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Wednesday, 6 May 1964
International Friendly Match

England 2 Uruguay 1 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Uruguay Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 55,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Second half live on ITV (
Anglia, ATV, Border, Channel, Granada, Rediffusion, Southern, TWW, Tyne Tees, Ulster, Westward and WWN) - Commentator: Gerry Loftus

England - Johnny Bryne (43, 48)
Uruguay - Alberto Spencer (77)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (-) - István Zsolt
42, (28 June 1921), Budapest.

Linesmen - G. Emsberger (orange flag) and L. Horvath (flame flag)

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1963 Bukta home jersey - White crew necked jerseys, white shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Bobby Moore, second captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 44 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
11th match, W 7 - D 1 - L 3 - F 34 - A 18.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G Leicester City FC 9 12ᵍᵃ
825 2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 1 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 29 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 25 0
4 Milne, Gordon 27 29 March 1937 RHB Liverpool FC 8 0
5 Norman, Maurice 29 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 23 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 19 0
7 Paine, Terence L. 25 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 7 4
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 34 30
9 Byrne, John     CF West Ham United FC 4 4
10 Eastham, George     IL Arsenal FC 8 0
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 50 31

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey also played against Uruguay in the tour defeat of May 1953.
Bobby Moore becomes the youngest England Captain at Wembley.
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Uruguay Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th
Colours: Sky blue jerseys with white v-necked collar/cuffs, black shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: William Martínez Manager: Juan Carlos Corazzo
Uruguay Lineup
  Taibo, Wálter     G     GA
2 Martínez, William     RB      
3 Díaz, Nelson     LB      
4 Cincunegui, Héctor     RHB      
5 Pereira, Dario     CHB      
6 Pavoni, Ricardo     LHB      
7 Flores, Nelson Ariel     OR      
8 Cortés, Julio César     IR      
9 Spencer, Alberto     CF      
10 Gil, Roberto     IL      
11 Pintos, Juan Orosil     OL      

unused substitutes:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

George Cohen came in at right-back for the injured Jimmy Armfield, and partnered Ray Wilson for the first time. Ramsey's 1966 World Cup defence was taking shape. Johnny Byrne scored both England goals in an uninspiring match. A week earlier the Uruguayans had been involved in a brawl of a match with Northern Ireland in Belfast, and Alf Ramsey warned his players that on no account should they be drawn into any feuds. The result was a tame game decided by the decisive finishing of Byrne, nicknamed 'Budgie' because he was a non-stop talker both on and off the pitch. 'They were the two most satisfying goals I have ever scored,' said chirpy Byrne, who was a beautifully balanced player who used skill rather than strength to bamboozle defences.

Source Notes

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