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Northern Ireland vs Portugal 1958 World Cup qualification match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 1 May 1957, 19:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Northern Ireland
-
Portugal
3:0
Competition:1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 8
Referee: /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:35 000, Windsor Park, Belfast
Goals:1:0 (22') Tommy Casey, 2:0 (61') Billy Simpson, 3:0 (67') Jimmy McIlroy (pen.)
Managed by team manager Peter Doherty
PlayerCapsClub
Harry Gregg   7Doncaster Rovers FC, Doncaster
Willie Cunningham   13Leicester City FC, Leicester
Alf McMichael   24Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Danny Blanchflower  Captain  25Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham
Billy Cush   8Glenavon FC, Lurgan
Tommy Casey   8Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Billy Bingham   23Sunderland AFC, Sunderland
Billy Simpson   7Rangers FC, Glasgow
Eddie McMorran   15Doncaster Rovers FC, Doncaster
Jimmy McIlroy   21Burnley FC, Burnley
Bertie Peacock   10Celtic FC, Glasgow
Portugal national team line-up in match Nr.92
Managed by head coach Tavares da Silva
PlayerCapsClub
Carlos Gomes   12Sporting CP, Lisboa
Virgílio   25FC Porto, Porto
Pires   1CF Belenenses, Lisboa
José Maria Pedroto  Captain  13FC Porto, Porto
Emídio Graça   7Vitória FC, Setúbal
Fernando Cabrita   6SC Covilhã, Covilhã
Hernâni   12FC Porto, Porto
Vasques   23Sporting CP, Lisboa
José Águas   15SL Benfica, Lisboa
Salvador   2SL Benfica, Lisboa
Cavém   2SL Benfica, Lisboa
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Northern Ireland1114.63628.1299300
Portugal1110.72727.4896000
1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 8 post-match standings
Pos.National team123PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints
1
Northern Ireland
0:1
-:-
1:1
3:0
31 1 14-23
2
Italy
1:0
-:-
-:-
-:-
11 0 01-02
3
Portugal
1:1
0:3
-:-
-:-
20 1 11-41
Historical data sources
Diário de Lisboa (Lisbon), №12357, 02.05.1957; Fundação Mário Soares
Comments
Northern Ireland vs Portugal post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
21104 - 11.500
Northern Ireland v Portugal match-by-match record
Northern Ireland matches
Previous match:
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifying Tournament 1956-1958
Italy vs Northern Ireland 1-0
Rome, Thursday 25 April 1957
Next match:
British Championship 1957-1958
Northern Ireland vs Scotland 1-1
Belfast, Saturday 5 October 1957
Portugal matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Portugal vs France 0-1
Oeiras, Sunday 24 March 1957
Next match:
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifying Tournament 1956-1958
Portugal vs Italy 3-0
Oeiras, Sunday 26 May 1957
Northern Ireland top scorers
1. Billy Gillespie (1913 - 1926) - 13 goals
2. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1897) - 11 goals
3. Joe Bambrick (1928 - 1938) - 11 goals
... Billy Simpson (1951 - 1957) - 3 goals
... Jimmy McIlroy (1956 - 1957) - 2 goals
... Tommy Casey (1957) - 1 goal
(correct as of May 1, 1957)
Brief match report
Wed. 01 May 1957
Windsor Park, Belfast
Northern Ireland 3-0 Portugal
Goals: Casey 22, Simpson 61, McIlroy 67

Northern Ireland: Gregg, Cunningham, McMichael, Blanchflower (c), Cush, Casey, Bingham, Simpson, McMorran, McIlroy, Peacock. Managed by Doherty.

Portugal: Gomes, Virgílio, Pires, Pedroto (c), Graça, Cabrita, Hernâni, Vasques, Águas, Salvador, Cavém. Managed by Tavares da Silva.

Att: 35 000
Ref: Phillips (Scotland)

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