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Wednesday, 15 January 1969
International Friendly Match

England 1 Romania 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Romania Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 80,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Jack Charlton (27)
Romania -
Florea Dumitrache (penalty 74).
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland

England

Type

Romania

Referee (-) - John Callaghan
x (-).

Linesmen - R.A. Gall and I. Maule

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

England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Charlton, first captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
63rd match, W 39 - D 15 - L 9 - F 136 - A 65.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Wright, Thomas J. 24 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 3 0
3 McNab, Robert 25 20 July 1943 LB Arsenal FC 3 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 26 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 26 1
5 Charlton, Jack     CHB      
6 Hunter, Norman     LHB      
7 Radford, John 21 22 February 1947 OR Arsenal FC 1 0
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert     CF   90 46
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     IL      
11 Ball, Alan     OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-3-3 -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Romania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Blue jerseys, yellow shorts, red socks.
Capt: Mircea Lucescu Manager: Angelo Niculescu
Romania Lineup
  Gornea, Gheorghe     G     GA
2 Sătmăreanu, Lajos     RB      
3 Boc, Alexandru     LB      
4 Deleanu, Augustin     RHB      
5 Anca, Dan     CHB      
6 Dinu, Cornel     LHB      
7 Dembrovschi, Emerich     OR      
8 Domide, Flavius     IR      
9 Dumitrache, Florea     CF      
10 Nunweiller, Radu     IL      
11 Lucescu, Mircea     OL      
Romania Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-3-3 -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A memorable match for the Charlton brothers. Bobby captained the team in injured Bobby Moore's absence in what was his ninetieth international, and big Jack scored England's goal. It was John Radford's first game for England and Roger Hunt's last. Hunt was sick of the criticism being aimed at him during an unsuccessful press campaign to get Jimmy Greaves recalled, and he asked Ramsey not to consider him for any more matches. The media built it into a Hunt-hates-Greaves war, but the truth is that they liked and respected each other. It was just footballing fate that these two exceptional goal scorers reached their footballing peak at the same time.

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

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