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Uruguay

 

 
u/o vs. Argentina
277 vs. Argentina ~ 278 vs. Chile
279
280 vs. USA

Sunday, 31 May 1953
postponed 24 hours
Early Summer American Tour Match

Uruguay 2 England 1 [1-0]
 

Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo
Attendance:
80,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Uruguay - Abbadie (cut into the middle and beat Merrick with a fast ground shot 27), Miguez (outjumped Johnston to head in a Cabrera cross 60)
England - Tommy Taylor (first time shot after Ramsey's shot was deflected away 89).
Match Summary
Uruguay Party
England Party
Results 1950-1955

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Uruguay

Type

England

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

Linesmen - tbc

Another 'minor' match preceded this game, serving as a curtain raiser.

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Uruguay Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: Sky blue jerseys with white v-necked collar/cuffs, black shorts, black socks with white tops.

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Capt:   Manager:  
Uruguay Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Uruguay Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

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, 35th captaincy Manager:
Trainer: Jimmy Trotter (Charlton Athletic FC)
Walter Winterbottom, 40 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching on 8 July 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
53rd match, W 34 - D 11 - L 8 - F 154 - A 62
, inc. one abandoned.
Party chosen by Selection Committee headed by Harold Shentall, on Monday, 13 April 1953.
England Lineup
  Merrick, Gilbert H. 31 26 January 1922 G Birmingham City FC 13 15 GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 33 22 January 1920 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 29 1
3 Eckersley, William 27 16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 12 0
4 Wright, William A. 29 6 February 1924 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

50 3
5 Johnston, Harry 33 26 September 1919 CHB Blackpool FC 6 0
6 Dickinson, James W. 28 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

27 0
7 Finney, Thomas 31 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

46 21
8 Broadis, Ivan A. 30 18 December 1922 IR Manchester City FC 7 3
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 27 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 15 15
10 Taylor, Thomas 21 29 January 1932 IL Manchester United FC 3 2
11 Berry, R. John 26 1 June 1926 OL Manchester United FC 3 0

reserves:

Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur FC), Tommy Garrett (Blackpool FC), Malcolm Barrass (West Bromwich Albion FC), Ray Barlow (West Bromwich Albion FC), Roy Bentley (Chelsea FC), Redfern Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday FC) and Jack Froggatt (Portsmouth FC).

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, becoming the first British player to reach fifty appearances.
 
2-3-5 Merrick -
Ramsey, Eckersley -
Wright, Johnston, Dickinson -
Finney, Broadis, Lofthouse, Taylor, Berry.

Averages:

Age 28.7 Appearances/Goals 19.2 4.0

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

World champions Uruguay turned on an exhibition against the old masters, and might have trebled their score but for being over elaborate with dazzling approach play. Abbadie gave Uruguay the lead in the twenty-seventh minute, and clever centre-forward Miguez made it 2-0 on the hour. Nat Lofthouse and Ivor Broadis struck the woodwork and Tommy Taylor scored in the closing moments after an Alf Ramsey shot had been blocked. It was a spirited fight back by England after they had struggled to hold the world champions in a one-sided first half. Miguez, a master of ball control and as crafty as a monkey, led the entire England defence a dance. Billy Wright, winning his 50th cap, played him as well as any defender could do, but several times was left tackling his shadow.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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