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  Sunday, 17 May 1959
End of season Summer Tour of South America Match—la Copa Comite Nacioanl de Deportes

Peru 4 England 1

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Peru is the 32nd nation visited by England
Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Jesus Maria, Lima
Kick-off (local): 3.45pm 9.45pm (BST)

Attendance: '50,306' (a new Peruvian record); Receipts: '1,333,805 soles'
Peru kicked off
[1-0] Juan Seminario 10
 'Montalvo leapt in [to intercept Wright's ball to Armfield] and pushed the ball to Juan Joya, who touched it to the onrushing Seminario.... who slammed the ball home from 18 yards'

[2-0] Juan Seminario 39
 'A harmless tame shot from Joya was held low by Hopkinson, who rolled on to the ball. He let it spin out of his hands and as he lay groping on the ground, Seminario leapt in.'
[2-0] Ron Flowers strike smashed into the crossbar 42

[2-0] Bobby Charlton scores: disputedly crossed line 44
Prior to the game, Billy Wright placed a wreath in the stadium's 'Hall of the Americas'. It was put before a plaque commemorating the gift of land for the stadium, which was given by the British community in Lima in 1921.
Daily Herald states 48, Daily News states 57>

[3-1] Juan Joya 65
 'jabbed out a leg and scored.'
[4-1] Juan Seminario 80 HAT-TRICK
'Juan Joya
accelerated around Wright. He crossed low and hard and Seminario tapped it in'
[2-1] Jimmy Greaves 48 or 57
'Johnny Haynes flicked his way through the middle and his pass was seized on and piloted into the net.'
'drawing the keeper off his line before slotting a left-foot shot just inside the post'
<150th goal conceded post-war
No T.V. or radio coverage
Officials         Peru         FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee (black)
Erwin Hieger
39 (8 May 1920), Wien, Austria
Arturo Maximo Yamasaki Maldonado
30 (11 May 1929), Lima
Alberto Tejada Burga
34 (20 September 1924)
Peru Team
Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd to 19th
Colours White collared jerseys with red sash, white shorts, black socks with white tops.
Captain Rafael Asca Manager György Orth, 58 (30 April 1901 in Buda-pest, Hungary). appointed in 1957.
Peru Lineup
  Asca Palomino, Rafael 34
205 days
24 October 1924 G Club Sporting Cristal SA 21 27ᵍᵃ
final app 1947-59
4 Fleming, Guillermo 25
38 days
9 April 1934 RB CCD Municipal    
2 Benítez Morales, Víctor 23
199 days
30 October 1935 CB Club Alianza Lima 11 0
final app 1959
3 Fernández Santini, José Antonio 20
92 days
14 February 1939 LB Club Universitario de Deportes    
5 Andrade Casaboza, Isaac Francisco 21
308 days
13 July 1937 RHB Sports Boys Association    
6 de la Vega Durand, Juan Alberto nk nk LHB Club Alianza Lima    
7 Montalvo Finetti, Óscar 22
58 days
20 March 1937 OR CCD Municipal    
8 Loayza Ríos, Miguel Ángel 18
330 days
21 June 1940 IR Ciclista Lima Association 7 5
final app 1959
Joya Cordero, Juan Victor 25
81 days
25 February 1934 CFD Club Alianza Lima 9 3
final app 1957-59
10 Carrasco, José nk nk ]IL CCD Municipal    
Seminario Rodríguez, Juan Roberto 22
299 days
22 July 1936 OL CCD Municipal 19 9
final app 1956-59
reserves: not known
3-2-5 Asca -
Fleming, Benítez, Fernández -
Andrade, de la Vega -
Montalvo, Loayza, Joya, Carrasco, Seminario
Averages: Age 23 years 301 days Appearances/Goals tbc tbc
England Team
Rank No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 6th
Colours The 1959 Umbro away uniform - Royal blue v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, white shorts, white socks with red/white/blue calf hoop.
only match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 4.
Captain Billy Wright Manager Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
rec. 88th of 90, W 48 - D 21 - L 19 - F 215 - A 129. Trainer: Harold Shepherdson P 106th of 139, W 61 - D 25 - L 20 - F 289 - A 150, one abandoned.
  ³   Team chosen by Selection Committee, headed by Joe Mears, on Friday, 15 May.
England Lineup
  one change to the previous match (Greaves>Broadbent) league position (20 April)  
  Hopkinson, Edward 23
200 days
29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 4th) 10 17ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23
217 days
12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 8th) 18 0
3 Armfield, James C. 23
238 days
21 September 1935 LB Blackpool FC (FL 6th) 2 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24
285 days
5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC (FL 9th) 28 0
5 Wright, William A. 35
100 days
6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL TOP) 103 3
most apps 1952-59
6 Flowers, Ronald 24
293 days
28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL TOP) 6 0
7 Deeley, Norman V. 25
168 days
30 November 1933 OR/L Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL TOP) 2 0
final app 1959
780 8
Greaves, James P. 19
86 days
20 February 1940 IR Chelsea FC (FL 13th) 1 1
9 Charlton, Robert 21
218 days
11 October 1937 CF Manchester United FC (FL 2nd) 10 8
Haynes, John N. 24
212 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC (FL2 2nd) 30 12
the tenth & youngest player to reach the 30-app milestone
11 Holden, A. Douglas 28
231 days
28 September 1930 OL/R Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 4th) 4 0
reserves: Ron Baynham (Luton Town FC (FL 18th)), Graham Shaw (Sheffield United FC (FL2 3rd)), Roy Gratrix (Blackpool FC (FL 6th)), Wilf McGuinness & Warren Bradley (both Manchester United FC (FL 2nd)), Peter Broadbent (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL TOP)), Derek Kevan (West Bromwich Albion FC (FL 8th)).
team notes: Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 68th consecutive match.
Johnny Haynes is the eighth player to have made thirty-or-more appearances under Walter Winterbottom/ISC/post-war.
goalscoring records: Jimmy Greaves, the 148th player to score on his England debut, is seventy days older than what Tommy Lawton was when he scored on his debut. Greaves does, however, become the youngest post-war player to score on his debut. (Both records will remain intact until 2016)
2-3-5 Hopkinson -
Howe, Armfield -
Clayton, Wright, Flowers -
Deeley, Greaves, Charlton, Haynes, Holden.
'after 30 minutes England switched their wingers'
Averages: Age 25 years 6 days Appearances/Goals 19.5 2.1
              Match Report by Mike Payne

