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Thursday, 14 May 1953
Early Summer American Tour Match

Buenos Aires XI 3 FA XI 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
Argentina Party
England Party

Estadio Monumental, Nuñez, Buenos Aires
Kick-off: tbc


unknown kicked off  

[1-1] Ernesto Grillo 42
 weaved through the defence before unleashing a terrific shot

[2-1] Ernesto Grillo 77
 20-yard shot from a Michelli corner
[3-1] Rodolfo Michelli 56
 after some fine play
 [0-1] Tommy Taylor 41
headed in a Jack Froggatt corner
Live on Argentine TV

Match Summary





Referee (black) - Arthur Edward Ellis
38 (8 July 1914), Halifax, Yorkshire.

Linesmen - tbc

As the first match of England's tour was against a team selected only from clubs in Buenos Aires, the Football Association considered it a warm-up match for the full international at the same venue, three days later. However, it was attended by a capacity crowd, including President Per�n and the British Ambassador, Sir Henry Mack.
Instead of Per�n shaking the hands of the players, the players in turn, queued to shake the hand of Per�n.

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Buenos Aires Team



No official ranking system established; Colours: Sky blue and white board striped v-necked jerseys, black shorts, pale blue socks
Capt: Eliseo Mouri�o Manager: Guillermo Antonio St�bile, 48 (17 January 1905)
Team chosen on Monday, 11 May 1953
Buenos Aires Lineup
  Musimessa, Julio E. 28 9 July 1924 G Club Atlético Boca Juniors
2 Dellacha, Pedro R. 26 9 July 1926 RB Racing Club
3 Garc�a Pérez, Jos� 31 3 December 1921 LB Racing Club
4 Lombardo, Juan Francisco 27 11 July 1925 RHB Club Atlético Boca Juniors
5 Mouri�o Oyarbide, Eliseo V. 25 3 June 1927 CHB Club Atlético Boca Juniors
6 Guti�rrez Bonomo, Ernesto 25 9 November 1927 LHB Racing Club
7 Micheli, Rodolfo J. 23 24 April 1930 OR Club Atlético Independiente
8 Cecconato, Jos� Carlos, off 43rd min. 23 27 January 1930 IR Club Atlético Independiente
9 Lacasa, Carlos 27 2 May 1926 CF Club Atlético Independiente
10 Grillo, Ernesto J. 23 1 October 1929 IL Club Atlético Independiente
11 Cruz, Osvaldo H. 21 29 May 1931 OL Club Atlético Independiente
Buenos Aires Substitutes
scoreline: Buenos Aires XI 0 FA XI 0
1? M�ndez, Norberto R., on 43rd min. for Cecconato 30 5 January 1923 IR Racing Club    
result: Buenos Aires XI 3 FA XI 1

unused substitutes:


team notes:

In the 43rd min., Cecconato suddenly develeoped a limp, to be replaced by Mendez.
2-3-5 Musimessa -
Dellacha, Garc�a Pérez -
Lombardo, Mouri�o, Guti�rrez -
Michelli, Cicconato
(Mendez), Lacasia, Grillo, Cruz


Age 25.4  


FA XI Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared short-sleeved jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright Manager:
Trainer: Jimmy Trotter (Charlton Athletic FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 40 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
Party chosen by Selection Committee headed by Harold Shentall, on Monday, 13 April 1953. Team chosen on Tuesday, 12 May 1953.
FA XI Lineup
  Ditchburn, Edward G. 31 24 October 1921 G Tottenham Hotspur FC
2 Garrett, Thomas H. 26 28 February 1927 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC
3 Eckersley, William 27 16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC
4 Wright, William A. 29 6 February 1924 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 Barrass, Malcolm W. 28 13 December 1924 CHB Bolton Wanderers FC
6 Barlow, Raymond J. 26 17 August 1926 LHB West Bromwich Albion FC
7 Berry, R. John 26 1 June 1926 OR Manchester United FC
8 Bentley, T.F. Roy 28 17 May 1924 IR Chelsea FC
9 Taylor, Thomas 21 29 January 1932 CF Manchester United FC
10 Froggatt, Redfern 28 23 August 1924 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC
11 Froggatt, Jack 30 17 November 1922 OL Portsmouth FC

unused substitutes:

Gil Merrick (Birmingham City FC), Alf Ramsey (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Harry Johnston (Blackpool FC) Jimmy Dickinson (Portsmouth FC), Tom Finney (Preston North End FC), Ivor Broadis (Manchester City FC), Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers FC).

team notes:

Around the 27th minute, Jack Froggatt was injured in a tackle with Perez, and after attention, resumed limping.
The Froggatt's were cousins.
2-3-5 Ditchburn -
Garrett, Eckersley -
Wright, Barrass, Barlow -
Berry, Bentley, Taylor,
R.Froggatt, J.Froggatt.


Age 27.3  


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