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483 vs. GDR
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485 vs. Yugoslavia

Saturday, 1 June 1974
Summer Tour of Eastern Europe

Bulgaria 0 England 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Bulgaria Squad
England Squad

Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija
Attendance: 60,000 to 70,000
;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Frank Worthington (44)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Bulgaria

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Bulgaria Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 19th
Colours: White jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Bulgaria Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Bulgaria Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup away uniform - Red crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, sixth captaincy Temporary Manager: Joseph Mercer, 59 (9 August 1914), appointed temporary manager on 1 May 1974. Also General Manager at Coventry City FC.
6th match, W 3 - D 2 - L 1 - F 7 - A 5.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3 Lindsay, Alec 26 27 February 1948 LB Liverpool FC 3 0
4 Todd, Colin 25 12 December 1948 RHB Derby County FC 8 0
5 Watson, David V. 27 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 5 0
6       LHB      
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 23 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 7 1
8       IR      
9 Worthington, Frank S. 25 23 November 1948 CF Leicester City FC 5 2
10 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 IL Manchester City FC 38 5
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 25 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 4 0
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Frank Worthington won the match in the forty-fourth minute with a classically constructed goal. Kevin Keegan flicked on a Ray Clemence goalkick and Worthington brought it under control and then rifled it into the net all in one sweet movement. Colin Todd and Dave Watson were outstanding in a fine all-round team display, with Keegan, Channon and Worthington pulling the Bulgarian defence inside out with their pace and clever inter-changing of passes and positions.

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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CG