FOR the second time in five days, England were totally outclassed by a South American team. For the second leg of their summer tour they journeyed to the ancient city of Lima to take on Peru and ended up well beaten.

England made only one change from the side beaten in Brazil, bringing in Chelsea's prolific goalscorer Jimmy Greaves for his first game and leaving out Peter Broadbent. They wore unfamiliar blue shirts and white shorts and kicked off facing a bright sun.

Bobby Charlton was soon hitting a screamer over the bar, but Peru gradually settled and began to take a firm grip on the play. Eddie Hopkinson was tested by Loyaza and Seminario before the latter opened the scoring after ten minutes.

If Julinho had been Brazil's star, the Seminario was certainly Peru's, and the tricky winger's goal was a real beauty, a 20-yard cracker, a-la-Charlton!

Peru went close on several other occasions and Carrasco wasted a fine opportunity by shooting wildly over the bar from five yards. But with five minutes to go before half-time, Peru scored a second goal. This time Hopkinson failed to hold a fierce drive from Loyaza and when the ball ran free, Seminario nipped in to flick it into the net.

That goal did stir some response from England after the break. Ron Flowers hit a shot against a post and Charlton saw an effort cleared off the line. Although Peru were quicker and passed more accurately, the extra England determination brought its reward when Greaves pulled a goal back. He combined well with Johnny Haynes and Charlton before shooting in off the post to beat Arca. It was some consolation that Greaves had scored the goal which emphasised a promising debut.

However, it was not too long before Peru had regained the initiative and in fact they were soon dominating play against the tiring England players. Seminario continued to be the danger man and twice he almost scored again.

Hopkinson did very well on the second occasion, just getting his fingertips to the ball. Shortly afterwards, though, the goalkeeper was powerless to stop Joya from making it 3-1 following a goalmouth scramble.

With ten minutes to go the win was completed when Peru added a fourth goal through the ever-dangerous Seminario. He clinched a brilliant hat-trick with another good shot past the bewildered Hopkinson.


              Match Report by Norman Giller

Jimmy Greaves, nineteen-year-old idol of Chelsea, arrived on the international stage with a neatly taken second-half goal, drawing the goalkeeper off his line before slotting a left foot shot just inside a post. But it was the only bright moment in a miserable England performance. The Peruvians, leading 2-0 at half-time, were helped to four goals by mistakes from a strangely lethargic England defence which had no answer to the thrusting left wing runs of Seminario, who helped himself to a hat-trick.

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1959-60 pages 35 & 36

For the second match of the tour Greaves replaced Broadbent and it was he who scored England's only goal. There was little else to enthuse over in the match from England's point of view, for they were again outplayed by fine South American ball-control and accurate passing. After 10 minutes Seminario put Peru ahead, and the same player scored again shortly before halftime after Hopkinson failed to hold a shot from Loyaza. England improved in the second half, Greaves scoring his goal from Haynes's pass. Hopes of a revival were dashed when Joya scored following a defensive mistake by England, and Seminario near the end completed his hat-trick, an achievement that was thoroughly deserved. Loyaza, Andrade, and Fernandez also played very well. Only Clayton and Greaves could be reckoned as England successes.

     In Other News....
It was on 17 May 1959 that 32-year-old Kelso Cochrane died after being beaten and stabbed by a group of men in Notting Hill, an area of London that had seen race riots, nine months earlier. Cochrane had been born in Antigua and his attackers were white, but the police seemed particularly keen to describe the motive for the attack as robbery, rather than racism, though no money was stolen from him. Two men, twenty-year-old Pat Digby and John Breagan, 24, were brought in for questioning, but not charged. Digby died in 2007, but reportedly admitted to killing Cochrane. The shock of the murder did, at least, lead to a more peaceful community. 1200 people attended the funeral, anti-immigration politics receded, and the Notting Hill Caribbean Carnival became a popular annual event. In 2023, both a street and a block of flats in North Kensington were named after Kelso Cochrane.
              Source Notes
Original newspaper reports, including La Prensa
The Complete Book of the British Charts
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record
Norman Giller, Football Author