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Wednesday, 30 November 1955
International Friendly Match

England 4 Spain 1 [2-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 85,000;
Kick-off: 2.00pm GMT
Live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme. Also live on Rediffusion (ITV London) - Commentator - Kent Walton

England - Tom Finney (missed penalty 7)
England - John Atyeo (12), Bill Perry (13, 60), Tom Finney (59)
Spain - Eneko Arieta (78)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Spain

Referee (-) - Maurice Guige
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Billy Wright, 57th captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 42 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
75th match, W 46 - D 14 - L 15 - F 217 - A 109, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  Baynham     G     GA
2 Hall     RB      
3 Byrne     LB      
4 Clayton, Ronald 21 5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
5 Wright, William A. 31 6 February 1924 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

72 3
6 Dickinson, James W. 30 24 April 1925 LHB

Portsmouth FC

44 0
7 Finney, Thomas 33 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

59 26
8 Atyeo     IR      
9 Lofthouse, Nathaniel 30 27 August 1925 CF Bolton Wanderers FC 29 27
10 Haynes, John N. 21 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 3 1
11 Perry, William 25 10 November 1930
born in South Africa
OL Blackpool FC 2 2
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 37th consecutive match.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Spain Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 13th
Colours: Red jerseys, blue shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager: Guillermo Eizaguirre Olmos, 46 (27 May 1909)
Spain Lineup
  Cedrun Ochandategui, Carmelo 24 6 December 1930 G Athletic Club   GA
2 Segarra Iracheta, Joan 28 15 November 1927 RB FC Barcelona    
3 Garay Vecino, Jesus 25 10 September 1930 LB Athletic Club    
4 Campanal
 
Gonzalez del Rio, Marcelino Vaquero
23 13 February 1932 RHB Sevilla FC SAD    
5 Mauri
 Lauzirika, Mauricio Ugartemendia
21 26 April 1934 CHB Athletic Club    
6 Maguregui Ibargutxi, Jose Maria 21 16 March 1934 LHB Athletic Club    
7 Perez-Paya Soler, Jose Luis 27 28 March 1928 IR Real Madrid CF    
8 Gonzalez Perez, Miguel 28 27 April 1927 IR Club Atletico de Madrid SAD    
9 Collar Monterrubio, Enrique 21 2 November 1934 CF Club Atletico de Madrid SAD    
10 Arieta-Araunabena Piedra, Eneko 22 21 August 1933 IL Athletic Club    
11 Domenech Pinto, Manuel 29 4 December 1925 OL Sevilla FC SAD    
Spain Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Wembley floodlights were switched on for the first time in an international match fifteen minutes from the end of a game in which Spain were always in the dark. Finney missed from the penalty spot in the fifth minute, but then made amends by laying on one goal and scoring another. John Atyeo, the schoolteacher from Bristol City, put the finishing touch to a magnificent seven-man passing movement in the fifteenth minute, and sixty seconds later South African-born Bill Perry scored the first of his two goals. Finney and Perry made it 4-0 in the second-half before the Spaniards snatched a consolation goal ten minutes from the end.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BDFutbol.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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