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Wednesday, 15 May 1929
End-of-Season Tour Friendly Match

Spain 4 England 3 [2-2]
 

Match Summary
Spain Squad

England Squad

Estadio Metropolitano, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid
Attendance: 45,000;
Kick-off: tbc

England - Joe Carter (from an Adcock cross 15, penalty 73), Joe Bradford (headed through an Adcock pass 20)
Spain - Gaspar Rubio (headed in a Pena cross 40, 80), Jaime Lazcano (wonderful shot 42), Severiano Goiburu (unstoppable shot 82)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Spain

Type

England

Referee - John Langenus
Belgium

Linesmen - not known

This is well-documented to be England's first defeat against foreign opposition, at the 25th attempt.
Watched by Spanish Royalty, Prince James and Prince John.

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  Possession  

Spain Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Colours: Red shirts with laced-up collars, dark blue shorts. black socks with red/yellow hooped tops
Capt: Ricardo Zamora Selectors: José María Mateos.
Fred Pentland was the coach.
Spain Lineup
  Zamora Martínez, Ricardo 28 21 January 1901 G RCD Español 29 22 GA
  Quesada Más, Félix 26 1 July 1902 RB Real Madrid CF 9 1
  de Quincoces y López de Arbina, Jacinto F.F. 23 17 July 1905 LB Deportivo Alavés SAD 5 0
  Prats Guerendiáin, Manuel 27 1 January 1902 RH Real Madrid CF 7 0
  Marculeta Barbería, Martín 21 24 September 1907 CH Real Sociedad de Fútbol SAD 5 1
  Peña Salegui, A. José María 34 19 April 1895 LH Real Madrid CF 19 0
Lazcano Escolá, Jaime 19 30 December 1909 OR Real Madrid CF 3 1
Goiburu Lopetegi, Severiano 22 8 November 1906 IR CA Osasuna 6 5
Rubio Meliá, Gaspar 21 14 December 1907 CF Real Madrid CF 3 9
  Padrón Martín, José 23 5 May 1906 IL RCD Español 2 2
  Yurrita Llorente, Mariano 25 11 May 1904 OL Real Sociedad 2 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Zamora -
Quesada, de Quincoces -
Prats, Marculeta, Peña -
Lazcano, Goiburu, Rubio, Padrón, Yurrita

Averages:

Age 24.5 Appearances/Goals 8.2 1.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 11th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Jack Hill, eighth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Meads
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 22 April 1929.
134th match, W 86 - D 25 - L 23 - F 407 - A 149.
England Lineup
  Hufton, A. Edward 36 25 November 1892 G West Ham United FC 6 14 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 24 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 7 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 27 20 April 1902 LB The Wednesday FC 8 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 30 10 December 1898 RH Bolton Wanderers FC 9 0
  Hill, John H. 32 2 March 1897 CH Newcastle United FC 11 0
  Peacock, John 32 15 March 1897 LH Middlesbrough FC 3 0
  Adcock, Hugh 26 10 April 1903 OR Leicester City FC 3 0
  Kail, Edgar I.L. 28 26 November 1900 IR Dulwich Hamlet FC 3 2
Bradford, Joseph 28 22 January 1901 CF Birmingham FC 7 1
Carter, Joseph H. 28 27 July 1899 IL West Bromwich Albion FC 3 4
  Barry, Leonard J. 27 27 October 1901 OL Leicester City FC 5 0

reserves:

George Shaw (West Bromwich Albion FC), Len Oliver (Fulham FC) and George Camsell (Middlesbrough FC)

team notes:

Leeds United AFC's Willis Edwards was the original chosen right-half, his place going to Fred Kean. Bolton Wanderers FC's Harry Nuttall was the reserve for the half-back line, he too was unavailable, his place going to Len Oliver.
Hugh Adcock and Joe Bradford are cousins.
 
2-3-5 Hufton -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Kean, Hill, Peacock -
Adcock, Kail, Bradford, Carter, Barry

Averages:

Age 28.9 Appearances/Goals 5.9 0.3

 

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Source Notes

TheFA.com
Sefutbol.com
Camisetasseleccion.es
Rothmans
Original Newspaper
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