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Sunday, 7 June 1970
The IX campeonatomundial de futbol Finals First Phase Group C match four

Brazil 1 England 0

Estádio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
(CST): 12noon 7.00pm BST
Attendance: 70,950

91 minutes 45:25 & 45:39 Bobby Charlton kicked-off
[0-0] Gordon Banks saves Pelé's header 9:28   Over 5,500ft above sea level.  Kick off was at 12 noon to accommodate European television audiences.
 [1-0] Jairzinho 60 59:29
  hammered the ball in from six yards following a Pelé lay-off
[1-0] Alan Ball shot strikes crossbar 76:43
  Franny Lee 32
World Cup 70 - Commentator: Hugh Johns with Billy Wright
  World Cup Grandstand - Commentator - David Coleman with Don Revie and Joe Mercer


Officials (black)

Brazil Squad


England Squad

Avraham Klein אברהם קליין
36 (29 March 1934), Israel
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
Linesmen   Hit Bar/Post  
Arturo Maximo Yamasaki Maldonado
41 (11 May 1929) Lima, Peru
Roger Machin
44 (26 April 1926), Toulon, France
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
    Fouls Conceded  

Brazil Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: Made by Umbro - Yellow jerseys with green trim, pale blue shorts, green socks.
Capt: Carlos Alberto Manager: Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, 38 (9 August 1931), appointed in 1970, having been in charge 1967-68.
Brazil Lineup
1 Venerando, Félix Miéli 32 24 December 1937 G Fluminense FC 25 GA
4 Torres, Carlos Alberto 25 17 July 1944 RB Santos FC 42  
2 de Brito Ruas, Hércules 30 9 August 1939 RCB CR Flamengo 30  
3 Silva Piazza, Wilson da 27 25 February 1943 LCB Cruzeiro EC 42  
16 da Silva, Everaldo Marques 25 11 September 1944 LB Grêmio FBPA 10  
5 de Santana, Clodoaldo Tavares 20 26 September 1949 RDM Santos FC 9  
18 Lima, Paulo César 20 16 June 1949 LDM Botafogo FR 16  
7 Jairzinho 25 25 December 1944 RAM Botafogo FR 47  
Ventura Filho, Jair
9 Tostão, off 68th min. (67:55) 23 25 January 1947 RF Cruzeiro EC 36  
de Andrade, Eduardo Gonçalves
10 Pelé 29 23 October 1940 LF Santos FC 83  
do Nascimento, Edson Arantes
11 Rivelino, Roberto 24 1 January 1946 LAM SC Corinthians 23  
Brazil Substitutes
13 de Miranda, Roberto Lopes, on 68th min. (67:47) for Tostão 25 31 July 1944 RF Botafogo FR 10  
unused substitutes: 6-Marco António, 12-Ado, 15-Fontana, 19-Edu.
Coach Mario Zagallo played against England in the 1958 and the 1962 World Cup Finals.
4-2-4 Félix -
Carlos Alberto, Brito, Piazza, Everaldo -
Clodoaldo, Paulo C├ęsar -
Jairzinho, Tostão (Roberto), Pelé, Rivelino


