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The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 2002 around the world.

Events

January
  • January 8: Tampa Bay Mutiny and Miami Fusion withdraw from the MLS. They are both dissolved on the same day.
  • January 19: The opening match of the 2002 African Cup of Nations is played. Hosts  Mali draw 1-1 against  Liberia the Stade du 26 Mars in Bamako.
February
April
May
June
July
  • July 31: The 2nd leg of the 2002 Copa Libertadores Final is played. Paraguayan team Club Olimpia beat São Caetano 2-1 (2-2 on aggregate). Club Olympia would win 4-2 on penalties.
August
  • August 27: The 2nd leg of the 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup finals were played. Stuttgart beat Lille 2-0 (Stuttgart won 2-1 on agg.), Fulham beat Bologna 3-1 (Fulham won 5-3 on agg.), and Málaga drew 1-1 against Villareal (Málaga won 2-1 on agg.).
  • August 30: The 2002 UEFA Super Cup is played. Real Madrid beats Feyenoord 3-1 at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.
  • August 31: Real Madrid sign Ronaldo from Inter Milan for €45 million.
  • Date Unknown: Gerard van der Lem replaces Martin Koopman as the manager of  Saudi Arabia.
September
December
  • December 3: Real Madrid beat Club Olimpia in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup
Date Unknown

Tournament Winners

International

Tournament Confederation Host Country(s) Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
2002 African Cup of Nations CAF (Africa)  Mali  Cameroon  Senegal Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako
2002 FIFA World Cup FIFA  South Korea
 Japan
 Brazil  Germany Nissan Stadium, Yokohama

Youth International

Tournament Confederation Host Country(s) Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship UEFA (Europe)  Denmark SwitzerlandSwitzerland FranceFrance Farum Park, Farum
2002 UEFA European Under-19 Championship  Norway Spain Spain Germany Germany Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship  Switzerland Czech Republic Czech Republic France France St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Continental

Confederation Tournament Previous Winner Winner Runner-Up Finals Stadium
AFC (Asia) 2001–02 Asian Club Championship South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings (2000-01) South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea Anyang LG Cheetahs Azadi Stadium, Tehran
CAF (Africa) 2002 CAF Champions League Egypt Al Ahly (2001) Egypt Zamalek SC Morocco Raja Casablanca 2-Legged Final
CONCACAF (North America) 2002 CONCACAF Cup United States Los Angeles Galaxy (2000) Mexico Pachuca Mexico Monarcas Morelia Estadio Azul, Mexico City
CONMEBOL (South America) 2002 Copa Libertadores Argentina Boca Juniors (2001) Paraguay Club Olimpia Brazil A.D. São Caetano 2-Legged Final
2002 Copa Sudamericana First Season Argentina San Lorenzo Colombia Atlético Nacional 2-Legged Final
UEFA (Europe) 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Germany Bayern Munich (2000-01) Spain Real Madrid Germany Bayer Leverkusen Hampden Park, Glasgow
2001–02 UEFA Cup England Liverpool (2000-01) Netherlands Feyenoord Germany Borussia Dortmund De Kuip, Rotterdam
2002 UEFA Super Cup England Liverpool (2001) Spain Real Madrid Netherlands Feyenoord Stade Louis II, Monaco

National

UEFA

Country League Winners Cup Winners Supercup Winners
 Austria Tirol Innsbruck Grazer AK Grazer AK
 Belgium KRC Genk Club Brugge Club Brugge
 Croatia NK Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb
 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec Slavia Prague -
 Denmark Brøndby IF Odense BK Brøndby IF
 England Arsenal Arsenal Arsenal
 France Olympique Lyonnais FC Lorient Olympique Lyonnais
 Germany Borussia Dortmund Schalke 04 -
 Greece Olympiacos A.E.K. Athens -
 Italy Juventus Parma Juventus
 Netherlands Ajax Ajax Ajax
 Portugal Sporting CP Sporting CP Sporting CP
 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow CSKA Moscow -
 Scotland Celtic Rangers -
 Spain Valencia Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruña
 Turkey Galatasaray Kocaelispor -
 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk -
 Yugoslavia Parizan Red Star Belgrade -

CONCACAF

Country League Winners Cup Winners
 Canada Ottawa Wizards (CPSL) Montreal Impact
 Mexico Club América (Verano 2002)
Toluca (Apertura 2002)
-
 United States Los Angeles Galaxy (Supporters' Shield) Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS Cup)
Columbus Crew (U.S. Open Cup)

AFC

Country League Winners Cup Winners Supercup Winners
 Australia Perth Glory (NSL regular season)
Olympic Sharks (NSL Finals)
- -
 China PR Dalian Shide Qingdao Hademen Dalian Shide
 India Mohun Bagan - -
 Iran Persepolis Esteghlal -
 Japan Júbilo Iwata Kyoto Purple Sanga Shimizu S-Pulse
 Qatar Al-Ittihad Al-Ittihad Al-Khor SC (Qatari Sheikh Jassim Cup)
Qatar SC (Qatar Cup)
 Korea Republic Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Suwon Samsung Bluewings Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
 United Arab Emirates Al-Ain Al Ahli -

Births & Deaths

Births

January

  • January 18: Karim Adeyemi, German youth international
  • January 18: Ki-Jana Hoever, Dutch youth international
  • January 19: Reinier, Brazilian youth international
  • January 29: Andri Guðjohnsen, Icelandic youth international, and son of Eiður Guðjohnsen

