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Saturday, 19 May 1951
Festival of Britain Celebration Match

England 5 Portugal 2 [2-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad

Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 52,750;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Bill Nicholson (1 0:40), Jackie Milburn (11, 78), Tom Finney (75), Harold Hassall (85)
Portugal - Patalino (2 1:20), Ferreira (63)
Results 1950-1955

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Match Summary

Officials from Belgium

England

Type

Portugal

Referee (-) - L. Baert
x (-).

Linesmen - C. Gibson, England (red flag) and P. de Oliveira, Portugal (yellow flag)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Alf Ramsey, third captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 38 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
38th match, W 27 - D 4 - L 7 - F 121 - A 44.
England Lineup
  Williams, Bert F. 31 31 January 1920 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 16 21 GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 31 22 January 1920 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 0
3 Eckersley, William 25 16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 5 0
4 Nicholson, William E. 32 26 January 1919 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1
5 Taylor, James G. 33 5 November 1917 CHB Fulham FC 2 0
6 Cockburn, Henry 29 14 September 1921 LHB

Manchester United FC

12 0
7 Finney, Thomas 29 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

32 20
8 Pearson, Stanley C. 32 11 January 1919 IR Manchester United FC 6 3
9 Milburn, John E.T. 27 11 May 1924 CF Newcastle United FC 11 10
10 Hassall, Harold W. 22 4 March 1929 IL Huddersfield Town AFC 3 2
11 Metcalfe, Victor 29 3 February 1922 OL Huddersfield Town AFC 2 0
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-

team notes:

Finney replaced Stan Matthews' right-sided position, Metcalfe replaced Finney on the left.
 
2-3-5 Williams -
Ramsey, Eckersley -
Nicholson, Taylor, Cockburn -
Finney, Pearson, Milburn, Hassall, Metcalfe.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th to 30th
Colours: Maroon jerseys, white shorts, black socks
Capt:   Manager:  
Portugal Lineup
  Ernesto     G Atlantico   GA
2 Virgilio     RB Porto    
3 Serafim     LB      
4 Canario     RHB Sporting Club    
5 Felix     CHB Benefican    
6 Ferreira     LHB Benefican    
7 Patalinho, injured off 40th min.     OR      
8 Travacos     IR Sporting Club    
9 David     CF Sporting Club    
10 Caiado     IL Boavista    
11 Albano     OL Sporting Club    
Portugal Substitutes
1? Martinho, on 40th min. for Patalino     OR Atlantico    

reserves:

-

team notes:

Serafim replaced Neves at left-back and Patalino replaced Martinho at outside-right.
 
2-3-5 Ernesto -
Virgilio, Serafim -
Canario, Felix, Ferreira -
Patalino
(Martinho), Travacos, David, Caiado, Albano.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

For the only time in his career, Billy Wright was dropped because of loss of form. Bill Nicholson took over in the No 4 shirt, and had the distinction of scoring with his first kick in international football in what was to prove his only match for England. Portugal were a goal down in twenty seconds and level a minute later in a blistering start to the match. Jackie Milburn restored England's lead in the eleventh minute. Alf Ramsey, skippering the side for a third time, mishit a back pass that let Portugal in for a second equaliser soon after half-time. Tom Finney then took over and ran the Portuguese into such dizzy array that at the after-match banquet their entire team stood and toasted "Mr. Finney, the Master.He scored a magnificent solo goal, and then laid on goals for Milburn and Harold Hassall.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG