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Northern Ireland vs Italy international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 4 December 1957, 14:30 (UTC)
National teams, score:
Northern Ireland
-
Italy
2:2
Competition:International Friendly
Referee: /
Northern Ireland
Attendance, venue:53 000, Windsor Park, Belfast
Goals:0:1 (24') Alcides Ghiggia, 1:1 (27') Billy Cush, 1:2 (50') Miguel Montuori, 2:2 (60') Billy Cush
Managed by team manager Peter Doherty
PlayerCapsClub
Harry Gregg   9Manchester United FC, Stretford
Dick Keith   2Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Alf McMichael   27Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Danny Blanchflower  Captain  28Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham
Bertie Peacock   13Celtic FC, Glasgow
Billy Bingham   26Sunderland AFC, Sunderland
Jimmy McIlroy   24Burnley FC, Burnley
Billy McAdams   5Manchester City FC, Manchester
Billy Cush   9Leeds United AFC, Leeds
Peter McParland   12Aston Villa FC, Birmingham
Jackie Blanchflower   11Manchester United FC, Stretford
Italy national team line-up in match Nr.213
Managed by technical comission, coach Alfredo Foni
PlayerCapsClub
Ottavio Bugatti   4AC Napoli, Napoli
Giuseppe Corradi   4Juventus FC, Torino
Sergio Cervato  Captain  22AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Giuseppe Chiappella   83' sent off16AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Rino Ferrario   7Juventus FC, Torino
Armando Segato   15AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Alcides Ghiggia   2AS Roma, Roma
Juan Schiaffino   2AC Milan, Milano
Gastone Bean   2AC Milan, Milano
Guido Gratton   9AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Miguel Montuori   7AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Northern Ireland1115.09126.8179200
Italy118.18228.1895200
Historical data sources
Avanti! (Rome), №289, 05.12.1957; Biblioteca del Senato della Repubblica Giovanni Spadolini
Corriere dello Sport (Rome), №290, 05.12.1957; CONI: Biblioteca digitale dello sport
L’Unità (Rome), №337, 05.12.1957; L’Unità - Archivio storico
La Stampa (Turin), №289, 05.12.1957; La Stampa - Archivio storico dal 1867
Comments

db - posted 15.09.2009 21:46:02

4/12/1957, Belfast , Windsor Park. Irlanda del Nord - Italia (2-2). La gara doveva valere come Eliminatoria per il Campionato mondiale , ma, per il mancato arrivo dell`arbitro designato causa nebbia, fu giocata in amichevole.
Panetti (ris), David (ris), Ferrario, Schiaffino, Corradi, Segato, Gratton, Bugatti, Chiappella, Montuori, Ghiggia, Bean, Cervato. Chiappella fu espulso all 83 minuto. (link: )

gacjan - posted 16.09.2012 11:19:58

This match was originally announced as preliminary game, but according to fog was changed into friendly. (link: )

ginaccio - posted 15.04.2013 14:38:40

L’arbitro designato era l’ungherese Zsolt. Fu trovato sul posto non lo scozzese George Mitchell, ma un arbitro locale con lo stesso cognome Mitchell. Quindi non Scozia ma Irlanda del Nord. (link: )

Zsorzsinju - posted 16.04.2013 05:54:33

Referee:
Thomas Mitchell (Northern Ireland) (...)

db - posted 02.01.2019 13:32:02

Ireland 2 Italy 2 Football (1957)
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Northern Ireland vs Italy post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
20112 - 30.500
Northern Ireland v Italy match-by-match record
Northern Ireland matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1957-1958
England vs Northern Ireland 2-3
Wembley, Wednesday 6 November 1957
Next match:
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifying Tournament 1956-1958
Northern Ireland vs Italy 2-1
Belfast, Wednesday 15 January 1958
Italy matches
Previous match:
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifying Tournament 1956-1958
Portugal vs Italy 3-0
Oeiras, Sunday 26 May 1957
Next match:
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifying Tournament 1956-1958
Italy vs Portugal 3-0
Milan, Sunday 22 December 1957
Northern Ireland top scorers
1. Billy Gillespie (1913 - 1926) - 13 goals
2. Joe Bambrick (1928 - 1938) - 11 goals
3. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1897) - 10 goals
4. Jack Peden (1887 - 1898) - 7 goals
... Billy Cush (1957) - 2 goals
(correct as of December 4, 1957)
Italy top scorers
1. Giuseppe Meazza (1930 - 1938) - 33 goals
2. Silvio Piola (1935 - 1946) - 30 goals
3. Adolfo Baloncieri (1920 - 1930) - 25 goals
... Alcides Ghiggia (1957) - 1 goal
... Miguel Montuori (1957) - 1 goal
(correct as of December 4, 1957)
Brief match report
Wed. 04 Dec 1957
Windsor Park, Belfast
Northern Ireland 2-2 Italy
Goals: Ghiggia 24, Cush 27, Montuori 50, Cush 60

Northern Ireland: Gregg, Keith, McMichael, Danny Blanchflower (c), Peacock, Bingham, McIlroy, McAdams, Cush, McParland, Jackie Blanchflower. Managed by Doherty.

Italy: Bugatti, Corradi, Cervato (c), Chiappella, Ferrario, Segato, Ghiggia, Schiaffino, Bean, Gratton, Montuori. Managed by technical comission Foni.
Sent off: Chiappella 83.

Att: 53 000
Ref: Mitchell (Northern Ireland)

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