Febuary

  • Febuary 12: Mohamed Ihattaren, Dutch youth international

May

  • May 16: Ryan Gravenberch, Dutch youth international
  • May 27: Jérémy Doku, Belgian international
  • May 28: Gianluca Busio, American youth international

June

  • June 7: Tanguy Nianzou, French youth international
  • June 19: Efraín Álvarez, Mexican youth international

July

  • July 2: Sebastiano Esposito, Italian youth international
  • July 19: Fábio Silva, Portuguese youth international
  • July 25: Adam Hložek, Czech international

September

  • September 25: Filip Stevanović, Serbian youth international

October

  • October 31: Ansu Fati, Spanish international

November

  • November 10: Eduardo Camavinga, French international
  • November 13: Giovanni Reyna, American international
  • November 25: Pedri, Spanish youth international
  • November 29: Yunus Musah, American international and former English youth international

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Transfers

Winter 2002

Player Team Leaving Team Joining Transfer Fee
Brazil Geovanni Brazil Cruzeiro Spain Barcelona €21 million
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Kovačević Italy Lazio Spain Real Sociedad €15.5 million
England Andy Cole England Manchester United England Blackburn Rovers €12.2 m
Uruguay Diego Forlán Argentina Independiente England Manchester United €11 million
Brazil Edú Brazil Corinthians England Arsenal €8.75 million
England Peter Crouch England Portsmouth England Aston Villa €7.5 million
Czech Republic Milan Baroš Czech Republic Banik Ostrava England Liverpool €7 million
United States Claudio Reyna Scotland Rangers England Sunderland €6.7 million
Senegal Papa Bouba Diop Switzerland Grasshopper Club Zürich France Lens €1.8 million
Sweden Kim Källström Sweden Häcken Sweden Djurgårdens €1.66 million
France Nicolas Anelka France Paris Saint-Germain England Liverpool Loan
(Loan Fee: €1.4 million)
England Eddie Howe England Bournemouth England Portsmouth €600,000
France Youri Djorkaeff Germany Kaiserslautern England Bolton Wanderers €500,000
Côte d'Ivoire Kolo Touré Côte d'Ivoire ASEC Mimosas England Arsenal €185,000
Italy Andrea Barzagli Italy Rondinella Italy Ascoli €100,000
Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba France Le Mans France EA Guingamp €100,000

Summer 2002

Player Team Leaving Team Joining Transfer Fee
England Rio Ferdinand England Leeds United England Manchester United €46 million
Brazil Ronaldo Italy Inter Milan Spain Real Madrid €45 million
Argentina Hernán Crespo Italy Lazio Italy Inter Milan €40 m
Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy Lazio Italy AC Milan €31 million
Italy Fabio Cannavaro Italy Parma Italy Inter Milan €23 million
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Italy Inter Milan Italy AC Milan €22.5 million
Italy Francesco Coco Italy AC Milan Italy Inter Milan €22.5 million
Senegal El Hadji Diouf France Lens England Liverpool €15 million
France Nicolas Anelka France Paris Saint-Germain England Manchester City €15 million
Spain Albert Luque Spain Mallorca Spain Deportivo La Coruña €15 million
Brazil Adriano Italy Inter Milan Italy Parma €14.5 million
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane England Leeds United England Tottenham Hotspur €10.5 million
Argentina Juan Román Riquelme Argentina Boca Juniors Spain Barcelona €10 million
Romania Adrian Mutu Italy Hellas Verona Italy Parma €10 million
Brazil Zé Roberto Germany Bayer Leverkusen Germany Bayern Munich €9.5 million
Brazil Gilberto Silva Brazil Atlético Mineiro England Arsenal €9 million
Spain Gaizka Mendieta Italy Lazio Spain Barcelona Loan
(Loan Fee: €9 million)
Spain Mikel Arteta Spain Barcelona Scotland Rangers €7.9 million
Denmark Christian Poulsen Denmark Copenhagen Germany Schalke 04 €7 million
England Titus Bramble England Ipswich Town England Newcastle United €6.8 million
France Bruno Cheyrou France Lille England Liverpool €6.5 million
Germany Michael Ballack Germany Bayer Leverkusen Germany Bayern Munich €6 million
England Richard Wright England Arsenal England Everton €5.5 million
Czech Republic Petr Čech Czech Republic Sparta Praha France Stade Rennais €5 million
Netherlands Arjen Robben Netherlands FC Groningen Netherlands PSV Eindhoven €4.1 million
France Patrice Evra France OGC Nice France A.S. Monaco €4.1 million
France Pascal Cygan France Lille England Arsenal €3.8 million
Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke England Manchester United England Blackburn Rovers €3.5 million
Portugal Nuno Espírito Santo Spain Deportivo La Coruña Portugal Porto €3 million
Wales Robbie Savage England Leicester City England Birmingham City €1.88 million
England Andy Johnson England Birmingham City England Crystal Palace €1.15 million
Argentina Javier Pinola Argentina Chacarita Juniors Spain Atlético Madrid €800,000
Spain Pepe Reina Spain Barcelona Spain Villareal €750,000
Brazil Dani Alves Brazil Bahia Spain Sevilla Loan
(Loan Fee: €500,000)
England Rickie Lambert England Macclesfield Town England Stockport County €450,000
France Éric Abidal France AS Monaco France Lille €300,000
Greece Theofanis Katergiannakis Greece Aris Thessaloniki Greece Olympiacos €300,000
Argentina Fabricio Coloccini Italy AC Milan Spain Atlético Madrid Loan
(Loan Fee: €100,000)
Republic of Ireland Wes Hoolahan Republic of Ireland Belvedere Republic of Ireland Shelbourne €50,000
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