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The 5 most shock football disasters ever. See pictures.

These events and the people lost are still strongly commemorated by everyone in the football world. Here's a countdown of 5 of the most shocking disasters that have happened here, in no particular order.

1. Hillsborough, Sheffield, 1989

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The match was a semi-final cup draw with Nottingham Forest. Perhaps the most high-profile disaster, this one saw 96 Liverpool fans die in terrible agony at the start of the game. This notorious disaster is thought to have occurred due to poor crowd management with too many fans falling into the same pens.

2. Burnden Park, Bolton, 1946

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This disaster is another crowd management issue that saw nearly 85,000 fans try to enter the stadium to see Bolton v Stoke in the FA Cup. This was above capacity, and the resulting crush caused two metal barriers to break, after which 33 fans were killed and 400 more injured.

3. Valley Parade, Bradford, 1985

A wooden grandstand structure at Bradford Stadium was set on fire after a supposed fan dropped a match or lit a cigarette. When the garbage at the bottom caught fire, a fire broke out under the stand. Extinguishers were not found and firefighters were called, but horribly, 56 fans died and 265 more were injured.

4. Estadio Nacional, Lima, 1964

This could be the worst stadium disaster ever recorded. A disallowed goal saw an angry fan chase the referee and take him down, which is said to upset the other fans and then retaliate. Stamps between police and football supporters resulted in the deaths of 300 people amid crushes and the ensuing war.

5. Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, 1971

There was a domino effect when, towards the end of an Old Firm match, a fan tried to leave and accidentally fell from the stands. This resulted in multiple fans falling and causing crushes and bodies to pile up. 66 people were killed and 200 injured.


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