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Sunday, 22 May 1955
End-of-Season Tour Match

Portugal 3 England 1 [1-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Portugal Squad
England Squad

Estádio do Futebol Clube do Porto, Avenida Fernão de Magalhães, Oporto
Attendance:
55,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Portugal - Águas (x2), Fonseca
England - Roy Bentley (19)
Portugal's first was the hundredth conceded under Winterbottom
Results 1950-1955

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Portugal

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 34th to 31st
Colours: Maroon jerseys, white shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Portugal Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Portugal Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue rayon shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 53rd captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
71st match, W 43 - D 14 - L 14 - F 204 - A 105, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Williams, Bert F. 35 31 January 1920 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 23 32 GA
2 Sillett, R. Peter T. 22 1 February 1933 RB Chelsea FC 3 0
3       LB      
4 Dickinson, James W. 30 24 April 1925 RHB

Portsmouth FC

40 0
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

68 3
6 Edwards, Duncan 18 1 October 1936 LHB Manchester United FC 4 0
7 Matthews, Stanley 40 1 February 1915 OR Blackpool FC 45 10
8 Bentley, T.F. Roy 31 17 May 1924 IR

Chelsea FC

12 9
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel, off 39th min. 29 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 26 25
10 Wilshaw, Dennis J. 29 11 March 1926 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 7 7
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1? Quixall, Albert, on 39th min. 21 9 August 1933 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC 5 0

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally. He also equals his own consecutive appearance record of 33.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were disjointed from the moment Nat Lofthouse went off injured with the score at 1-1. Albert Quixall came on as substitute in what was his final England appearance. It was also Roy Bentley's last match for England after twelve appearances in three different shirts over a period of six years. His nineteenth minute goal could not save England from their first defeat by Portugal. Defensive errors let the Portuguese in for two late goals and a famous victory. Stanley Matthews and Billy Wright were the only players on the pitch who had featured in the 10-0 slaughter of  Portugal in Lisbon eight years earlier. Billy Wright owned up to being responsible for Portugal's third goal. Trying to find our goalkeeper Bert Williams with a back header, he misdirected the ball and it opened the way for an easy goal. You would have thought Portugal had won the World Cup when the final whistle went. Thousands of spectators poured on to the pitch, and mobbed their players. It just went to show that beating England was still counted as the big prize.

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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CG