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Don Revie

29 matches in charge

P 29 W 14 D 8 L 7 F 49: A 25
62% successful
1974-77

discipline: tbc 1
players managed:
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Profile

Full name Donald George Revie OBE
Born 10 July 1927 at 20 Bell Street, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Middlesbrough, September 1927].
Married to Elsie M.L. Duncan [registered in Leicester, December 1949].
Died 26 May 1989, aged 61 years 320 days, in Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh, following a long battle with motor neuron disease, cremated on 30 May at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.
Height/Weight -

Playing Career

Started in school football around Middlesbrough, particularly Newport Boys Club FC and Middlesbrough Swifts FC. A centre/inside-forward, he signed for Leicester City FC in August 1944, scoring 25 league goals in 96 league outings before transferring to Hull City AFC in November 1949 for a £20,000 fee.  Another 76 league appearances followed and another twelve goals followed. Revie moved onto Manchester City FC in October 1951 for £13,000 plus another player (162 league appearances, 37 goals). Joined Sunderland AFC in November 1956 for £23,000 (64 league appearances, fifteen goals).  Joined Leeds United AFC in November 1958 for £14,000, becoming the club's player-manager on 16 March 1961, retiring after 76 league appearances in which he scored another eleven goals, taking his total league goal tally to 100, in May 1963.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1954-55, winners 1955-56;
Individual honours England 1955-56 (six appearances), England B (one appearance), Football League (two appearances). FWA Footballer of the Year 1955;

Management Career

After initially planning on applying for the vacant AFC Bournemouth managerial position, Revie decided on becoming Leeds United AFC's player-manager in March 1961, retiring from playing in May 1963. He would remain manager at Elland Road until July 1974.
Football League Division Two winners 1963-64; Football League runners-up 1964-65, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, Champions 1968-69, 1973-74; FA Cup runners-up 1964-65, 1969-70, 1972-73, winners 1971-72; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup runners-up 1966-67, winners 1967-68, 1970-71; Football League Cup winners 1967-68; FA Charity Shield winners 1969; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy play-off runners-up 1971; European Cup Winners Cup runners-up 1972-73;
Awarded CBE 1970; English Manager of the Year 1968-69, 1969-70, 1971-72;
Distinctions Appeared on ITV's This Is Your Life 24 April 1974;

England Career

England tenure Appointed 4 July 1974; resigned 11 July 1977.
Other applicants Joe Mercer had apparently refused the job because of his age. Gordon Milne was another contender. However, Revie, the most successful manager in the country at the time, was the only man approached and immediately accepted the position.
First match No. 486, 30 October 1974, England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, a European Championship preliminary match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 47 years 112 days.
Last match No. 514, 15 June 1977, Uruguay 0 England 0, a friendly match at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, aged 49 years 340 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours British Championship winners 1974-75;
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Revie chose Les Cocker as his assistant.  Bill Taylor was a trainer.

Beyond England

Club(s) After unceremoniouslly ditching the England manager's position in July 1977, he sold his story to the Daily Mail that he has resigned, before the Football Association had received his letter of resignation, Revie went on to become coach of United Arab Emirates, a position held until July 1980. From which he went to coach Al-Nasr from 1980 to 1984, and Egypt's Al-Ahly in 1984-85.
Individual honours Football Association Hall of Fame 2002.
Distinctions Banned from football for 10 years for attempting to deceive the Football Association into buying out his England national team managerial contract when he had secretly accepted the United Arab Emirates national team coaching position, but the ban was overturned in court for bias of the Football Association hearing officer.

