1954 in association football facts for kids
- April 14: Apollon Limassol FC is founded.
- April 19: The 1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18 Final was played. Spain drew 2-2 with West Germany in Köln, West Germany. Spain would win due to a better goal average.
- May 8: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is founded. It was founded by 14 countries in Manila, Philippines
- May 8: The Football at the 1954 Asian Games Gold-Medal match is played. The Republic of China beats Korea Republic 5-2. The match is played at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines.
- June 15: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is founded. It was founded by 30 countries in Basel, Switzerland. At that time, the headquarters of UEFA was based in Paris, France.
- June 16: The opening 4 matches of the 1954 FIFA World Cup was played. In Group 1, Brazil beat Mexico 5-0, and Yugoslavia beat France 1-0. In Group 3, Uruguay beat Czechoslovakia 2-0, and Austria beat Scotland 1-0.
- Date Unknown: Guangzhou Football Team is founded. They would later be known as Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. and Guangzhou F.C.
- July 4: The 1954 FIFA World Cup Final was played. West Germany beat Hungary 3-2. It was played at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland
- December 18: Deportes Tolima is founded.
- Finn Harps F.C. is founded.
- Al Raed FC is founded.
- Santiago National F.C. folded. They were a founding member of the Liga Profesional de Football de Santiago, which is the top division of football in Chile.
|Tournament||Tournament Organizer||Host Country(s)||Winner||Runner-Up||Finals Stadium|
|1953–54 British Home Championship||Home Nations||4 Countries||England||Scotland||-|
|1954 FIFA World Cup||FIFA||Switzerland||West Germany||Hungary||Wankdorf Stadium, Bern|
|Tournament||Tournament Organizer||Host Country(s)||Winner||Runner-Up|
|1954 CCCF Youth Championship||Confederación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Fútbol (CCCF)||Costa Rica||Costa Rica||Panama|
|1954 South American U-20 Championship||CONMEBOL||Venezuela||Uruguay||Brazil|
|1954 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18||FIFA||West Germany||Spain||West Germany|
|Albania||1954 Albanian National Championship||Partizani||None||1954 Albanian Cup||Dinamo Tirana||Partizani|
|Austria||1953–54 Austrian Football Championship||Rapid Wein||Sturm Graz (13th), Floridsdorfer AC (14th)||No Cup|
|Belgium||1953–54 Belgian First Division||Anderlecht||Daring Club (15th), K. Lyra (16th)||1953–54 Belgian Cup||Standard Liège||RC Mechelen|
|Bulgaria||1954 A Group||CSKA Sofia||Velbazhd Kyustendil (12th), Torpedo Pleven (13th),
Beroe Stara Zagora (14th)
|1954 Bulgarian Cup||CSKA Sofia||Slavia Sofia|
|Czechoslovakia||1954 Czechoslovak First League||Spartak Praha Sokolovo||Křídla vlasti Olomouc (11th), Spartak Prague Stalingrad (12th)||No Cup|
|Cyprus||1953–54 Cypriot First Division||Pezoporikos Larnaca||None||1953–54 Cypriot Cup||Çetinkaya Türk||Pezoporikos Larnaca|
|Denmark||1953–54 Danish 1st Division||Køge BK||Boldklubben af 1893 (10th)||No Cup|
|East Germany||1953–54 DDR-Oberliga||BSG Turbine Erfurt||BSG Lokomotive Stendal (13th), Motor Dessau (14th), BSG Stahl Thale (15th)||1952–54 FDGB-Pokal||ZSK Vorwärts Berlin||BSG Motor Zwickau|
