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Wednesday, 26 October 1960
International Friendly Match

England 4 Spain 2 [2-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Spain Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 80,000;
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Jimmy Greaves (1), Bryan Douglas (40), Bobby Smith (68, 80)
Spain - Luis Del Sol (11), Luis Suárez (52) fiftieth goal conceded at this stadium in the Winterbottom era
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Spain

Referee (-) - Maurice Guigue
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 8th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home jersey - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, fifth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 47 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
118th match, W 66 - D 28 - L 24 - F 325 - A 171, one abandoned
Winterbottom's thirtieth match at the Empire Stadium
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 8 14ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 11 0
3 McNeil, Michael 20 7 February 1940 LB Middlesbrough FC 3 0
4 Robson, Robert W. 27 18 February 1933 RHB West Bromwich Albion FC 10 2
5 Swan, Peter 24 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 6 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 26 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 18 2
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 17 3
8 Greaves, James     IR Chelsea FC 10 8
9 Smith, Robert A. 27 22 February 1933 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 5
10 Haynes, John N. 26 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 39 15
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 21 17

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Spain Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Red jerseys, blue shorts, black socks
Capt: Luis Suárez Manager: Luis Miro
Spain Lineup
  Ramallets Simón, Antonio 36 4 July 1924 G FC Barcelona 32 44 ᵍᵃ
2 Marquitos
 Imaz, Marcos Alonso
27 16 April 1933 RB Real Madrid CF    
3 Gràcia Royo, Sígfridio 28 27 March 1932 LB FC Barcelona    
4 Sosa, Manuel Ruiz 23 10 April 1937 RHB Sevilla CF SAD    
5 Santamaría Iglesias, José Emilio 31 31 July 1929
in Montevideo, Uruguay
CHB Real Madrid CF 6 0
Also 16 appearances for Uruguay 1952-57
6 Vergés Massa, Martí 26 8 March 1934 LHB FC Barcelona    
7 Mateos Mancebo, Enrique 26 15 July 1934 OR Real Madrid CF    
8 Del Sol Cascajares, Luis 25 6 April 1935 IR Real Madrid CF    
9 Di Stéfano Laulhe, Alfredo Stefano 34 4 July 1926
in Barracas, Argentina
CF Real Madrid CF    
10 Suárez Miramontes, Luis 25 2 May 1935 IL FC Barcelona    
11 Gento Lopez, Francisco 27 21 October 1933 OL Real Madrid CF    

unused substitutes:

José Araquistain, Feliciano Rivilla, Jesus Garay, Chuzo (Antonio Gonzalez), Jesus Maria Pereda.

team notes:

José Santamaría played for Uruguay against England in the 1954 World Cup Finals quarter-final.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

As in Madrid five months earlier, torrential rain turned the pitch into a miniature lake, but this time it was England who kept their feet better against an exceptional Spanish team that included their big shots di Stefano, del Sol, Suarez and Gento. England started and finished their victory romp with classic goals, the first from Jimmy Greaves and the second from Bobby Smith, who delicately chipped the ball over the goalkeeper's head from 20 yards to break the Spanish spirit after they had twice battled back to equalize. One of the outstanding features of the game - as in Madrid - was the duel between Armfield and Gento, with the Blackpool full-back emerging triumphant against one of the greatest wingers of all time. Remembering how Spain had tried to humble them in Madrid with keep-ball passing, England gave the Spaniards a taste of their own medicine and had the Wembley spectators roaring as they stitched together dozens of passes.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BDFutbol.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Official Matchday Programme

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