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One Black Players Used for Less Than a Single Match

Since the first black player featured in 1978, there have been 41 matches that have not featured any black players whatsoever.  The last time no black player featured was in the quarter-final of Euro 96, when England eliminated Spain in a Penalty shoot-out.  In addition, there has been 26 matches have has partially included a black player.

Season 1978-79

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
533 24-May-1979 Austria 4 England 3 [3-1] Praterstadion, Wien Fr 1/14 20
Notes Laurie Cunningham became the first black substitute, after 70 minutes.

Season 1979-80

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
538 26-Mar-1980 Spain 0 England 2 [0-1] Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona Fr 1/13 13
Notes Laurie Cunningham wins his fifth cap as a 77th minute substitute.
546 18-Jun-1980 Spain 1 England 2 [0-1] Stadio San Paolo, Napoli ECF 1/13 83
Notes Viv Anderson became the first black player to be capped at the finals of a major tournament.  Also the first to be substituted after 83 minutes.

Season 1980-81

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
548 15-Oct-1980 Romania 2 England 1 [1-0] Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP 1/13 25
Notes Laurie Cunningham comes on as 65th minute substitute.

Season 1981-82

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
560 27-Apr-1982 Wales 0 England 1 [0-0] Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC 1/13 10
Notes Cyrille Regis wins his second cap as an 80th minute substitute.

Season 1982-83

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
570 22-Sep-1982 Denmark 2 England 2 [0-1] Idrætsparken, København ECP 1/12 7
Notes Ricky Hill becomes the fourth black player capped, and Bobby Robson's first, as an 83rd minute substitute.
575 30-Mar-1983 England 0 Greece 0 [0-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 1/13 18
Notes Luther Blissett wins his fourth cap as a 72nd minute substitute.
578 01-Jun-1983 England 2 Scotland 0 [1-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC 1/13 45
Notes Luther Blissett came on as a half-time substitute.

Season 1983-84

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
583 12-Oct-1983 Hungary 0 England 3 [0-3] Népstadion, Budapest ECP 1/12 74
Notes Luther Blissett started, substituted in the 74th minute.
584 16-Nov-1983 Luxembourg 0 England 4 [0-2] Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP 1/12 66
Notes John Barnes was a 24th minute substitute.
587 02-May-1984 Wales 1 England 0 [1-0] Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham BC 1/13 13
Notes Luther Blissett was a 77th minute substitute.

Season 1984-85

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
601 06-Jun-1985 Italy 2 England 1 [0-0] Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México T/C 1/14 21
Notes John Barnes was a 69th minute substitute.
603 12-Jun-1985 England 3 West Germany 0 [1-0] Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México T/C 1/13 31
Notes John Barnes was a 59th minute substitute.

Season 1985-86

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
605 11-Sep-1985 England 1 Romania 1 [1-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP 1/13 21
Notes John Barnes was a 69th minute substitute.
609 26-Feb-1986 Israel 1 England 2 [1-0] The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Fr 1/14 10
Notes John Barnes was an 80th minute substitute.
613 24-May-1986 Canada 0 England 1 [0-0] Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia Fr 1/15 17
Notes John Barnes was a 73rd minute substitute.

618

22-Jun-1986

Argentina 2 England 1 [0-0] Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México WCF 1/13 17
Notes John Barnes was a 73rd minute substitute.

Season 1993-94

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
704 17-May-1994 England 5 Greece 0 [3-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr 1/14 20
Notes Ian Wright was a 70th minute substitute.

Season 1994-95

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
711 03-Jun-1995 England 2 Japan 1 [0-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London T/C 1/14 14
Notes Stan Collymore started.  Substituted after 76 minutes.
712 08-Jun-1995 England 3 Sweden 3 [1-2] Elland Road, Leeds T/C 1/14 28
Notes John Barnes started.  Substituted after 63 minutes.
713 11-Jun-1995 England 1 Brazil 3 [1-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London T/C 1/14 1
Notes Stan Collymore was a 90th minute substitute.

Season 1995-96

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
714 06-Sep-1995 England 0 Colombia 0 [0-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr 1/14 16
Notes John Barnes was a 74th minute substitute.
717 12-Dec-1995 England 1 Portugal 1 [1-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr 1/15 68
Notes Les Ferdinand started, and substituted after 68 minutes.
721 23-May-1996 China P.R. 0 England 3 [0-1] Workers' Stadium, Chaoyang District, Beijing Fr 1/16 13
Notes Ugo Ehiogu was a 77th minute substitute.

Season 1999-2000

No. Date

Match

Venue

Type Used Mins
760 04-Sep-1999 England 6 Luxembourg 0 [5-0] Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 1/14 45
Notes Kieron Dyer started, and substituted at half-time.
761 08-Sep-1999 Poland 0 England 0 [0-0] Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa ECP 1/13 11
Notes Kieron Dyer was a 79th minute substitute.

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