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England vs Portugal 1966 World Cup match report

Date, kick-off time: Tuesday, 26 July 1966, 19:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
England
-
Portugal
2:1
Competition:1966 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Semifinal
Referee: /
France
Attendance, venue:94 493, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
Goals:1:0 (30') Bobby Charlton, 2:0 (79') Bobby Charlton, 2:1 (82') Eusébio (pen.)
England national football team line-up in match Nr.408
Managed by team manager Alf Ramsey
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Gordon Banks   3228Leicester City FC, Leicester
George Cohen   2926Fulham FC, London
Ray Wilson   5031Everton FC, Liverpool
Nobby Stiles   1924Manchester United FC, Stretford
Jackie Charlton   2131Leeds United AFC, Leeds
Bobby Moore  Captain  4625West Ham United FC, London
Geoff Hurst   724West Ham United FC, London
Bobby Charlton   7328Manchester United FC, Stretford
Roger Hunt   1828Liverpool FC, Liverpool
Martin Peters   722West Ham United FC, London
Alan Ball   1321Blackpool FC, Blackpool
Portugal national team line-up in match Nr.143
Managed by team manager Manuel Da Luz Afonso, coach Otto Glória (Brazil)
PlayerCapsAgeClub
José Pereira   934CF Belenenses, Lisboa
Festa   1827FC Porto, Porto
Alexandre Baptista   825Sporting CP, Lisboa
José Carlos   2024Sporting CP, Lisboa
Hilário Conceição   2327Sporting CP, Lisboa
Jaime Graça   1124Vitória FC, Setúbal
Mário Coluna  Captain  5030SL Benfica, Lisboa
José Augusto de Almeida   3429SL Benfica, Lisboa
Eusébio   3124SL Benfica, Lisboa
José Augusto Torres   2327SL Benfica, Lisboa
António Simões   2522SL Benfica, Lisboa
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
England1128.63626.6358200
Portugal1122.90927.2085100
Historical data sources
Diário de Lisboa (Lisbon), №15664, 27.07.1966; Fundação Mário Soares
The Guardian (Manchester), №37339, 27.07.1966; Newspapers.com
Comments

db - posted 26.11.2009 12:07:35

Original caption: World Cup Semi Final, England Team: Left to right:B. Moore, Cohen, Hunt, Wilson, Stiles, Banks, Hurst, B. Charlton, Peters, J. Charlton.
IMAGE:
© Bettmann/CORBIS (link: )

toniofarrugia - posted 20.08.2011 18:03:47 - 1

England suffered a goal for the first time in this 1966 World Cup tournament from a penalty taken by Eusébio. Actually England had gone seven consecutive matches without conceding a goal, still an English record.

Freddi Chris (2006), Complete Book of the World Cup 2006, p132/3

db - posted 14.04.2013 13:32:41

Photo of captains (link: )

Makar - posted 27.04.2013 18:06:09

Portugal and England teams. (link: )

Makar - posted 28.04.2014 16:02:09

Portugal national team:
José Augusto de Almeida, José Augusto Torres, Eusebio, Mário Coluna (c), António Simões;
Alexandre Baptista, Jaime Graça, Hilário Conceição, Festa, José Carlos, José Pereira .

db - posted 05.08.2018 06:43:51

Captains and referees (link: )
England vs Portugal post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
1072133 - 151.600
England v Portugal match-by-match record
England matches
Previous match:
1966 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
England vs Argentina 1-0
London, Saturday 23 July 1966
Next match:
1966 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
England vs West Germany 4-2
London, Saturday 30 July 1966
Portugal matches
Previous match:
1966 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
North Korea vs Portugal 3-5
Liverpool, Saturday 23 July 1966
Next match:
1966 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
Portugal vs Soviet Union 2-1
London, Thursday 28 July 1966
England top scorers
1. Jimmy Greaves (1959 - 1966) - 43 goals
2. Bobby Charlton (1958 - 1966) - 40 goals
3. Tom Finney (1946 - 1958) - 30 goals
4. Nat Lofthouse (1950 - 1958) - 30 goals
(correct as of July 26, 1966)
Portugal top scorers
1. Eusébio (1961 - 1966) - 25 goals
2. Fernando Peyroteo (1938 - 1949) - 14 goals
3. Matateu (1953 - 1960) - 13 goals
4. José Augusto Torres (1964 - 1966) - 12 goals
(correct as of July 26, 1966)
Brief match report
Tue. 26 Jul 1966
British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley), London
England 2-1 Portugal
Goals: Charlton 30, Charlton 79, Eusébio 82

England: Banks, Cohen, Wilson, Stiles, Jackie Charlton, Moore (c), Hurst, Bobby Charlton, Hunt, Peters, Ball. Managed by Ramsey.

Portugal: Pereira, Festa, Baptista, José Carlos, Conceição, Graça, Coluna (c), de Almeida, Eusébio, Torres, Simões. Managed by Da Luz Afonso, Glória (Brazil).

Att: 94 493
Ref: Schwinte (France)

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