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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)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Spain

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

Linesmen - tbc

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

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 director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
118th match, W 66 - D 28 - L 24 - F 325 - A 171, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 25 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 8 14 GA
2       RB      
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       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
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       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Spain Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Red jerseys, blue shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Spain Lineup
  Ramallets Simon, Antonio 36 4 July 1924 G FC Barcelona   GA
2 Marquitos
 Imaz, Marcos Alonso
27 16 April 1933 RB Real Madrid CF    
3 Gracia Royo, Sigfridio 28 27 March 1932 LB FC Barcelona    
4 Sosa, Manuel Ruiz 23 10 April 1937 RHB Sevilla CF SAD    
5 Santamaria Iglesias, Jose Emilio 31 31 July 1929
born in Montevideo, Uruguay
CHB Real Madrid CF    
6 Verges Massa, Marti 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 Stefano Laulhe, Alfredo Stefano 34 4 July 1926
born in Barracas, Argentina
CF Real Madrid CF    
10 Suarez Miramontes, Luis 25 2 May 1935 IL FC Barcelona    
11 Gento Lopez, Francisco 27 21 October 1933 OL Real Madrid CF    
Spain Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

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