Famous Football Stadium Disasters

Apr 2001: More than 40 people killed in a crush at the overcrowded Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

Oct 1996: About 80 people are killed in a stampede before a Guatemala-Costa Rica World Cup qualifying match in Guatemala City


Jan 1991: At least 40 people die in a stampede after riots at a friendly match in Orkney, South Africa


Apr 1989: 96 people are crushed to death at a Liverpool-Nottingham Forest cup match in Sheffield


March 1988: 93 people die in a stampede after fleeing a hailstorm at the national stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal

May 1985: 39 people are killed when a separation wall collapses at a Liverpool-Juventus European Champions Cup final at Heysel Stadium in Brussels


May 1985: 56 people die in a terrace fire during a Bradford City-Lincoln City match in Bradford, England


Oct 1982: More than 300 reportedly killed in a stampede on a narrow, icy staircase at a Spartak-Haarlem match in Moscow.

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