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


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 to 2nd
Capt: Bobby Moore, 64th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
81st match, W 51 - D 19 - L 11 - F 169 - A 75.
England Lineup
1 Banks, Gordon 32 30 December 1937 G Stoke City FC 61 51ᵍᵃ
14 Wright, Thomas J. 25 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 11 0
final app 1968-70
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 RCB Everton FC 25 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LCB West Ham United FC 82 2
3 Cooper, Terence 25 12 July 1944 LB Leeds United AFC 10 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 DM Tottenham Hotspur FC 29 0
8 Ball, Alan J. 25 12 May 1945 RCM Everton FC 43 7
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 LCM Tottenham Hotspur FC 40 14
9 Charlton, Robert, off 64th min. (63:05) 32 11 October 1937 AM Manchester United FC 104 49
most goals 1968-70
7 Lee, Francis H., off 64th min. (63:10) 26 29 April 1944 RF Manchester City FC 16 6
Lee cautioned in the 32nd min. for Unsporting Behaviour. Looking for a loose ball, Lee caught Félix. 
10 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 28 8 December 1941 LF West Ham United FC 40 21
England Substitutes
19 Bell, Colin, on 63rd min. (62:30) for Charlton 24 26 February 1946 AM Manchester City FC 12 10 2
22 Astle, Jeffrey, on 63rd min. (62:37) for Lee 28 13 May 1942 RF West Bromwich Albion FC 4 3 0
unused substitutes: 12-Peter Bonetti, 18-Norman Hunter, 21-Allan Clarke.
substitute notes: Astle is the the 25th substitute used by England since May 1950. He is the third competitive used substitute.
Colin Bell joins Geoff Hurst, Alan Mullery and Tommy Wright in being used as an England substitute twice. Bell is the first player to be a substitute in two consecutive appearances.
Francis Lee is replaced by a substitute for a fifth time, a record shared with Keith Newton.
Bobby Charlton is the oldest and most experienced player to be replaced by a substitute, so far.

A record twelve substitutions have been made throughout the 1969-70 season.
4-4(1-2-1)-2 Banks -
Wright, Labone, Moore, Cooper -
Mullery -
Ball, Peters -
Charlton -
Hurst, Lee


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

An astonishing save by Gordon Banks from a header by Pele inspired England and found its way into the land of footballing legend. The game was staged in the heat of the mid-day sun on a scorching Sunday that was ideally suited for a siesta rather than soccer.  Only mad dogs and footballers would have gone out in such sweltering 98-degree conditions, and at a thin-air altitude that made walking let alone running a challenge. The match was just ten minutes old and goalless when the master of all strikers - Pele - came face to face with a genius among goalkeepers - Gordon Banks - in a High Noon duel. Carlos Alberto, Brazilian right-back and captain, pushed a carefully calculated pass down the right wing into the path of the skilled Jairzinho, who suddenly and dramatically accelerated past Terry Cooper to the by-line. He then stabbed a centre into the goalmouth that seemed to hang invitingly for Pele, who had instinctively read the situation as only he could. He had got himself perfectly positioned beyond his marker Alan Mullery to meet the ball.  The master climbed above the ball and headed it with ferocious power down - and so he thought - into the net. Mullery later reported that Pele shouted 'Goal!' as the ball flew off his head. So did most spectators in the stadium, including the commentators sending their descriptive phrases around the world to millions of television viewers and radio listeners. Banks looked rooted on the wrong side of goal but suddenly, with the blurring speed of a panther, sprinted and then dived to his right and somehow managed to get an outstretched hand under the ball to flick it up and away over the bar. Pele stopped dead in mid-celebration to mourn what had somehow become a missed chance. This moment of astounding gymnastics from Banks inspired England to give the eventual world champions their hardest match of the tournament, but after a magnificent battle they finally succumbed to a superbly drilled shot by Jairzinho on the hour. He cut in from the right to score after an arrowing Tostao pass and a deft, perfectly delivered pass from Pele had ripped open the middle of the England defence. Jeff Astle had a gilt-edged chance to equalise within moments of coming on as a substitute but - yes, even in those heatwave conditions  - he was caught cold and shot tamely wide.  A lasting memory of the match for all those lucky enough to have witnessed the classic confrontation is of Bobby Moore and Pele cuddling each other before swapping jerseys, two masters of the game recognising each other's genius. Evidence that the England players had given their all is that several of them lost up to ten pounds in weight after running round in the mid-day sun so that the World Cup organizers could satisfy the deadline demands of the great god of world-wide television. The millions tuned into the match will always recall it for having seen one of the saves of the century.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Actual TV footage, courtesy of ESPN
Official FIFA Match Report
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author