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Northern Ireland vs Spain match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 16 February 1972, 15:00 (UTC+0:00)
National teams, score:
Northern Ireland
1-1
Spain
Competition:
Referee:
Jack Taylor, Wolverhampton /
England
Attendance, venue:
19 925, Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull
Goals:
0-1 (40') Txetxu Rojo, 1-1 (72') Sammy Morgan
Northern Ireland football team line-up in match Nr.275
Managed by team manager Terry Neill
Player
Caps
Age
Club
35
26
Tottenham Hotspur FC, London
7
22
Arsenal FC, London
10
22
Arsenal FC, London
49
29
Hull City AFC, Kingston upon Hull
9
25
Ipswich Town FC, Ipswich
24
26
Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield
9
25
Ipswich Town FC, Ipswich
46' Martin O'Neill  
2
19
Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
17
25
Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough
1
25
Port Vale FC, Stoke-on-Trent
1
17
Manchester United FC, Stretford
30
25
Manchester United FC, Stretford
Spain football team line-up in match Nr.193
Managed by national coach Ladislao Kubala
Player
Caps
Age
Club
35
28
Athletic Club de Bilbao, Bilbao
Juan Sol   41'
12
24
Valencia CF, Valencia
30
27
CF Barcelona, Barcelona
7
25
CF Barcelona, Barcelona
18
28
UD Las Palmas, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Goyo Benito   67'
3
25
Real Madrid CF, Madrid
2
22
Real Madrid CF, Madrid
Lora   55' 
11
26
Sevilla CF, Sevilla
55' Migueli  
1
29
CD Málaga, Málaga
5
26
Valencia CF, Valencia
Quini   28' 
7
22
Real Gijón, Gijón
1
26
RC Deportivo de La Coruña, La Coruña
7
25
Athletic Club de Bilbao, Bilbao
Historical data sources
El Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona), №15054, 17 Feb 1972; Mundo Deportivo - Hemeroteca
News Letter (Belfast), №-, 17 Feb 1972; Irish Newspaper Archives
Marca (Madrid), №9372, 17 Feb 1972; Extracts from periodicals
Comments
Northern Ireland vs Spain post-match head-to-head
WP
20.0
P
5
W
0
D
2
L
3
GF
4
GA
12
GF/P
0.800
GA/P
2.400
Av attendance
47 982
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Match stats
Northern Ireland:
players - 12 (from 9 clubs)
goals - 1 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 24.452 (born 1942-1954)
average caps - 16.167
cautions - 0, expulsions - 0
Spain:
players - 13 (from 9 clubs)
goals - 1 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 26.131 (born 1942-1949)
average caps - 10.692
cautions - 2, expulsions - 0
Northern Ireland national team matches
Previous match:
UEFA Euro 1972 Qualifying
Northern Ireland vs Soviet Union 1-1
Belfast, Wednesday 13 October 1971
Next match:
British Championship 1972
Scotland vs Northern Ireland 2-0
Glasgow, Saturday 20 May 1972
Spain national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Spain vs Hungary 1-0
Madrid, Wednesday 12 January 1972
Next match:
Friendly International
Greece vs Spain 0-0
Thessaloniki, Wednesday 12 April 1972
Top Northern Ireland goal scorers
1. Billy Gillespie (1913 - 1926) - 13 goals
2. Joe Bambrick (1928 - 1938) - 11 goals
3. Johnny Crossan (1962 - 1965) - 10 goals
4. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1897) - 10 goals
5. Peter McParland (1954 - 1960) - 10 goals
6. Jimmy McIlroy (1956 - 1961) - 10 goals
... Sammy Morgan (1972) - 1 goal
(correct as of February 16, 1972)
Top Spain goal scorers
1. Alfredo Di Stéfano (1957 - 1961) - 23 goals
2. Telmo Zarra (1945 - 1951) - 20 goals
3. Isidro Lángara (1932 - 1936) - 17 goals
4. Luis Regueiro (1928 - 1936) - 16 goals
... Txetxu Rojo (1970 - 1972) - 3 goals
(correct as of February 16, 1972)
Brief match report
Wed. 16 Feb 1972
Boothferry Park, Kingston upon Hull
Northern Ireland 1-1 Spain
Goals: Rojo 40, Morgan 72

Northern Ireland: Jennings, Rice, Nelson, Neill (c), Hunter, Clements, Hamilton (O'Neill 46), McMordie, Morgan, McIlroy, Best. Managed by Neill.

Spain: Iríbar, Sol, Gallego (c), Costas, Alfonso, Benito, Aguilar, Lora (Migueli 55), Quino, Quini (Ríos Quintanilla 28), Rojo. Managed by Kubala.
Booked: Sol 41, Benito 67.

Att: 19 925,
Ref: Taylor (England)

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