England Football Online
  Page Last Updated 1 May 2016



628 vs. Turkey
630 vs. Israel

Wednesday, 11 November 1987
European Championship 1988 Group Four Qualification Match

Yugoslavia 1 England 4 [0-4]

Stadion Crvena zvezda, Dedinje, Beograd
Kick-off: , 4.30pm local, tbc BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore

England - Peter Beardsley, John Barnes, Bryan Robson, Tony Adams
Yugoslavia - Katanec
Match Summary
Yugoslavia Squad
England Squad
Results 1985-1990

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


Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Michael Vautrot
x (-).

Linesmen - Michael Girard and Andre Feret

UEFA delegate - Heinrich Rotlisberger

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

Yugoslavia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 16th to 19th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue shadow hooped v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/overlapping collar/cuffs, white shorts with blue Adidas trim, red socks with white tops and red Adidas trim.
Capt: Zlatko Vujovic Manager: Ivica Osim
Yugoslavia Lineup
1 Ravnic, Mauro     G     GA
2 Vujovic, Zoran            
3 Baljic, Mirsad            
4 Katanec, Sracko            
5 Elsner, Marko            
6 Hadzibegic, Faruk            
7 Stojkovic, Dragen            
8 Mlinaric, Marko            
9 Vokri, Fadilj            
10 Bezdarevic, Mehmed            
11 Vujovic, Zlatko            
Yugoslavia Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Vladan Radaca, 13-Zoran Vulic, 14-Milan Jankovic, 15-Ljubomir Radanovic, 16-Borislav Cvetkovic.
- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home uniform - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, navy shorts, with white seams and red trim, white socks with navy/red Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 37th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 54 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
60th match, W 32 - D 15 - L 13 - F 112 - A 35.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 94 60 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 24 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 18 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 79 1
4 Steven, Trevor M. 24 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 18 3
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 28 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 54 3
7 Robson, Bryan, off 76th min. 30 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 61 21
8 Webb, Neil J., off 80th min. 24 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 3 1
9 Beardsley, Peter            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 26 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 27 23
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
14 Reid, Peter, on 76th min. for Robson 31 20 June 1956 M

Everton FC

12 0
15 Hoddle, Glenn, on 80th min. for Webb 30 27 October 1957 M AS Monaco FC, France 47 8

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Mabbutt, 13-Chris Woods, 16-Mark Hateley.
- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England won the match and clinched a place in the European championship finals with a dazzling first-half display that produced goals in the opening twenty-five minutes from Peter Beardsley, John Barnes, Bryan Robson and Tony Adams. The Yugoslavs could not cope with the pace and power of the England attack, and were forced to pull attacking players back in a bid to shore up their beleaguered defence. England were coasting to victory when Katanec scored a consolation goal in the eightieth minute. Bobby Robson summed up the performance when he said: 'I am proud to have a long association with England going back to my playing days, and I cannot recall a more emphatic first-half display overseas. We looked unbeatable in that opening half hour.'

Source Notes

Official Teamsheet
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