 

Don Revie - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 13 7 3 3 30 10 +20 3 6 2.308 0.769 65.4 +4
Away 14 6 5 3 16 12 +4 4 5 1.143 0.857 60.7 +3
Neutral 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 29 14 8 7 49 25 +24 8 11 1.69 0.862 62.1 +7

 

Don Revie - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 1 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +2
WCF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
World Cup 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 1 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +2

ECP

6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
ECF - - - - - - - - - - - - -
European Championship 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
British Championship 9 4 2 3 16 9 +7 2 3 1.778 1.00 55.6 +1
Minor Tournament 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 8 3 4 1 8 6 +2 3 3 1.00 0.75 62.5 +2
All 29 14 8 7 49 25 +24 8 11 1.69 0.862 62.1 +7

 

Don Revie - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 1 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +2
WCP Total 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 1 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1974-76 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
ECP Total 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1974-75 3 1 2 0 7 3 +4 1 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1975-76 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 0 2 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1976-77 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.333 33.3 -1
BC Total 9 4 2 3 16 9 +7 2 3 1.778 1.00 55.6 +1
All Competitions
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 3 0 1 11 4 +7 1 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +2
EC 6 3 2 1 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 66.7 +2
BC 9 4 2 3 16 9 +7 2 3 1.778 1.00 55.6 +1
Major Tournament Total (excl. BC) 10 6 2 2 22 7 +15 2 5 2.20 0.70 70.0 +4
Total (incl. BC) 19 11 4 5 38 16 +22 4 8 2.00 0.842 68.4 +6

 

Matches in which Don Revie was in charge of England
Took charge on 4 July 1974

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European Championship Preliminaries
1 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (83,858/86,000)
Channon, Bell (2) HW
2 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (84,461/85,700)
  HD
Friendly
3 488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Bell, Macdonald HW
European Championship PreliminariesEuropean Championship Preliminaries
4 489 16 April 1975 - England 5 Cyprus 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (68,000/245)
Macdonald (5) HW
5 490 11 May 1975 - Cyprus 0 England 1 [0-1]
Tsirion Athletic Centre, Limassol (15,708 to 21,000)
Keegan AW
British Championships
6 491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (36,500)
  AD
7 492 21 May 1975 - England 2 Wales 2 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (53,000)
Johnson (2)
Toshack, Griffiths
HD
8 493 24 May 1975 - England 5 Scotland 1 [3-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (98,241)
G.Francis (2), Beattie, Bell, Johnson
Rioch (pen)
HW
Season 1975-76
Friendly
9 494 3 September 1975 - Switzerland 1 England 2 [1-2]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (25,000)
Müller
Keegan, Channon
AW
European Championship Preliminaries
10 495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1 [1-1]
Š
tadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava (45,000/50,651)
Nehoda, Gallis
Channon
AL
Vencel
11 496 19 November 1975 - Portugal 1 England 1 [1-1]
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa (13,912)
Rodrigues
Channon
AD
Welsh F.A. 100th Anniversary Match
12 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2 [0-0]
Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham (20,927)
Curtis
R.Kennedy, Taylor
AW
British Championships
13 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1 [0-0]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff (24,592)
Taylor AW
14 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (50,000)
G.Francis, Channon (2 (1 pen)), Pearson HW
15 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (85,165)
Masson, Dalglish
Channon
AL
USA Bicentennial Cup
16 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0 [1-0]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles (32,,4955)
Roberto NL
17 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2 [0-2]
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City (40,650)
Channon (2), Thompson
Graziani (2)
NW
World Cup Preliminary
18 503 13 June 1976 - Finland 1 England 4 [1-2]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (24,336)
Paatelainen
Pearson, Keegan (2),
Channon
AW
Season 1976-77
Friendly
19 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (51,000/52,000)
Pearson
Daly (pen)
HD
World Cup Preliminaries
20 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (92,000/98,000)
Tuert, Royle
Nieminen
HW
21 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (70,718)
Antognoni, Bettega AL
Friendly
22 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (90,260)
Peters (2) HL
World Cup Preliminary
23 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (81,718)
Keegan, T.Francis, R.Kennedy, Channon (2 (1 pen)) HW
Dresch
British Championships
24 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2 [1-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (35,000)
McGrath
Channon, Tueart
AW
25 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (48,000)
L.James (pen) HL
26 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (98,103)
Channon (pen)
McQueen, Dalglish
HL
Tour of South America
27 512 8 June 1977 - Brazil 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (77,000)
  AD
28 513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Camilo Cichero, La Boca, Buenos Aires (60,000)
Bertoni
Pearson
AD

Bertoni Cherry

29 514 15 June 1977 - Uruguay 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (25,000/30,000)
AD
Resigned 11 July 1977

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