England Football Online
  Page Last Updated 17 February 2021

Polska

 

 
402 vs. Denmark
403
404 vs. Uruguay ~ 405 vs. Mexico
406 vs. France  ~ 407 vs. Argentina
408 vs. Portugal ~ 409 vs. West Germany

Tuesday, 5 July 1966
Tour of Eastern Europe pre-World Cup Tour

Poland 0 England 1 [0-1]
 


 

Match Summary
Poland Squad
England Squad

Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
Attendance: 70,000/90,000;
Kick-off:6.00pm local & BST

England - Roger Hunt (13)
Results 1965-1970

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Poland

Type

England

Referee (-) - István Zsolt
45, (28 June 1921), Budapest

Linesmen - tbc

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

Poland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 34th
Colours: White jerseys, red shorts, white socks with red tops.
Capt: Jan Liberda Manager: Antoni Brzezanczyk
Poland Lineup
  Szeja, Marian     G     GA
2 Strzałkowski, Roman F.     RB      
3 Brejza, Henryk     LB      
4 Anczok, Zygmunt J.     RHB      
5 Winkler, Walter J.     CHB      
6 Gmoch, Jacek W.     LHB      
7 Suski, Piotr     OR      
8 Gałeczka, Józef     IR      
9 Lubański, Włodzimierz L., off 46th min.     CF      
10 Liberda, Jan K.     IL      
11 Kowalik, Janusz A.     OL      
Poland Substitutes
  Wilim, Jerzy A., on 46th min. for Lubanski            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1966 Umbro away uniform - Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 24th captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
38th match, W 24 - D 8 - L 6 - F 95 - A 49.
England Lineup
846   Bonetti, Peter 24   G Chelsea FC 1 0ᵍᵃ
2 Cohen, George R.     RB Fulham FC 24 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 45 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 14 1
5 Charlton, John     CHB Leeds United AFC 16 2
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 41 2
7 Ball, Alan J.     OR Blackpool FC 10 1
8 Greaves, James     IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 51 43
most goals 1964-66
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United FC 68 37
10 Hunt, Roger     IR Liverpool FC 13 12
11 Peters, Martin S. 22 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 3

unused substitutes:

-

records:

Only the third time in 403 matches that England have played a match on the Tuesday.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A beautifully struck shot by Roger Hunt in the thirteenth minute was enough to give England victory in this final match before the World Cup finals. This would prove to be the line-up that just twenty-five days later would win the World Cup for England, with just one exception: Hurst in place of Greaves. Alf Ramsey had unveiled his wingless wonders, and there is no doubt that he considered this his strongest line-up. Martin Peters was the man of the match, sharing scheming duties with Bobby Charlton, and having the energy to help out in both defence and attack whenever necessary. He did it all with style and grace, and it was a surprise when he failed to make Ramsey's line-up for the opening match of the World Cup six days later.

Source Notes

TheFA.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

____________________

CG