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1977 In Sports

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1977 In Sports

1977 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • Alpine skiing 1
  • American football 2
  • Association football 3
  • Australian rules football 4
  • Baseball 5
  • Basketball 6
  • Boxing 7
  • Canadian football 8
  • Cricket 9
  • Cycling 10
  • Dogsled racing 11
  • Field hockey 12
  • Figure skating 13
  • Golf 14
  • Harness racing 15
  • Horse racing 16
  • Ice hockey 17
  • Motor racing 18
  • Radiosport 19
  • Rugby league 20
  • Rugby union 21
  • Snooker 22
  • Swimming 23
  • Tennis 24
  • Volleyball 25
  • Yacht racing 26
  • General sporting events 27
  • Awards 28
  • References 29

Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

  • Liverpool dominate English and European football, winning both the European Cup and the Football League Championship, but they miss out on a "treble" by losing in the FA Cup final.
  • January 18 – death of Luciano Re Cecconi (28), Lazio and Italy, who was shot during a hoax robbery
  • October 1 - Pelé played the final game of his storied career at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He played the first half for his current club, the New York Cosmos, and the second half for his old Brazilian club Santos.

Australian rules football




  • After 13 years and 82 contests, including 14 title defences, World Middleweight Champion Carlos Monzón retired undefeated.

Canadian football


  • 12–17 March, Melbourne - Centenary Test played between Australia and England to commemorate 100th anniversary of first Test match. Australia won by 45 runs, exactly the same margin as in the first Test match in 1877.
  • World Series Cricket begins playing games in competition to official International Cricket Council sanctioned matches.


Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's World Cup held in Rome and won by Poland

Figure skating


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing


Rugby league

Rugby union

  • 83rd Five Nations Championship series is won by France who complete the Grand Slam and do so by using the same 15 players in all four matches, the first time that an unchanged team has won the Grand Slam





Yacht racing

General sporting events



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