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Bryant's second daughter, Gianna, was born in May 2006.
On 7 May 2006, Zidane, who had announced his plans to retire after the 2006 World Cup, played his farewell match and scored in a 3–3 draw with Villarreal.
Totti was at risk of missing the 2006 World Cup, but returned to the side on 11 May 2006 as a substitute in Roma's 3–1 Coppa Italia final defeat to Inter.
Ballack agreed to join English Premier League club Chelsea on a free transfer on 15 May 2006.
First Champions League Leo Messi achieved with FC Barcelona against Arsenal with "2:1".
In May 2006, the Colombian presidential election resulted in Uribe winning re-election with a historic first round vote tally of 62%, followed by leftist Carlos Gaviria with 22% and Horacio Serpa.