|England||1953–54 Football League First Division||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Middlesbrough (21st), Liverpool (22nd)||1953-54 FA Cup||West Bromwich Albion||Preston North End|
|Faroe Islands||1954 Meistaradeildin||KÍ Klaksvík||None||No Cup|
|Finland||1954 Mestaruussarja||Pyrkivä Turku||Jäntevä Kotka (9th), Koparit (10th)||No Cup|
|France||1953–54 French Division 1||Lille OSC||Stade Français (16th), Le Havre (17th), FC Sète (18th)||1953–54 Coupe de France||OGC Nice||Olympique Marseille|
|Greece||1953–54 Panhellenic Championship||Olympiacos||None||1953–54 Greek Football Cup||Olympiacos||Doxa Drama|
|Hungary||1954 Nemzeti Bajnokság I||Budapest Honvéd||Szegedi EAC (13th), Dunaújváros (14th)||No Cup|
|Iceland||1954 Úrvalsdeild||ÍA||None||No Cup|
|Italy||1953–54 Serie A||Inter Milan||Palermo (17th), Legnano (18th)||No Cup|
|Liechtenstein||No League||1953-54 Liechtenstein Cup||FC Vaduz||FC Triesen|
|Luxembourg||1953–54 Luxembourg National Division||Jeunesse Esch||US Dudelange (11th), CA Spora Luxembourg (12th)||1953-54 Luxembourg Cup||Jeunesse Esch||CS Grevenmacher|
|Malta||1953–54 Maltese Premier League||Sliema Wanderers||Melita F.C. (8th)||1953-54 Maltese FA Trophy||Floriana||Rabat Ajax|
|Netherlands||1953–54 Netherlands Football League Championship||FC Eindhoven||8 Teams||No Cup|
|Northern Ireland||1953–54 Irish League||Linfield||None||1953-54 Irish Cup||Derry City||Glentoran|
|Norway||1953–54 Norwegian Main League||Fredrikstad||Group A: Varegg (7th), Nordnes (8th)
Group B: Geithus (7th), Moss (8th)
|1954 Norwegian Football Cup||Skeid||Fredrikstad|
|Poland||1954 Ekstraklasa||Polonia Bytom||AKS Chorzów (10th), KS Cracovia (11th), Wawel Kraków (12th)||1953-54 Polish Cup||Gwardia Warsaw||Unknown|
|Portugal||1953–54 Primeira Divisão||Sporting CP||Oriental||1953–54 Taça de Portugal||Sporting CP||Vitória|
|Republic of Ireland||1953–54 League of Ireland||Shamrock Rovers||St Patrick's Athletic (11th), Dundalk (12th)||1953–54 FAI Cup||Drumcondra||St Patrick's Athletic|
|Romania||1954 Divizia A||Flamura Roșie Arad||Metalul Hunedoara (11th), Locomotiva București (12th),
Metalul Câmpia Turzii (13th), Progresul Oradea (14th)
|1954 Cupa României||Metalul Reșița||Dinamo București|
|San Marino||No League||1953-54 Coppa Titano||Libertas||Unknown|
|Scotland||1953–54 Scottish Division A||Celtic||Airdrieonians (15th), Hamilton Academical (16th)||1953–54 Scottish Cup||Celtic||Aberdeen|
|1953–54 Scottish League Cup||East Fife||Partick Thistle|
|Soviet Union||1954 Soviet Top League||Dynamo Moscow||Lokomotyv Kharkov (12th), FC Torpedo NN Nizhny Novgorod (13th)||1954 Soviet Cup||Dinamo Kiev||Spartak Yerevan|
|Spain||1953–54 La Liga||Real Madrid||Osasuna (13th), Jaén (14th), Real Oviedo (15th), Real Gijón (16th)||1954 Copa del Generalísimo||Valencia||CF Barcelona|
|Sweden||1953–54 Allsvenskan||GAIS||Sandvikens IF (10th), Jönköpings Södra IF (11th), IF Elfsborg (12th)||No Cup|
|Switzerland||1953–54 Nationalliga A||FC La Chaux-de-Fonds||FC Bern (13th), FC Biel-Bienne (14th)||1953-54 Swiss Cup||FC La Chaux-de-Fonds||FC Fribourg|
|West Germany||1953–54 Oberliga||5 Teams||10 Teams||1953–54 DFB-Pokal||VfB Stuttgart||FC Köln|
|1954 German football championship||Hannover 96||-|
|Yugoslavia||1953–54 Yugoslav First League||Dinamo Zagreb||Odred Ljubljana (13th), Rabotnički (14th)||1954 Yugoslav Cup||Partizan||Red Star Belgrade|
|Wales||No League||1953–54 Welsh Cup||Flint Town United||Chester City|
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