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Northern Ireland vs Portugal 1974 World Cup qualification match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 28 March 1973, 19:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Northern Ireland
-
Portugal
1:1
Competition:1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 6
Referee:Paul Schiller, Vienna /
Austria
Attendance, venue:11 238, Highfield Road Stadium, Coventry
Goals:1:0 (18') Martin O'Neill, 1:1 (84') Eusébio (pen.)
Managed by team manager Terry Neill
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Pat Jennings   4127Tottenham Hotspur FC, London
Liam O'Kane   1024Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Sammy Nelson   1623Arsenal FC, London
Terry Neill  Captain  5530Hull City AFC, Kingston upon Hull
Allan Hunter   1526Ipswich Town FC, Ipswich
Dave Clements   3027Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield
Bryan Hamilton   1226Ipswich Town FC, Ipswich
Roy Coyle   127Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield
Sammy Morgan   326Port Vale FC, Stoke-on-Trent
Des Dickson   425Coleraine FC, Coleraine
Martin O'Neill   421Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Portugal national team line-up in match Nr.179
Managed by team manager José Augusto de Almeida
PlayerCapsAgeClub
José Henrique   1329SL Benfica, Lisboa
Artur Correia   1122SL Benfica, Lisboa
Carlos Alhinho   124Sporting CP, Lisboa
Fernando Freitas   325CF Belenenses, Lisboa
Adolfo Calisto   1329SL Benfica, Lisboa
Pavão   67' 525FC Porto, Porto
67' Dinis   1225Sporting CP, Lisboa
Augusto Matine   826SL Benfica, Lisboa
António Simões   4429SL Benfica, Lisboa
Nené   1323SL Benfica, Lisboa
Abel   327FC Porto, Porto
Eusébio  Captain  6231SL Benfica, Lisboa
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Northern Ireland1117.36426.1838120
Portugal1215.66726.6574100
Historical data sources
Diário de Lisboa (Lisbon), №18054, 29.03.1973; Fundação Mário Soares
Comments
Northern Ireland vs Portugal post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
31205 - 21.333
Northern Ireland vs Portugal Head to Head results
Northern Ireland matches
Previous match:
1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Cyprus vs Northern Ireland 1-0
Nicosia, Wednesday 14 February 1973
Next match:
1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Northern Ireland vs Cyprus 3-0
London, Tuesday 8 May 1973
Portugal matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
France vs Portugal 1-2
Paris, Saturday 3 March 1973
Next match:
1974 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Bulgaria vs Portugal 2-1
Sofia, Wednesday 2 May 1973
Top Northern Ireland scorers
1. Billy Gillespie (1913 - 1926) - 13 goals
2. Joe Bambrick (1928 - 1938) - 11 goals
3. Jimmy McIlroy (1956 - 1961) - 10 goals
4. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1897) - 10 goals
5. Peter McParland (1954 - 1960) - 10 goals
6. Johnny Crossan (1962 - 1965) - 10 goals
... Martin O'Neill (1973) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 28, 1973)
Top Portugal scorers
1. Eusébio (1961 - 1973) - 41 goals
2. Fernando Peyroteo (1938 - 1949) - 14 goals
3. José Augusto Torres (1964 - 1967) - 14 goals
4. Matateu (1953 - 1960) - 13 goals
(correct as of March 28, 1973)
Brief match report
Wed. 28 Mar 1973
Highfield Road Stadium, Coventry
Northern Ireland 1-1 Portugal
Goals: O'Neill 18, Eusébio 84

Northern Ireland: Jennings, O'Kane, Nelson, Neill (c), Hunter, Clements, Hamilton, Coyle, Morgan, Dickson, O'Neill. Managed by Neill.
Booked: Coyle , Morgan .

Portugal: José Henrique, Correia, Alhinho, Freitas, Calisto, Pavão (Dinis 67), Matine, Simões, Nené, Abel, Eusébio (c). Managed by de Almeida.

Att: 11 238
Ref: Schiller (Austria)

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