- Munich Air Disaster – On February 6, 1958, a plane carrying the Manchester United team crashed on takeoff, killing 23 people, including 8 players.
- Heysel Stadium Disaster – On May 29, 1985, before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels, a wall collapsed, causing a stampede that killed 39 fans and injured hundreds more.
- Hillsborough Disaster – On April 15, 1989, during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, a crush of fans led to 96 deaths and hundreds of injuries at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England.
- Surinam Air Disaster – On June 7, 1989, a plane carrying the Surinamese national team crashed in Suriname, killing 15 players and injuring many others.
- Togo National Team Bus Attack – On January 8, 2010, the Togo national team bus was attacked by terrorists in Angola, killing 3 people and injuring several others.
- Chapecoense Plane Crash – On November 28, 2016, a plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board, including players, staff, and journalists.
These tragedies serve as a reminder of the importance of safety in sports, and the impact that these events have on the global soccer community.