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Sunday, 24 May 1970
Pre-World Cup International Friendly Match

Ecuador 0 England 2 [0-1]

Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, El Batan, Quito
Kick-off: 11.30am local time, 5.30pm BST

England - Franny Lee (4), Brian Kidd (76)
Ramsey's fiftieth win as England manager
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary


Ecuador Squad


England Squad

Referee (-) - Alberto Tejado
x (-) Peru.

Linesmen - tbc

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Ecuador Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 84th to 85th
Colours: Yellow jerseys, blue shorts, red socks.
Capt: Enrique Portilla Manager: Eduardo Bores
Ecuador Lineup
  Mejia, Edwin     G     GA
2 Utreras, Lincoln     RB      
3 Campoverde, Carlos     LB      
4 Portilla, Enrique     RHB      
5 Valencia, Atahulfo     CHB      
6 Bolaños, Jorge     LHB      
7 Cárdenas, Walter     OR      
8 Muñoz, Washington, off 60th min.     IR      
9 Peñaherrera, Patricio     CF      
10 Carrera, Polo, off 46th min.     IL      
11 Larrea, Armando     OL      
Ecuador Substitutes
  Rodríguez, Tom, on 46th min. for Carrera            
  Cabezas, Marcelo, on 60th min. for Muñoz            
unused substitutes: -
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England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup home uniform - White crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, white shorts, white socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 62nd captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
79th match, W 50 - D 19 - L 10 - F 168 - A 74.
England Lineup
3 Banks, Gordon 32 30 December 1937 G Stoke City FC 59 50ᵍᵃ
19 Newton, Keith R. 28 23 June 1941 RB Everton FC 24 0
20 Cooper, Terence 25 12 July 1944 LB Leeds United AFC 8 0
21 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 0
22 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 23 0
23 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 80 2
Lee, Francis H., off 70th min. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 14 6
25 Ball, Alan J. 25 12 May 1945 IR Everton FC 41 7
26 Charlton, Robert, off 84th min. 32 11 October 1937 CF Manchester United FC 102 49
most goals 1968-70
27 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 8 December 1941 LF West Ham United FC 38 20
28 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 14
England Substitutes
17 Kidd, Brian, on 70th min. for Lee 20
360 days
29 May 1949 IR Manchester United FC 2 1 1
final app 1970
13 Sadler, David, on 84th min. for Charlton 24 5 February 1946 CHB Manchester United FC 3 2 0
unused substitutes: Peter Shilton, Bob McNab, Ralph Coates.
substitute notes: The twentieth England substitute, Brian Kidd, scores the seventh goal by a substitute. The first for six years. He is the youngest player to be a substitute so far (until September 1977), and also the quickest, youngest and least experienced to score, so far, five minutes, from coming on and then scoring.
Bobby Charlton is the oldest and most experienced player to be replaced by a substitute, so far.
It is the third time in England's history of using substitutes that two have been used in the same match, but the first time that those two players come from the same club. It is a record that takes Manchester United clear of West Ham United (5 - 3) in the 'clubs providing substitutes' list.
For the first time, both substitute appearances are provided from the same club.
A record eight substitutions have been made throughout the 1969-70 season.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England literally went up into the clouds for this final warm-up match before the start of their World Cup defence. Quito is more than 9,000 feet above sea level, and the ball swerved around like a boomerang. Francis Lee gave England the lead and was then substituted in the seventieth minute by Brian Kidd, who scored a second goal. Ironically, Kidd had been told he was one of six players not included in the final World Cup squad of twenty-two. It was during a stop-over in Bogota on the flight back to Mexico that Bobby Moore was arrested on a trumped-up jewel-theft charge following an allegation that he had stolen a bracelet from a hotel shop. He was held under house arrest for five days before the British ambassador negotiated his release. It would be another two years before his name was finally cleared. Nobody who knew Bobby ever doubted his innocence.

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