brazil

Brazil

March, 1971, Salvador, Brazil

4 killed and 1500 injured in panic caused by a fight and a stampede in grandstand.

Website

Brazilian Ministry of Sport

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Egypt

Egypt

February, 1974, Cairo, Egypt

49 killed and 50 injured as crowds attempting to enter the Zamalek Stadium for a top club game broke down the barriers and a wall collapsed.

Website

Egyptian Football Association

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Cameroon

Cameroon

October, 1976, Yaounde, Cameroon

2 killed in fighting after a penalty was awarded to Cameroon in a World Cup qualifying tie against Congo and the Congolese keeper tried to attack the Gambian referee.

Website

Cameroon Football Federation

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Haiti

Haiti

December, 1976, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

6 killed, including 2 children, at a World Cup qualifier between Haiti and Cuba. When Cuba scored, a Haitian fan set off a firecracker. Fans feared gunfire and panicked, knocking down a soldier whose gun went off and killed a small boy and girl. Further panic caused 2 people to be trampled to death, and one man died jumping over a wall. The soldier committed suicide.

Website

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football

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Ghana

Ghana

May, 1978, Ghana, Africa

15 killed and 35 injured when a wall collapsed.

Website

Ghana Football Association

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Nigeria

Nigeria

August, 1979, Nigeria, Africa

24 killed and 27 injured in a stampede following floodlight failure.

Website

Nigerian Football Federation

 

 

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